Ravenscroft Vs VES

Both schools are rich in basketball history. Ravenscroft participated in the 2012 Dick’s National Tournament. Virginia Episcopal has participated in the previous 4 VISAA state championship games. Both teams put multiple players into college every year and both teams are coached by former ACC standouts. Ravenscroft Coach Kevin Billerman was Duke’s Captain in 1975 and Virginia Episcopal Coach Curtis Staples held the NCAAs career 3 point record (until JJ Reddick broke it) while at Virginia.

Match Ups to Watch
Justice Kithcart Vs Mike Okauru

Great matchup of similar type power point guards. Both players are aggressive, downhill types with the athleticism to be high level defender. Kithcart has committed to Pittsburgh in the ACC. Okauru picked up his first offer from Rutgers of the Big 10. This could be a very telling match up for Okauru who is on the verge of bursting onto the scene. Kithcart is trying to enhance his status as a Top 150 player.

Adam Sledd Vs Ian Dubose
This match up will be interesting not to do the skill sets or sizes, but because of the sheer strength that the two possess. Sledd is 6’8” and committed to Western Carolina. Dubose is 6’4” and carries offers from Yale and Dartmouth. Sledd is a rugged post man, who rebounds high, screens hard, and defends with purpose. Dubose is a mis match forward, who handles in the half court and scores attacking the rim.

Raleigh, NC

Players to Watch
Mike Okauru
6’3” Junior Point Guard

Okauru is a big, power type point guard. He has long arms and the ability to be a lock down defender. Offensively he gets downhill, and is best when in transition and attacking the rim. Expect his recruitment to stay around the Rutgers area.

Ian Dubose
6’4” Junior Wing

Dubose is a power wing type. He has a somewhat unique skill set in that he is able to handle the ball in the half court and is comfortable as a point forward. The high academic Dubose plays with a consistently high motor. Expect more offers to come Dubose’s way in short order.

Douglas Elks
6’4” Junior Shooting Guard

Elks is a high academic fundamentally sound player. He has range beyond the arc. Elks is very vocal on defense and uses his length to get into passing lanes. Elks has an offer from Houston Baptist, expect more to come.

PJ Stephens
6’2” Senior Wing

Stephens is a big time athlete and a lock down perimeter defender. His father is a strength coordinator at Duke.

Virginia Episcopal
Lynchburg, VA

Players to Watch
Sacha Killeya-Jones
6’10” Senior (Kentucky)

Killeya-Jones has been coming to Phenom camps for years. He finally turned the corner during the Spring 2014 NC Phenom 150 camp and has been climbing up the rankings and recruiting boards ever since. Now Killeya-Jones is committed to go to Kentucky and is ranked as a consensus Top 30 player. This year, Killeya-Jones is playing for an invited to the McDonalds All American Game. That run, starts here.

Justice Kithcart
6’2” Senior (Pittsburgh)

Kithcart is a native of Durham, North Carolina so this is sort of a home coming for him. The tough, hard-nosed point guard, plays with a constant chip on his shoulder that allows him to succeed. Kithcart is a Top 150 prospect and will spend this season proving all doubters wrong.

Adam Sledd
6’8” Senior (Western Carolina)

Sledd is a work horse in the post. He knows exactly who he is and finds delight in doing the dirty work. Offensively, Sledd doesn’t call for many plays but he is able to finish around the rim. Look for double figure boards and a tough night in the paint for his opponents.

Kevin Quinn
6’4” Senior

Quinn is a shooter, in fact some may consider him a sharp shooter, who carries deep range to go along with his good size. Quinn claims an offer from VMI, but look for Patriot and Ivy’s to be looking hard.

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