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Gonzaga DC Classic: Four Top Performers

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Steve Turner's Gonzaga DC Classic tipped off Friday afternoon with four games at the high school. A pair of 2017 guards stood out, as did a pair of Penn State signees.

Steve Turner has an impressive collection of sophomore and juniors prospects at Gonzaga College High School. His most productive player on Friday was electric 2017 guard Chris Lykes. Lykes, a point guard, has game changing speed and looked to get Gonzaga out in transition as quickly as possible. Lykes made good decisions in the open court, picked his spots to drive to the rim and knocked jumpers. In all, Lykes finished with 18 points and led the Eagles to a decisive victory.

Although it wasn't quite enough for St. Ray's to knock off Good Counsel, 2017 guard Isaiah Washington had his scoring prowess on display on Friday. A true combo guard, Washington is needed to score for St. Ray's and that's his mentality. Washington scored from all three levels and made tough, aggressive moves towards the rim, while mixing in floaters and tree-pointers. He finished with 15 points in the loss.

Some guards need to score to be effective, others like Tony Carr don’t and that was clear on Friday night. Although Carr, who has impressive physical attributes for a lead guard at 6-foot-4, still scored 14 points in a win over Coolidge, his impact was felt with his ability to run his team and put his teammates in positions to succeed. Carr has a tremendous pace to his game and very good all around feel. Carr is pass first and consistently finds ways to touch the paint and kick it to teammates for scoring opportunities. 

Perhaps the most eye opening performance at the Gonzaga DC Classic on Friday was Nazeer Bostick’s 25-point game. A Penn State signee, Bostick played with tremendous energy on both ends of the floor and it was evident that he’s spent time in the weight room developing his frame. Bostick took chances on the defense end and was a pest to the opposition, recording multiple steals, most of which led to easy points in transition. Bostick was aggressive with his drives and finished well through contact. He also rebounded well from the perimeter position and even knocked down a three.

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