Tyler Lewis(Forsyth Country Day) scores 47 points in Championship Game at Bob Gibbons’ Tournament of Champions

Posted by Andy Durham on May 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm under Amateur, High School | 11 Comments to Read

Garner Road failed to make the championship bracket at the TOC, after a Saturday loss to Team Loaded, when N.C. State commitment Tyler Lewis scored 47 points to outduel TJ Warren, who scored 41.

“It was a tough loss, but we got over it,” said Warren, the MVP of the consolation bracket.

Read all on the Tournament, CLICK HERE….


  • NC State said,

    THE BELOW POST IS FROM THE FALL WHERE OAK RIDGE PROJECTED THEIR PLAYERS AND TALKED ABOUT FALL WORKOUTS….

    Oak Ridge Military Academy Basketball Release:
    Our fall workout schedule will be from 4:15 to 6:00 PM EVERY WEEKDAY beginning Monday, August 30th and ending Friday, October 29th. We will not have workouts during the week of September 27th when we are on break.
    Below is information on our returning and new players:
    Class of 2011
    Jacob Lawson – 6’8? forward – tremendous athlete with soft hands and good touch around the basket. He runs the floor and finished exceptionally well. Can also step out and shoot the 3. Top 100 player nationally in his class. High major
    Division I prospect with several offers from those level schools already. Good
    student with a 3.1 GPA.
    Chris Jones – 5’11? point guard – Top 20 player nationally that wants the ball
    in his hands in crucial situations. Prolific scorer that makes great decisions
    in traffic and shoots the 3 point shot from deep. Committed to Tennessee.
    Michael Neal – 6’2? point guard – very strong handle and sees the court well.
    Can shoot the 3 and finishes great going to the basket. Committed to
    Appalachian State.
    Asad Lamot – 6’2? combo guard – fundamentally sound, a leader on the floor, can
    shoot the 3, slashes well, great defender. Hardest worker in our program. Mid
    major Division I prospect. Great student with a 3.8 GPA.
    Ryan King – 6’9? small or power forward – athletic and plays above the rim.
    Good hands and scores well around the basket. Needs more strength and
    ballhandling skills. Mid-major Division I prospect.
    Justin Mitchell – 6’5? small forward that can shoot the ball consistently to 18
    feet. Good hands and athleticism allow him to play above the rim. Needs to
    improve his strength but is a Division II prospect.
    Bashir Balarabe – 6’6? small/power forward – can play inside or outside. Very
    determined player who plays very hard and does all of the dirty work. Low to
    mid major Division I prospect.
    Petar Pajovic – 6’9” power forward that can play inside or outside. Can score
    well with both hands inside and can shoot the 3 point shot as well. Mid major
    Division I prospect.

    HERE IS WHERE THEY ACTUALLY ENDED UP:
    JACOB LAWSON – PURDUE
    MICHAEL NEAL – APP STATE
    ASAD LAMONT – LEES MCRAE — DIVISION 2 SCHOOL
    RYAN KING – WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
    BASHIR BALARABE – CARL ALBERT STATE COLLEGE – JUNIOR COLLEGE IN OKLAHOMA
    JUSTIN MITCHELL?????????????????
    PETAR POJIVIC ???????????????????
    CHRIS JONES – ??????????????????

    OUT OF THE 8 SENIORS…. ORMA PROJECTED 7 AS DIVISION I PROSPECTS. NEAL AND LAWSON WERE THE ONLY 2 WHO ENDED UP DIVISION 1 IF YOU DON’T COUNT JONES BECAUSE NO TELLING WHERE HE MAY END UP.
    I MAKE THIS POST BECAUSE DON’T PUBLICLY SAY THE KID IS A MID MAJOR PROSPECT AND HE ENDS UP D2. YOU DON’T GO FROM PLAYING IN THE COLONIAL CONFERENCE IN THE FALL TO SIGNING D2 IN THE SPRING.

    PEOPLE GET TO CARRIED AWAY WITH RATINGS INSTEAD OF FACTS.

  • hoopcity said,

    I agree NC State. People get way to carried away with ratings these days oppose to worrying about the facts.

    The above is a GREAT example.

