On Saturday and Sunday, the annual Coach Q Kewpee Holiday Classic is taking place at Lima Senior High School. In the first boys game of the day on Saturday, Dayton Dunbar and Toledo Rogers squared off. From the opening tip Dunbar overwhelmed Rogers in nearly every way imaginable, and rolled to a 66-17 win. While there wasn’t a whole lot to be excited about in this one, here is who stood out:
2023 G Antaune Allen (Dunbar) – easily the best talent on the floor, and one of the best prospects we’re seen yet in this short season, Allen has the makings to be something special in the future. Has solid size around 6’2″, he is a skilled combo guard that can do it all. Plays with great effort, leadership, and communication. Displayed the ability to score it efficiently at all three levels, has a tight handle, and gets others involved. A high-level teammate, encouraging others on the floor, and from the bench; has fun playing the game, and lets his play do the talking. Good athlete, with burst, and speed. Was playing at a completely different level than everyone else in this one. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him land at the D1 level with a low to mid-major program down the road.
2022 PG Andre Clark (Rogers) – while there was a lot that went wrong for his team, Clark stuck with it, and never seemed deterred by the score in this one. Capable of driving to the basket with either hand, he puts pressure on the defensive with his ability to get into the paint. Doesn’t force things, and played with a maturity in this game. Not afraid to defend and be scrappy on the defensive side of the floor. Will play a key role in his team’s success in the City League this season.
Others who stood out: Hollis Terrell (Dunbar), BJ Hatcher (Dunbar), Joshua Jacobs (Rogers).