Brandon Murray is Playing With A Really High Level of Confidence to Start His Senior Season:
The 6’4 sharp shooter from the Ville is off to a hot start to his senior season. After a big performance earlier in the week against Word of God, he followed it up with a 32 point performance against a really talented Great Bridge Christian squad in a close loss. He shot the ball well from the perimeter (just under 50% from 3) but what he’s added to his game is the craftiness around the basket. He’s gotten comfortable attacking from the perimeter, making smart decisions and showcasing his complete game. He’s an extremely well rounded wing prospect that should have lower D1s and higher D2s chomping at the bit.
Great Bridge Christian is Loaded With Scholarship Level Talent
A lot of people, especially up in Virginia are familiar with Donald Hand due to his work at UVA back at the turn of the century, he has done an excellent job as a coach, compiling, and coaching a lot of unique talent. They came back from 10 down with just over 1:30 to play over a tough Freedom squad. They’re led by Wagner Signee 6’11 Deaundre Wilkins and Hampton Signee 6’7 Bassirou Diop, both of those guys do an excellent job protecting the rim and pressuring the ball on the perimeter respectively. They also have an exciting backcourt with Kris Norman and Kenari Jones, they both did an excellent job initiating offense, knocking down shots, and simply willing their way to victory in this contest.
John Michael Wright and Emmanuel Izunabor Form One of the Most Lethal PG/Big Duos in NC
When John Michael Wright and Emmanuel Izunabor decided to join forces at Fayetteville Academy with Coach Bill Boyette, many thought it would lead to success, few can predict how both players have diversified their games, making them more complete prospects as they look to cement their recruiting profile as we go through their respective senior seasons. Wright is playing with incredible mental presence, making excellent decisions, taking advantage of mis-matches, and still maintaining a high level of productivity. Izunabor was excellent on both ends finishing with a double double to go with 5 blocks, he now has a much better sense of time and space on the block. His footwork is excellent and he’s comfortable knocking down mid-range jumpers. Both of these guys should see a major bump in their recruitment in they continue to play like this.