  • right said,

    that was not a scout saying that… it was Stan trying to boost his team up …. and theres a lot of D-1 talent in division two.. God has a plan for everyone so i dont get what your trying to say.. and Chris jones signed with UT , he just did not qulaify so hes going to a D-1 juco in florida

  • Stan was not far off said,

    For all of Stan’s faults, I would suggest that Stan was not that far off with what he was advising about the potential outcomes of all of these past players. From a player stand point, these players were basically at the levels that Stan noted but obviously it just did not work out for these players for whatever reason. Some of these kids could have had some grade issues, lacked specific course requirements or whatever. I am sure Stan’s problems in the end affected a few of these kids not getting where they wanted to go. If Stan’s problems had not come to light, I am sure several of these kids would have gotten a few more of the D1 offers that they wanted. Personally, I was pleased to see a school actually put a target on its back and try to live up to it. Most coachs apparent afriad to even talk about a players potential in private much less talk about it in public. We are willing to put our kids out on the limb when it comes to their educational potential, their personal potential, their business potential, their relationship potential and everything else that you can think of. Why not have the guts to put it out into the same public arena about a kids potential on the field or court of choice. Stan had his problems but I will miss his boldest and ability to circle the wagons around his people and his beliefs.

  • NC State said,

    Correct that was the ORMA coaching staff saying what level prospect their players were and they were WAY off. Too many people put to much emphasis on a rating….

    Who cares if Chris Jones signed at UT. If you are correct in your post he didn’t have the grades and is at a JUCO. (Didn’t know where the kid was until your post) Then he is a JUCO player not a UT player – that is a big difference.

    If you can’t qualify for division i basketball then you are a community college or juco player. You are not a division i player until you are signed and step on campus in the fall semester.

    I don’t believe Stan’s personal problems affected the team. He was still coaching and had 9 assistants to help the “7 of 8 division 1 prospects” where only 2 ended up division I.

    There are a lot of people who say they would have been a division 1 player if their coach let them shoot more, if they worked harder, if they grew 2 more inches….etc. You are not division 1 until you sign and step on campus that fall semester.

    Asides from PJ Hairston in our area we don’t have many big D1 players.

    How many schools did Chris Jones attend 3 or 4?

  • area players said,

    To NC State’s post about this areas players. Yes – PJ is a great example of what this area can produce but he is not the only example. I do not remember all of the kids names but this area does produce a good number of “D1” basketball players. It currently does not produce a lot of “D1” Carolina or Duke type of players but if you include the other “D1” schools such as App, Elon, A&T, NCCU, Wilmington, Charlotte, etc… this area is produce a good number of “D1” players. Wake Forest has gotten a numbe of guys from the Triad area over the past couple of years. It would be great if someone could put together a complete list of players over the past 5-10 years that went to college to play basketball whether D1, D2 or whatever. If they played basketball in this area up to at least the 10th thru 12th, then let’s find out where they went and how they did. If someone does (or can) put together such a list, then do not forget the girls because this area produces a lot of D1 talent for girls. It also appears that most of the D1 talent is moving to the private schools.

  • hoopcity said,

    That would be a great list to see both girls and guys. It is interesting how many of those ORMA kids had “mid major prospect” by their name. Wallace State Community College is far from a mid major program like VCU, George Mason, ODU ….etc.

    I would be curious to see if they broke it down at the division 1 level to high to mid to low major.

    High Major – ACC
    Mid Major – Colonial
    Low Major – SoCon and Big South

    I think we will see low major make up the bulk of d1 and rarely mid or high major.

    Like I said before people care to much about a rating. People need to quit caring so much about how they are rated and just play / get better and good things will happen.

  • right said,

    first of all Chris Jones was a division I prospect because he did signed with UT …key word ‘prospect’….yes Stan rated some of his players higher than he should have but he said prospect … your trying to argue that Stan over rated his players? a lot of coaches do that because they want to get seen just as much as the players…. what are you trying to accomplish NC State? i take it as your an NC State fan .. i should have know i was talking Basketball genious

  • fan said,

    I think that NC State’s point is people care to much about ratings. Kids are overrated more often than underrated. ORMA did a good job of overrating their players.

  • NC State said,

    Chris Jones may never suit up in a division 1 uniform. My point is what a “joke” it is these days where everyone rates players and they never achieve that “prospect” rating. ORMA is a classic example. You publish on a blog that you have 7 division 1 prospects in your senior class and 2 end up division 1. We aren’t talking ratings of d2 – d1 or low d1 only. We are talking Mid Major…. may I add that we had 2 mid major programs in the final four with Butler and VCU.

    ORMA blew a lot of hot air and nothing came to fruition. This is going on all over basketball and it has parents believing their kids are better than they actually are.

    2 out of 7 is NOT a good success rate when it was 2 months before the start of their senior basketball season.

    These ratings (which manipulates parents minds) and individuals clinging to young kids telling them how great they are, how they don’t get to shoot enough….etc. is ruining the game of basketball.

  • BIG JOE said,

    Folks stay away from that ranking game that too often is never correct. Most do not do enough research on a player to come up with such rankings. When they see that they are way off, they tend to try and justify it with something else.