Posted On: 12/6/19 6:30 AM
The sixth annual Millbrook Showcase will bring together fans from all over the Raleigh area to Millbrook High School this Saturday for a solid showcase of top teams in the state. Here’s an early preview at what to expect.
2:00 PM – Granville Central vs. Westover
The Granville Central Panthers and Westover Wolverines will kick off this year’s 2019 Millbrook Showcase. Westover enters the matchup unbeaten on the season at 3-0 while Granville Central is 2-1 on the young season.
The Panthers are led by their duo of 2021s Jamari Mann and Terence Harcum Jr.. Harcum leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 25.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest to go along with 4.7 assists and 7.0 steals per game (not a typo!). Mann is averaging 9.7 points per game.
Westover is led by a trio of 2021 guards D’Marco Dunn and Darius Jewell and 2020 big man Traymond Willis-Shaw, who should keep the Panthers busy on the defensive side with his size at 6-foot-8. All three players are averaging double-figures in scoring through their first three games and Dunn is averaging a double-double at 11.0 rebounds per game. Their talent should really stretch Granville Central.
3:30 PM – Heritage vs. Garner
Heritage High School is off to an interesting start to their 2019-20 season with a 2-3 record and a victory in the Millbrook Showcase should certainly elevate them. They’ve just managed to face Millbrook twice already and they lost by three points to Holly Springs. The Huskies have a nice array of weapons in 2021s Lucas Taylor and Redford Dunton and 2020 point guard Tre Waller.
Garner Magnet is 2-2 heading into Saturday with two victories over Clayton High School. 2020 guard Chris Noble and 2022 forward Asa White will be two key prospects to keep an eye on in this matchup. 2021 shooting guard Ben Hines is another player to watch.
5:00 PM – Holly Springs vs. Trinity Christian (Fayetteville)
Trinity Christian (7-1) and Holly Springs (2-1) will have an interesting matchup of sorts on their hands given the mismatches each possesses. For the Crusaders, they’ve got a trio of sophomore guards with potential in Freddie Dilione, Cam Oates and Jamari Mcdougald and senior forward Todd Burt Jr., who holds offers from High Point, Southern Illinois and Hampton.
Holly Springs is led by a frontcourt of Georgia State commit and 6-foot-8 forward Kaleb Scott and 6-foot-9 junior forward Dante Kiesenhofer. They’ve also got Marcus Elliott in the backcourt.
6:30 PM – Leesville Road vs. Greenfield
Leesville Road (3-1) and Greenfield School (7-2) will have quite the backcourt matchup with 2021 top-rated point guard Carter Whitt going head-to-head with Wake Forest commit Dji Bailey. 2020s Collin Guilford, Trey Pittman and Creighton Lebo are a few other names to keep an eye on for Greenfield. For Leesville Road, Chase Hakerem is a junior prospect to watch in their backcourt.
8:00 PM – Millbrook vs. Ben L. Smith
In the final matchup of the night, the Millbrook Wildcats (6-0) will face the Ben L. Smith Golden Eagles (5-0). Both teams hold a number of talented next-level prospects and have tons of experience which should make for a great final game. Murray State commit Nic McMullen going up against 2021 forward Will Felton should be exciting to watch.
Ben L. Smith also has 2020 guard Silas Mason, who holds a number of college offers, senior point guard Khalid Hinds, an underrated two-way threat and 2021 wing Juwelz Hargove that they can rely on.
Millbrook has some their depth of their own with 2020s Jalen Mccoy, Sam Hood, Adam Carey, and 2021 Eric Van der Heijden. And who knows, it could be the return game for New Mexico commit Nolan Dorsey?