OTRHoopsReport: Nike Extravaganza – Jeter & McLaughlin – Feb. 8
Santa Ana, Calif. – With four nationally ranked teams slated to play at the Nike Extravaganza, basketball fans anticipated fantastic performances. However, with three games going into overtime and several others decided by free throw shooting at the end, even the most critical fans had to feel that they got their money’s worth. With these fantastic games, there were numerous notable individual performances. Here is a look at two of the performances from Mater Dei High School
Chase Jeter (Las Vegas, Nev.) – Bishop Gorman – 2015
In a match-up versus Johnnie Vasser’s JSerra Catholic team, the 6-foot-10 post player was the difference in getting the win for his team. He impressively put up a double-double by scoring 19 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. He did this all while playing both facing up and with his back to the basket. The tag-team duo of Jeter and seven footer post Stephen Zimmerman is an impossible challenge for most frontlines. Both posts are skilled and score the ball anywhere from two feet all the way to the arc. Jeter did a particularly good job of establishing position, keeping his balance and scoring on the block last weekend. It is easy to see why programs from coast to coast are actively recruiting this skilled big man.
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Jordan McLaughlin (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) – Etiwanda – 2014
Through one half of basketball it appeared the length and athleticism of St. John Bosco had effectively neutralized the talents of McLaughlin. The length of Tyler Dorsey and Daniel Hamilton seemed to take away driving lanes and kept the 6-foot guard out of the lane. The Southern California signee changed the whole script after halftime as he scorched the nets for 30 second half and overtime points. Suddenly the California crowd began to see why the Trojans are so excited about having this consensus top 100 prospect signed to arrive on campus next fall. His jet-like acceleration in the open court allowed him to draw numerous opportunities at the rim. However, it would be shifty moves with the ball in his hands that allowed him to leave defenses leaning the wrong way while he drained daggers from deep beyond the arc. Once this game made it to overtime, McLaughlin made sure the game was secured. Look for the cat-quick scoring guard to make an impact in the PAC-12 next season.
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Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. He is also the owner of Coach Hemingway Basketball. 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