7:00 PM Triangle G vs. Next Level Custom
This game started a little one sided as the Triangle G team got out to an early lead. The starting five of Jerry Stackhouse, John Henson, Harrison Barnes, P.J. Hairston, and Ervon Pritchett took the floor and they began to dominate from the start. It was obvious that they had the most talent but they were put to the test as Johnson began to establish his dominance as the premier player on the floor for Next Level Custom. He started with an explosive dunk on the young P.J. Harrison. The then began to exploit John Henson and Harrison Barnes. Barnes showed some flashes of being that guy as he was able to get to the line quite a bit.
Make no mistake about it though; this game was dominated by John Henson. Henson has a real upside and he is very improved as an inside presence. If the young man gets a consistent midrange jump shot, he might be uncheckable. His defense is already NBA quality from the help side but if his offensive game continues to improve, the sky is the limit for the young Henson.
The surprise in this game was P.J. Hairston as an offensive player. He won't have any problem getting buckets at UNC but he needs to work on his defense. Several times he was taken to the basket and beat off the dribble. This won't work for Roy Williams, however its going to be hard to keep someone with his offensive ability off the floor.
The game ended with Triangle G winning by 13.