City of Palms: Day Two Checklist

<b>FORT MYERS, Fla. –</b> A number of top notch performances were turned in Friday at the City of Palms. From Gabriel Pruitt to Lamarcus Aldridge, the action was very good. Here's our player checklist from Day Two.

Friday's Scoreboard
Fort Myers 55, Wilcox Central 44
Westchester 76, Brandon 52
Lexington Catholic 75, Seagoville 55
South Gwinnett 68, Raines 65
St. John's Jesuit 63, Charlotte 53

2004 Checklist

Gabriel Pruitt, PG-SG, Westchester: There's no doubt that he's the catalyst behind the Westchester machine. He had 23 points on 10-for-15 shooting but it wasn't the stats that defined his evening. Pruitt is an underrated defender who is always active and the perfect fit for Westchester's pressing, up tempo style of play. He's got an excellent feel for the game and can play either spot well.

Lamarcus Aldridge, C, Seagoville: He left in the second half when he knocked knees with another player. Combine that with a thigh bruise he had going into the game and he was out of commission. He finished with 20 points (8-10 FG) but went 4-for-12 from line in 23 minutes of action. On the plus side, he did block 7 shots to go with 5 boards. His game is still developing and he's got big time talent.

Demetrius Green, SG, Lexington Catholic: Forget the stats (he had 13 points on 4-for-13 from the field) he's the guy who makes them go. He's a mid-major prospect whose best attribute is the demeanor in which he plays the game. He's extremely savvy which leads to his versatility as a passer. He can play two guard spots, though he's more of a shooting guard. He's got good leadership capabilities. Lexington is a sum is greater than the individual parts team but he's their best player.

Mike Williams, PF, Wilcox Central: The Texas-bound power forward put up 22 points (10-22 FG) in the loss to Fort Myers. Wilcox has got to find a second scorer to compliment "Big Mike." Aside from his 22, the next highest scorer on his team had just 6 points. …

Brian Roberts, G, St. John's: The Dayton-bound guard had a team-high 20 points as his squad fended off a tough bunch from Charlotte.

2005 Checklist

Louis Williams, SG, South Gwinnett: It certainly wasn't the prettiest 28 points Williams will ever total as he needed 25 shots to get there and struggled through a poor shooting night. He went 9-for-25 from the field and just 2-for-10 from downtown. However, he was clutch at the line (8-for-10) and made them when they counted.

Zarron Cann, PF, Brandon: He left late in the game with an injury but it wasn't serious. Cann scored 21 points and had 5 rebounds. He's a 6-5 power guy who plays hard and is successful. He losses his effectiveness on the perimeter when he tries to turn himself into a driver.

Derwin Kitchen, SG, Raines: The star of the defending 5-A state champs got out of the gate quickly and really played an excellent opening half. He cooled some late and wound up 5-for-15 from the field for 15 points. He turned it over 8 times but he's a talented kid who is getting high-major offers.

Marcus Johnson, SF, Westchester: He used his athleticism to get his 18 points and 10 rebounds. He was a big part of an early second half run that allowed the Comets to wear down Brandon. He's probably a small forward type on the high-major level.

Mike Mercer, CG, South Gwinnett: The backcourt compliment to Williams scored 22 of his own points and had 6 turnovers and 5 assists. Like Williams, he turned it on late in the game and really played an outstanding second half.

B.J. Raymond, F, St. John's: He wasn't happy with the way he played but Raymond was productive. He even made 3-of-4 from 3-point range. He finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners.

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