NC Showdown a Blowout; Kendrick to Memphis

In what was probably the top collection of prep basketball talent to take to the hardwood thus far this season, Christ School (Arden, NC) took on Quality Education Academy (Winston-Salem, NC), earlier in the week.

Christ School has won three NCISAA titles, and Quality Education Academy brings a roster loaded with talent, including highly touted junior forward Quincy Miller, to the table. What was to be a high-powered showdown never quite materialized, as the Christ School Greenies, our pre-season #14 team, ran away with a 95-79 victory.

Senior guard Eric Smith lead the five Greenies in double figures with 21 points. Quality Education Academy will play a schedule that is among the toughest in the country, and log some serious frequent flyer miles.

Christ School will get a few more games under its belt before taking on #1 Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV) on December 4th, 2009, at the Marshall County Hoopfest.

After writing a post on the lack of big or interesting news to come of out of the early signing period, Jelan Kendrick, the ultra-talented 6′-6″ wing from Wheeler (Marietta, GA), has made it official for Memphis, according to various internet sources.

With Kendrick now off the board, he’ll have the opportunity to participate in what should be one of the most loaded state classes in the nation, the Georgia 5A group.

When Thad Matta finalized his class at Ohio State, it seemed unlikely any school would be able to bypass the talented Buckeye class for a #1 national ranking.

Now, with Kendrick headed to play for Josh Pastner and the Tigers, Memphis should leapfrog Ohio State in most observer’s recruiting class rankings. The Tiger group is guard-heavy, and highly-talented. They are still in the hunt for homegrown post Tarik Black, as well.


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