Just watched Lourawls Nairn and Sunrise Christian Acadmey take on the nation's top-ranked PG Emmanuel Mudiay and Dallas Prime Prep.
Tum Tum had a great showing and ended the night with 16 points and 7 assists (unofficial). DPP ultimately won in a game that was within one-possession until intentional fouling time.
- Strong for his size…fights through contact well
- Constantly drawing fouls (drew an impressive 13 fouls tonight)
- Good vision
- Very decisive and attacks the rim relentlessly
- Just as fast as he's been made out to be...straight-line speed w/ ball is incredible
- Uses the glass well
- Has already perfected a variety of college-level offensive moves off the dribble (spinning in the lane at full-speed, euro-step, etc.)
- Amazing drive-and-dish ability...single-handedly destroyed the 1-3-1 zone and forced DPP to go to Man
- Good with both hands...had some nice finishes with the left hand
- Beats opponent down the floor the second they get lazy (similar to Appling)
- Nobody could stay in front of him without hand-checking
- Could have had well over 20 points had he been hitting his free-throws
- Had some trouble with double-teams
- Size will definitely be an issue at the next level, particularly on the defensive side of the ball
- Not sure he took a shot from more than five feet out the entire game...no idea what his range is, what his shot looks like, or whether or not it falls with any regularity
- Shooting form on free-throws looked jerky…needs work…missed two with under 1-minute left and his team trailing 56-54...went 2-7 from the line overall.
Unimportant Game Notes:
- SCA built a double-digit lead that fell apart when Tum Tum came out in the 2nd...still led 26-23 at the half
- Can definitely tell why Mudiay is the top-ranked PG…absolute wizard with the ball…could have racked up 20+ assists if his teammates would have finished on easy shots he was creating. Wicked step-back jumper as well, made four in a row on back-to-back-to-back-to-back possessions, one of them a three-pointer from about twenty-eight feet out, but never really tried to create shots for himself other than that
- SCA was clearly out of their league talent-wise but great shooting and fundamentally sound play kept them in the game
- Strange sequence in the 4th: Double technical, one on SCA one on DPP. DPP shot free-throws and got the ball; SCA did not shoot free-throws (gave DPP a 49-46 lead with under 5-minutes left in the game).