When it comes to the game, Bloomington jumped out to a 17-13 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to solid team work and finding the open shooter. Julian came back in the second quarter to take the lead a 27-25 lead into half time. The third quarter was when Julian started to pull away from Bloomington, thanks to what many Bloomington fans in the stands around me would describe as ‘curious' calls by the officials. At the end of the third quarter, Julian held a 43-37 lead. Julian held onto their lead in the fourth quarter, and extended it to get to the final score of 62-53.
SCOUTING REPORT ON JUSTIN BOCOT
- Justin a smooth left handed wing forward who is not afraid to take the ball to the basket, and shoot the three.
- When it came to his jump shot, the form was there, but there was not too much spin on the shot when he was shooting from longer distances (three point shot). From the free throw line he had much more spin on his shot. It looked like he was probably pushing his shot a bit the farther out he went on the court.
- I believe Justin ended up with 13 points with points coming in all facets of the game including transition, dribble drives, three pointers, and the free throw line.
- He did not get many touches on the inside, as Julian played more of a guards' game, especially once Bloomington went to the zone in the second half.
- Nyal went hard after the ball of the glass, and had a good sense for where the missed shots were going to land.
- MacKoshwal is pretty athletic for his size, and he used that athleticism to block a few of the Bloomington shots. It was too bad that his best display of athleticism came on a blocked shot that was definitely goaltending.
- The most impressive thing about MacKoshwal was that he already has a sense of the impending double team and was able to pass out of the double team to find open shots for his teammates.