A little matchup between Private School Virginia Powerhouse The Miller School, and South Carolina Public School defending 5A State Runner-Ups Irmo High School on a great Saturday Afternoon here at Battle At The Rock. This one was a tightly contested battle from start to finish with some young players really stepping up in key spots for The Miller School to come away with the win.
It was one of those classic back and forth battles that was neck and neck all the way through largely due to the play from 6’1 2023 John St Germain who had all 11 of his points in the first half, on 3/6 from three. In the 2nd half it was all Dae Dae Heard taking over in the 2nd half, he finished with 16 Points and 6 Rebounds. For Irmo it was all Trevez Caldwell, the senior finished with 26 Points on 10/18 from the field and was in attack mode from the very beginning, unfortunately it wasn’t enough to overcome The Miller School, losing 54-50.
Three Stars of the Game:
1. 6’4 2019 Dae Dae Heard: The Miller School (16 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 5/7 From the Field)
Dae Dae Heard was excellent in the 2nd half, taking over the game on the offensive end, getting everything done at the rack. He’s super patient getting downhill and showed the ability to pop out and hit a 3 (was 1/1). Heard continues to show flashes of brilliance in this one, further cementing his status as a bonafide scholarship guy. He was cerebral in his attack and led his team to a huge early season win.
2. 5’10 2019 Trevez Caldwell: Irmo High School (26 Pts, 10/18 From the Field, 6/12 From Three)
Caldwell is a stone cold killer that was the best scorer on the court throughout the contest and earned the respect of all in attendance with his competitive fire and heart. I have little to no doubt that wherever he ends up at the next level he’ll be successful due to his ability to create for himself at all three levels. Anytime you can find a small high volume scoring guard and he does it in an efficient manner, you have to respect that,
3. 6’1 2023 John St Germain: The Miller School (11 Pts, 3 Reb, 3/6 From Three)
To come in as an 8th grader in a highly competitive varsity basketball game and completely look the part while playing an efficient game is a super astounding feat. He shot the lights out in the first half, completely taking the game over for a stretch in the first half, hitting three 3s all from the same spot in a quick sequence. He handled the ball a little bit, showing that he’s more than just a spot up shooter. Hopefully he continues to develop because he is certainly a name to watch in the years ahead.