On the day after Aaron Brooks was named to the McDonald's All-American Game, he dropped 31 on Garfield. Brooks used his speed and a hot shooting touch -- especially early -- to put together an impressive effort. He seems at his best when he's getting in the lane and finding teammates. He'll make a few jumpers to keep you honest, but its his speed that must be accounted for on both ends of the floor.
Lyndale Burleson did all of his scoring in the first half. He was saddled with foul problems in the second half and took just one shot after the break. All of his hoops came in the paint, many in transition. We would have liked to see more diversity on offense. Burleson does see the floor well and will find the open man.
Next year this will be his team to run and that might change his outlook and production.