NIBC HS Series: La Lumiere vs Legacy (Standouts) LAPORTE, IN—It was quite a day for high school basketball enthusiasts and it occurred at the U.S. Marines NIBC LaPorte Invitational. La Lumiere would start things off with a dominating performance against Legacy…
NIBC HS Series: La Lumiere vs Legacy (Standouts)
LAPORTE, IN—It was quite a day for high school basketball enthusiasts and it occurred at the U.S. Marines NIBC LaPorte Invitational. La Lumiere would start things off with a dominating performance against Legacy College Early 74-46. Led by Notre Dame recruit (pictured) and his 20-points the game was over essentially in the 1st quarter as La Lumiere put on a stunning display of skill and energy at both ends of the floor.
2022, CG, 6-foot-3, 170 pounds
Joel’s Take: Notre Dame has an instant impact recruit in Starling. He dropped in 20-points and did it in a variety of ways including four 3s and a number of pull-up jump shots. He is a well-polished combo-guard who can play both guard positions at the next level. He has the shooting touch to come off of screens and he sets up his shot well. He can break down defenders, get in the lane, and his pull-up game is tight. If the scoring opportunity isn’t there he has the savvy to find an open teammate.
(Legacy College Early)
2023, PF, 6-foot-7, 220 pounds
Joel’s Take: if there is any national recruit that is as explosive as Carr, I’ve yet to see him. He literally plays as if he was shot out of cannon and his explosiveness in transition is awe-inspiring. If he isn’t dunking on anybody’s head, he is swatting shots away at the other end. His offensive game is still in its rudimentary stages, but you can see the potential. He can face-up at the elbow and get to the rim and his free-throw touch is soft.
Jr (La Lumiere)
2023, PG, 6-foot-1, 165 pounds
Joel’s Take: The recent Michigan State commit exhibited all the intangibles in this one that made him such an attractive recruit. He is a true point guard who can manage the game, defend at a high level, and get his points when needed. His handle and ability to change speeds is uncanny and he can get to the rim at will. He can knock down the 3 as well, but that is an area that can improve going forward.
2022, PG, 6-foot, 155 pounds
Joel’s Take: Holloway is undersized, but his game is tight and he has an uncanny ability to hit deep jump shots. He sets up his shot well, has a crafty handle, and he is always on balance. He does a nice job of changing speeds and his burst off the dribble is solid. However, it’s his ability to knock down jump shots on a consistent basis should make him an attractive prospect.
2022, PF, 6-foot-7, 230 pounds
Joel’s Take: Okpara personifies the term “glue-guy”. The chiseled 4-man can defend multiple positions and his motor runs hot. He can snag rebounds in traffic, lead the break, and he advances the ball well in transition. While operating in the paint he crashes the offensive glass and he shows great hands and a consistency to play through contact.
(Legacy College Early)
2023, CG, 6-foot-1, 165 pounds
Joel’s Take: There were not too many bright spots for LCEHS, but Arnold at least delivered enough to warrant a glimmer of light. He is a natural scorer with a nice frame—which includes long arms. He has improved his ability to create shots off the dribble and his mid-range game is getting tighter. As his 3-point shot gets more consistent he projects well for the Division 1 level.