Chris McCullough, 6-10 Fr. PF, Syracuse: Anyone can see he needs to get stronger. As his stamina grows and his strength comes and he turns from a boy to a man, he’ll be a Top 10 pick….Jim [Boeheim’s] record of sending guys to the NBA is better than 98 percent of the coaches, so just follow the plan. I think if he stays in two years, he’s a lottery pick.”
Duke’s entire coaching staff along with North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Hubert Davis and several players watched 2016 power forward Harry Giles of Wesleyan (N.C.) Christian go for 38 points and 19 rebounds Tuesday night. The news was reported on Twitter by @RodgerBohn and @jhardy575. Duke assistant Jon Scheyer and Kentucky’s John Calipari and Kenny Payne also watched Giles last week. The 6-foot-10 Giles tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus while playing for the USA Under-16 team last summer and missed his sophomore season of high school basketball.
Syracuse commit Dontae Strickland led the team with 1,179 yards and 16 touchdowns, while junior back Phil Campbell added 636 yards and 10 more scores. Strickland may be going to Syracuse as a running back, but he’s also a stud at defensive back. He had six interceptions this season and is one of the more consistent tacklers on the team.
That’s when Lowell called a trick play with the game on the line. Syracuse commit Shyheim Cullen was in the backfield. ”The quarterback handed the ball off to me,” Cullen said. “All I remember is, as soon as I got the ball, there was a defender right in my face. So I jumped and went to throw the ball to the tight end, my friend Nic (Coury), I got the ball off just as soon I got hit.
Haverford School coach Henry Fairfax likened his team’s non-league game against Shipley on Tuesday to a boxing match. The slow start to the game, he said, was like two prizefighters feeling each other out in the ring. If that’s the case, then Cameron Reddish threw the knockout punch. With three minutes remaining in the third quarter and his Fords pulling away from the Gators, Reddish broke his man down off the dribble and threw down a powerful one-handed dunk, setting the Haverford School student section abuzz until well after play had moved down to the other end of the court.