While at times Nazreon Reid can be extremely frustrating because his production doesn’t consistently meet his NBA level talent, on Sunday he showed why you can never give up on him as a prospect. Reid completely and totally dominated a big game on a big stage and put up 36 points while grabbing 18 rebounds. He dominated inside first and foremost, and then mixed it up with a few outside jumpers. With his combination of size and athleticism he is too much to handle for virtually any high school player when he is motivated, and he was indeed determined to dominate on Sunday.
One thing that immediately stood out is that Bryan Antoine has grown since the summer. He is now a legit 6-foot-4 and pushing 6-foot-5, and continues to possess an outstanding talent level. Probably best off the ball, Antoine can really make shots from the mid-range and beyond. Antoine also is tremendous going to the rim where his high level athleticism and good idea of how to play make him someone who is extremely difficult to guard.
At its purest form, Lindell Wigginton is a true bucket getter. Wigginton can put the ball in the hoop as well as virtually any prospect in the class. He didn’t show a ton of ability in terms of getting others on his team involved, but that is also not his role. Wigginton is a good athlete who plays with a high motor, but it is his ability to go out and score which stands out, and he did it at an elite level on back to back days.
Recruiting: Signed with Iowa State
One of the best floor generals in the 2018 class, Jahvon Quinerly showed off his significant talent on Saturday. He scored over 30 points, and was extremely efficient in the process. Also Quinerly put on a passing display when he dropped several nice dimes to teammates for open shots and layups. Not a dynamic athlete, Quinerly does everything else and continues to show why schools from coast-to-coast are extremely interested in him.
It has always been clear that Scottie Lewis is one of the hardest playing and most athletic kids in the class, and now he is continuing to get more skilled. With Lewis’ combination of length and athleticism, it is getting scary to think what his upside is given his improved skill level. Lewis was an absolute beast down the stretch of his Sunday game, and that helped lead his team to a big win.
Recruiting: Florida, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Maryland, Rutgers, Kentucky, Duke
Four-star combo guard Jalen Carey always seems to play well at the Primetime Shootout and he did it again. He scored 25 first half points to finish with over 30 for the game, and also showed off improved athleticism while catching fire from beyond the three point line. Carey has the ability to score from all three levels and also has a solid feel for the game.