Posted On: 10/20/18 7:56 PM
I made the trip over to The Villages for its final Fall League weekend on Saturday.
Four teams competed alongside The Villages including Carrollwood Day, Eustis and Mount Dora Christian.
Here is a look at the top performers from each team.
—2019 guard Terry Ivery was the most dominant scorer of the four programs on the day. He was making 3’s, driving and kicking and constantly bringing energy to the game. Ivery takes intelligent shots and is quick to attack and blow past a defender with his foot speed and burst.
—2021 forward Jarred Hall is a big body who hustles on the boards grabbing tips and saving balls from out of bounds. He certainly has work to do an offensive attacker but there is plenty to like. He left early in the first game due to an ankle injury.
—2020 guard Bryan Jackson is going to make an instant impact this season for the Buffalo. He’s athletic, takes good takes to the rim and challenges defenders. His best attribute is his quiet confidence and his ability to move onto the next play. 2021 guard Nasir Mann was active on the day and made a few open 3’s.
Note: Tre Mann and Peyton Williams sat out as they get back to 100 percent before the regular season.
—The first game was a lot on 2019 guard Malcolm Whitlow as he had to just about everything. In the second outing against Mount Dora Christian, he came out firing, hitting three straight 3’s from the top of the circle in the first quarter. Whitlow is hard to slow down when he gets going.
—Two youngsters impressed me for the Patriots. 2022 forward Tony Livingston has the body and frame to succeed. As long as he attacks and draws contact then he’ll get better. 2023 guard George Kimble earned a chance alongside a group of 8th graders and he flashed his seasoned ballhandling ability and speed in transition. He’s a name we will remember.
—2020 guard Bradley Douglas was the top scorer for the Panthers. He was attacking, serving as a vocal leader and knocking down 3’s. Douglas is a strong and intelligent player.
—2019 guard Lothario Adkins had some really good moments as a passer and breakout player off rebounds and misses. Adkins needs to be more active without the ball to be noticed.
Note: 2020 guard/forward Ricardo Wright was not in the lineup due to a football game the night prior.
Mount Dora Christian
—2021 guard Rodney Bryant continues to get better every time I see him. He’s a very good ballhandler, talented outside shooter and he sets the tone for his offense.
—A 2020 duo in Edwin Chatman and Jace Spinelli gave the Bulldogs plenty of spark. Chatman was connecting on 3’s and has good length that helps pace things on both ends of the floor. Spinelli is a fiery player who is speedy in transition and a player who can shoot the mid-range well.
Pictures from the Saturday Fall League at The Villages pic.twitter.com/oevksVhbC2
— Prep Hoops Florida (@prephoopsfl) October 20, 2018