There were a few prospects who really stepped up big for their teams in some big time matchups this weekend at the Cow-Town Tip-Off. Most times in big games the role players make the difference, these guys were the difference for their teams and will be leaned on heavily moving forward.
Alec Grandstaff had arguably the best performance of anybody not named Jahmius Ramsey on Saturday. The 6'2 G drilled seven three's en route to a 27 point performance in a win for Rockwall. Grandstaff sprayed three's from all over the floor and used a quick release and great footwork to get them off. Grandstaff backed up the talk of him being one of the top shooters in the state of Texas with his display on Saturday.
Simply put, Jordan Harris won the game for South Garland. With his brother Chris Harris Jr. dealing with cramps and Tyrese Maxey dealing with foul trouble Jordan stepped up for his team. Jordan made plays on offense and defense, diving on the floor for loose balls, getting steals and made big shots including the three that gave South Garland the lead for good. Jordan is a crafty guard with a nice handle that can really shoot the basketball. If he can continue this type of effort South Garland will be very tough to beat this season.
Tyler Mcghie was the difference in Denton Guyer's big win against Lancaster. He had an amazing shooting performance. Mcghie made six three's and he made some timely ones. The way the Guyer team is built allows Tyler to get open looks from three. He will make open shots all day long. The 6'5 G put the city on notice he will be a huge factor in Guyer's drive for a state championship.
JB Hill played tough for Duncanville in a loss to South Garland. He was fearless attacking the basket and he really set up his teammates well for easy baskets. JB was able to break down the defense time after time and get to his spots. He played tough defense and showed he can be counted on in big games. JB will be a key component to Duncanville's success moving forward. His quickness, vision and ball handling are a huge asset to his team.
Kellen C. Buffington