Tale of the Tape: Marist @ Brother Rice

On Saturday morning, WTTW Channel 11 in Chicago rebroadcast a January 25 game between Brother Rice and Marist. This contest saw the match up of North Carolina-bound, and recently crowned McDonald's All American Bobby Frasor and Illini recruit, junior guard <b>Jeremy Nash</b>.

After Bobby Frasor scored a quick five points for Brother Rice, the defenses took control of the basketball game in this contest between the two rivals. Each defense was dictating what their opponents could do on the offensive end of the court, and there were very few open shots to be found. Marist was slowing down the Brother Rice offense and Bobby Frasor by utilizing a 1-3-1 trap. The Marist trap was keyed on the point by Jeremy Nash, who was very active in passing lanes and in creating traps at the wing.

At the end of the first quarter, Marist had a 13-10 lead. After the quick start by Frasor, the RedHawk defense was able to hold him scoreless until the fourth quarter. When halftime came, Marist was holding a 27-25 lead over Brother Rice thanks to a half court three pointer from Jeremy Nash.

Marist started out the third quarter scoring the first five points and took a seven-point lead, 32-25. Unfortunately for Marist, that was the start of the end. From that point on in the third quarter, Brother Rice outscored Marist 11-4 tying the game at 36 heading into the fourth quarter. Brother Rice really pulled away in the fourth quarter going on a 16-3 run to start the quarter keyed by the offense of Bobby Frasor, who had not scored since the first quarter.

Brother Rice ended up winning the game 58-46. Bobby Frasor led Brother Rice in scoring with 17 points, and he contributed 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Jeremy Nash led Marist in scoring with 11 points, all in the first half.

JEREMY NASH SCOUTING REPORT
  • First, here is a link to my previous scouting report of Jeremy Nash. This was during the Hillcrest Shootout at the Hill when Marist defeated Bloom Township 58-38.
  • When he gets to college, I think Jeremy projects to be a point guard. With his Marist team, he is the guard that keys the Marist offense, not teammate Mitchell Bouie. After keying the offense, Jeremy would normally find himself posting up his defender. I don't think Marist runs the swing offense, but they do use the principle of posting up the guards.
  • Offensively, Jeremy is much better slashing to the rim, instead of sitting on the outside taking a jump shot. Jeremy is very good at getting past defenders off the dribble, and getting to the rim.

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