DC's Bob Gibbons Recap: Day I
The long-awaited Bob Gibbons is here and day one has just wrapped up with some incredible play to kick off this star-studded weekend.
With a very well laid out plan for myself on Friday night, some roaming around Suwannee would land an unexpected top performer in my lap.
Here’s a quick day 1 recap of three things I saw on the opening night of Bob Gibbons: TOC.
Top Team Performance.
If there was one team that had their act together on opening night, it was TSF Elite 17u. They play as one unit and the only goal is to get the win no matter what.
They would be challenged against a tough TNBASouth unsigned senior team that was just as hungry to prove themselves on the stage of Bob Gibbons.
6-foot-1 guard Camden Andrews was the floor general that kept this TSF Elite team rolling with his quick attacks to the basket and the ability to find an open teammate. He finished with 10 points and seven assists.
On the wing, slashing his way to the rim was ‘22 guard Destin Logan. This kid plays with a high motor and was responsible for causing many turnovers with his great awareness on defense. He finished with 16 points, four rebounds, and five assists.
From the forward position was 6-foot-7 swingman Christian Carroll. He played phenomenal for TSF Elite and with his hot shooting from the three stretched the lead for an 82-69 win.
Carroll has a great build and plays with high energy on both ends of the floor. He finished with 16 points, five rebounds, and three assists.
A familiar face shines on opening night.
I’m very aware of PG JaMari Arnold as I saw a lot of him playing with Huntsville this season and with that performance, he took his stock to another level.
He’s carried that same momentum over to the travel circuit running a very talented Atlanta Express team alongside the UConn commit Stephon Castle and the twin towers of Braden Pierce and Daniel Pounds.
They kicked off Bob Gibbons with a landslide victory over Loyalty United 64-29 led by Arnold with 16 points, putting up some great shots from three and dishing off some amazing dimes.
Pierce added with 12 points and was phenomenal defensively with four blocks, making it difficult for anyone coming into his paint. Pounds is truly explosive under the basket and will not be out-rebounded by anyone.
Top performance of the night
With some downtime, I began roaming around SSA and stumbled upon one of the best performances I would see for the night from a Tennessee Tiger.
5-foot-11 guard Devaki Garr was absolutely sensational last night with a 63-45 win over NME. Things started off slow for the Tigers but with some great defense and spectacular shooting from Garr, they would take the game back heading into the half.
Garr picked up with that same great play from BamaJam, lighting the nets up with six threes in the first half. Saying this kid is quick is truly an understatement, he’s a blur attacking the lane and his will to compete is like no other.
Garr finished with 29 points and really gained my respect as a fierce competitor. Kollin Claridy was locked in as well, playing with great energy. He added with 14 points with some amazing attacks to the basket.