Metrolina Christian Vs Rabun Gap
This was a great matchup between two relatively evenly matched opponents that was a display of great fundamentals for both squads. The Metrolina duo of 6’2 2019 Tate Johnson and 6’8 2019 Stephen Clark (Citadel Commit) were simply sensational at breaking down the defense and finding good shots seemingly whenever they wanted. Clark is one of the more fundamentally sound post players in NC, using head fakes, excellent footwork, and soft touch to be one of the more productive players around. Johnson is a bonafide scholarship talent that should have D2 coaches knocking his door down and D1s watching closely, he’s an athletic lead guard that plays winning basketball at the highest level. Rabun Gap is known for their size, but 6’2 2019 Manyvydas Jasiunas was arguably their best player throughout, knocking down perimeter shots, running his team, and giving relentless effort on the defensive end. He, the Vuksanovic twins, and 6’7 2019 Firat Ceylan led the way for a Rabun Gap group that will be extremely competitive all season long.
Carolina Basketball Academy Vs Elevation Prep
This Carolina Basketball Academy from top to bottom is one of the most talented teams in this event. Their entire team is full of next level players, led by the backcourt of 6’4 2020 Omar Gardner and 6’5 2019 Gavin Singleton. Both of these kids look like mid major + prospects at the very least, and despite the fact that not many people knew about them before the start of the day, coaches have been watching closely more and more as the day has gone on. UNC-W, UNC-G, Wake Forest, App State, JMU, and so many more are starting to recognize the talent of this group and particularly this backcourt. It’s always great to see a team breakout in an event, hopefully they can build on their performance in the Jamboree today and carry that momentum into the season.