The fifth game for day five of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two noteworthy squads in Providence Day and Legion Collegiate. The Chargers came out of the gate with something to prove, spreading the ball around and mounting a 10-9 lead in the first quarter. However, Legion Collegiate quickly answered with a 9-2 run to start the second period and started taking over the action. Due to a late surge and buzzer-beater by Quave Prospt-Allison, Providence Day entered halftime with a 23-20 lead. After the break, the Chargers extended their lead and never looked back, finishing third quarter with a 44-34 lead, and ultimately securing a 59-46 victory over Legion Collegiate.
6’1 ’22 Quave Propst-Allison
It should come as no surprise, but Propst-Allison offered a great leadership presence on both ends of the floor for this group. He’s a strong downhill penetrator, both in transition and the half-court, and utilizes his quick first step to regularly break down his assignment. Propst-Allison is quality athlete with a sturdy, muscular frame and the ability to absorb contact as a finisher. He highlighted IQ, vision, and did a nice job of making the correct read as a playmaker.
6’3 ’22 Bryce Scott
Although Propst-Allison is their clear leader, it would be impossible to ignore the tough, gritty contributions the Chargers receive from Scott. He’s slightly undersized for his position but makes up for his lack of size with nonstop activity, great positioning, and well-rounded athleticism. Scott is a terrific rebounder with a quick second jump and the ability to outwork bigger opponents on the glass.
6’3 ’22 Shane Blakeney
Already widely considered a dynamic scorer by most folks within the region, Blakeney continued to solidify his case as an obvious scholarship-level prospect. He’s a poised, polished scorer from the guard position, but also showed the ability to lead and effectively dictate the offensive action for this group. Blakeney created for himself and others, scored from all three levels, and highlighted athleticism on both ends of the floor.
6’10 ’22 Isaac Hawkins
After highlighting some quality flashes through the summer season, Hawkins appears to be even more comfortable as the primary interior cog for this Legion Collegiate squad. He’s currently developing his body and overall offensive arsenal, but made multiple smart passes and still found ways to score around the basket within the flow of the action. Additionally, Hawkins made an excellent impact as a rebounder and rim-protector—blocking multiple shots and utilizing his length very well to disrupt penetration opportunities.