On Tuesday Night I had the opportunity to check out Porter Ridge Vs Myers Park, there were tons of high level prospects on the court and Myers Park ended up getting the win by the score of 65-57. Porter Ridge was playing without star 6’8 2019 Cam Stitt, but they were still able to put up a serious fight against a really talented Myers Park squad. Let’s take a look at some of the standouts!
3 Stars of the Game
1. 6’5 2021 Drake Maye: Myers Park (15 Points, 7/12 From the Field, 11 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 2 Blocks)
Maye is an absolute monster with the way he can leave a major impact on the game in a variety of ways. He was the head and shoulders above everybody else on the court in regards to his passing ability and simply being in the right place at the right time. He had quite a few tip in finishes and was always there when his teammates needed him to be. He can score it from all three levels, has serious bounce, and better court vision than most point guards as a 6’5 Wing. He’s also a 5 star QB on the gridiron with offers from Michigan, Auburn, NC State, and many others. It looks like he’s going to be playing football at the next level, but he has serious hoop skills and should garner attention from MM-HM programs if he decides to be like big brother Luke and focus on hoops. Regardless of the decision this young man makes, he’s extremely talented and is a joy to watch play the beautiful game.
2. 6’3 Caleb McReed: Myers Park (17 Points, 5/8 From the Field, 8 Rebounds, 5 Steals, 2 Assists)
McReed was an incredibly steady producer for Myers Park in this one, coming up with a huge night on the defensive end with 5 steals and 7 other deflections. He plays with a ton of heart, and is clearly one of the key leaders on this really talented Myers Park team and they follow his lead. He has a legitimate argument to be made to be the player of the game with the way he performed in this one. His ability to get to the line and capitalize at the stripe was huge in his teams victory (7/10 from there) and he should play a huge role for this team if Myers Park ends up going on a nice little playoff run.
3. 6’3 2019 Deshawn Scarboro: Porter Ridge (18 Points, 7/11 From the Field, 6 Rebounds, 4 Steals, 3 Assists)
Scarboro was definitely the most productive/efficient piece for Porter Ridge in this one scoring 18 points on 11 shots. He’s got a smooth mid-range game and is clearly the coach on the floor for this Porter Ridge group with Cam Stitt being hurt. Unfortunately his performance wasn’t enough in this one, but he should play a big role for Porter Ridge assuming they make it to the NCHSAA playoffs.
Other top Performers
6’7 2019 Duwe Farris: Myers Park (12 Points, 2/4 From Three, 6 Rebounds)
Farris has made a living at Myers Park with his consistent presence on the glass and the ability to drill pick and pop threes. Tuesday night was no different and he should continue to do that for this team on their playoff run. D3s and D2s in need of a sweet shooting forward that understands what it takes to fit into a winning team should pay close attention.
5’10 2022 Jacob Newman: Myers Park (3 Points, 2 Rebounds, 2 Assists)
Newman is already the best on-ball stopper on this team and he has taken that role with great pride, playing smart, and tenacious defense on the opposing teams best guard. His offense is certainly coming along, right now he’s using his incredible speed and vision to create, but as he learns to refine his skillset the HoopState will be on notice sooner rather than later.
5’9 2021 Marcus Willis: Porter Ridge (21 Points, 8/19 From the Field)
Willis is a really talented young point guard that is still learning how to be efficient with his touches, but he plays with a ton of heart and effort, so as he continues to figure out how to best utilize his skillet he’s going to give you some jaw dropping moments with his flare for making tough shots, slipping by defenders, and just genuinely playing his heart out.
6’5 2020 Terrence Johnson: Myers Park (9 Points, 4/7 From the Field, 5 Blocks)
Oh my bounce, this man Terrence Johnson is a long 6’5 forward that can absolutely fly. He impacts the game in a variety of ways and he has a knack for coming up with these absolutely nasty chasedown blocks that leave your jaw dropped. He’s still learning how to best utilize his physical gifts, but he plays really hard all of the time and should be monitored closely over the next 12 months as he builds that base skill level. An intriguing prospect.