WASHINGTON, DC — Bard defeated McKinley Tech to claim the DCIAA Championship on Saturday. Here are some observations from this hard-fought contest. Dion Dunnington | guard | McKinley Tech ’23 Dunnington was a menace at the point of attack defensively.…
WASHINGTON, DC — Bard defeated McKinley Tech to claim the DCIAA Championship on Saturday. Here are some observations from this hard-fought contest.
Dion Dunnington | guard | McKinley Tech ’23
Dunnington was a menace at the point of attack defensively. He makes his opponent uncomfortable throughout the game.
| guard | Bard ’23
Fogle was clearly the most valuable player of this game. He erupted for 11 points in the second quarter, netting a pair of pull-up threes to go along with some mid ranges. Fogle hit multiple contested shots and used step backs to create space. Bard’s captain is not just a talented shooter. He is a capable passer as well. Fogle made some really thoughtful passes to find open teammates.
| forward | McKinley Tech ’23
Gross was effective as a rebounder and rim protector. He is a grab and go threat who has the eye for a good pass. Gross was available for dumpoffs and displayed soft hands.
Kwari Harvey | guard | Bard ’25
Harvey is a promising point guard prospect who made a strong first impression. He is patient with the ball and displays good court vision. Harvey keeps his dribble alive under pressure, and will only improve with his ability to embrace physicality.
Steven Lamar | guard | Bard ’23
Lamar brings energy to the court. He is a physical player who sets solid screens and grabs rebounds out of his area. Lamar scored via a mid-range pull-up.
Darious Leonard | guard | Bard ’23
Leonard was an impact player off the bench as a shooter. He hit a pair of threes to go along with a pull-up jumper from mid-range.
Demontae Neclos | guard | McKinley Tech ’25
Neclos is a lefty guard who impacted the game on both ends. He applied tremendous pressure on the ball defensively. Necos recorded multiple deflections and floor dives. He was a constant threat from three. Neclos has a set shot with a quick release. He also mixes in a nice in between game.
Nate Pondexter | forward | Bard ’24
Pondexter is a face-up forward who displayed nifty footwork. He rebounded relentlessly. Pondexter showcased a nice touch from the foul line. He also served admirably as a rim protector.
| guard | Bard ’23
Thompson’s effort level remained consistently high throughout this contest. He got offensive rebounds and made plays on both ends.
Marquel Thompson | guard | Bard ’23
Thompson is a physically gifted lefty who has the potential to be very good defensively. He competes intensely and takes away air space on the ball. Thompson scored via a floater in the paint.
| guard | McKinley Tech ’23
Webster used ball fakes well throughout the game to keep Bard’s aggressive defense off balance. He rotated well defensively. Webster was often in proper position to take a charge. He grabbed over 10 rebounds, mostly on the defensive end, and was a grab and go threat in transition. Webster made multiple threes and had some crafty finishes as well.