On Campus: Mount Zion

<b>DURHAM, N.C. –</b> With Midnight Madness celebrations taking place around the country, Mount Zion got into the act. The powerful Warriors held their annual Maroon and White scrimmage.

If one thing was learned from the Mount Zion Maroon and White scrimmage on Friday, it was that the Mighty Warriors have a collection of athletes.

The 101-72 victory by the White team in the scrimmage was led by Roy Bright was scored 27 points 12-for-13 shooting. Like his teammates, most of Bright's points came off powerful, athletic dunks. The scrimmage, played with running clocks and a pair of 15-minute halves, was simply a display of athleticism.

From Bright to Brandon Rush, Mount Zion is loaded with talented athletes. Rush himself scored 20 points and he didn't take many shots that weren't dunks. The 2005 standout (No. 5, TheInsiders.com) can sky. He dunked just about every way imaginable on Friday night and he did it with flair.

Shooting guard Albert Weber got himself some throw downs but his 27 points, for the most part, were honest buckets. For instance, he shot 11-for-16 from the field and that included a 5-for-8 effort from behind the 3-point arc. This guy can flat out score and he'll do it on the high-major level, no doubt.

Back to Bright for a second. He's being recruited hard by Cincinnati, Connecticut and Miami. In fact, he'll visit the Bearcats next weekend and Cincinnati is gaining strength by the day with him.

Glen Dandridge used to be known as a shooter. Now, he's started to show much more of an athletic package. If Friday night is any indication of what lays ahead, this "shooter" is starting to value dunks in the same manner he once valued the three-ball. Getting to the rim and finishing strong can only help him when he laces them up for Missouri.

Up and down scrimmages generally aren't made for big guys but Mohamed Tangara managed to get himself 10 points and 10 boards. Tangara probably approached the game a little more seriously than his teammates and that's a good sign for a youngster trying to get better.

Speaking of improvement. This could be an interesting season for Shawn Taggart. The 6-10 prospect has beefed up some since we last saw him. His confidence appears to be way up and at least in the scrimmage was very aggressive. If he continues to get stronger and add weight like he has, he might be a hot name in the spring.

Point guard Tasheed Carr was having a blast out there. He finished with at least 10 points and was more than willing to share the ball.

Big man Robert Simpson dunked his way to 14 points.

Warriors head coach Antonio Fozard was all smiles after the ballgame and who can blame him. By our count, he's got at least 10 Division I players in the program the Mighty Warriors are mighty loaded.


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