Fort White vs. Trenton: #TheRAWEFive
The Fort White Indians are a resilient group! After trailing at halftime 16-31 vs. Trenton on Tuesday night, the Indians went on a 21-6 run to start the second half, resulting in a 52-47 win over the Tigers in THEIR den. For both squads, there were some hoopers who made their presence felt throughout the game. Check out the five players who stood out.
Chancellor Wilson - Fort White: The junior forward had a tough first half, but the second was his for the taking. Wilson scored 17 of his 19 points in the final 16 minutes, doing it by-way of the floater near the rim, driving to the bucket, and stepping out for the three. He went 4/4 from the free-throw line in the final period. Wilson’s a great rebounder, solid ball-handler in the open-floor, and makes the right pass in-transition. Defensively, he can get you a block or two at the rim. The potential is infinite with this one.
Tyler Perry - Trenton: Another junior who took the stage, T.P. notched a team-high 14 points for his Tigers, last night. This wingman does a bit of everything on the floor. He can hit the floater through the lane, or cross you up on the perimeter & take it straight to the cup. Perry’s an aggressive offensive rebounder, and will put it right back up for easy lay-ins. Defensively, his active hands will net him a couple steals per game. Keep Perry on your radar.
Tyler Jefferson - Fort White: The energy this sophomore brings to the table can’t be understated. Jefferson was extremely active from start to finish, earning every bit of his 10 points on the night. He can sink it from the midrange area, and does a great job attacking the offensive glass for strong putbacks. Jefferson can time his jumps for blocks really well, also. Jefferson has the traits of an emotional leader in the making.
Mason Smith - Trenton: Just a sophomore for the Tigers, Smith finished with 13 points including three treys, on Tuesday night. The 5’11” guard hit all three during the first half, then began to take it through the lane and hit the eight-foot floater during the second half. On defense, he’s guy who shoots the passing gaps for quick steals. Excited to see how he develops, over time.
Najeeb Smith - Fort White: This freshman guard is going to be a spark for the Indians for years to come. Smith had an active second half, scoring all of his nine points during the final two periods. The nine included two triples in the third quarter. He is a speedster, Smith uses his quickness to throw defenses off & find the holes to feed teammates for assists. He’s a pretty solid ball-handler, as well—doesn’t get rattled by pressure. Sky is the limit for this kid.