Nike Tournament of Champions: Recap 1

December 21, 2016

 

 

Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, CA)

Mitty kicked off the start of the 2016 Nike TOC as the victim of an upset at the hands of Grandview High School (CO). The game was easily the most exciting of the day. Despite the loss, Mitty came back on the second day and picked up a nice win over a good St. Francis (GA) team. Mitty, a team who several had as a top 5 team in the country prior to the tournament, had plenty of talent throughout its entire roster. In the game against Grandview, UC-Irvine commit Tahlia Garza, came away as the high scorer with 12 points. Over the two games of Mitty that were viewed, St. Mary's commit, Maddy Holland, was the most productive. In addition to her scoring capability, she showcased the intangibles that every coach looks for. Haley Jones, a 6'1 2019 guard, came off as the most impressive prospect. Karisma Ortiz displayed a BCS level potential with nice size and game, but is perhaps playing out of position at the point guard slot. Needless to say, Mitty is loaded with Division 1 talent throughout the entire roster.

 

Brentwood Academy (Nashville, TN)

Brentwood Academy arrived just hours before tipping off the tournament versus a solid Carondelet (CA) team due to weather related factors. The jet lag only seem to have an effect on Brentwood Academy for the early portion of its opening game. Brentwood Academy, a likely top 5 team in Tennessee, started out fairly slow, but picked it up in the second half due to a resilient game by 2018 Sydni Harvey. Harvey scored a game-high 30 points against Carondelet, and followed up on Tuesday with a 19 point performance against a strong Good Counsel (MD) team. Harvey was also aided by the outstanding play of 2020 guard's