The Phenom Hoop Report:Oak Hill Warriors move on to (32-0) and the Quote of the Day from Arthur Caldwell(priceless)
The Phenom Hoop Report….Courtesy of Rick Lewis, who’s young son Tyler Lewis plays on the Oak Hill Warriors team and Tyler has committed to attend N.C. State and plans to play basketball for the Wolfpack, beginning in the fall of 2012 and the Wolfpack are looking forward to having Tyler join the team in Raleigh….(And how do I know that, I just heard Coach Mark Gottfried say that the other day.) Just a note or two on the way in, from Greensborosports.com…..
Scouting Report: Monday, January 30th, 2012
Event: Annual Hoops Classic Oak Hill vs. Imani Christian Prep
Phenom Quote of the Day: “It is better to be defeated on principle than to
win on lies” Arthur Caldwell
Phenom Hoop Report Philosophy: “Balanced, thorough and detailed evaluations
based upon the 3 P’s philosophy of Performance, Production, and Potential”
Oak Hill Moves to 32-0
After an impressive win over Blue Ridge Prep Friday night, the Oak Hill
Warriors hosted Imani Christian Prep of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Saturday
night in Turner Gymnasium before a standing room only crowd. Imani Prep
entered the game with a 10-5 record and is led by 5’11 185 lb junior PG
Kasim Chandler who is currently averaging 23.2 PPG. Chandler has great speed
and ball handling skills and is currently being recruited by several Big
East schools. 6’4 215 lb. senior WG Bernard Francis is averaging 15.8 PPG
and has good size, strength and skill at the WF position. Also, 6’3 195 lb.
senior WG Nehemiah Fisher is averaging 12.2 PPG and the southpaw is
extremely long and bouncy. Francis and Fisher are definitely mid major
prospects while Chandler is getting attention from Seton Hall and other
schools in the Big East.
Oak Hill prevailed with an 86-54 victory and the story line for this game
was simple. The dynamic duo of Jordan Adams and D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera
enjoyed one of the best shooting nights of the season. Adams finished with
31 points going 12-16 from the floor (5-8 from the 3 point line) and 2-4
from free throw line. Adams also collected 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and dished
out 3 assists for his single best performance in an Oak Hill uniform.
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera chipped in 23 points going 7-13 from the floor (3-6
from the 3 point line) and 6-8 from the free throw line. Smith-Rivera also
collected 3 rebounds, 2 steals and dished out 3 assists. Adams and
Smith-Rivera combined for 54 points which matched the total by Imani
Christian Prep and out of the 50 shots taken by Oak Hill; the dynamic duo
took 29 or 58% of the shots and combined for 8-14 three pointers. As the
old saying goes, when player/players have a hot hand, you continue to feed
and reward them and that’s exactly was the game plan for the Warriors. The
only other Warrior to take more than 3 shots for the game was RJ Curington
as he went 2-8 from the floor.
PG Tyler Lewis had a quiet night in the scoring column with 2 points going
1-3 from the floor but dished out 8 assists and collected 3 defensive
rebounds and had 1 steal. 7’0 AJ Hammons returned to action and he tallied 6
points going 2-3 from the floor and 1-2 from the free throw line. Hammons
collected 5 rebounds and blocked 6 shots for the game. RJ Curington and
Montarius Hall contributed 6 points each while Ike Iroegbu and Damien Wilson
chipped in 5 points apiece while Jordan Tebbutt had 3 points.
Oak Hill shot 29-50 shots from the floor for 58% while connecting on 11-23 3
pointers for an impressive 48%. In addition, the Warriors connected on 17-23
from the free throw line for 74%. The Warriors finished with 18 team assists
while only committing 9 turnovers. Oak Hill traveled to Beckley, West
Virginia this coming Wednesday for a national showdown with nationally
ranked Arlington Country Day.