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2013 CSR Capstone Classic: Opening Day Recap
by Garrett Tucker, Future150 (12:57 PM CT, Wed November 27, 2013)
Worrell & Haas led their squads to wins on Monday.
Worrell & Haas led their squads to wins on Monday.
Garrett Tucker
Garrett Tucker:

Future150 Southeast Analyst. Covering high school basketball across the Southeast.

Tuscaloosa, AL (Future150) -- Some of the best talent in the state of Alabama took the floor on the campus of Shelton State for the opening day of the CSR Capstone Classic on Monday.

With competitive games and high-profile players, the first-year event was a successful event. Some under-the-radar prospects also rose to the occasion.

Here are the players that stood out:

William Lee, 2014 PF, Dallas County: The most impressive performance of the day came from UAB signee William “HaHa” Lee. From the beginning, Lee made a statement on the defensive end of the floor, as he blocked seven shots in the first quarter. The 6-foot-8 athlete is extremely quick off the floor, and his offensive arsenal is coming along. He hit a couple of perimeter shots, as well as handling the ball successfully. He finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, and nine blocks. Expect him to be a triple-double threat throughout the season.

Riley Norris, 2014 SF, Albertville: Despite a very good defensive effort from Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Alabama signee Riley Norris did a nice job of helping his team compete in a close game. The 6-foot-7 forward made a statement with his rebounding on both ends of the floor. He is expected to break the state record for rebounds in a high school career soon. Norris also showed great poise under pressure, and some of that can be credited to his recent added muscle and weight.

Joshua Langford, 2016 CG, Madison Academy: Langford battled foul trouble for most of the game, but the 6-foot-6 guard continues to improve his game and skill-set. The latest thing he has improved on is his perimeter shooting. The No. 8 player in the country started out hot with a couple of three-pointers, but he may have fallen in love with it too much. Langford thrives off of getting to the basket and using his strength to finish at the rim. He finished with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Collin Crowe, 2015 CG American Christian Academy: A rather new name that popped up on the radar was Collin Crowe, a stout combo guard. The 6-foot-3 guard showed that he understands the game extremely well and has a high IQ, as he helped control the game and tempo. He also has a high motor and loves to play the game. He did a nice job of hitting mid-range shots. Expect this junior to add some Division II and low-major interest in the future.

Rasheed Worrell, 2014 PF, Sipsey Valley: Worrell helped anchor the biggest upset of the day, as Sipsey Valley slid by Madison Academy for the opening-day win. The more Worrell plays, the more there is to like about him. The 6-foot-8 forward oozes with potential and he shows flashes of being the scary player he could be in the future. His versatility and athleticism allows him to rebound, block shots, and play above the rim. Remember the name Rasheed Worrell in a few years, as he could emerge as a big player for Appalachian State.

Jarad Pruitt, 2015 SG, Hillcrest: Pruitt, a Future150 alum, was huge in helping distance his team over Albertville. The 6-foot-2 wing did an outstanding job of hitting mid-range shots down the stretch to lead his team’s charge. Pruitt hit jumpers from the free throw line consistently, as well as passing out of the high-post successfully. He also showed great things on the defensive end of the floor.

Carter McGill, 2015 PG, American Christian Academy: McGill did a very nice job of complementing his teammate Collin Crowe, as they make quite the duo for an under-the-radar ACA squad. McGill also plays very hard, but he did an outstanding job on the defensive end with his on-ball defense. He causes problems for Hokes Bluff’s guard each time down the floor. On the offensive end, he used his quick first step and speed to get by defenders and hit some mid-range jumpers off the dribble.

Spencer Einhorn, 2014 SF, Mountain Brook: On a solid, well-rounded team that plays so hard, Einhorn stood out and led his team with his shooting ability. The 6-foot-5 sniper added a couple of important three-pointers to help claim the lead from an athletic Dallas County squad. Einhorn’s shooting ability will help him land a scholarship at the next level. He finished the game with 17 points.

Isaac Haas, 2014 C, Hokes Bluff: At 7-foot-2, Haas is a mammoth of a person, and he showed it on Monday night. While he didn’t do much on the offensive end because of immediate double and triple teams, he made quit the impact on the defensive end. The Purdue signee protected the rim, especially when it mattered most at the end of a tight game. He slammed two shots against the wall to preserve his team’s win.

Jerrod Moorer, 2015 SG, Dallas County: Dallas County’s biggest scoring threat is junior guard Jerrod Moorer. Once again, the bouncy wing showed he can score the ball in a variety of ways, whether it is shooting or driving to the goal. Monday, he did a nice job of putting the ball on the floor and making plays for himself. He also did a nice job rebounding on both ends of the floor.

Myles Parker, 2017 SF, Madison Academy: Parker is still trying to feel his way around with his new team, but he stepped up and looked very good for Madison Academy. With Joshua Langford facing foul trouble, Parker helped cease the bleeding. He chipped in 10 points, but his most important role was containing Rasheed Worrell. If it wasn’t for Parker, Madison Academy probably wouldn’t have been in the game.


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