#OTRHoopsReport: Marshall County Hoop Fest Friday Recap – December 5, 2014
Uncommitted senior Malik Newman faces off against UNLV signee Derrick Jones at the Marshall County Hoop Fest. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike
The Marshall County Hoop Fest is one of the best stops for high school fans and college coaches to check out the nation’s top prospects. Here is a recap of Friday Night’s Action.
4:00 pm Quality Education 68 Sunrise Christian 50
Class of 2016 forward Marsellis Purvis from Quality Education picked up the MVP award. His low post work helped lead coach Isaac Pitts and his squad to victory as he scored 15 points on 5 of 7 shooting. Class of 2016 guard DaShawn Corprew added 15 as well. Fresno State signee Nate Grimes also of Quality Education was also key with 9 ponts and 9 rebounds. Uncommitted senior C.J. Keyser scored 16 points for Sunrise Christian.
5:30 pm Arlington Country 76 . Carlisle 53
Class of 2015 forward Malik Hicks of Arlington Country Day earned the MVP with 14 points and six rebounds. His energy around the rim was infectious, which allowed his team to cruise to victory in the second half. Class of 2016 guard Lamonte Turner came out on fire with six 3-point buckets in the first quarter en route to a 20 point game. We currently have Turner as No. 55 in the BrandonClayScouting.com ELITE 60. Carlisle was led in scoring by class of 2016 guard Quentin Jackson Jr. with 22 points.
7:00 Archbishop Carroll 76 Callaway 65
Archbishop Carroll pulled away in the last minutes of this game by converting fast break and free throw opportunities. UNLV signee Derrick Jones was named MVP finishing with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. He was aided by a big performance by point guard Josh Sharkey. The class of 2015 point guard finished with 24 points while finishing 11/11 from the free throw line. The top uncommitted guard in the country, Malik Newman of Callaway, finished with a game high 35 points.
8:30 Huntington Prep 88 Arsenal Tech 59
Arsenal Tech was able to keep this close for a half mostly behind class of 2016 Purdue commit CJ Walker’s 14 first half points. Walker would finish with a team high 19 points for Indianapolis based school. In this second half it was too much Miles Bridges and company as they rolled to victory. Bridges, ranked No. 15 in the BrandonClayScouting.com ELITE 60 was named MVP as he tallied 16 points 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Class of 2016 point guard Curtis Jones notched game highs with 23 points and 6 assists to seal the victory.
10:00 Oak Hill 97 Reach Your Dreams 60
Although many thought this game would be over before the tip was thrown, Reach Your Dreams hung around for the better part of the first half. Kentucky signee Skal Labissere was a big reason why as he finished with 32 points and 7 rebounds on the game. The 6-10 forward scored the ball in nearly every way possible. In the end Oak Hill had too much firepower and too much Dwayne Bacon. The Florida State signee finished with 29 points and the MVP of the game. Iowa signee Andrew Fleming finished with 18 points on four 3-point jumpers. However, the line of the night should go to Terrance Phillips who finished with 18 assists and and 10 steals, while only attempting two shots.
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Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB