Bojangles Bash Friday Night Standouts
Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Ridge View High School in Columbia, South Carolina to cover Friday night action of the Sixth Annual Bojangles Bash. Four games were on slate before a sold out capacity crowd. There was an abundance of outstanding play, but Phenom Hoop Report will take a closer look at the five best performances in our opinion.
6’8 2018 Propser Obidiebube (Aspire Academy)
Simply put, the 6’8 unsigned senior was the best player on the court in the game vs. Gray Collegiate. While Caleb Fields is committed to Arkansas State and Desean Eikens is committed to North Dakota, Prosper Obidiebube only holds one offer (Holy Cross). In the 78-59 win over a very good and talented Gray Collegiate team, Obidiebube absolutely dominated the game. He finished with a double double of 23 points and a monster 17 rebounds. He went 9-18 from the floor, 1-1 from the 3-point line and 4-5 from the free throw line. We’re talking about a long, athletic and hybrid forward that showcases versatility and mobility. Obidiebube has natural basketball instincts and was always around the ball. The ball always seem to find him or vice versa. We absolutely loved his mobility and fluidness in the open court. In addition, Obidiebube is a high academic player that should be a high priority for low to mid major schools.
6’8 2020 Jaemyn Brakefield (Huntington Prep)
Jaemyn Brakefield is a consensus top 20 prospect and his showing at the Bojangles Bash only solidified his lofty rankings. Brakefield currently sports offers from Kansas, UCLA, Ohio State and a slew of other high major schools. We’re talking about a physically gifted player that has an unique blend of athleticism and advanced skill set. He can can score from all three levels and influences the game on both ends of the court. Brakefield finished with 19 points going 7-13 from the floor, 1-3 from the 3-point line, 4-4 from the free throw line. In addition, Brakefield collected eight rebounds, dished out five assists, and even had six steals.
6’0 2020 Myles Tate (Dorman High School)
Myles Tate was simply sensational in Dorman’s 65-49 win over one of the best private school teams in the state of North Carolina. As a matter of fact, Tate absolutely controlled the tempo of the game where Dorman executed flawlessly in the half court. Tate was able to get Dorman into their sets repeatedly which is often difficult to do against the speed and athleticism of the Trinity multiple guards. For the game, Tate had a game high 17 points going 6-15 from the floor, 3-8 from the 3-point line and 2-3 from the free throw line. In addition, Tate dished out three assists, collected six rebounds and even had two steals.
6’3 2019 Cole Anthony (Oak Hill Academy)
Cole Anthony showcases why many pundits think he is the number one player in the country. While Anthony had a double double of 14 points and 13 rebounds, he also dished out five assists and had four steals. One thing is for certain, Anthony doesn’t have to score a “boatload of points” to be an effective and productive teammate. We continue to be impressed with his relentless energy on the court, not to mention his tremendous poise and maturity. No matter how physical the game becomes, you can alway count on Anthony to maintain his composure.
6’3 2020 Cam Thomas (Oak Hill Academy)
Cam Thomas may just be the best scorer in the country regardless of class. Scoring comes easy, maybe too easy at times, but one thing is for certain, Thomas moves well without the ball and has a super quick release. In the game vs. Ridge View, Thomas had a game high 33 points going 13-22 from the floor, 5-10 from the 3-point line and 2-2 from the free throw line. Thomas is excellent coming off screens and is so crafty with his floater.
Be sure to check out Bojangles Bash Saturday Standouts http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/2018/12/09/bojangles-bash-saturday-standouts/?fbclid=IwAR1-xCmnuGTEZJBcazRnfoJvEYHG1gAbVJbN1MO2mp8ELTvhq41nq4FiG2A