December 22, 2006

Pepper Leads Pennsbury Over the Prep

VUSports was on-hand to catch a high school hoops double-header last night at Arcadia University to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand. In the opener, Academy of the New Church downed Penn Charter 53-40. The night cap was a hard-fought, 57-52, Pennsbury win over St. Joseph's Prep.

The first game featured the battle of the Sam's. Academy of the New Church was led by 22 points from Sam Givens while Penn Charter's Sam Zeglinski dropped in 13.

Players of note from Game One:

Penn Charter:

Sam Zeglinski (6,1", Class of 2007, Guard, Committed to Virginia): Zeglinski has good ball skills, sees the floor well, and has a decent form on his jumper. Other positives include his ability to finish plays on the break and his ability to feed the post. He has good athleticism and quickness as well. In this contest he didn't use his ability off the dribble in the half-court to dictate the action when his team was struggling to score at key junctures. The style of play that Virginia plans to employ will determine what kind of minutes Zeglinski will see. He doesn't look like an immediate starter at the PG slot in the ACC but he has the tools to develop into that role. How his defense will translate to the next level will be interesting to track as well - against ANC, he did a nice job of disrupting the passing lanes and turning the resulting fast break opportunities into points. However, his on-the-ball defense could use some improvement.

Justin Renfrow (6'6", Class of 2009, Forward): At 245 lbs, Renfrow has the physicality to draw some recruiting interest. He is a good athlete with emerging basketball skills. His four points came off an elbow jumper and a loose change lay-up in the paint. He contributed several rebounds but needs to improve his rebounding instincts. He gets good rebounding position but then doesn't necessarily anticipate the rebound well. Worth tracking. A growth spurt of a couple of inches and/or some improved ball skills would increase his recruiting interest.

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