Monday, November 5, 2012
Winston Salem Jamboree recap
By Dave Telep
WINSTON SALEM, N.C. -- It was great, not good, to be back in a high school gym, watching high school teams scrimmage. Only days removed from the start of hoop practices, the second Winston Salem Prep Jamboree brought together eight teams littered with nearly a dozen Division I prospects spread out over the sessions.
The top dog from the day was junior small forward Caleb Martin (Mocksville, N.C./Davie County). The recent NC State commit carried himself with an extra dose of confidence and it showed in his play. He hunted dunks, knocked down jumpers and was the most dominant player in the two games we observed.
NC State commit Caleb Martin continues to prove he is one of the top players in the Class of 2014.
The Pack owns commitments from Caleb and his twin brother, Cody. Teams decided to test Cody in the lane and he was a terrific help-side shot blocker. Caleb is a small forward who could moonlight as a shooting guard.
Dorn’s an interesting story because injuries essentially cost him most of his high school career. Healthy now, expect him to evolve into a significant mid-level recruit. Charlotte and VCU were both watching over the weekend and Charlotte’s offered already. Dorn’s father played for the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Rams.
Lodge is an undersized 4-man, who doesn’t allow his size to prevent him from having an impact on the court. The best part of his game is that he embraces who he is and gets after it on the glass. Lodge is a relentless kid who runs, rebounds and then runs some more. This jumping jack forward has Winthrop, Appalachian State, UNC-Greensboro, VCU, Austin Peay and East Carolina looking at him.