Tonight we're going to take a look at a few guys who didn't put up big numbers this first weekend, but are guys that CPHR is expecting big things from. This is a small list of guys who are capable of breakout performances in the next couple of weeks.
Jaihlen Teague- Sr SG Middletown
This Princeton transfer decided to change schools for his last season. That decision looks like a good one with Middletown appearing to be the favorites in the GMC. Teague really had a good fall in the all star competitions and is known as someone who can score in bunches from anywhere on the floor. Even with the Middies having so many scorers Teague is expected to start putting up major scoring numbers very soon.
Randale Griffith- Jr PF Shroder
Another transfer, this one from VLT Academy, who has a lot of scoring talent. Randale showed flashes of this in limited minutes against Aiken and should steadily improve as the season continues. Griffith is known all throughout the city as an elite talent due to his combination of strength, surprising quickness, and his vast skill set. When he has it going he can score with anyone in the city. Check the box scores often because Griffith is a name that you will see big numbers next to.
Rozelle Nix- Jr C Withrow
Big Ro' is a giant prospect that has improved steadily over his Tiger career. At 6'10 and with an enormous frame Rozelle has potential to be a great rebounder and defender, as well as someone that can finish around the rim. Nix is getting more agile everyday and this improved agility will make him more effective in the fast paced city league. As the season progresses expect Nix to get more in more run on an already well-sized Withrow squad.
Mikey Thompson- So SF Aiken
Yet another transfer, Mikey came to Aiken from Woodward where he played JV last year as a freshman. Mikey has unique talent as a left handed slasher, a shooter, and a strong and agile athlete who can rebound and defend. The key to Thompson getting more time at Aiken will be getting work done on the boards as that is an area that the under-sized Falcons need some help. With his body and raw ability Mikey is one to watch over the next couple season.
Ra'Saan Jackson- Jr SG Taft
A product of the Senator system, Jackson is a big time competitor that brings great energy off the bench at Taft. After two years of pouring in buckets on the lower levels he has really embraced his role as a defender and an open shot maker on a loaded Taft team. While Jackson might not be able to see consistent minutes all season expect him to make the most of his opportunities and contribute at every chance.
Ryan Greene- Sr SF Hughes
Greene missed the majority of last season with an injury but he is back this year and is the leader for The Big Red. Ryan has a nice shooting stroke, combined with solid athleticism. He could finish the year as one of the top scorers in the league.
Demetrius Pruitt- Sr SG Woodward
He might have bounced around between a couple of schools over his career but Pruitt still has a chance to experience some success. He's one of the few guys that can win a dunk contest and a three point shootout. Add in that he has big time confidence in his scoring abilities and you get a dangerous player in the CMAC.