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Hoops in Overdrive closer look: Luella 71, Monroe 67
The first game of the Hoops In Overdrive schedule on New Year’s Day was a good one as Luella and Albany Monroe went to overtime to decide a winner.
Nyrrk Evans hit a three-pointer with less than a minute and half to play to put his team down by a point and shortly thereafter forced a costly Monroe five second violation turnover.
TeMarcus Blanton hit one of two free throws to send the game to overtime. Then in OT, he scored four points, had a big steal, blocked a three-point attempt from Monroe and helped control the defense pace for Luella.
Luella won 73-67.
Blanton was strong in the second half, finishing with 16 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, four steals and a pair of assists. We’ll have more on Blanton later in the week.
Evans finished with 11 points, six assists and a pair of steals.
MCGHEE IS MCGOOD ON THE GLASS
When you look at the top unsigned seniors in Georgia (and, yes, we’ll have a list of those players in the next couple of weeks), Jabari McGhee‘s name will be close to the top of a lot of those lists. But what position? That’s the question of the Albany Monroe senior.
Wing or block forward?
After watching him rim down 21 rebounds against a 6-foot-11 sophomore and talking to those that have a good grasp on the Albany basketball scene, it is pretty evident that Crawford is a block forward at the next level. His production comes from that position more than any.
A 20-rebound game isn’t a first for the 6-foot-6 forward. He’s good (and sometimes great) on the boards. That kind of skill set will serve someone well at the next level.
Luella 71, Albany Monroe 67 OT
Top player: Jabari McGhee, Monroe
Top underclassmen: TeMarcus Blanton, Luella
Top unsigned senior: Nyrrck Evans, Luella