Posted On: 11/24/18 9:26 AM
Prep Hoops Missouri was in attendance at the St. Francis Borgia Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday night. The two semifinal contest provided two heart-stopping contests that were both decided with overtime periods. St. Francis Borgia defeated Normandy 60-57 on a dramatic half-court shot by guard Trent Strubberg at the buzzer. Pacific defeated Fort Zumwalt North 62-61 in a double-overtime thriller.
Here is a look at the top standouts at Borgia in the Classes of 2019 and 2020.
Trent Strubberg 5’8″ Borgia (’20) : The young combo guard had a sequence of the ages in the final seconds of overtime against Normandy. He hit a pull-up 3-pointer with two seconds left tied the game at 57-57. He then stole the ensuring inbounds pass and nailed a half-court shot for the game-winner, touching off a wild celebration. In addition, he scored a game-high 20 points as he shot the ball from 3-point range and handled the ball well.
Terron Robinson 6’2″ Normandy (’19): A talented transfer from Francis Howell Central who scored 13 points despite battling foul trouble for much of the game. He is a versatile guard with good athleticism, nice handles and the ability to get buckets. He attacked the basket well and knocked down a couple of key 3-pointers in the second half and overtime periods.
Brendan Smith 6’8″ Borgia (’19): A solid low post player who loves the bump and grind style of play around the basket. He could score inside, but he’s an aggressive rebounder who battle for position and controlled the paint. He had several key offensive rebounds to keep possessions alive. He’s a true blue-collar player who gives a great effort at all times.
Mujtaba Alkhaldi 6’6″ Fort Zumwalt North (’20): A solid post player who had a big game in the first round of the tournament, but was saddled with foul trouble in the semifinals against Pacific. He has a solid set of skills with a nice touch around the basket and good post moves. He also displayed the ability the step out and hit a 15 footer as well.
Kyle Bampton 6’0″ Fort Zumwalt North (’19): An aggressive shooting guard who was at his best when he was attacking the basket off the dribble. He did an excellent job of playing through contact and finishing at the basket and getting conventional three-point plays.
Will Strubberg 6’8″ Union (’19): A long, slender forward who is coming back after missing his junior season with an injury. He has a skill set that makes him very effective on offense. He displayed a nice jump hook around the basket and he could also step out and knock down a perimeter shot.