The second game of the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic featured the Jordan Brand Regional Team. In a competitive affair, the White Team defeated the Black team 102-99. Khadeen Carrington (Seton Hall) and Ja’Quan Newton (Miami) won MVP for their respective teams. Some of the standouts from the regional game were:
Jared Terrell, SG – The Oklahoma State recruit is 6’3″ with a strong frame. He uses that strength to bully defenders and get inside. Terrell is very fast with a quick first step, which helps him penetrate against a defense and finish at the rim. Sometimes he gets a little ahead of himself and he needs to work on protecting the ball better. Once inside, Terrell is usually able to finish or draw a foul due to his impressive body control. He’s also skilled at creating space and getting his own shot. He has a quick release and hit some tough threes in today’s game. Terrell also showed off some creative, tough passes.
Ja’Quan Newton, PG – The 6’2″ Miami recruit had a great game. He has a nice handle and was able to penetrate often against the White Team. He’s also good at drawing fouls and converting at the line. He has good court vision and his size helps with getting inside, getting his shot off and finding his teammates.
Khadeen Carrington, SG – The 6’3″ Seton Hall recruit was solid for the winning team. He finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. Carrington led his team in points and his rebounding was impressive for his size. He made some great plays down the stretch for his team and was good both inside and out.
Angel Delgado, PF – The 6’8″ Seton Hall recruit was very impressive today. He finished with 11 points and 17 rebounds and made some great defensive plays. Delgado is a talented scorer, very long and a tremendous rebounder for his size. His length gives his opponents trouble and he was very effective on both ends for the Black Team.
Marial Shayok, SF – The 6’7″ off guard is open on his recruitment now after the Marquette coaching change and is considering Michigan. He finished with 12 points for the Black Team. He has good range with good form. He’s long and can score inside and out. Shayok has a decent handle for his size and knows the game well.
Desi Rodriquez, PF – The 6’6″ Seton Hall recruit finished with 17 points. He’s an athletic wing who is a very talented scorer. He’s a good cutter and rebounder. Rodriguez had an extremely athletic block to send the game to overtime and was clutch in overtime. He also had some athletic dunks and was great in transition.
Paschal Chukwu, C – The 7’2″ Providence recruit is athletic for his size and has a very quick second jump. He’s a terrific rebounder and shot blocker, but needs to work on holding the ball higher and using his hands better. Chukwu needs to work on his defense. He got in foul trouble and struggled to guard Adonis De La Rosa at times. He has tremendous potential though.
Ismael Sanogo, SF – A 6’6″ Seton Hall recruit who is a very athletic wing. He showed off his nice rim-protection and had some impressive blocks. He finished with 7 points and 11 rebounds.
Dwayne Foreman, PF – Foreman is a 6’7″ Rutgers recruit with a strong frame. He’s able to use his strength to penetrate and he’s tough to stop when cutting to the rim. Foreman is good at drawing fouls and finishing inside through contact. He has a high basketball IQ and sees the floor well.
Adonis De La Rosa, C – The 6’11” St. Johns recruit has a huge frame and is a monster to defend down low. He’s slow and has a pretty bad handle, but should be able to eventually use his size effectively down low. He needs to figure out how to back-down defenders properly and develop better post moves, but the potential is there. He gave Chukwu some fits in this game.
Overall, it was a competitive game for these local players and a good way for them to get some exposure. There is some great potential heading to college next season from this game.
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