David Jones vs. Kalib Mathews Put on a Show
Queens got a steal, you have heard that from us before and 6’4” Kalib Matthews out of Henderson Collegiate continues to show that on the biggest stages. He is a pure bucket getter, at every level, with the utmost confidence and authority and will only continue to get better. However, 6’5” 2021 David Jones is someone you don’t hear much about, yet. In the 2018 FIBA World Cup, playing for the u17 Dominican team, Jones averaged 19.7 points 9.9 boards and 3.9 steals per game, in his 7 games played. In this game he finished with 31 points, showcasing an ability to score the ball from every angle, at every level. This matchup was great to watch as a basketball fan as two high IQ bucket getters went at it, and they both got buckets.
Andrew Shull Continues to Produce at High Levels
As well as the previous two mentioned players played, it was Shull who stole the show for the day. His onslaught of buckets came at opportune times as Chapmanville was able to beat ISA Osborne Academy in the preseason Top 100 matchup. Shull finished the game with 29 points, he was deadly in the mid-range and his pull up game from 3 was off the charts. He got hot in the 2nd quarter to finish with 18 points at the half, giving Chapmanville the lead, in their home opener, and never looking back. Wingate was his first offer, if that stands as his only offer, Wingate will be getting a player who will be a terror for them for four years with head coaches looking at their assistants asking, “why did we not offer him?”
Clarence Rupert Fits the New Age Game
Rupert stands every bit of 6’7”/6’8”. He has a massive wingspan, is very strong and plays with a great motor. In this game, he showcased the ability to be a multi-faceted, position less type of scorer. He put the ball on the floor, he scored with his back to the basket and he knocked down 3s off the catch. Defensively, he has enough length and motor to show he could end up being a switchable piece as he continues to learn and grow. However, it looks like Georgia is on to something with this one, as this is the type of guy Buzz Williams made a living with at Marquette or Rick Barnes with Tennessee. Look for national rankings to come as well as recruitment to really start picking up.
The Best I Saw Today – Day 2
6’1” ’21 Quadir Pettaway – Miller School
6’3” ’20 Curtis Houston – Beckley IJN
6’3” ’21 Nick Green – Henderson Collegiate
6’1” ’22 Josiah Davis – Teay’s Valley
6’6” ’21 Andy Barba – ISA Osborne Academy
6’9” ’20 Obinna Killen (Marshall) – Chapmanville
6’3” ’20 Philip Mullens – Chapmanville