It starts with USC commit Silas Demary Jr. Combine goes as he goes. He sets the tone with his play on both ends of the floor. Demary is a high IQ floor general who has his imprint all over the game from scoring to facilitating to rebounding to defending. He is the total package. Demary finished with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Rakease Passmore once again continues to showcase his much improved perimeter jumper. He is already a highly sought after recruit, but this takes his game to another level. Passmore had a game-high 17 points, to go along with 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. Of his 6 made field goals, 5 were jump shots. Passmore connected on 3 catch and shoot three-pointers and 2 midrange pull-ups.
I’ve said it before, but 6’8 2023 Asa White is the X-factor for this Combine National team. He is one guy who’s recruitment should really pick up this season. He plays with a high motor, crashes the offensive glass, defends multiple positions, and protects the rim defensively. White finished with 8 points, 3 rebounds and 1 block.
6’4 2023 Nathan Ojukwu immediately stood out for DME National as a tough, physical, versatile guard. The lefty excels getting downhill where he can finish above the rim and through contact. In addition, he also showcased the ability to knock down multiple shots from behind the arc. Ojukwu finished with a team-high 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals.
6’9 2023 Maor Nekrashevich (DME) was intriguing with his size and skillset. The lefty has the ability to space the floor, connecting on multiple catch and shoot three-pointers. He has really good footwork and the ability to drive closeouts. He also rebounds outside of his area on both ends of the court. Nekrashevich finished with 10 points and a team-high 7 rebounds.
6’3 2024 Baraka Okojie led DME in assists. He set the tone with his effort on the defensive end. He’s a quick, speedy guard who is active on the ball and in the passing lanes. Offensively, he creates well for others, making plays off the bounce and getting into the paint. Okojie finished with 5 points, 3 rebounds, and a team-high 4 assists.
Combine Academy National 63
Rakease Passmore 17p, 5r, 2a, 3s
Silas Demary Jr. 13p, 7r, 6a
Collin Tanner 11p, 5r
Asa White 8p, 3r, 1b
Kendall Campbell 7p, 2r
Mason Hagedorn 3p, 4r, 2a
Keshawn Brown 2p, 1r, 1a
David Anderson 2p
DME National 49
Nathan Ojukwu 12p, 3r, 1a, 2s
Maor Nekrashevich 10p, 7r
Alvaro Fogueiras 8p, 4r, 1a, 2s
Petras Padegimas 8p, 2r
Yan Ryazantsev 6p, 2r
Baraka Okojie 5p, 34, 4a, 2b, 1s