The last day of semis is underway so we take showcase who showed out in the 2A semifinals Tripp Phillips – State – Pos 6'5" | SF | 2023 Lipan | 3D Empire Phillips came out on fire early hitting…
The last day of semis is underway so we take showcase who showed out in the 2A semifinals
Phillips came out on fire early hitting shots from the perimeter and middle of the paint. Create his shots off the swing pass towards him. Taking advantage of his length when he gets inside the paint. Second half his IQ was displayed passing the ball ahead to the man running in the middle. In the high post he instantly knew to hit the man cutting backdoor realizing nobody guarding the rim.
Usually shooters underperform at the Alamodome, but not when your name Garrett Smith Garrett Smith 6’0″ | PG Lipan | 2023 TX . Shooting efficient 4/6 from the field. Best part of is he didn’t attempt any three point attempt just taking what the defense gave him. Learned to be physical over the years. This year in his state appearance Smith was more of a floor general.
Somebody cue Biggie Smalls ‘Big Poppa’ cause the big fellas delivered a cool smooth performance from the beginning. You think for his size he’s to mobile but he can stretch the floor with his jumpshot. Reacts to the offense breaking the press moving to the ball. Knows how to play his elbow when turning around, finish with a soft touch.
This slashing forward imposed his physical will. Driving to the lame bumping defenders out the way for an easy two points. Finished with a double double of 16 points and ten rebounds playing physical and strong. Have a constant motor playing 31 minutes out of the 32 minutes. Shooting touch needs work but we’ll see how good of a shooter in the championship.