Gonzaga D.C. Classic Recap

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- During the opening round of Gonzaga's D.C. Classic, a pair of Villanova signees -- Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins -- put together the best performances of the day.

Josh Hart, SF, Sidwell Friends – Up against a solid Germantown squad, Hart put up 27 points and grabbed double-digit rebounds. Hart scored most of his points in transition or off strong drives to the rim. His biggest strength is his ability to rebound. He plays hard and plays to his strengths. He's a solid athlete that will get physical and pursue the ball off the rim. Hart is a Villanova signee.

Julian Moore, C, Germantown Academy – It took some time to get going, but Moore, a 6-foot-9 made his presence felt. He scored 13 points and swatted a handful of shots. He has good length, moves well and is fairly quick off his feet. A Penn State signee, Moore will add weight to his frame in college and down the road will be able to help the Nittany Lions on the interior.

Kris Jenkins, PF, Gonzaga – It was a productive day for Jenkins. He led the charge for Gonzaga in a major way. He played with energy and rebounded well on both ends of the floor. He also made shots, which was key for the Eagles. His range extends to 22-feet, but he also knocked down a jumper on the move from mid-range. He's going to need to get in better shape before he gets to college, but the tools are there for him to be effective. Jenkins scored 31 points in the win.

Kameron Williams, SG, Mount St. Joseph – The 6-foot-2 guard headed to Ohio State scored it in a variety of ways against Molloy. While Williams is known for his ability to shoot long-range jumpers, he's capable of scoring it from mid-range by pulling up for jumpers or dropping in floaters. He scored all three ways in the win over Molloy, plus had a handful of buckets at the rim. Ohio State has a guy headed there way that can fill it up in a hurry.

Phil Booth, PG/SG, Mount St. Joseph – The talented guard put together a pretty strong effort in a win over Molloy. Booth played with poise and always seemed calm and under control. He made shots as well. He hit a pair of three-pointers, one on the move and one off the catch, and also worked in a mid-range jump shot. Booth described himself as a combo guard after the game and that is truly what his game resembles.

Andre Walker, C, Bullis School – Physically, Walker is gifted, as he stands 6-foot-10 and checks in at 225-pounds. He's a pretty good athlete that blocked a handful of shots against Roman Catholic. Walker does need to be more conscious about hitting the glass, as he should dominate the backboard with his size, athleticism and physical attributes.

Bryant Crawford, PG, Gonzaga – A 6-foot-2 talented lead guard, Crawford has terrific court vision and the speed to touch the paint when he needs to. Early on he was careless with the ball and had a few too many turnovers. In the fourth quarter, Crawford picked up his play. He hit a pair of three-pointers that helped the Eagles extend their lead and had a couple nice passes. Crawford is a high major talent with a lot of raw ability.

Traci Carter, PG, Roman Catholic – Carter handled the point guard duties for Roman Catholic and impressed in the process. Although he forced a couple of shots, for a sophomore I thought Carter played well. He has some speed, is a capable shooter from mid and long range, plus plays with a sense of toughness. He's confident in his ability and plays hard on both ends of the floor.

*Gonzaga's sophomore power forward Sam Miller is one to watch. The 6-foot-7 forward has a good set of hands and a nice touch inside. He made a nice face up drive for a score late in the game.

*Archbishop Molloy senior guard Chaz Watler found ways to score on Friday. He attacked the rim, was aggressive and even worked in a pull-up jumper.

Kevin Nickelberry was the only head coach spotted at Gonzaga on Friday. There were, however, assistant coaches from Georgetown, Virginia, Villanova, Penn State, American, George Mason, Drexel, St. Joseph, East Carolina, St. Francis, Longwood, DePaul and Kennesaw State in attendance.

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