ZG Prep Classic - Day 2 Recap
The Zero Gravity Prep Classic in Barrington, Rhode Island continued on Saturday. An electric atmosphere inside the gym was highlighted by some of the best teams and players in the country. Here's a look at which ones stood out on day two:
Brimmer and May (51) vs. The River School (47)
Brimmer and May defeated The Rivers School in arguably the most entertaining game of the day. The game was back and forth throughout, with Brimmer & May bringing just a two point lead into halftime. Despite several clean shot opportunities in the final minutes, The Rivers School, led by their floor general Nick Johnson (8 points and 7 assists), weren’t able to convert and despite shaky foul shooting down the stretch the Gators were able to hold on. Brimmer and May were led by Jordan Minor, who dominated inside and out, adding 21 points and 13 rebounds.
New Hampton School (77) vs. St.Andrews School (57)
The gym was jam packed for New Hampton and St. Andrew’s, which was a game much closer than what the final score reflected. Spearheaded by a lethal backcourt of Mika Adams-Woods (19 points & 5 assists) and Tyson Walker (12 points and 3 steals), the Huskies out lasted a skilled St.Andrews squad. Don’t be surprised to see this team contend for another NEPSAC Championship. Benson Lin showed out for St.Andrews in a losing effort, providing 23 points while hitting three 3 pointers.
Gould Academy (63) vs Masters School (58)
Gould Academy and Masters battled back and forth with Gould coming out on top in overtime. Masters had a late lead in regulation when Boo Buie hit a deep three to tie the game. In overtime Gould pulled away in the last 30 seconds to win by 5.
Northfield Mount Hermon (67) vs. Ridley College (53)
Despite shooting struggles in the first half, Northfield Mount Hermon took a three point lead entering halftime and never relinquished it, coasting to a 14 point victory against Ridley College. NMH was powered by Harvard Basketball commit Chris Ledlum, who stunned the crowd with several highlight-reel dunks, and showcased his college ready skills. Ledlum finished with 19 points and four blocks. Ridley College combo guard Alex Root kept his team competitive with four 3 point field goals.
Day 2 Standout Players
Terrence Shannon Jr. (2019) - Shannon Jr. is another high level prospect from IMG Academy. Shannon Jr. repeatedly got to his preferred left hand and finished at the rim, ending the game with 8 points and 4 assists. At 6 foot 7 inches with high level ball skills, Shannon Jr. will certainly play Division 1 minutes. He holds offers from Florida State, Georgetown, and Texas Tech.
Mika Adams-Woods (2019) - The 6’3 Nebraska commit showcased his full range of playmaking abilities while leading his team to victory. Along with his silky smooth jumper, Adams-Woods consistently made highlight reel passes and showed an uncanny ability to control the temper his teammates. He finished with 19 points and 5 assists, and Cornhusker fans should be excited about what he can add to the Big Ten squad.
Chris Ledlum (2019) - Ledlum, a 6-6 forward with guard like ball skills, showed out today for Northfield Mount Hermon. Ledlum constantly bullied opposing players downlow, earning his way to the foul line. Ledlum also showcased his perimeter game, even stepping back to knockdown a crucial three pointer. Ledlum finished with 19 points and 4 blocks, and figures to improve greatly in the coming years.
Boo Buie (2019) - The Northwestern commit scored 23 points to lead Gould to a victory today. Buie hit a late 3 pointer from deep to tie the game and send it into overtime. Buie did a great job of getting to the rim and finishing all night.
Tim Dawson (2019) - Dawson poured in 29 points for Hamden Hall as he lead the team to victory. Dawson did a great job of playing with tempo and controlling the floor all night. Dawson displayed everything you want to see in a point guard with his ability to get to the rim, create for others and make shots.
Rahmir Moore (2019) - Moore had 21 points and got whatever shot he wanted today. Moore showed great ability to get to the rim and finish as well as make tough jumpers. Moore got Rise Academy going early by scoring 19 of his points in the first half.
Demarr Langford Jr (2019/2020) - The PSA wing scored 13 points and added 8 rebounds. Langford is a superb athlete with a college ready frame. He is nearly unguardable when he gets going down hill in transition, and has an improved jump shot. Langford also guarded 1-5 throughout the game.