Nissan On Nicholasville Shootout: Day One

LEXINGTON, Ky. – There wasn't much to report from the first day of the Nissan on Nicholasville Shootout, but we did see Lorenzo Brown nearly go for a triple-double and knock down a pair of free throws to seal a win.

Taylor Stewart, SF, Lexington Catholic – The 6-foot-5 swingman gets a lot done on the court and today he showed off a nice jump shot, but also displayed an ability to get to the basket. Stewart is an above average athlete that has developed an impressive mid-range game. He finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds in a blow out win.

Lorenzo Brown, SG/PG, Centennial – Over the Christmas break, Brown picked up a reputation for being careless with the ball, but today he picked his spots and stayed under control for majority of the game. The 6-foot-4 combo guard handled the ball well, tossed out a bunch of assists and was often times too unselfish in Centennial's win Friday night. He also knocked down two free throws with five seconds left to secure a win.

Brown, who is ranked No. 17 overall, filled the stat sheet, as he finished with 12 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 6 blocks and 4 steals. He did, however, finish with 4 turnovers. It was clear he was looking to get his teammates involved against Rose Hill and he delivered some sweet dishes in transition. Tomorrow will be a big match up as Centennial takes on Mason County, which has Darius Miller.

Chad Jackson, SF, Rose Hill – A quick look at the stat sheet and one would think Jackson had a bad game, but that wasn't necessarily the case. He was just 6-for-20 from the field, but in the second half he turned up his effort by attacking the basket and getting to the free throw line. Although Rose Hill fell, Jackson kept them in the game. He finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 turnovers.

Western Kentucky assistant coach Cypheus Bunton made the two-hour trip from Bowling Green to Lexington to watch both games. He was the only coach in attendance.

We expect a few coaches to swing through the gym on Saturday, as there is plenty of talent playing, including Lorenzo Brown, Reeves Nelson, Shawn Kemp, Maurice Sutton and Darius Miller.

SCOREBOARD

  • Centennial 55, Rose Hill 53
  • Lexington Catholic 75, Calvary Baptist 48

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