Posted On: 10/11/18 12:04 PM

On Wednesday night, I stopped by Strawberry Crest to see the Chargers battle both Riverview and Brooks DeBartolo.

Here is a look at the top performers from each program.

Strawberry Crest

—Only a sophomore, Charles Crews might be one of the top players in the area. He’s a knockdown shooter who gets everyone involved with his high IQ passing. The 2021 prospect has a mature game. He rarely made a mistake prior to exiting the tilt with Brooks DeBartolo due to a minor ankle injury.

—Two 2019 athletes stuck out to me for the Chargers in Romaire Burke and Neil Giovenco. Starting with Burke, the guard has quick feet, likes to drive and kick and can run the floor in transition well. He’s a quiet leader. As for Giovenco (a transfer from Durant), he displayed strength as an attacker. He’s very unselfish. He could certainly stand to improve two-fold with more muscle in his upper body.

Brooks DeBartolo

—A young Brooks DeBartolo group were led by a pair of brothers. Mason McKinney, a 2020 guard/forward is the best scorer on the Phoenix. He’s a fluid passer, confident shooter and someone who rebounds well and puts baskets back. His younger brother Kolton McKinney, a 2022 prospect, came off the bench and added an inside presence. He still needs time to gain poise.


—The Sharks have a lengthy guard/forward in 2021 athlete Tyler Cauley. He’s a confident sophomore who tends to find good areas on the floor. He sets the tone for his group and can mix it up as a mid-range shooter.

—2019 guard Devonte Canley was a lightning bolt as a slasher and if he can continue to drive that way to the hoop, then he’ll be scoring often this season. He impressed me with his aggressiveness and willingness to not shy away from contact.