Bojangles Recap

WAXHAW, N.C.– We caught Tuesday's action at the Bojangles Shootout. Talib Zanna was the day's best performer but the signature moment of the event was turned in by J.T. Terrell who hit for 52 the day before.

Brandyn Curry, PG, Hopewell: Against Cannon in the semis, Curry wasn't himself for three quarters. However, when it was winning time, he stepped it up and asserted himself as a passer, scorer and leader. Apparently, the next night in the local bracket title game he scored the ball with the game on the line. Centerpiece recruit for Harvard.

Talib Zanna, PF/C, Bishop McNamara: The Nigerian dominated the paint against White Station on Tuesday. Matched up against Ferrakhon Hall (9 points, 10 rebounds), Zanna owned his area. He had 26 and 13 which were impressive. According to his coach, he's been outstanding in seven of his eight first games. He had a baseline spin move that was Big East worthy plus in addition to his power game inside, he was on target with his short-range jumpers. Though Hall had more in the tank in the second half, Zanna continued to match him and exerted himself as McNamara won the game and the inside matchup.

Jarell Eddie, SF, Cannon: Against Hopewell, his activity level was high and he was getting after it with passion. As a junior, he's beginning to demonstrate more of a sense of urgency and competitiveness. Mix in his perimeter shot that appears to be even more dialed in than before and Eddie looks like a future standout for the Virginia Tech Hokies. He hung 22 and 13 on Hopewell then closed out strong versus Cummings.

J.T. Terrell, SG, Cummings: We didn't see it but Terrell had 52 the first night and needed just 25 shots to get it done! Not a bad effort with your future college coach looking on. In his final two games, Terrell's 3-point stroke wasn't quite as dialed in. He did shoot 11-for-12 from the line. What we liked about his game against Myers Park was how he demonstrated the ability to put it on the deck, shape up and connect on mid-range shots.

Joe Jackson, PG/SG, White Station: In the summer he's cast as a point guard honing his skills. With his high school team, he's got to be more of a scorer. Potentially the strongest part of his game is his fearlessness and ability to finish drives. As he moves up in levels, getting to the rim will be tougher so he'll need to add the mid-range element.

Kendall Marshall, PG, O'Connell: In the game we caught, Christ The King took the fight to O'Connell. Marshall had 12 points but turned it over an uncharacteristic eight times. In Charlotte, his jumper wasn't "on" as he shot 2-for-11 from downtown the final two days. A set up man by nature, we postulate that Marshall will always look better when he's got higher level weapons in his arsenal.

Corey Edwards, PG, Christ The King: We caught his second game and thought that despite being a shade undersized, he's a tough guy at the guard slot. Actually, he's pretty fearless. More scorer than point, if he adds the lead guard element he'd be a better point than combo down the road.

A Florida H.S. rule kept IMG's best players off the floor. All of its bigs including unsigned senior Kyryl Natyazhko did not play in the event. …

We didn't attend the final day but David Chadwick led Charlotte Latin with 25 & 12. … Jacquise Moore, a sophomore guard for Concord, netted 38 on 15-for-21 from the floor. … Hopewell's Jordan Downing has much more confidence in his shot this season and is a lock mid-major prospect. … Demon Brooks tipped in a shot at the buzzer for Hopewell as it defeated Cannon on Tuesday. …

Marion Smith was the MVP in the national bracket as CTK defeated McNamara in the title game. McNamara's Rashad Whack rebounded after he struggled in the semis and closed strong. A well built wing, chalk up another good addition for George Mason. … Army did well for itself to add Alex Godette, a wing with a stroke. … Odell Turner's pursuit of a college scholarship should get him into the Big South or Southern Conference. Small in height but long and active, teams with a need for a bouncy guy inside should take a peek. …

Downing has offers from Liberty, Richmond and Wright State but is waiting it out. … Joe Jackson indicated that Memphis is recruiting him harder than anyone else. Tennessee and Arkansas are also in pursuit. …

Assistants In Attendance: VCU, Brown, High Point, George Washington and Auburn. …


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