Scouting Report: Winston-Salem Prep

December 23, 2008

James Blackburn, who now will be working with the Charlotte Bobcats, (congratulations, James!), attended Winston-Salem Prep’s first round game of the annual Frank Spencer Classic tournament. The tournament starts on the home floors of the individual participating schools, and the winning games are playing the weekend of Christmas in the Lawrence Joel Coliseum of Winston-Salem, NC.

James scouted Winston-Salem Prep in a surprising loss to Carver High School, but James still got a chance to see several of Prep’s players in action:

Carver vs. Winston-Salem Prep

The first round of the Frank Spencer was played tonight as Carver defeated Prep 74-68 in Overtime. Down by 3 with 10 seconds left, Jacoby Corpening hit a 3 to tie the game. Carver outscored Prep 16-10 in the overtime period to move on in the Frank Spencer tournament. Prep heralds several players that college basketball fans should keep an eye on in the future.

#30- Jacoby Corpeining- Does everything well, leader on court, smart player, good shooter, loves to drive to the basket and finishes with contact, good free throw shooter, good intangibles. Finished with 21 pts and 4 assist.

#5- Justin Parhan- Best perimeter Defender on team- quick hands and quick feet- finished game with 4 steals and drew several charges, calm and patient under pressure, can shoot the basketball effectively.

#22- Krishawn Nobel- Steps out on screens well- good rebounder- has long arms which he uses to block shots and defend

#11- Corey Gant—Can light it up from 3 point land- creates his own shot well- has quick hands- finished with 3 steals.

Jamal McNeil- Good Shot blocker, despite standing about 6’4”, does so because of long arms, athletic, good defender- good hands- runs the court and rebounds on both ends- finished with 4 pts, 5 rbs, 2 blocks, and 3 steals

Winston-Salem Prep Still Gunning for Title

December 9, 2008

A local team and coach who just puts together solid teams year after year is Winston-Salem Prep, last year’s winners of the North Carolina 1-A boys title. This year’s team is without their star center (he’s in Miami), but they still have a ton of talent, as I’ve written about before.

Here’s a nice read about the W-S Prep team, a bunch great players and great guys. I need to get some video of these guys posted soon. One of my favorite under the radar shooters, Justin Parham (PG/SG, 5’9″, 2009) plays for Winston-Salem Prep.

John Wall to play in Missouri

Tickets are on sale for the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, to be held January 15-17 in at JQH Arena at Missouri State University. This tournament will feature Word of God Academy out of Raleigh, which means, yes John Wall (PG, 6’4″, 2009) and Duke commit Ryan Kelly(PF, 6’10”, 2009).