Posted On: 07/21/21 3:50 PM

Friday Night of the second evaluation period had me back in the sweltering sauna that is Momentous Sports Center for the West Coast Elite Summer Finale. I was only able to get a few games in, but here were the standouts from the evening that was.

Star of the Night: Derrius Carter-Hollinger Derrius Carter-Hollinger 6'5" | SF St. Augustine High School | 2023 , 6-5 2023 WF, St. Augustine/ West Coast Elite 16u National

Carter-Hollinger’s IQ, feel and motor allow him to the game on both ends. Offensively, he operated primarily out of the midpost, where he used a quick first step to get into the lane and either scored (or got fouled and hit free throws) or found open shooters on the wing or cutters moving to the basket. A very active rebounder, Carter-Hollinger pursues boards out of his area, which allows him to initiate transition offense.

Defensively, Carter-Hollinger’s length and lateral quickness allow him to guard every position in a high school game. It also allows his team to effectively guard the pick-and-roll because he can switch and effectively guard the other team’s guards. 

He led the way for West Coast Elite with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists - an impressive effort - in a win

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