From the Sideline
Chick-fil-A Day 3 'The Rematch'
Part 4

When you have a great tournament with great teams the result is often a day of great games and that's exactly what we had at the third day of competition at the Chick Fil A. Three games went into overtime and the action was fast paced, intense, and exciting. Providence Day had its rematch with nationally unbeaten Cox Mill. Now, let's take a look at the top players from each team

Providence Day 63
Cox Mill 54

Year in, year out, Providence Day plays one of the most difficult schedules in the country. While some high school coaches worry about win/lost records, Coach Brian Fields welcomes the opportunity to put his team up against the toughest early season challenges. Coach Jody Barbee has Cox Mill playing at a high level and his nationally ranked team came into the contest with an unblemished 8-0 record. Both teams are well coached and have a roster of high level prospects, however it is one of the more underrated players that had the biggest impact in the game yesterday.

6'3 '18 Isaac Suffren (Providence Day)
Isaac Suffren has simply put on a scoring exhibition in the two games at the Chick Fil A. (See previous article) https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/2017/12/22/sideline-chick-fil/
Against Cox Mill, Suffren finished with a double-double and a game high 24 points and a game high 14 rebounds. Coming into the event, Suffren's recruitment has been somewhat disappointing and one we could not understand at the Phenom Hoop Report. Well, fortunately for Suffren, Drexel University realized his value and offered him a scholarship. More is definitely on the way!

 

6'2 '18 Devon Dotson (Providence Day)
The Kansas signee is simply a winner! He is one of the toughest and most competitive players we have covered over the past eight years. Pundits try to knock his size and perimeter jumper, but Dotson knows how to win. It's in his DNA. Dotson has unbelievable body control and his attack mode approach to the game is unequalled at the high school level. He will quickly become one of Kansas's favorite the day he steps on campus. In the game against Cox Mill, Dotson finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal. (Just a normal day at the office)

 

6'5 '18 Trey Wertz (Providence Day)
We have always felt Trey Wertz has never gotten the proper credit he deserves. The Santa Clara signee is young for his grade, has the highest academic'resume, plus has a smooth and fluid game. One thing is for certain, Wertz plays with poise and is always under control. He doesn't show a lot of emotion which some people take as a negative, but in our opinion simply shows his overall maturity. He simple never gets rattled! For the game, Wertz finished with 16 points.

 

6'6 '19 Wendell Moore (Cox Mill)
It's time Wendell Moore is put in the national conversation as a legit top 15 prospect in the 2019 class. Moore can take over a game, but does it in a 'quiet and sneaky' way. We have often stated, Moore is one of the country's most unselfish high elite level player. He is the consummate team player and simply makes his teammates better. Against Providence Day, Moore finished with 18 points, six rebounds and dished out three assists.

 

6'8 '18 Rechon 'Leaky' Black (Cox Mill)'
The UNC signee is starting to find his groove with his new team. Standing a lengthy 6'8 with an enormous wingspan, Moore continues to showcase his tremendous upside and potential and in our opinion, will be a better player at the collegiate level than in high school. His game is custom made for UNC's fast tempo attacking approach. Against Providence Day, Moore finished with a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds.