National Hoops Festival: Day One

HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Oak Hill senior Tyler Lewis put together a big time effort against Grace Prep, while B.J. Anya, Jordan Mickey and others impressed on day one at the National Hoops Festival.

Jordan Burgess, SF, Benedictine – Up against Wake Forest signee Arnaud Moto, Burgess, a 6-foot-5 strongly built wing, showcased his full game. Burgess hit the glass, knocked in a three and had a couple of finishes at the rim. He scored 13 points on 6-for-13 shooting. Burgess also tacked on 13 rebounds and was quite productive for Benedictine in the paint. Shaka Smart did a great job locking Burgess up early because he has the look of a high major player.

Kethan Savage, SG, Episcopal – When Episcopal needed a play against Benedictine, Savage stepped up. In the final frame Savage hit a key three and managed a pair of impressive finishes at the rim. An attacking guard, Savage got to the rim in both the half court set and in transition. He's quick and is an explosive athlete. His best move of the day was a baseline drive that he finished at the rim over a defender. Savage signed with George Washington.

Patrick Holloway, SG/PG, Paul VI – Over the course of the past spring and summer Holloway proved there is more to his game than just his ability to shoot the ball from long range. Against West Charlotte he showed his three-point shot by knocking down a trio of threes, but also put his skill set and floater game on display. Holloway finished with 7-for-15 from the field with 21 points.

Tyler Lewis, PG, Oak Hill – Lewis was the main reason Oak Hill was able to get a victory over a more talented Grace Prep team. He steadied his team and made key shots when Grace Prep went on runs. He hit a handful of three-pointers and broke out his patented runner in the lane. Most importantly, Lewis took care of the ball and got the ball to his scorer – Jordan Adams – in the right places. He scored 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting.

Jordan Adams, SF, Oak Hill – Lewis' sidekick on Saturday was this UCLA signee. Adams pumped in 19 points on 6-for-16 shooting and added eight rebounds. Adams hit a pair of three-pointers, plus a pair of mid-range pull-ups. Although he's not a great athlete, Adams knows how to use his body to shield off defenders from blocking his shot. He put together a strong game against some high level competition.

Jerami Grant, SF/PF, DeMatha – Two of the better dunks of the weekend came from this 6-foot-7 forward prospect. An elite level athlete, Grant drove baseline late in the game against Jamesville-Dewitt and threw down a powerful jam as defenders tried to contest. Grant also worked in a mid-range jumper and rebounded at a high level. Grant finished 4-for-8 from the field for 11 points and 10 rebounds in a DeMatha win.

Jordan Mickey, PF/SF, Grace Prep – Picking up where he left off in Dallas a few weeks ago, Mickey was as productive as anyone in the Grace Prep/Oak Hill game. The 6-foot-7 forward was active around the basket, especially on the glass where he posted double figure boards. He's strong around the rim and can finish with either hand in the paint. Mickey also knocked down a pair of mid-range jump shots on his way to 18 points.

B.J. Anya, PF, DeMatha – It's great to see a good-looking prospect put the time in. Anya dropped 40 pounds, per Mike Jones, his high school coach, and it was easy to tell. He moves up and down the floor much better and overall was more effective on both ends of the court. Defensively, Anya's length caused problems for Dajuan Coleman and offensively the big fella finished around the rim and even showed a right jump hook. He finished with eights points and five rebounds.

*Bulls' guard Joe Hazel scored 15 points and grabbed seven boards in Bullis' win over Riverdale Baptist. Nigel Pruitt, a 6-foot-5 power forward, added 11 points and 13 rebounds.

*Wake Forest signee Arnaud Moto struggled from the field shooting just 3-for-16 for six points and eight rebounds. Keep in mind Moto just came back from an injury two weeks ago.

*He only scored five points on 2-for-4 shooting, but sophomore guard Jalen Hudson has some talent. The 6-foot-3 guard has some impressive physical features and is a good overall athlete.

*Dunbar Tilman is a quick lead guard. He went for 14 points on 5-for-9 shooting for Paul VI. Teammate Stanford Robinson scored 10 points and grabbed six boards in the win.

*Emmanuel Mudiay has tremendous vision and puts his passes on point. He threw at least five alley-oops to the bigs on his team and every one seemed to be on the money. He's one of the better passers in the country.

*James Robinson put together an efficient outing for the host school – DeMatha. The guard was 4-for-5 from the field for 12 points and three rebounds. He was 2-for-2 from three.

*Sophomore guard Johnnie Shuler has some serious speed. The DeMatha back up guard filled the stat sheet against Jamesville-Dewitt scoring eight points, grabbing five rebounds and tossing out four assists.

*Wake Forest signee Tyler Cavanaugh scored 19 points on 5-for-9 shooting, while Syracuse signee Dajuan Coleman put up 19 points and 10 boards in a 26-point loss to DeMatha. Both struggled to be effective early in the contest.

*Isaiah Austin continued his strong senior season. The Baylor signee scored 16 points and 13 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to get by Oak Hill. Austin was 8-for-19 from the field.

*Stanford Robinson claims scholarship offers from Marquette, North Carolina State, Villanova, Miami, USF, Rutgers and Xavier. Syracuse is also involved with his recruitment.

*Kennedy Meeks said Georgetown, North Carolina, USC, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Syracuse, Duke and others are recruiting him. He said he has offers from all but UNC and Duke.

A number of head coaches made their way into Morgan & Kathy Wooten gymnasium. Among the ones we spotted were Tony Bennett, Mark Turgeon, Mark Gottfried, John Thompson, Phil Martelli and Kevin Nickleberry.

The gym was also full of assistant coaches. Virginia, Robert Morris, Maryland, Longwood, South Florida, VCU, North Carolina State, Rutgers, Georgetown and Virginia Tech all were represented.

*Bullis 62, Riverdale Baptist 59
*Episcopal 44, Benedictine 38
*Paul VI 65, West Charlotte 58
*Oak Hill 68, Grace Prep 59
*DeMatha 83, Jamesville-Dewitt 57

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