At the NC Phenom High School Jamboree held at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina, we had a chance to watch Greensboro Day play three high level teams. In the first game, Greensboro Day played NCHSAA 4A powerhouse North Mecklenburg without the service of 6'7 Temple commitment JP Moorman. Greensboro Day was able to pull out a 47-41 win and did so with excellent defense, especially in transition. In the second scrimmage game of the day, Greensboro Day played NCHSAA 3A Cox Mill featuring one of the premier players in the 2019 class in 6'6 Wendell Moore. Against Cox Mill, Greensboro Day won by the score of 45-39. In the third and final scrimmage game, Greensboro Day played up and comer Northwood Temple of the NCISAA. Northwood came into the contest with a 1-1 jamboree record while Greensboro Day had a 2-0 record. Northwood Temple featured 6'3 Old Dominion commit Michael Hueitt and future star 6'10 '18 Immanuel Bates.' In what was anticipated as a marquee matchup showed the overall strength of Greensboro Day. Greensboro Day won easily with an impressive 41-19 win.

Greensboro Day doesn't have the overall depth as in recent years, but they have a unique blend of team chemistry, suffocating defense and a terrific transition game. Led by senior 6'7 JP Moorman (Temple) and 6'0 Jordan Perkins (NC A&T) along with talented juniors 6'6 Johnny Newman, 6'2 Will Dillard, and 6'6 Alex Michael. While Greensboro Day does not have a true center or rim protector, coach Freddy Johnson has installed one of the best defensive teams that we have seen in quite some time at the high school level. Greensboro Day applies constant ball pressure and in 'your face defense,' not to mention excellent team defensive principles with help side defense. In the past, Greensboro Day has executed flawlessly in the half court, however this season their best offense will be generated by it's half court defensive pressure. They force turnovers and they quickly create easy scoring opportunities in transition.

Team chemistry

Without question, one of the strongest intangibles for Greensboro Day is their overall team chemistry. They play excellent team defense, but are equally unselfish on the offensive end of the court. The roster is filled with talented players, but the players on Greensboro Day have a genuine respect for each other. In other words, they will give up their own scoring opportunity to make the extra pass. They are all great teammates and unders