Posted On: 01/14/19 11:57 AM

Friday evening, I had the opportunity to see Mount Vernon High School (Fortville, Indiana) host Avon High School.  Avon got out to an early 9-point lead, but Mount Vernon charged back late in the first half to cut the deficit to 22-18 at the intermission.  In the end, though, it was Avon who was able to hold onto a 49-43 win, in what appeared to be a fairly evenly matched contest.  Below is a look at eight players (four from each team) who stood out to me throughout the game.

 

J.P. Carroll, 2019, 5-8 PG, Avon H.S.

The recent transfer from Lawrence North has always been a joy to watch.  He’s extremely quick / fast, he can get into the paint and cause problems for opposing defenses, and he is capable of knocking down an outside jumper when left alone.  Defensively, he can get into ball-handlers and create havoc 75-feet from the basket, he plays with a good motor, and he is a willing communicator on the floor.  I really like everything about him, and I think he could be a really nice lead guard at the next level.  If he were six-feet tall, he’d undoubtedly have Division-I offers,

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