Friday, March 27, 2009

Reminder: Carolina Challenge Tomorrow in Cary

Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge is taking place tomorrow at 9:30am in the Cary Academy gyms. Yes, we already ran a story on this event last Sunday, but we thought it'd be a good idea to remind you in case you forgot. We encourage you to come and wear your Wolfpack red.
The top 100 underclassman from around the state will come together and compete. The event starts at 9:30am and it's free, but you'll want to bring $5 to buy a program so you can figure out who's who.

Players of interest include:

Deuce Bello
Chris Coleman
Bishop Daniels
CJ Leslie
TaShawn Mabry
Reco McCarter
Brian Richardson
Dezmine Wells

**We will be there, and if there is wireless internet available we will update you game by game in our comments section of this post.


7 Responses to "Reminder: Carolina Challenge Tomorrow in Cary"
  1. jose said...
    March 28, 2009 at 3:17 PM

    Duece Bello was putting on a show this afternoon. In the am I got a chance to watch Brian Richardson. His game is very, very good.

  2. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Just got back from the challenge myself, but we got a few guys up there still covering games.

    Bello was putting on a show. The kid is an athlete, but still very very raw.

    Richardson is a good player with a nice stroke. He'll need to learn to be more assertive, but he's going to be one to watch.

    Bishop Daniels was the most complete player out there, and he's only a sophomore. I loved his game. It was like he could get to the rack whenever he wanted to, and the kid could straight up rise.

    Leslie was "as advertised". He was a monster in the paint but seemed disinterested at times. He's a real player and what people see as lack of desire is most likely due to the fact that he's just so much better than everyone else that it's not really competition.

    We've got videos and interviews galore coming soon!

  3. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 28, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    ps. John Wall was in the house....and we got to sit down and talk with him.

    Interview on the way.

  4. jose said...
    March 28, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    I never saw Reco play so that was a disappointment. I did get a chance to say hey to CJ Williams who stopped by with his his parents.

    Overall this was a huge turn out of talent folks. Ofcourse there is going to talk of guys like JW, Duece, Bishop, Reco, Brian on some others of note- but there are some other guys out there that may shoot up quickly. Remember that Josh Davis didn't even get an invite so I felt great about the talent pool in state after today.

    Did you guys see anyone that caught your eye that was surprising?

  5. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 29, 2009 at 8:44 AM

    We actually were talking on the way back about how we really didn't see an surprises. I guess the one kid that turned heads was the little freshman kid on CJ Leslie's team. He was the little white kid with the dead eye 3 ball. I didn't put two and two together and realize he's the kid I've been reading about who's been playing varisty basketball for 2 years already and is only 5'7 150lbs.

    The kid has offers from all over the nation, and I see why...he's just a natural basketball player, but looks like at 7th grader who gets picked on. Unbelievable talent though. He was likely one of the top scorers at the whole event.

    No word yet if State has inquired or not. (I think he's from the G'boro area)

  6. jose said...
    March 29, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Thats crazy you mentioned that because I was sitting down front behind some big shots who knew everyone in the know and we're all like "can you believe this one.."- he has great instincts and better athletic ability then you would guess by first glance (understatement of the year since he could still pass for a seventh-eighth grader).

    There were actually a couple really nice little G's in the game Leslie played in that really pushed and handled the ball well.

    One thing I brought away from the day is that besides the show stoppers there were a good group of raw big men that showed a lot of tenacity and athleticism. You had your fair share of no help D dunks but there was some great post match-ups to be seen with a ton of rejections and contested shots.

    With Sid and Co. stocking up on with ball handlers/shooters (Javi-Mays-Williams-Brown-Woods-Harrow) it's reassuring to know that there is a nice deep pool of serviceable big men in our back yard. Obviously Luke-CJ-are front and center targets for '10 because the goal is the Final Four.

  7. Tyler said...
    March 29, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    The little white guy was Tyler Lewis from Forsyth Country Day, and hopefully he still has show growing to do.


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