* Ra'Sean Dickey: 17 points (6-14 fg, 5-7 ft), 13 boards and four blocks is a solid night for most post players, but it was a frustrating night for Dickey – frustrating in that his team shot poorly and turned the ball over often to Charlotte Latin, but more importantly frustrating because his teammates were quite ineffective in getting him the ball. And the frustration was evident on Dickey's face, and in the technical foul he was assessed in the fourth quarter. He tended to take the tentative shot too often tonight rather than going up strong against physically inferior opponents, and would have been more effective with interior screening and better-timed entry passes from his teammates. This wasn't his usually dominating effort, but he set the bar pretty high with his 30-point 20-rebound showings last spring. One mediocre showing doesn't change the fact that he's an elite 2004 big man. North Carolina assistant coach Doug Wojcik was in attendance, and was also present for Paulius Joneliunas' game earlier in the day.
* Cassan Breeden: This will be a 2005 standout to keep an eye on. The intriguing 6-7, 180-pound Marlboro County forward has the athletic tools and is working on the game to go with it. For now, he's a wiry high jumper who can hit the occasional turnaround jumper or three-pointer, but in the next two and a half years he'll develop the skills that will make him an elite prospect. UNC is showing early interest. His state line on Thursday night - 11 points, 4 boards, 2 stl, 4-8 fg, 1-1 3pt, 2-2 ft
* Mohamed Tangara: It was a par-for-the-course performance for the 6-9 junior – in that he showed his strength and athleticism, but also his offensive limitations. He had 11 points, on dunks and put-backs, and collected a handful of rebounds and a couple of blocks. He's like a pogo stick off the floor, which pays off with alley-oops and follows, though he's still learning to time his jumps for rebounds.
* Games and players we'll be checking out tomorrow …
2:30 p.m. - Roanoke HS (Paulius Joneliunas)
6:00 p.m. - Marlboro HS (Ra'Sean Dickey)
8:30 p.m. - Mt. Zion (Mohamed Tangara) vs. Reynolds HS (Reyshawn Terry, Justin Bohlander)