Hurley can go to any number of players on his bench to help stop an opponent as well. Last night, he called on guard Travon Woodall, a 6-foot senior.
Travon's contribution to the 65-48 road victory was 16 points, including two three-pointers. Woodall showed the ability to consistently drop down a jumper while help run the offense when needed.
His ability to move side to side and defend too helped cool down LuHi guard Jeriel Henriquez, who scorched the Friars defense in the first eight minutes of play with 11 points.
Hurley said he is confident in Woodall's game and it was evident last night again. Jamie Dixon and his assistants have always done a great job in recruiting the greater New York area.
Dixon and his staff have hit a home run with Woodall, a winner and someone who thrives under a coach like Hurley, Sr. Down the road, expect Woodall to be a key member for the Panthers' basketball program. He just helps his team win games and can make contributions on both sides of the ball.