Posted On: 10/16/20 11:32 AM

Last night, The Crusaders (Stepinac) made their Gauchos Roundball debut against a gritty Team Mega (Vision Academy) squad. It was a close game throughout but the Crusaders prevailed 67-54. Duke commit, AJ Griffin AJ Griffin 6'6" | SF Stepinac | 2021 State #7 Nation NY , a five-star prospect, didn’t play last night but the team seemed to be reloaded with quality prospects filling the void left by RJ Davis RJ Davis 5'11" | PG Archbishop Stepinac | 2020 State #65 Nation NY who begins his first season at North Carolina.

Senior forward Malcolm Chimezie Malcolm Chimezie 6'8" | PF Stepinac | 2021 State NY led the way with 25 points and 10 rebounds. The Boston University commit controlled the paint and finished very well at the rim.

The Crusaders welcome a pair of outstanding freshmen, 6’2” point guard Johnuel “Boogie” Fland and 6’8” power forward Jacob Hogarth, both hold multiple D1 offers. Fland finished with 2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals while Hogarth contributed 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal in their high school debut.

Junior prospects Keith Mency Keith Mency 6'1" | CG Marist | 2021 NY , , and Joel Baez Joel Baez 6'4" | SG Stepinac | 2022 State NY seemed poised to take on large roles this season. Mency, a first-year

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