Daniel Lubamba

Northside Christian, under Coach Hatchett, has seemingly always had talent that has attracted the eyes of college coaches of multiple levels.  That seems to be the same this year, especially with a talent like 2023 Wesley Tubbs that already holds high-major offers. 

But when watching this team compete at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, there is more talent to be found with this team that college coaches may want to keep tabs on.

There are a few seniors and juniors that have performed well so far this season and understand their role on the court.  2022 Daniel Lubamba is a solid two-way player that understands how to lead on the court, has a college-ready frame and plays with a terrific motor.  During the two-day event, Lubamba posted numbers of 13 points and 12 rebounds in Game 1 and then 9 points and 8 rebounds in Game 2, really filling up the stat sheet.  And that doesn’t even mention his defensive presence on the court at 6’5. 2022 Jalen Mattocks is another senior that someone could use, as he is a defensive presence down in the paint, gets on the boards, and is incredibly active on the court; he makes so many plays that go unnoticed.

As far as juniors, one could look at players like 2023 Mychael Mitchell and 2023 Antonio Perkins.  Mitchell has really elevated his play over the last year and a half, taking the next steps in his development.  He is a quick guard that makes plays with his dribble, creates well for himself and others, and is developing his ability to score in a variety of ways. Perkins really stepped up this past weekend in helping stretch the defense; he has been known for his outside shooting and showed it again, knocking down shots from the corner behind the arc but also his mid-range shot.

Northside Christian continues to produce players and these are certainly not the only ones to keep an eye on but these four really have stepped up early this season and should be catching a few more eyes with what they provide for this team.