Christ Presbyterian Academy forward Jalen Lindsey got a phone call from Duke assistant coach Nate James on Friday morning.
“That was the first time I’ve heard from them, and it’s really exciting,” Lindsey said.
Lindsey, a 6-foot-7 forward, has 18 offers and is averaging 19.5 points and 7.9 rebounds. He scored 25 points and had 16 rebounds in Friday’s semifinal win over Livingston Academy.
Clock confusion: A clock reset appeared to confuse Richland’s Carson Edwards in a 52-51 loss to Lake County.
With Richland trailing 50-49, Edwards grabbed a rebound and missed a halfcourt shot. The clock read 1.4 seconds, but it should have showed 14 seconds remained.
“That didn’t determine the outcome,” Richland coach Jason Loveless said.
Wins some, lose some: Brentwood coach Dennis King’s first state tournament appearance didn’t come without a cost.
Following Wednesday’s upset of Blackman, King had some automotive issues.
“My car broke down on the way home,” King said. “I’m driving, basking in the glory of the win, and the car seizes up. I’m at Exit 66 (on I-24), sitting on a rock on the side of the road.”
“I think it’s the timing belt. I think I need a new engine.”
What if? King was disappointed for senior forward Cody Shelton, who sprained his ankle in the Blackman win and was unable to play in Friday’s loss to Southwind after returning from midseason knee surgery a few weeks ago.
“He really tried to get back,” King said. “I’m not saying we could have beaten them, but with a healthy Cody Shelton, a healthy Will Jones, we’ve got two 6-4, 6-5 seniors that could have given us some punch we didn’t have.”
Jones suffered a season ending injury early in the season.
: After bringing about 1,100 students to Wednesday’s game, Brentwood had approximately 1,400 at Friday’s semifinal against Southwind.
When asked how many students were in class Friday, athletics director Ronnie Seigenthaler said, “Very few.”
The school’s enrollment is 1,650.
Attendance: Friday’s semifinal attendance was 11,908, which is up 4,178 from last year’s 7,730. This year’s total for the first three days is 33,740, an increase of 10,503 from last year’s 23,237.