Central Bank Shootout Recap

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Tristan Thompson, Quincy Miller and Vinny Zollo were the top performers at the Central Bank Shootout held on Lexington Christian Academy's campus.

Marko Petrovic, SG, Findlay – Against Mountain State, Petrovic got hot, especially in the third quarter where he managed to knock down five three-pointers to help extend Findlay's halftime lead. Petrovic, a 6-foot-3 guard, didn't do much off the dribble, but he certainly showed his quick release, range and ability to knock down deep jumpers. Mid-level schools in need of a shooter should try to get in the mix.

Tristan Thompson, PF, Findlay – Playing against a pair of 7-footers, Thompson played an aggressive brand of ball. Using his strength and overall skill set to his advantage he went right at David Nyarsuck and Obji Aget, challenging them to stop him from scoring. For the most part they couldn't. He hit mid-range jumpers, ran the floor looking to score and attempted to dunk everything around the rim.

Dakotah Euton, PF, Scott County – The future Akron player put together a solid overall game for Scott County. Euton, a 6-foot-8 big man, hit the glass to the tune of 12 rebounds, many of which were offensive boards that led to scoring opportunities. To go with his impressive rebounding, Euton tossed in 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting, and buried a pair of three-pointers that helped the Cardinals extend their lead in the fourth quarter.

Ge-Lawn Guyn, SG, Scott County – Not his best effort, but Guyn, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, made some key plays for the Cardinals. Guyn, did show his spot up jump shot, which is consistent and true to 21-feet. For the game Guyn, who was once committed to Charlotte, finished with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Juvonte Reddic, PF, Quality Education – Continuing his impressive senior season, Reddic, a 6-foot-8 big man, paced QEA and managed to score inside and out against Mountain State Academy. Offensively he was quite aggressive, knocking in a pair of 18-footer jumpers, a three-pointer and a jump hook over his left shoulder. He was also active on the glass and defensively.

Vinny Zollo, PF/C, Clark County – Up against the host school – Lexington Christian Academy – Zollo came out playing with intensity. He got after it on both ends, and was clearly focused on rebounding, as he aggressively went after every rebound in and out of his area. Offensively he's capable of stepping out and shooting jumpers. He also showed a jump hook over his left shoulder. Zollo finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks.

Quincy Miller, PF, Quality Education – We've harped on it in the past, but it's Miller's versatility that makes him so impressive. For a guy that is pushing 6-foot-9, Miller's ability to score from the perimeter, mid-range or at the rim is quite impressive. Things got chippy against Mountain State Academy and it just made Miller more aggressive. During games we watched earlier in the season, he struggled shooting the long ball, against MSA that wasn't the case, as he buried a handful of three-pointers, including three in the third quarter.

Anthony Bennett, PF, Mountain State – Just a sophomore, Bennett was a bit inconsistent this weekend in Kentucky, but he still managed to show flashes of his potential. A 6-foot-6 forward with some face up ability, Bennett is a high level athlete with a strong, built frame that consists of wide shoulders and long arms. He scored OK around the rim, and showed an improved jump shot out to the three-point line. It's still early, but high-major programs are already showing interest.

Taylor Barnette, SG, Lexington Christian – When Lexington Christian Academy needed a big bucket, the 6-foot-1 sophomore was usually the guy that came up with it. A talented shooter with a quick release and range to 22-feet, Barnette hit a handful of three-pointers on his way to a team-high 18 points against Clark County.

The only head coach that rolled through Lexington Christian Academy was Kentucky's John Calipari. Louisville and Wright State also sent assistants by LCA to check out the action.

Chad Jackson went for 13 points and nine rebounds for Scott County. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard hit the offensive glass hard. Ronald Ross had his moments for Mountain State Academy. The 6-foot-3 guard is a physical prospect that attacked the rim and knocked down a handful of threes. Charles McKinney, a native of Chicago, that currently plays for Quality Educaton is a guy to continue to watch. The 6-foot-4 wing is a solid athlete that can score around the rim. Cory Joseph and Nick Johnson were solid as usual for Findlay. Joseph organized Findlay's offense and got them into their sets, while Johnson set the tone defensively. Obji Aget, a 7-foot sophomore, didn't get a ton of playing time for Mountain State Academy, but he showed an ability to block shots around the rim. He also knocked down a mid-range jumper.

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