Texas Pro rallied from a 31-28 halftime deficit to win comfortably by 8 points. Leading the way for Texas Pro was6’4 2014 PG Emmanuel Mudiay with 23 points and 6 assists, 6’7 2013 Kavin Gilder-Tilbury chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds while 6’6 Zachary Brown finished in double figures with 14 points. Leading the way for CP3 was 6’6 2013 Greg McClinton with 14 points, 6’5 2014 Theo Pinson with 12 points, and 6’1 2014 PG JaQuel Richmond 10. Texas Pro is now 2-7 in league play while CP3 is now 5-4.
6’4 PG 2014 Emmanuel Mudiay (Texas Pro) the best words to describe Mudiay are “complete package.” He has the size; length and athleticism to become a future NBA prospect, much less an outstanding player at the collegiate level. He is vastly under-rated as a shooter and he has excellent fundamentals and technique on his jumper. He has tremendous footwork and once he squares his shoulders to the rim, he is almost automatic from deep. He has continued to improve his jumper and has excellent elevation and lift. He has a high release point, extension and follow-through that make him a lethal threat from the 3 point line. He is developing more PG skills and looks more comfortable in his new role on a full time basis. We also like his advanced ball handling dills and overall court awareness and vision. The area of improvement is to reduce the careless turnovers and improve his assist to turnover ratio.
6’7 2013 PF Kavin Gilder-Tilbury (Texas Pro) Tilbury is a physically mature PF that had an efficient game for Texas Pro and was instrumental in their win over CP3. He tallied 20 points going 8-12 from the floor (1-2 from the 3 point line) and 3-4 from the FT line. In addition, he corralled 7 rebounds. He is an active player and has the ability to play with his back to the basket or step out and consistently know down the open 15 foot jumper. While sporting a strong physical body, Tilbury has an excellent shooting touch. His fundamentals and technique are excellent for his size/position and love his soft shooting touch around the rim.
6’6 2013 WF Zachary Brown (Texas Pro) Brown enjoyed a solid game with 14 points, but again an efficient and effective outing. Brown went 4-7 from the floor and showcased his range going 2-5 from the 3 point line along with 4-5 free throws. Brown has excellent length and athleticism that is accompanied by a nifty shooting touch.
6’6 2013 WF Greg McClinton (CP3) McClinton enjoyed one of his better games against Texas Pro. He led the team in scoring with 14 points by going an efficient 6-9 from the field and 2-2 from the free throw line. McClinton is extremely long and athletic and excels in transition and has nice bounce to his game. The next step for McClinton is to diversify his offensive repertoire and extend his shooting outside 8-10 feet. He has made solid contributions to the CP3 team thus far in 2012.
6’5 2014 WF Theo Pinson (CP3) Overall, this was a quiet game for Pinson as he tallied 12 points going 2-5 from the field (1-3 from the 3 point line) and 7-9 from the FT line. He is extremely long and athletic at the WG/WF position and is active on both ends of the court. It has been noted that Pinson does have a slight shooting flaw with his jumper; however he is consistent enough to keep defenses honest with his outside shooting. More importantly, Pinson has made a living at the charity stripe throughout the EYBL competition and today was no difference. He does have the unique blend of athleticism and basketball IQ to elevate him into the high elite status. His open court ball handling skills and passing off the dribble are advanced for his size/position, but will need to refine his mechanics and jumper to continue to be in the upper tier players down the road. That being said, Pinson has tremendous intangibles and a skill set and understanding that are beyond his years.
6’1 2014 PG JaQuel Richmond (CP3) it has been an up and down evaluation period for the physically gifted PG. Richmond had a very quiet first half, but had an outstanding stretch in the 3rd and 4th quarter. He finished with 10 points going 5-12 from the floor (0-1 from the 3 point line) and 0-3 from the FT line. Richmond is excellent at attacking the rim and is effortless in getting into the teeth of the zone. His best offensive weapon against Texas Pro was the teardrop floater as he utilized this move effectively three times in the second half. The other two field goals were finishing at the rim which is his bread and butter. In addition, he dished out 8 dimes and was clearly the most effective guard on the CP3 lineup today. There is no question; Richmond’s greatest attributes are his physically mature body and athleticism. The next step in his development is to expand his repertoire as well. Over the next few years, he must develop a consistent mid range jumper along with being more effective from the 3 point line.