National Hoops Festival: Day Two

HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Chris Obekpa had the best performance of the day, recording a triple-double, but Arnaud Moto and Stanford Robinson also played well during the second day of the National Hoops Festival.

Chris Obekpa, PF, Our Savior – If there's a better shot blocker in the 2012 class I've yet to see him. Obekpa is elite in that department because of his supreme athleticism, quickness off the floor and timing. He swatted away 12 shots on his way to a triple-double against National Christian Academy. To go with his dozen blocks, Obekpa made a strong effort on the glass and was able to tip back in a handful of misses. The intriguing post prospect also posted 16 points and 14 boards.

Kethan Savage, SG, Episcopal – After taking in a pair of Savage's games with his high school team he seems much more comfortable in the high school setting compared to AAU ball. Savage played a combo guard role all weekend and was quite effective. He made key plays in both games and although Episcopal fell to Paul VI, Savage filled the stat sheet and was tough to defend. Savage finished with 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting to go with six rebounds and six assists.

Arnaud Moto, SF, Episcopal – Compared to Friday, Moto looked like a different person on Saturday. Friday he struggled from the field and failed to hit jump shots. Up against Paul VI, Moto hit his stride knocking down jump shots and mixing in finishes at the rim. For the game, Moto went 7-for-13 from the field for 16 points and eight rebounds. An athletic specimen, Moto has the potential to be a lock down defender and a terrific rebounder at the next level.

Coleman Johnson, PF, Paul VI – For the second day in a row Johnson, a 6-foot-6 power forward, was productive for Glenn Farello's bunch. Johnson runs the floor well, hits the glass for rebounds and can finish inside. Against Episcopal, Johnson had it working from mid-range, as he dialed up a handful of mid-range jump shots. Johnson was efficient from the field scoring 16 points on 8-for-11 shooting. He also grabbed eight rebounds in the eight-point win.

Stanford Robinson, SG, Paul VI – On Friday, Robinson played OK. A day later, the 6-foot-4 guard turned his play up a notch. The game MVP against Episcopal, Robinson contributed to his teams attack in a variety of ways. He drained all three of his three attempts and found ways to slice to the rim and finish through contact. Robinson finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

*Cornell commit Tim Higgins was solid in both of Paul VI's games this past weekend. He scored 11 on Sunday. Teammate Jamall Robinson also posted 11 points against Episcopal.

*Darian Anderson put up a game high 19 points for St. John's College. Sophomore wing Allante Holston also added 10 points and five rebounds in a close loss to Jamesville-Dewitt.

*Syracuse signee and top 15 prospect Dajuan Coleman scored just nine points in Jamesville-Dewitt's win on Sunday. The big man did tack on 14 rebounds, including six on the offensive end.

*Wake Forest signee Tyler Cavanaugh put up a team high 18 points on 5-for-16 shooting. The 6-foot-8 big man also grabbed seven rebounds in Jamesville-Dewitt's win.

*Zacarry Douglas put up impressive numbers for National Christian. The 6-foot-8 big man scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. His teammate Darreontae Moore went for 13 point and 15 rebounds in the loss to Our Savior.

*Our Savior guard Felix Balamou shot 7-for-14 from the field and scored 14 points in a win over National Christian.

Jeff Bzdelik and Oliver Purnell were the only head coaches that showed up to the National Hoops Festival on Sunday.

There were assistants from Miami, Virginia, Seton Hall, Mount St. Mary's, High Point, Maryland, Marquette, Bowie State, American, Connecticut, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Connecticut and George Mason in attendance during the final day of the event.

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