Another week of the annual Breakfast of Champions fall basketball league is in the books and another breakout performance was turned in again as junior big man Dan Studer of Germantown High School made his mark with one of the most impressive performances in his young career.  Add to the mix some quality showings by a few of the usual suspects and continued improvement by the rest and it was safe to say that this past weekend was a step up in terms of effort by some.  Today we recap the third week of the 2010 BOC with a look at the top 10 performances…

After a couple weeks of subpar performances in terms of both production and activity on both ends, Studer took the court this past weekend with a completely different game that was filled with aggression, activity, and toughness on both ends.  With him it’s really just a matter of believing in his ability and this past weekend he was extremely assertive on the offensive end as he displayed dominant post skills, an ability to hit the mid range jumper, and range beyond the arc with an impressive performance.  Made huge plays, controlled the glass, and hit big baskets time and time again whenever the opposition made a run.  Wrapped a powerful dominant weekend with 21 points on 10 of 16 shooting, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block along with constant hustle and intangibles on both ends.  Big time showing and a huge step forward in terms of his development.

If not for such a huge improvement and dominant interior effort by Studer, Stampley could’ve easily captured POY honors as well as he turned in his best overall floor effort to date in a runaway victory.  Was active, unselfish, intelligent, and dominant to the tune of 22 points on 10 of 18 shooting, 11 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals.  He has turned in some exceptional efforts  the past couple of years but this one may have been his best as he was finally able to find his lane both scoring and facilitating while also being extremely active on the defense end of the court.  If he can maintain that type of effort and production throughout the high school season then he’s in for a tremendous season.  Great effort this past weekend on a number of levels.

Cannot say enough about his continued development and while he captured POY honors after week two his performance this past weekend may very well have been better than that as he slid over to the lead guard position for the first time this fall and was absolutely spectacular in the process.  Wrapped week 3 with 15 points on 7 of 15 shooting, grabbed 6 rebounds, collected 6 steals, and kicked out 5 assists without committing any turnovers.  Superb all around effort with doubled with toughness and effort on both ends.  

Continues to produce with each passing week and this past weekend he was at it again to the tune of 24 points on 11 of 21 shooting, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal in a blowout victory.  A slasher in the purest since of the word, Mckay excels in transition but his activity the past couple of weeks on the glass has been a huge reason for his step up in terms of production.  Also knocked down a few jumpers this weekend and that was good to see as well as he added some improved versatility to his offensive package.  Quality performance this weekend.

#5 – IAN RAY – 2012 – SG – WHITNALL
Turned in one of the top long distance shooting performances of the weekend and that shooting alone proved to be a huge factor in his team’s victory this past weekend.  Knocked down four consecutive trey balls during a key stretch in the game and finished with 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting including 5 of 10 from long range.  Added 5 rebounds, kicked out 2 assists, grabbed 2 steals, and had 1 blocked shot.  Made smart plays, hit shots when he needed to, and turned in a quality overall effort that was his best so far this fall.  

While his team struggled significantly this past weekend, Posey turned in perhaps his most effective floor game.  Was active in the paint, finished with consistency, and served as a dominant interior presence on both ends.  Scored 20 points on 10 of 15 shooting, collected 9 rebounds, had 3 assists, grabbed 3 steals, and blocked a shot.  On the flip side he had a number of turnovers so his decision making with the ball could have been better. Nevertheless was pleased with his efficiency in terms of finishing and his floor production this past weekend.

Struggled early with turnovers but rebounded to wrap with 21 points on 8 of 15 shooting including 3 of 8 from long range.  Added 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal in a decent floor performance again.  Was very good in the second half as he turned it up a bit offensively and got into a nice rhythm with his jumper.  

Numbers don’t show it but Bray really made some excellent plays this weekend and he hit a number of key baskets to fend off a huge second half rally and lead his team to victory.  Scored 16 points on 8 of 17 shooting, grabbed 7 rebounds, kicked out 2 assists, blocked a shot, and collected 1 steal.  Struggled with turnovers but made some key baskets in key situations.  Has been superb all fall and if he can figure out when to attack and when to facilitate consistently, he could be primed for a huge season.  

Game was a bit sluggish on both ends for his team and the other but Fuller found a way to make a quality impact on both ends of the floor and his efficiency and production was up a bit as a result.  Scored 15 points on 7 of 12 shooting, grabbed 7 rebounds, collected 3 steals, kicked out 1 assist, and blocked 1 shot.  Was solid, productive, made good decisions, etc.  He can be better and the challenge for him in the coming weeks will be to take everything up a couple of notches.  Solid performance this weekend.

A tale of two halves is really the case here as Malone and his team collectively did not get it done during a first half that saw them get down by as many as 27 points.  HOWEVER, the second half was a completely different story as Malone helped mount a spectacular second half rally to tie the score late before a long range shot fell short at the buzzer and they eventually lost by two.  While his shooting wasn’t as efficient as he would like, he still finished with 13 points on 5 of 14 shooting but he was 3 of 6 from long range.  He also wrapped with 7 assists, 3 steals, and 1 rebound while only turning the ball over 1 time.  He was a huge factor in the second half as he made great decisions, solid passes, knocked down some huge baskets, and proved to be a catalyst in a great comeback attempt when they could’ve just shut it down.  If he can put two halves like that together with consistency he’ll be in for a huge season.  

Was solid, not spectacular, but still made a nice impact this past weekend.  Showed excellent range and a nice stroke once again and was much more active on the glass which was an improvement.  Finished with 12 points on 4 of 11 shooting including 2 of 5 from long range, grabbed 11 rebounds, and kicked out 4 assists.  Struggled with some unforced turnovers but overall turned in a solid floor game and helped push his team to victory in the process.