Posted On: 04/13/19 11:30 AM

If you were at Gold Crown FieldHouse in Denver, Colorado on Saturday morning you may have caught a pretty intense matchup between Boykins Basketball Academy and B&B Academy Elite in which nine different players scored in double digits as Boykins came out with the 90-75 win in the 16U Platinum bracket. But while almost everybody on the floor played a pretty important scoring role, two players in particular caught my eye for their overall versatility than the tandem of Aaron Jacob and Cooper McBride, who combined for 33 points.

Cooper McBride 2021 Douglas County combo

Six-foot-5-inch Cooper McBride showcased some of the most all-around scoring ability for the day. as he knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and a handful of inside field goals. His game, however, didn’t stop there. McBride impressed especially in the arena of inside passing. As college coaches are continually seeking more and more versatile posts, it was huge that McBride was able to create plays for others from the paint as he could launch the ball across to his teammates from the high post to the block or from the block to the wings. Additionally, McBride can rebound the ball at a high level and can defend off-ball exceptionally well.

Aaron Jacob 2021 Chaparral wing

Aaron Jacob is one of those guys who steps in the gym and gets to work in every piece of his game. He was as versatile as they come in the 21-point performance for Boykins. Jacob, at 6-foot-7-inches, can bring the ball up the floor and run the point and did so many times in the win over B&B. After dishing the ball off, he can set the off-ball screen and plant hisself at the block to await the down-low dish. Or, he can come off the screen to cut to the short corner to catch the pass before hitting the mid-range jumper. When I say this kid can do it all, I believe he can really do it all. 

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