Posted On: 03/8/21 9:30 PM

Monday night Prep Hoops Illinois took in a pair of contests from opposite ends of the state.  First was Metro East Lutheran vs East Alton Wood River followed by Marmion Academy vs Montini.  What did we learn?  See in our 3 Takeaways: Monday Night Storylines!

 

Unsigned 2021 AJ Smith AJ Smith 6'7" | SG Metro East Lutheran | 2021 State IL Dominant Performance

Big and athletic 2021 shooting guard AJ Smith AJ Smith 6'7" | SG Metro East Lutheran | 2021 State IL from Metro East Lutheran absolutely put on a clinic in the first half against East Alton Wood River.  The strong bodied Smith took it at the defense over and over again for transition scores along with powerful straight line takes.  Has some niftiness around the hoop as well being able to maneuver his body.  Finishes so well through contact.  Also knocked down a corner three and got on the offensive glass for second chance points.  He had 22 of his game high 32 points in the first half along with 15 rebounds.  The younger brother of Mizzou guard Mark Smith still remains uncommitted.  His teammate 2022 center Damarkus Bean Damarkus Bean 6'7" | C Metro East Lutheran | 2022 State IL is an interesting prospect.  The lefty has a long and athletic build.  Moves well running the floor with ease.  The lefty had a nice hook

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