Prime Time Shootout: Day One

TRENTON, N.J. – Saturday at the Prime Time will bring two things: seniors and snow. Friday night was a chance for the underclassmen to show what they've got and Austin Freeman delivered for DeMatha.

Austin Freeman, SG, DeMatha – The most complete performance of the evening belonged to this future Hoya. Always efficient, Freeman finished with 23 points and 6 rebounds and needed just 13 shots – he made 9 – to get it done. A perfect 4-for-4 from the line including two down the stretch to seal it up.

Idris Hilliard, SF, The Hun School – He's a nice looking player who has a strong feel for the game that should translate well to the college game. He led the way with 22 points as his club took down Our Savior. The young man finds a way to chip in and easily handles double-teams by finding open teammates on the wings and via cuts.

Miles Beatty, SG, St. Anthony – As his team got off to a slow start he did too but picked up his play through the 2nd and 3rd quarters when he hunted his offense more. Finished with 13 points but shot just 6-for-13 from the field and missed on all 5 3-pointers.

Jeff Robinson, SF, St. Patrick's – His 18 points led St. Patrick which easily defeated American Christian.

Tyreke Evans, SG, American Christian – His club's aggressive schedule continued and ACS was little match for St. Patrick. The final score wasn't indicative of what actually happened as St. Pat raced out 16-2 early. Evans' final numbers were solid 31 points, 5 boards, 4 assists on 9-for-22 but a number of his points came in the second half when things were out of reach. By his standards, an average outing, especially when you take into account his 4-for-15 from long range. In his defense, for his team to be competitive, a lot is required of him.

Desmond Wade, PG, Linden – The scrappy bunch were paced by his 12 points but it wasn't the stats that stood it. Wade is jet quick and slipped past defenders all night long as he got into the paint. The 5-foot-7 guard could wind up being one of those mid-major kids whose quickness gives a lot of kids issues. Linden was ever-so-close to springing the upset.

Dexter Strickland (pictured), SG, St. Patrick – The easy win over American Christian gave Kevin Boyle a chance to dip into his bench and Strickland logged plenty of minutes. The 6-foot-3 freshman is an offensive weapon who produced instantly with his jump shot after checking in during the first half. Never heard of him? That's OK, you'll have plenty of time as he projects to be a serious prospect in his class!

Chad Wilson, PG, Riverdale Baptist – The sub-six-footer first caught our eye at the Charlie Weber fall event. He's a heady guard who can get separation and has a good pace to his game. The longterm question surrounding him will be how much bigger can he get and will he become a knock-down shooter?

DePaul's Gary DeCesare was on hand watching Teeng Akol. … St. Joseph's Mike Rice was present for Idris Hilliard's game. …

Teeng Akol of Our Savior is a big junior forward prospect out of Sudan. Since his arrival onto the nation scene at the National Prep Tip-Off, he's shown the potential to play high-major basketball because of his skill package. The next step is to get into the weight room and made the transformation from prospect to producer. He's got a chance. …

Nigel Munson struggled in his Prime Time debut shooting just 4-for-10 to go with 3 assists and 6 turnovers. To his credit, an assist and runner in the game's final minutes proved to be big plays. … St. Anthony sophomore point guard Travon Woodall is one fast dude. Tough guard too. …

Mid-major recruit Tim Ambrose struggled for Our Savior connecting on just 3-for-11 from the floor. … Villanova-bound junior Corey Fisher shot 4-for-8 from the floor and finished with 10 before yielding his playing time to the youngsters. …

Idris Hilliard said that St. Joseph's has offered him and he's hearing from St. John's, Georgetown, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Miami and Penn State. …

Assistants In Attendance – DePaul, Massachusetts, UMass, Florida Atlantic, St. Joe's. …

Former Prime Time scoring champ and Camden native DaJuan Wagner was on hand. …


  • Hun School 58, Our Savior 52
  • St. Anthony 57, Riverdale Baptist 33
  • DeMatha Catholic 51, Linden 48
  • St. Patrick 76, American Christian 67
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