I write to empower our basketball community on many different levels. It’s about giving a platform to our young Ball players on all levels! We have talent at the 2A, 3A, and 4A divisions. I have accepted the responsibility of being a voice on the Grassroot level, and the high school level. I believe every city around the country should have a voice that can speak for their City. And no doubt I have accepted!
Martin Luther King Basketball Invitational put on by Ryan Silver, and West Coast Elite was well-organized. There were some great matchups and high-caliber play that gave people their money’s worth. It was a great day to call yourself a representative of the basketball community here in Las Vegas. There were some outstanding performance put on by individuals. I will say this don’t think you are going to come into our city and put in work. Without a dog FIGHT!
2021 6’4″ Guard Jaden Hardy of Coronado high is a young player with a lot of skills. He can score from all 3 levels. At his size he makes it difficult for opposing guards to stay in front of him. He’s a talent that is putting the country on notice. That they will have to deal with him in the future!
One thing that he must do is make his teammates better around him. That will come in time as he grows and mature. Coronado team must find a way to play more in sync as a team. If they are going to make some noise in the playoffs they must become more consistent on both ends of the floor. I just keep it 100!
2018 6’7″ SG Jamal Bey of Bishop Gorman had an outer body experience against #24 Sierra Canyon of California. This young man played at a very high level in a game that was filled with a lot of excitement. The pace of the game was extremely fast, and the physicality was not for the weak at heart!
Mr. Bey had his full package working for him. The outside and the post game. He attacked the basket making it very difficult for his opponents to know his next moves. His leadership demonstrated that he can carry his team to another state title. Young Fella Is The Real Deal!
2018 6’5″ SG Deon Stroud of Trinity International is a special talent. He is one of the most athletic players that I have seen in a very long time. He can do things that most players dream about. In the MLK Invitational he dropped 41 points on Centennial High making it look very easy. He’s being recruited by San Diego State, UNLV, Grand Canyon and Fresno State. Before it’s all said and done many people will be knocking at this young man’s door.
2018 6’3″ PG Marvin Coleman of Foothill showed why he is one of the toughest guards in the city. There is no quit in this young man, he plays very hard on both ends of the floor. In the game against Rancho Solano he helped Propel his team to a win in overtime scoring 27 PTS, 3 RB, 1 AST. He is an unsigned senior.
2020 6’4″ PG Daishen Nix Of Trinity International is a special talent. This young man is a stat-sheet stuffer. He plays under control and gets his teammates involved. No Doubt he is one of those players that you can’t sleep on. He’s the #1 ranked guard in the class of 2020 on Unit 1 Hoop Source Top 25 in Las Vegas. Those big schools will be calling!
The night was capped off with one of the best, High School games of the 2nd half of this season. Here in Las Vegas! Here Are 5 Power Points: To The Sierra Canyon and Bishop Gorman game:
Defense intensity- This was a key in this game. Bishop Gorman fought their way back into the game by playing great defense. Switching on ball rotation, and getting a hand in shooters face. Boxing out and rebounding was also a key factor in this game.
Game Speed- This is what Gorman likes to do, get out and run. With this pace many people don’t take in consideration. Gorman still run their sets. This helps them gets their team involved. They take good shots, this was a key factor in the game.
Coaching- Sierra Canyon style of play is more like Grass-Roots basketball. One of the things that Gorman did well. Was call time-out after Key made baskets. This allow Gorman to get in their defensive sets and not allow Sierra Canyon to get Buckets in transition.
Executing- Making plays down the stretch gave Gorman a chance to make plays that were key in this win
Brotherhood- Team chemistry is a unique quality to have. To play for one another is an exceptional quality that Champions have. Gorman demonstrated that against a very good team that has outstanding players!
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