My top 5 takeaways from Sandy Creek vs. Stephens County
Jarred Godfrey (Sr, Sandy Creek)
Consistency is often overlooked when evaluating a player but such a quality is not lost on me. Godfreys ability to limit his mistakes and make his teammates better are tools that every point guard should have.
Deundra Singleton (Sr, Stephens County)
My first impression of the 6'6 senior was that he may have meant to bring his football cleats to the court. His size stands out instantly but his play on the court brings it together. He's light on his feet and plays with an edge that give you the feel of a throwback big. Being able to stretch out to the 3 and follow it up with a strong duck in are two things that don't often fit in the same sentence. Give the Stephens County big man another year or two in the right program and watch everything he has rise to the surface.
TJ Bickerstaff (Jr, Sandy Creek)
It took a basket or two for TJ to get going but once he did the full arsenal was back on display. Several high-level assists and a few made threes showed any first time viewers the skills that linger in his 6'7 frame.
Chaz Bridges (Sr, Stephens County)
Chaz Bridges served many roles for Stephens County both as a facilitator and a scorer. Good size at 6'3 and hit several 3s from deep with a hand in his face. Diving on the floor, making big plays, whatever the team needed he produced. That type of skill and effort doesn't go unnoticed in a closeout game. The senior guard competed at a high level and left it all on the court.
Kam Miller (Sr, Sandy Creek)
You had to be there to understand the impact that Sandy Creek senior guard Kam Miller(pictured above) had on the game but his defensive pressure caused all sorts of chaos. Having an on-ball defender that has the guts to pick up ball handlers for 94 feet is a tool that a lot of coaches don't have at their disposal. Kam caused several turnovers, many of which led directly to points. Regardless of his box score numbers, his defense shifted the game in more ways than one.