Elite 75 - A.M. Recap
The Boston Amateur Athletic Club had no trouble defeating the Irish Junior National Team 88-37 at Boston University on Friday morning.
Jaylen Brantley – The standout player of the game was Brantley. He led the way with 32 points, including 10-13 from behind the arc. He was equally impressive with his court vision and passing abilities, and had quiet control of the game. On the defensive end, his ball pressure and help defense forced constant turnovers and made it difficult for the Irish Team’s guards to start their offense.
Georges Niang – Had great body control when attacking the basket, and was aggressive on the glass as well. He finished the game with 11 points.
Nerlens Noel – Was unmatched in the post the entire game, and showed off his athleticism and shot-blocking ability en route to 10 points. Noel’s presence in the paint made opposing players cautious when attacking the basket as well.
Egi Gjikondi – A great finisher around the basket, who scored all nine of his points in the first half. He was solid on the offensive glass, where he was able to grab missed shots and put them back quickly.
Andrew Chrabascz – Another huge presence in the post for BABC throughout the entire game. He had eight hard-earned points on the day.
Wayne Selden – Although he only finished with six points in the game, Selden finished very well with contact when attacking the basket. He penetrated at just the right angle on each of his drives.
Jared Johnson – The 6’1” shooting guard led the defensive charge for his club, and was constantly diving on the floor after loose balls. Johnson was a good facilitator, helping to set his teammates up for a lot of open looks.
Jake Layman – His length and athleticism allowed him to be a threat on the defensive end with BABC’s tough full-court press. He was also impressive in the open floor, and finished well around the rim.