-Clarkston dominated the first half with consistent team basketball. Sets, crisp cuts, excellent passing ect…
-#3 for Clarkston was BIG in the first half. Can’t remember him missing a shot. Made 3-4 triples, good passing.
-It was hard for EEV to keep up in the 1st half. With Clarkston so efficient on O and DeJulius not warmed up yet, EEV wasn’t going to out-skill or out-talent Clarkston. It was a route. DD kept them going through the ups and downs, but in the first half it was ALL Clarkston. There was a small back n forth between Loyer, DD and #23 for EEV. DD hit a 3, then Loyer hit a couple three’s on fast break opportunities. #23 came down and hit a three. All back to back to back.
-The second half was different. Obviously DD got it going. Smart player. His go to offense is to rock the defender to sleep then either rise over with the jump shot or dribble drive. If he dribble drives he can get all the way to the hoop or stop for afloater in the lane. It was all working in the 2nd half. It didn’t matter who was on him. He either went right around or made it rain from deep.
-He’s big with the ball. He’s not a big player. 6’0? But he’s well built in his rear and legs… wide… strong. Uses his body well. In terms of what he can do vs what Loyer is capable of…? It wasn’t close.
-EEV came back. It was all DD. It was a 1-3 point game and time for Loyer to show up… he couldn’t. DD defended him a bunch in the forth. Bothered his shot, penetration and passing lanes.
-Loyer scored 4-6 points vs DD. His other 16’ish points came on good looking fast break shots or shots within the O. Had a nice little step back against DeJulius to get a shot off and one drive. Other then that, when it counted… zip.
In terms of being a prospect at the next level or who is the better player, this isn’t a debate. Loyer is a nice little player, honestly he is. He’ll be a good backup at MSU for 2 years, then take over as a Jr. But DeJulius is at a different level. Stronger, more explosive, shot is a wash (both excellent shooters), more consistent penetration and better finishing ability. Just a higher level player. Loyer could be guarded, DeJulius couldn’t.