|Senior Jashawn Brooks scored 25 points to lead Laney|
That a player with Jashawn's size, athleticism, and basketball smarts has a shooting stroke as sweet as his is noteworthy. But there are so many noteworthy things about Laney's team that it is easy to lose track of the gifts of any one player. Brooks's three pointer that swished right as the second quarter buzzer sounded put Laney ahead 39-27. And this was just the beginning of an array of bombs from the senior leader as Laney would score 49 points during the game's next 12 minutes before nursing its 20+ point lead in the game's final minutes.
|Coach Buck Harris had high praise|
for junior point guard Zep Jasper
A key to all of this scoring coming from all of these sources was the control of the offense exhibited by junior point guard Zep Jasper. Coach Harris shared an interesting tidbit after the game when he commended Jasper's play against East Hall's full court pressure. Zep handled it so well that I told Buck I didn't even notice he was facing a full court trap!
No player on Laney's team averages more than 13 points per outing. So many different guys have made winning contributions during the team's 27 game winning streak. I would predict anyone who saw Thursday's game would tell you Brooks was on fire. But they may not immediately guess that he scored a ton of points. That's because when it comes to Laney, a team in the truest sense of the word, a single player scoring a lot of points is never the story. Even when it kind of is.