It was an excellent two game stretch for the five-star scorer. Gary Trent can be a bit of a volume player, but at the end of the day he just knows how to get buckets. Trent was hitting shots from deep, he was going to the rim, and also he was making plays and finishing in transition. Prolific Prep needed Trent to be all world over the weekend, and he was, helping them to a 1-1 record with the only loss coming on an off balance buzzer three.
Recruiting: Trent has signed with Duke.
When locked in and motivated Trevon Duval is as talented as any prospect in the country, and he was just that at Flyin to the Hoop. In a big IMG Academy win, Duval absolutely dominated the game and left no doubt about why he is the top rated point guard commitment in the country. Duval showed big time athleticism, great floor vision, the ability to make shots, and also he rebounded and made others better. Quite simply the five-star floor general was on a different level than everybody else on the court.
Playing just minutes from where his father shined as a college player, Dane Goodwin put on a scoring display. Goodwin finished just short of a career high, and did it in impressive and efficient fashion. What Goodwin does best is hit shots from deep, and he did that with ease. Goodwin has as pure a release as any prospect in the 2018 class. Also Goodwin showed toughness and got to the rim, and even finished with some solid athleticism.
Recruiting: Goodwin is committed to Ohio State
Over the summer Chase Johnson flew somewhat under the radar with his AAU team, but at Huntington Prep he is on a big stage. At nearly 6-foot-8 with very good athleticism and solid skill, Johnson went to work at the event. Johnson showed double-double potential, and proved that he is someone who is more than capable of playing at the high-major level. Look for Johnson to continue to get better, and improve the range on his jumper as he gets to college.
Recruiting: Johnson is signed with Florida
A skilled power forward, Kyle Young made a statement going against a frontline that features two high-major commitments. Young absolutely dominated the game and helped his team cruise to a win. For his part Young made several deep jumpers, got into the lane off the dribble, and also made plays in traffic in the lane. Young continues to make strides with his game, and showed he is capable of not only competing, but dominating fellow high-major athletes.
Recruiting: Young is signed with Butler
An underclassman, Jerome Hunter showed why he is getting so much interest from high-major schools. It appears as though Hunter has grown since the summer, and he continues to get stronger and more athletic. Also Hunter has a good skill level, and is capable of scoring from deep or in the mid-range, as well as down low. Hunter should be a good defender, and showed a desire and ability to go get the ball off the rim for rebounds on both offense and defense.