It didn’t take long for a player participating in the Holiday Hoopsgiving event to emerge.
In the opening game of the event, Charlotte (N.C.) Carmel Christian sophomore wing Donovan Gregory had dominating moments on his way to 36 points in a win over Atlanta (Ga.) Holy Innocents Episcopal.
Gregory, a 6-foot-3 wing, was aggressive off the dribble, used his athleticism at the rim and played with effort and energy on both ends of the court.
“I was just in attack mode, attacking the basket to see what they’d do,” Gregory said. “After the first dunk they just started backing off and I kept going at it.”
Gregory, who said he’s working on his jump shot and ball handling, said he’s at best attacking the rim.
“Going at the basket and using my legs and vertical to get over the defender and score,” he said when asked to describe his game.
To go with his aggressive nature and ability to make plays at the rim, Gregory made two off the catch three-pointers. He also was active on the glass, on the defensive end and in transition.
After playing with Team United over the summer, college interest began to pick up college interest.
“I have an offer from Appalachain State and Winthrop,” Gregory said. “I’m getting looked at by Wofford, Davidson, UNC Charlotte and schools like that.”
Gregory said the only unofficial visit he’s taken is to Appalachain State, but he’s also been to Wofford for an elite camp.