Spiece Run N' Slam: Day 1 Top Performers

See who stood out in Friday night's action in Fort Wayne as action kicked off at the Spiece Run N' Slam Classic.

Caleb Swanigan - 2016 PF - Spiece Indy Heat

Swanigan sat a lot of the first half with foul trouble, but he was absolutely dominant in the second half. He has drastically improved his body and conditioning since last year, and that has allowed him to play at both a higher pace and with a greater motor. He was aggressive on the boards and finished frequently around the rim. He tried to overdo the mid-range game early on, but once he settled in and went back to his bread and butter down on the block, no one could contain him.

Deyonta Davis - 2015 PF - Spiece Indy Heat

Davis really stepped up in the first half when Swanigan went down with foul trouble. Davis, at 6'8" played above the rim and really gave his opponent fits by keeping possessions alive on the offensive glass. He threw down a couple of big dunks and was a real rim protector on the defensive end.

Matt Holba - 2015 SF - Spiece Indy Heat

Holba was the guy who gave Spiece a shot in the arm when they needed it most. Surprisingly athletic, Holba had several spectacular plays that caught a lot of the crowd off guard. Holba made several key plays on defense that helped key the offensive break, and he finished on a good number of offensive rebounds, too.

Jalen Coleman - 2015 SG - All-Ohio Red

The former Indiana Elite guard had probably the top individual performance of the night that I saw. Coleman netted 21 points almost effortlessly on a combination of threes, floaters, and makes at the charity stripe. And while he filled it up on offense, his defensive intensity and ability stood out as he caused problems for his opponent all night.

Ed Morrow - 2015 PF - Mac Irvin Fire

Morrow's stock has been on the rise lately, and it's easy to see why. A little undersized for a traditional power forward, Morrow makes up for it with above average leaping ability and a motor that doesn't stop. Morrow put down several impressive dunks and was grabbing rebounds all night.

Zack Norvell - 2016 SG - Mac Irvin Fire

Norvell is one of the taller players on the Fire 16U team, so it was good to see him be assertive and crash the boards more than normal. He did some ball handling and hit open shots when he got them. He was effective in his transition defense, especially when contesting fast break shots at the rim.

Be sure to check back throughout the weekend for more from Spiece including the latest with several Illinois targets.


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