Chick-Fil-A: Day 2 Rundown

COLUMBIA, S.C. – North Carolina teams fared well, winning a pair of titles at the Chick-Fil-A Classic. Teondre Williams of Meadowcreek punched his player's card with an eye-opening 3 days worth of games.

Mark Veazy, PF, Meadowcreek – He's picked this event to announce that he's a player. The thin, but effective power forward went strong to the tune of 15 and 14 against Bishop Mitty. We simply can't emphasize enough the value of this young man to the Naval Academy next season.

James Beatty, PG, New Hanover – He and his backcourt mates resembled nothing like the crew that lost to Millbrook High in an in-state upset two weeks ago. To their credit, New Hanover's guard, Beatty in particular, managed their attack well. In the final game, the senior with mid-major interest, dropped 8 assists and 9 points. As a team they shot 50% from the field and that was key to win.

Omar Carter, SF/PF, Charlotte Christian – We can't exactly figure out what position to file him under but he made his presence felt in Columbia. His energy and aggressiveness set the tone against Horizon. Unsigned, Carter is a scholarship guy who presently holds a few low and mid-level offers. 24 points and 11 rebounds in his last game should be celebrated.

Teondre Williams, SG, Meadowcreek – He's got all the trappings of a guy on the move nationally. He's an acrobatic finisher who likes to rip it long range with the jumper. Athletically he's on a different level and if he more economical with his shots he'll have a chance to become a priority recruit for a number of big programs.

We're hearing Cincinnati, Clemson, Alabama and Florida State as the guys who got out of the gate quickly with him. Right now we're probably looking at a national Top 75 caliber prospect and he has not hit his stride to date. He can be a good one if he puts in the time to polish up his game. He brings back memories of Vakeaton Wafer. For now, don't focus on the missed shots but rather the different spots on the floor he feels effective.

Ty Walker, PF, New Hanover – His biggest night of growth came in the semis but his most points came in the finals as he hit up Dunwoody for 18 points, 6 blocks and 2 rebounds. Three games in three days is a lot for the thin big fella but he rose to the occasion in the second half and heads home with a trophy and a huge boost of confidence heading into conference play a week from now.


Pitts Wins MVP
Jeff Withey, C, Horizon – While the rest of his teammates appeared to be running in sand, Withey was still sprinting downhill as he turned in his most well-rounded game of the event. The Louisville pledge scored 29 points, made 7-of-10 free throws and pulled down 10 boards. He blocked shots all tournament long at a solid clip and rejected six more before calling it a tournament. His highlight reel one-handed dunk in the first half had to be one of the signature moments in this year's tournament.

Damier Pitts, PG, Char. Christian – Named the MVP for his bracket, Pitts quietly went about his business. The big number for his was 10 rebounds in the championship game to go with the usual 20 points.

Isaiah Philmore, PF, John Carroll – He was the big gun for the squad Friday afternoon. A forward who appears comfortable working the floor mid-range and in, Philmore hit the daily-double with 20 and 10.

Once again Clemson and South Carolina were front and center watching sophomore power forward Milton Jennings. It would appear those programs are committed to recruiting him and Dave Odom has been here two days in a row; Oliver Purnell was here earlier in the week. …

Teondre Williams drew Oklahoma, Florida State and Clemson. Marquette was here on Thursday as well as a host of others. … Collin Chiverton is heating up as word leaks out. Oklahoma and Georgetown were in the gym watching he and Drew Gordon. …

Head Coaches In The Gym – Dave Odom, South Carolina.

Assistant Coaches In The Gym – Georgetown, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Clemson, Florida State.


Williams Has Diversity
Mike Maczko of John Carroll is going to be recruited. The junior has a savvy way about him and doesn't need a lot of shots to get noticed. Plus, he uses both hands inside and can make perimeter shots. … Seth Curry, no big surprise here, has a pretty and compact shooting stroke. Of the Curry Boys, he's the one who most closely mimics his father's style. … Chris Allen lived on the charity stripe in his last game racking up 15 of his 23 points from the line. …

Bishop Mitty was out of gas and its stars Drew Gordon and Collin Chiverton combined to go 7-for-18 which simply wasn't enough points to keep them in the ballgame with a high-scoring Meadowcreek club. …

Fans didn't get a glimpse of the true Chris Allen this week. The Michigan State signee had some added ball handling responsibilities and never truly got into an offensive groove. … Ryan Steed scored 32 points on 13-for-21 from the floor as the leading scorer for Pinewood Prep. … On the last day of the tournament it appeared as though the travel factor

"Seth's going to be a late bloomer too!" – Dell Curry on his family's history of late developing prospectsM

  • SCOREBOARD

  • Charlotte Christian 71, Horizon 63 (Bracket II title)
  • New Hanover 72, Dunwoody 61 (Bracket I title)
  • Pinewood Prep 79, Ridge View 61
  • Meadowcreek 74, Bishop Mitty 58
  • John Carroll 55, Richlands Northeast 44


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