The 49th Annual City of Palms Classic hosted by Suncoast Credit Union Arena and Florida Southwestern State College hosted a jam-packed fifth day filled with eight games. Prep Hoops scout Riley Sheppard was there for the action and is here…
The 49th Annual City of Palms Classic hosted by Suncoast Credit Union Arena and Florida Southwestern State College hosted a jam-packed fifth day filled with eight games. Prep Hoops scout Riley Sheppard was there for the action and is here to provide you with who stood out.
The sophomore guard was in complete control during Stepinac’s victory on Sunday, erupting for 21 points and four assists. At 6-0, Carbuccia is able score in a variety of ways, but really showed off his range by drilling four three-pointers from either the catch-and-shoot or off a one dribble pull-up.
Ritvo continues to prove why he’s one of the purest shooters in attendance at this years City of Palms. Knocking down a trio of triples on just five attempts, the 6-7 wing is as reliable as they come from beyond the arc – even with a hand in his face. Outside of knocking them down from long-range, Ritvo is a tenacious rebounder and possesses great defensive versatility.
There are not a lot of players out there with as high a motor as White Jr. At 6-8, the sophomore forward is very mature physically for his size and age, moving with fluidity and athleticism while not shying away from contact down low. But where the Myers Park product shines the most is defensively, where he uses his length superbly, almost always going straight up while not fouling.
There is not much anybody can do once Fawaz gets into the paint. While his 6-11 frame does provide several inches on most defenders, “Tacko” knows exactly how to that to his advantage at a young age. With great hands while catching the ball down-low and a soft touch around the basket, Fawaz finished with nine points on four of five from the field. On the other end, the sophomore plays exceptional help defense on the weak side and runs the floor extremely well.
When Jones has a full head of steam attacking the basket, The Rock’s combo guard is often mistaken for a freight train on his way to the basket. At 6-4, the senior compliments his slashing ability with a nice handle and footwork around the rim. And while the guard strength down-low is his strongest attribute, Jones also has a reliable outside game as well – knocking down 2 of his 5 three-point attempts Tuesday.