Sometimes the obvious is good and profound and right to the point.
So let's start our coverage of the 2nd annual Penny Hardaway Hoop Fest with an obvious statement.
Robert Hubbs (Dyer County) is good.
The Tennessee signee dropped 29 points and snatched 9 boards as Dyer County closed day one with a hard fought 93-76 victory over Charleston (MO). The Choctaws outscored Charleston 32-15 in the final stanza on the strength of some crowd pleasing dunks by Mr. Hubbs.
Markeston Bostic (Dyer County) added 23 and Malik Pugh (Dyer County) pitched in with 16.
Jake McDowell (CBHS) started hot and finished on fire scoring 25 points leading the Purple Wave over Whitehaven 57-52 in the days opening game at the Penny Hardaway Hoop Fest.
McDowell was joined in the scoring column by Connor Kelly (CBHS) with 16.
Rising freshman Kevin "Lucky" Cheatham (Whitehaven) led Whitehaven with 19. Marcanvis Hymon (Whitehaven) added 10 in the loss.
SUNRISE CHRISTIAN (KS) 66
MEMPHIS EAST 64
Nick King (Memphis East) led a furious Memphis East rally in the final quarter but their effort came up just short as East fell to nationally ranked Sunrise Christian out of Kansas 66-64.
King, who finished with 27, helped lead a 28-17 fourth quarter run to close the gap.
Tyler Lee (Memphis East) and Stefan Johnson (Memphis East) both chipped in with 10 points.