Taylor King, SF, Mater Dei – With the kind of head coaching attention that was sitting in the stands, the pressure was on. King made it happen with a tournament-high 35 points on 13-for-26 from the field. Now, he busted four 3-pointers along the way but that's not the story. Often times a kid with King's perimeter ability will marry himself to the 3-point shot. What King did well against Brophy was move around the floor and in particular on the blocks. He might have had a few fade ways from that area of the court rattle out on him but he never gave up on performing as a true inside-outside forward.
Jerai Grant (pictured), PF/C, DeMatha – The 6-foot-7 long, slender big man dunks what he can inside and plays aggressively. The son of a former NBA world champion would have made papa proud with a hard earned 13 points and 13 boards.
Aaron Pogue, C, Dunbar – Big difference a day makes. In his second game, Pogue's field goal attempts (3-for-9) were exactly the same as the day before but that's where the similarities end. If he's going to achieve at the collegiate level he's got to be as active as he was against Pace. He got himself to the line 9 more times than the day before, upped his rebounding totals by 6 to 13 and blocked 2 shots to go with 14 points. His slogan should read: activity yields productivity.
Rayford Shipman – This was a more complete effort than his initial game. Finished up with 22 points on 7-for-18 from the field but still hasn't found his deep stroke.