From the Sideline
Chick-fil-A Day 1
Part 2

The first day of the Chick-fil-A features teams from the state of the South Carolina. In the past, those games may not have garnished the media attention and sellout crowds. Once known as a football state, South Carolina is quickly becoming a hotbed for basketball and last night was a perfect example. In addition, Frank Martin (South Carolina), Buzz Williams (Virginia Tech), Mike Boynton (Oklahoma State), Steve Woodberry (Wake Forest), and Jonas Hayes (Georgia) were all front and center. Now, let's take a closer look at the impact players on the first day of action.

 

6'6 '19 Christian Brown (Lower Richland

Christian Brown has always enjoyed the reputation of having a high motor and the game vs. Porter Gaud was no exception. Going against a very talented team, Brown gave a valiant effort in the losing cause. Brown finished with 21 points, collected nine rebounds, dished out two assists, blocked one shot and had one steal. We were more impressed with his competitive spirit throughout the game. While his team was a little undermanned, Brown demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout the game and gave effort and energy which is in his DNA.

 

6'8 '19 DJ Burns (York Prep)

DJ Burns and York Prep was playing in the auxiliary gym, but that didn't stop the slew of college coaches and fans from attending. Front and center was DJ Burns and he didn't disappoint. The southpaw has a soft shooting touch but has passer friendly hands. In addition, he has excellent court vision and has advanced'passing skills from the high post. Burns finished with 17 points going 7-13 from the floor and 2-3 from the free throw line. In addition, he collected nine rebounds, one assist and blocked three shots.

 

 

6'0 '21 Jacobi Wright (York Prep)

At the most recent SC Top 80 camp back in September, Jacobi Wright established himself as a high-level player. We were impressed with his ability to play both ends of the court. In the game vs. A.C. Flora, the freshman finished with 17 points going 5-11 from the floor including 2-5 from the 3-point line, and 5-7 from the free throw line. In addition, Wright collected three rebounds and had three steals. Wright has established a terrific foundation and didn't play like a freshman. He is definitely one to put in your SIM CARD. All the ingredients are there.

 

6'5 '20 Dillon Jones (W.J. Keenan)

Dillon Jones is a physically gifted player that can play and guard multiple'positions. That being said, he may be somewhat of a 'tweener' at the collegiate level. That being said, one thing is for sure, if he grows a few more inches, he is going to take his game to another level. While he had a solid game against an overmatched Gray Collegiate Academy. Jones finished with 14 points while collecting nine rebounds. He went 4-13 from the floor and 6-10 from the line. He dished out two assists and collected two steals. While his stat line is not overly impressive, it was his overall effort that was more impressive. While things didn't go very well for his team, he still battled and fought through adversity.