By Jeff Griffith, Josh Verlin & Varun Kumar
For almost twelve hours Thursday afternoon, several local high school basketball teams and players showcased their talents as part of the first day of the Scholastic Play-by-Play Pete and Jameer Nelson Classic at Widener University.
Here are some standouts from Thursday’s action:
Izaiah Brockington (2017/Archbishop Ryan)
The NJIT commit played a two-way game, as he finished with 22 points and made several key defensive plays. On the offensive end, Brockington was able to consistently score from within the arc by either pulling up in the mid-range, or by driving to the basket. He also effectively utilized his size to finish through contact around the rim or to get some separation on his jump shots. He used his size well defensively too, fighting through defenders and getting his hands on passes. The senior was particularly great late in the game with his team trailing, as he led Ryan to a comeback victory. He had eight points in the final quarter, and also had a tremendous sequence with under three minutes to go when he scored on a long two, stole the subsequent inbounds pass and layed the ball up to bring Ryan to within three.