Posted by Jeff Borzello
HAMPTON, Va. – Kethan Savage was struggling for much of the game against California Supreme. He couldn’t get the open lanes he needed at the rim and was failing to finish against Cal Supreme’s size.
It seems he took out his frustrations on Emmanual Ndumanya, hammering a one-handed dunk on the 6-foot-10 big man.
“I had to get one,” Savage said. “It was exciting.”
Savage, a 6-foot-2 guard from Episcopal (Va.), is a very aggressive scorer who uses his strength and athleticism to finish at the rim. He doesn’t have much of a jumper and has to work on his left hand, but he is nearly impossible to keep out of the lane or slow down in transition.
Several colleges have taken notice of his scoring ability, as Savage boasts interest from Virginia, Penn State, Iowa, VCU, Duquesne and UCF.
He plans on visiting Virginia next week and Penn State sometime in the near future.
Ferguson next to lead Takeover
With the talent in the Washington D.C. Catholic League, it’s no surprise Team Takeover annually produces one of the best teams on the AAU circuit.
The next player to take the reins of the program is Will Ferguson, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Bishop O’Connell (Va.).
Ferguson is a very quick player who can get to the rim and finish well over bigger players. He is effective when driving in the lane and creating shots for himself or teammates.
“I like playing with other good players,” Ferguson said. “Plus, other people get to see you.”
The 2013 prospect has offers from Virginia Tech, Xavier and Massachusetts, with interest coming from Virginia, Wake Forest and VCU. Ferguson has taken trips to Georgetown and Villanova.
Miles holds his own vs. Gathers
Baltimore Elite has no players taller than 6-foot-7 or bigger than 230 lbs., so it was interesting to see how they planned on defending Ricardo Gathers, the Louisiana Select forward who has one of the most imposing physiques on the circuit.
Isaiah Miles was up to the task.
Miles, a 6-foot-7, 205-lb. forward from Gleneig (Md.), didn’t allow Gathers to dominate the paint, grabbing rebounds and pushing Gathers out to the perimeter.
“We wanted to play it like any other game,” he said.
The 2012 prospect is hearing from Maryland, Xavier, South Florida, Saint Joseph’s and Loyola (Md.).