The first round of the playoffs
His game seemed to mirror Curtis Stinson with quick no look passes, excellent eye for seeing a clear lane to the
hoop and a knack for knowing where to go for rebounding as he collected eight
Rahshon Clark's team may have lost
but he clearly was the star of the night with highlight after highlight of
amazing dunks and leaping ability that was not outdone by anyone who played last
At one time,
Rahshon also had a textbook move into position from a missed shot to tip-dunk it back in that erupted the crowd of about 50-60 fans. The only weak spot of his game last night was shooting from three, where he was 1-of-7, but in this league of fast-paced style of play, not many players end up shooting a very good percentage from that range.
Another bright spot was in the
Marsden's family was in attendance and they were pleased with his performance as Ross battled with Drake player Ajay Calvin who looked very good for the Bulldogs. Building strength is clearly the main focus for Ross as coming from high school to Big 12 play, working on leg strength to claim position in the post is what the big difference will be for Ross to see minutes this year as the Cyclone have so many young backcourt players on the roster.
John Neal, for Peak Performers, starting off very good shooting the 3-ball but faded in the second half though still finished with 20 points and 4-of-11 on 3's. He too has gotten a bigger build in the upper body like A. Davis looked which is promising for playing tough defense like Coach Morgan will ask of this years' team.
Notes: Dave Braet, a teammate of Anthony Davis, scored nine points for Gratias and Jeff Bergstrom scored six for Peak Performers as they too move on into the semifinals of the Capital City League Sunday night.
On a side note of local flavor, one high school player that peak much interest was the play of speedy guard Patrick Truby from Ballad-Huxley. He showed much poise playing with these older players and had real good ball handling skills. He is a short but quick player that seems to have a good understanding of his role and has good vision, something you just can't teach.