Division play is in full swing in the Garden State as teams are looking to take home a title. Jackson Memorial and Brick Memorial squared off in a pivotal A South showdown with the Jaguars emerging victorious 48-37. Here are…
Division play is in full swing in the Garden State as teams are looking to take home a title. Jackson Memorial and Brick Memorial squared off in a pivotal A South showdown with the Jaguars emerging victorious 48-37. Here are the top standouts from the Jackson Memorial-Brick Memorial game.
, 6’2 G Jackson Memorial 2023
Tyleek drove the Jaguars to victory, especially in the second half as he scored a game-high 17 points. The 6’2 guard used his handle to beat his defender off the bounce and finished nicely around the basket. Tyleek was unafraid of drawing contact around the paint and got his teammates involved in the half court. He got deflections on the defensive end and started the break off defensive rebounds. Tyleek’s ability to get to the rim and make plays is something that will help his stock in a big way.
, 6’5 SF Brick Memorial 2023
Alston had a big first half for the Mustangs as he scored the opening six points of the game. The 6’5 wing was aggressive early as he was unafraid of taking big shots and showed confidence when he shot his jumper. Alston put the ball on the floor and finished nicely around the rim. He moved his feet well on the defensive end and fought for rebounds at both ends of the floor. Alston is a two-way wing prospect who will be one to watch in the Shore Conference this season.
Mekhi Cherry, 6’2 G Jackson Memorial 2023
Cherry was crucial to the Jaguars’ road victory as he made big plays for them in the second quarter. The 6’2 guard attacked the basket with a purpose as he was able to get to the rim and finish. Cherry moved well without the ball in his hands and rarely made bad decisions during the game. He worked hard on the defensive end and did a good job on the boards. Cherry is a tough guard prospect who does not mind doing the dirty work for Jackson Memorial.
, 6’1 PG Brick Memorial 2023
Starrett had a strong second half for the Mustangs as he hit big shots for them in the third quarter. The 6’1 guard hit a pair of three-pointers and showed a good release on his jumper. Starrett ran the offense for the Mustangs as he got them into their offense and settled the team down during parts of the game. He showed an ability to play off the ball and worked hard on the defensive end. Starrett’s ability to run the offense is something that will help his game in a big way in 2023.
Charlie Meglio, 6’3 F Jackson Memorial 2023
Meglio was the X-Factor for the Jaguars as he made clutch plays for them throughout the game. The Campbell baseball commit was tough to keep off the boards, especially on the offensive end as he kept possessions alive. Meglio showed off a nice touch on his free throws and was able to draw contact around the basket. He finished nicely around the basket and moved well without the ball in the hands. Meglio’s ability to control the glass is something that will be key for Jackson Memorial for the rest of the season.