Posted On: 01/12/20 1:18 PM

This game was originally scheduled as part of a multi teamed event. At the last minute, several of the teams dropped out, leaving two local squads as the stand-alone game. I was thoroughly impressed once again by the play of rising 2021 star Ethan Speaker, as well as the overall athleticism, and depth of Spring Valley. Speaker did everything he could to keep it close, finishing with a game-high 35, however, in the end, the Grizzlies walked away with an 81 - 64 victory. Here are my 5 takeaways from the game.

(1) What Level Prospect Is Matthew Morton?

Morton would make a terrific NAIA or D2 player. At 6'5 he can pass and handle. In the first half of the game, it was Morton keeping BC in the game with timely finishes. He is strong enough, that he should be able to bang with D2 post players if needed. Morton also has a good IQ for the game. He understands help defense concepts and executes fundamentals well. Morton is one of the few high school players that instinctively understands how to block out. He's going to have to improve the consistency on his jumper, however,

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