Prime Time Shootout: Day Two

TRENTON, N.J. – The big boys rolled into the Prime Time on Saturday and so did a major winter snowstorm which abbreviated's coverage. However, we stayed long enough to see Tyreke Evans do his thing.

Heavy snow accumulations led to the cancellation of Sunday's slate at the Prime Time. We attended only a handful of Saturday games and left before the major snow hit the Trenton area. However, we've included scores and recaps of from the evening session.

Andrew Jones (right), PF, Abington Friends – The Nittany Lions can use him and if he's able to make the physical adjustments he'll help Penn State early in his career. Jones scored 19 in his team's win and looked the high-major part in doing it. He's got interior bounce and energy inside. There's enough skill to work with and combined with the opportunity he'll have for minutes, Jones should be a player. He'll enter a situation tailor made for immediate playing time and we like his chances to contribute from Day One.

Tyreke Evans, SG, American Christian – ACS views itself, in Evans' words as a "national team that plays everyone" and that's admirable, but sometimes it's helpful to play an opponent of your caliber. On Saturday, Evans and company faced Trenton Central and handled them easily, thanks to Evans.

The 6-foot-4 sophomore guard looked like the top player in his class as he scored 27 points on 13-for-26 from the floor (1-for-6 3s). His talent level was summed up on a single play when he caught the ball under the basket and with one-dribbled glided from underneath the rim to a spot nearly outside the lane where he drilled a smooth fade-away jumper. It was a move unique to his game and one most kids couldn't replicate. He shared the ball well and displayed a balance to his game with 5 assists and 5 rebounds.

"I just wanted to get me feel back," Evans said. "I didn't really play a good game against St. Pat's. They played good defense and doubled me and kept the ball out of my hands. I wanted to come out today and make this a good game."

Gene Teague, PF, St. Augustine – The 6-foot-7 power forward was overmatched against Abington Friends older bigs but he played hard. He's crafty in the post and moves well. Mid-majors should be in touch with him and who knows what the future holds, provided he can play to this level consistently.

Game Recaps

  • Oak Hill ran its winning streak to 35 games as it toppled St. Benedict's by 6 points. Leading the way for Oak Hill was none other than top-ranked point guard Tywon Lawson who hit up the Gray Bees for 33 points. Michael Beasley's 18 points and 12 boards are noteworthy and St. Benedict's was led by Lance Thomas (19 points) and Eugene Harvey (20).
  • Gerald Henderson reached the 2,000 point milestone as Episcopal edged out a hot St. Patrick team by 5. Henderson finished with 19 points while Wayne Ellington poured in 22 and 14 boards. St. Patrick snowed itself under by going 7-for-22 from the charity stripe.
  • Brian Zoubek won a head-to-head tussle with junior Dallas Lauderdale as he hit up the center for 22 points, 13 rebounds and 6 blocked shots. Lauderdale struggled going 1-for-9 from the floor with 4 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks.
  • It was only fitting seeing that the event was 8 miles from Princeton's campus that a Princeton-style offense would prevail. DeLaSalle out of Cali carved up Mount Vernon by 17 points. Florida-bound forward Jonathan Mitchell hit a 3-pointer in the first minute of the game but was held to just 7 points for the contest.

    Tyreke Evans named North Carolina, Villanova and Louisville as schools he's interested. UConn was not mentioned but we know the Huskies are in the mix and he probably just forgot to relay them after the game. "It's out there right now that I've got my choice but it's going to be tough," Evans said.


  • Oak Hill 78, St. Benedict's 72
  • Episcopal Academy 60, St. Patrick 55
  • Lincoln 53, Montverde Academy 37
  • Haddonfield 59, Solon 47
  • DeLaSalle 59, Mt. Vernon 42
  • American Christian 69, Trenton Central 44
  • Abington Friends 88, St. Augustine 52

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