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Hoops in Overdrive closer look: Price-Martin vs. Egbunu
That’s what happened when Northeast (Fla.) forward Malik Price-Martin and Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) center John Egbunu locked horns at the Hoops In Overdrive on Tuesday.
Simply put, Price-Martin was fantastic. The reclassified junior finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. He’s long and lanky (and looks even taller than he did when he played at the Peach State Summer Showcase in July). Price-Martin has such a long stride when he attacks the basket and shot the ball well. His game has some Lamar Odom flair to it. And that’s a good thing.
Colleges have tried to help the young prospect come into college this fall but Northeast head coach Gerald Gillion said Price-Martin is staying in the class of 2014.
“1,000 percent,” Gillion said. “Please let everyone know that.”
Think he’s been asked that question before?
No worries. There will be plenty of suitors. Price-Martin said he has interest from Central Florida, Connecticut, Florida State, Georgia Southern, Memphis, Miami, NC State, South Carolina, Southern Cal, South Florida and Tennessee.
We’ve seen it coming, the evolution and ascension of Egbunu. It started at the Icebreaker, it came together at the King James Exposure and the confirmation happened at the Peach State Summer Showcase where Egbunu was the best player in the building.
Now at the Hoops in Overdrive event, the future South Florida center continued to show the skill set that will allow him early time on the floor as a freshman. Moreover, his constant motor and improved offensive skill set will allow him to be guy that the pros take a nice long look at.
In fact, he looks about 10 pounds heavier since he dominated Aiken for the Peach State. The weight is across his chest and upper body. His strength adds to his strength – punishing the interior. Egbunu finished with 17 points and nine rebounds against Price-Martin.
On the 247Sports.com composite rankings, Egbunu checks in at No. 68 in the country. That’s way too low. The 6-foot-11 center has been on the upswing for the last couple of years and hasn’t slowed down a bit. You could make an argument that he should be in consideration for a national top 20 ranking.
The outcome? Call it a push. Both big men did what they did well. Price-Martin stretched the floor while Egbunu just out-manned everyone.