2018 Holiday Hoopsgiving's Superlatives: Richie Saunders and Tre Williams
What an eventful two days we all had at this year’s prestigious Holiday Hoopsgiving. Talent from several states poured into Georgia to lock horns in one of the best, and well known events in the country. Despite being fresh off of Thanksgiving, there were some players that quickly shook off the feast to get back to work. There were some nationally known players that improved on their rankings while some budding prospects grew their offer sheet.
Best Shooter: It’s easy to see why high major programs have extended offers to Wasatch Academy guard Richie Saunders. Every shot attempt seemed to silence the opposing crowd as they knew there was a strong likelihood of it ripping through the nets. There needs to be a mention of his defensive capabilities as well as he showed off the ability to consistently make life uncomfortable for his matchup. Being far from a pushover will help him over the years as all signs point to him being a solid 3&D prospect. With Saunders having the size, confidence, and a quick release, I would expect more to join the party with Butler, Princeton, and Texas Tech.
Best Signee: Marvin “Tre” Williams is a name that coaches, fans, and scouts alike sung the praises of all weekend long. This supremely confident talent has the skills and toughness needed to compete for a Minnesota team that will be looking to get off to another fast start. When a tough bucket was needed for Wasatch it was often Williams that stepped in for a well timed basket. His shot making was superb as he proved to be more than capable of having a game that will carry over very nicely to the next level. He’s an efficient scorer that makes the most of his touches, and to be listed at 6’4 he plays significantly bigger. I would expect him to compete early on for Richard Pitino’s minutes as he will provide him with another versatile scorer.