03 May 2019

Thoughts from the Live Period: UAA

This past weekend was the lone “April Live Period” this year, thanks to the NCAA’s re-tooling of the recruiting calendar.  While unable to be there in person, a look at the stats can give provide some insight.

It was a tough weekend for Team Breakdown, finishing 0-4 in the Under Armour Association.  Without 6’10 Brandon Sanders, 6’8 D.J. Warren, and 6’7 Malachi Hazleton, the squad played in Kansas City with only 6’6 Amarachi Ujdabor as an interior presence.  Kudos to him as for the two games that had stats available, he led the team in rebounding at 6.5 per game and finished second in scoring at ten points a contest. Going 8-13 from the field and 4-5 from the charity stripe are solid numbers for the undersized power forward.

Notable Single Game Performances:

Samuel Rolle: 10 points vs. Washington Supreme

Selton Miguel: 12 points, 5 assists vs. Team Felton

Wes Cardet: 20 points, 7 rebounds vs. Team Felton

Amarachi Ujdabor: 12 points, 6 rebounds vs. Team Felton

The Florida Vipers fared only a bit better at 1-3 in KC.  Roger McFarlane from University School in Fort Lauderdale paced the team in scoring, averaging just under 13 points per contest.  His forte is attacking the basket and either scoring or drawing fouls and getting to the free throw line.  He also grabbed just over five rebounds a contest, one of the better rates on the team. 

Jacksonville NFEI’s big man, 6’8 junior DeAngelo Elissee, gave the Vipers production on the interior.  Averaging just over ten points and six rebounds a contest, he’s beginning to draw more attention.  He understands his role is to set ball screens, attack the glass at both ends, and provide interior scoring when given the opportunity.

While he may have played a complimentary role for state champ Westminster Academy, 6’1 junior Stephen Swenson is putting up solid numbers for the Vipers.  While his scoring average of just under nine points a game won’t set the world ablaze, he dished out four assists a game this past weekend while having a better than 2:1 assists-to-turnover ratio.  That could only help to draw notice from college coaches in Kansas City.

Notable Singe Game Performances:

Roger McFarlane: 14 points, 5 rebounds vs DC Premier

DeAngelo Elissee: 17 points, 8 rebounds vs. Team Thad

Skylar Wicks: 16 points, 4 rebounds vs. NY Gauchos

Roger McFarlane: 19 points, 5 rebounds vs. NY Gauchos