Laurinburg got tested by a pair of New England schools this past weekend at the CSG National Prep…
CSG Prep Showcase: Day Three
Sunday's Scoreboard St. Benedict's 87, Massanutten 71 (exhibition) South Kent 76, Coastal Christian 69 Laurinburg 96, Brewster Academy 92 St. Thomas More 76, Champlain St. Lambert 46 2005 Checklist Magnum Rolle, PF, Laurinburg: The native of the Bahamas ran the floor, finished at the rim and was a spark to his team in the first half when the boys got off to an extremely slow start. He's a weight program away from really making an impact. Rolle had 17 points on Sunday. Kareem Cooper, PF, Laurinburg: The soft touch is so helpful to him and he's so much more comfortable moving up and down the court. On a day when Shawne Williams (8 pts., 4-for-10 fg) didn't have it working, Cooper and Rolle stepped up. Chris Cornelius, PF, Brewster Academy: He waited until the final day to really show what he could do and against Laurinburg you could why top notch mid-major programs are interested in him. When he's aggressive as he was on Sunday, he can really be an explosive, positive force around the basket. Chris Lutz, SG, Brewster Academy: With his future college coach in the gym, Lutz continued his torrid streak from the outside. In fact, when BA needed a big bucket it was Lutz who seemingly made all the timely 3-pointers. 2006 Checklist Lance Thomas, PF, St. Benedicts: His only game at the event was a good one, especially his first half. Typical Thomas efficiency: 7-for-12 from the floor and 6-for-7 from the stripe. He's going to be one of the most recruitable kids in the Class of 2006 and with his versatility as a scorer, rebounder and passer you can bet he'll be an early impact guy in college. Gilbert Brown, SG, South Kent: On Saturday, we has pressed into action as the team's point and didn't play well. On Sunday, Raphael Chillious slid him over to his natural two guard position and he responded with a game-high 21 points. He's got high-major written all over him at this juncture. 2007 Checklist Corey Stokes, SG/SF, St. Benedict's: The bug physical and athletic wing had it cookin' from downtown in the morning. He's one of the best in his class on the East Coast and had 11 "loud" points. Off The Dribble Massanutten's Bill Eaddy struggled here until the final day of the event when he was able to step out to mid-range – his comfort zone – and connect on a few jumpers. … Lance Thomas is a lot of things as a player but more than anything else he's got a great hoops IQ. … St. Bene's guard David Cubillan went for 24 in the second half on the strength of his shooting touch. … Leo Criswell was held to under 10 points for the third consecutive day. … After being held to without a 3 for the first time in his life Friday night, Tyree Evans made three of them on Saturday and went for 21 points in the late game. … Chad Millard struggled with his stroke the entire weekend. But, on Sunday against Laurinburg, Millard grabbed three key rebounds in the first half which enabled his team to race out to a double-digit lead. … News & Notes In the gym early Sunday morning watching No. 12 Lance Thomas were assistants from Georgia Tech, Georgia, Villanova, Florida, Penn State and Cincinnati. … Villanova's Jay Wright made it over to watch Dwayne Anderson and Antonio Pena. … So far we've been able to uncover three guys who committed but didn't sign letters early. Greg Paulus didn't sign, neither did Paul Gause with JMU and it was learned on Sunday that Maurice Thomas did not ink with UTEP. When asked who he likes, Thomas responded "whoever likes me."
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