Posted On: 01/10/19 2:18 PM

Francisco’s Finest: Take Flight Challenge (Sleepers on the rise)

REDONDO BEACH, CA—There were a number of fine performances throughout day two of the Take Flight Challenge—but none were more impressive than 2020 Ziaire Williams terrific all-around game (33-points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 blocks). Sophomore Kenneth Simpson Jr. (Chaminade), junior Devin Tillis (Windward), and Oregon State-bound Jarod Lucas (Los Altos) put together fine performances as well. 

Kaveon Batiste (Westchester)

2019, C, 6-foot-8, 200 pounds

Joel’s Take: Batiste slowly, but assuredly, has improved his all-around game. He has a willowy frame with long arms and runs well in transition. His hands need to improve, but his footwork (pivot work) and fundamentals have gotten better since the summer. A definite sleeper for the JUCO level. 

Terrance Marigney (Liberty/NV)

2019, PF, 6-foot-6, 195 pounds

Joel’s Take: “Production” comes immediately to mind when describing Marigney. He’s a blue-collar 4-man who is active on the glass due to his quick hops, instincts, and motor. He can convert shots from the elbow in and projects well to the Division II level. 

Xavion Brown (Sacramento/Sheldon)

2020, PG, 6-foot-3, 185 pounds