Jarron Cumberland and Seth Towns led the way at Flyin to the Hoop

KETTERING, Ohio - It was a solid day of hoops at the Trent Area. Leading the way was a pair of committed kids in Seth Towns and Jarron Cumberland, but the play of the day came from five-star Josh Jackson


A Harvard commitment, Seth Towns was tremendous all game long. He finished with 40 points and was dominant in every way possible. Possible has good size at about 6-foot-7 and a lot of offensive talent. He is able to hit threes, get to the rim, and showed solid athleticism.

What was most impressive is that you saw Towns make a jump from a toughness perspective. He has always had very solid ability, but hasn’t always had the desire to dominate game. On Saturday Towns really dominated, an showed that he has the opportunity to be an impact player for the Crimson from day one.

A future Cincinnati Bearcat, Jarron Cumberland, had an excellent game. He finished with 24 points and was instrumental in keeping his team in the game during a first half in which the opponent was in essence unconscious from three point range.

Cumberland just has a gift for being able to score. He is a big time shooter from the outside, and has enough savvy to finish in the mid-range and around the rim. A very physically imposing player, Cumberland used his strength to rebound and finish through contact.

It wasn’t a vintage game for Josh Jackson. The five-star wing didn’t wow with his scoring and passing like usual, and just seemed a little out of synch from the opening tip. However with his team needing a miracle down two and with Huntington Prep inbounding the ball, Jackson intercepted the in-bounds pass and nailed a three to win it, which gave Prolific the win and made Jackson a hero.

On Friday Ira Lee struggled mightily but he responded on Saturday with a nice performance. The slightly undersized Lee scored it around the rim, did a solid job on the glass, and even stepped out a little in the mid-range and made shots. Lee didn’t always convert, but he did give great effort and proved to be a very important piece to the puzzle for Prolific Prep in their win.

It was one of those games where Miles Bridges just did Miles Bridges things. An exceptional athlete, Bridges had several highlight caliber plays while also knocking in some threes and playing good defense. Bridges can at times try and do too much and turn the ball over, but the natural ability is through the roof and he continues to improve every time out on the floor.

Future Indiana Hoosier Curtis Jones was also very good for Huntington Prep despite the loss. Jones did struggle with turnovers, and struggles to be a point guard, but he can absolutely put the ball in the basket. He had it working from three with his deep jumper, and also was attacking the rim and finishing with athleticism. If Jones can focus on what he does well and stop trying to do what he can’t, he can be a very productive player at the college level.

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