Davidson Day defeated Carmel Christian last night by the score of 65-53 and it was an exciting matchup. The two teams were neck and neck throughout the first half with an excellent back and forth battle between the two NCISAA powers. Bryce Alfino came up big with some outside shooting in the first half and Myles Hunter did a little bit of everything for Carmel Christian as the teams headed into the halftime break. In the 2nd half Adam Brazil of Davidson Day started to take control, he asserted himself on the ball and ran the Davidson Day offense like a well oiled machine, leading to a 12 point victory for Davidson Day. Here’s my magical five standouts!
5’11 2020 Adam Brazil: Davidson Day (14 Points)
Brazil controlled the flow of the game in the 2nd half and it was a huge reason why Davidson Day found so much success in that frame. He did an incredible job making decisions with the ball in his hands and he had the entire gym watching his every move. He’s a savvy floor general with shooting touch, craftiness around the rim, and excellent vision when touching the paint. He uses change of speed/direction incredibly well and Hampden Sydney College had two coaches in attendance watching him play. They’re recruiting him pretty hard right now and there’s no doubt he would have a successful career in the ODAC if he decides to go that route. Brazil will be an x-factor for Davidson Day as they look to wrap up a successful regular season and make a push in the NCISAA 2A playoffs.
6’6 2020 Jackson Threadgill: Davidson Day (UNC Charlotte Signee, 15 Points)
Threadgill did a really nice job leaving his imprint on the game over it’s entirety. He was a constant presence with his shooting touch and playmaking, allowing Davidson Day to have multiple ball handling options. He didn’t have his best shooting night, but still came up clutch with timely buckets when his team needed them down the stretch. At 6’6” he does a lot of things well, he can make shots off the catch or dribble, handle the ball in the pick and roll, while being able to defend multiple positions at the other end. As Threadgill continues to get stronger and a little quicker on his feet, he should have a really successful career at UNC Charlotte. Both Head Coach Ron Sanchez and Assistant Coach Vic Sfera were in attendance as well.
6’5 2021 Bryce Alfino: Davidson Day (15 Points)
Alfino is another smooth wing on this Davidson Day roster and he’s starting to really come into his own as a prospect. He’s an excellent 3&D guy that is reliable from beyond the arc while embracing the opportunity to guard high level guys on the other end. He embodies a lot of the toughness you see in Team Charlotte kids but does it in a quiet way. He doesn’t talk a whole lot, he just goes out and plays his tail off at both ends of the court. He’s rapidly developing in terms of strength and athleticism, sporting a sturdy frame with a ton of fluidity and athleticism. Expect his recruitment to take off over the next 6-8 months as College Coaches should be all over the versatile 2021 wing.
6’6 2020 Myles Hunter: Carmel Christian (Youngstown St Signee, 19 Points)
Hunter is another tough competitor that did a lot of his damage from the mid-range in this contest. He’s a shot maker that defends the point of attack incredibly well at the other end of the floor. He can be on the court in just about any situation and can play a variety of roles. He can post up smaller defenders and take bigger ones out on the perimeter where he’s increasingly confident in making shots off the bounce. He can catch and shoot from the corners and should become better at that as he continues to fine tune his mechanics. He kept Carmel in the game late and should be a really good player as he continues to develop at the next level.
6’9 2020 CJ Huntley: Davidson Day (App State Signee, 11 Points)
Huntley was a catalyst in this game last year with his ability to make shots from beyond the arc but in this contest he established himself around the basket early on. He has the ability to make those outside shots so guarding him is difficult. He has excellent touch around the rim, and protects the rim on the other end of the court as well. As he continues to add strength expect him to become a really unique player at the next level. He epitomizes what we look for in modern day big man, the ability to protect the rim and score from all three levels on the offensive end. App State should be really happy about what they have coming in.