Greensboro Day Vs. Christ School
There was a lot of anticipation around this game, a great atmosphere in the gym and a small buzz circulating. This game was billed as a matchup between one of North Carolina’s best teams, nationally ranked Greensboro Day, and one of North Carolina’s best players, 2019 5-star Jalen Lecque.
Although they have been down the last couple of seasons, they are not new to high level winning tradition having won five state championships in the 2000s. Greensboro Day has won two of the past three state championships with their current senior class having a 100-12 record since the start of their freshman year.
Greensboro Day had control of this game from the get go. Their stifling defense combined with great depth and ball movement was too consistent, they played mistake free. Christ School just could not get a consistent scoring effort going.
Greensboro Day – 51
Christ School – 37
6’6” 2018 John Newman (Clemson)
Newman is the ultimate team guy. He buys in to the greater good of his guys, making everyone on his team better…on both ends of the floor. He is a great wing defender, using great anticipation to go along with long arms and a high activity level to collect deflections and steals. He did a good job handling the ball in the half court, restarting the offense and put the ball in great situations for both himself and others. Newman answered any question about his jump shot going 2-2 in this one, didn’t hit the rim. He is a complete player, a winning player. He finished with 12 points, 5 boards, 5 assists & 2 steals.
6’1” Unsigned Senior Tripp Greene
Greene is the ultimate gamer, the guy you want on your team when the lights come on. He was able to seamlessly interchange between the point and shooting guard positions in this one. He started the game off hot, going 3-3 from beyond the arc in the first half. To close the game out, they put Greene on the ball to dribble out the clock. The most underappreciated part of Greene’s game is his on the ball defense. He is a tireless worker and has active hands and good anticipation. He carries an offer from West Virginia Wesleyan, more should come as he is an integral part on this team. In this one Greene finished with 11 points, 3 steals, 2 boards & 1 assist.
The GDS Role Players
6’5” 2019 Noah Dunn and 6’1” 2019 Austin Inge
Both Dunn and Inge really stepped up tonight. Inge is the ultimate high school 3 and D type player. He plays very active defense on the ball and he knocks down his open shots, playing a mistake free brand of basketball. Dunn is a matchup problem with his strength and ball skills. He is a good rebounder and shoots the ball with range. Dunn is able to post up smaller guys or set up the offense from the free throw line. These players may not get all the accolades of some others on the team, but each of them are integral parts of the success Greensboro Day will have.
6’11” 2019 Brandon Stone
Stone carries a world of upside, and that is obvious from the opening tip. Walking onto the court, Stone has a very long and athletic frame. He runs the floor like a gazelle and is vertically explosive. Stone showed to be a big mismatch in this one, using his length and quick leaping ability on the defensive end and rebounding. He used his athleticism and advanced skill set on the offensive end, making 3s, finishing around the basket and attacking the rim off the bounce. As he continues to add strength, the sky is the limit for his success. He finished this one with 11 points, 11 boards, 3 assists, 2 blocks & 2 steals.
6’9” 2020 Justice Ajogbor
Right now, Justice Ajogbor has a college body. He is so physically advanced, highly coordinated and incredibly explosive around the basket. To boot, Ajogbor carries a 4.0 GPA and is the number 1 student in his class. He is a Top 50 type of prospect with the chance to end up higher, he should end up being recruited by every school in the country. He is a strong and active rebounder and has touch and explosion around the rim. Ajogbor finished this one 7 points, 11 boards and 4 blocks in this game.
Stone (11), Lecque (10), Ajogbor (7), Craig (4), Halvorsen (3), Berry (1), Thompson (1)
Newman (12), Greene (11), Inge (7), Dunn (8) Dillard (5), Fowler (4), Evtimov (2), McCorkle (2)