Maurice Dixon

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The matchup between Mount Vernon Presbyterian and Trinity Prep on January 15 wasn’t the most competitive contest due to the 93-59 outcome in favor of the Mustangs but there was some impressive talent on hand that I witnessed for the first time.

Trinity Prep senior point guard Yosef Goulbourne (3) had the tightest handle on the floor. I’m sure he was a tough guard for the Mustangs who were specifically instructed to guard him. Goulbourne had defenders guessing whether he was going right or left and unsure when he would step back with the dribble. He also possessed the ability to stop on a dime and pull up for a jumper at an unfair speed and knock it down consistently. Goulbourne really put this ability on display in the fourth quarter when he scored 15 of his 23 points.

Mount Vernon junior center Keith Williams (35) was very comfortable using his 6-8, 245-pound frame in the post especially against shorter and leaner opponents. Williams regularly turned offensive rebounds into immediate points or points from the foul line, impressively shooting 6-of-7 from the stripe. I don’t remember Williams taking a jumper from that distance during the game but if he’s able to knock down that shot against an opponent equal in size then that would be personally and collectively beneficial.

Mount Vernon sophomore forward Dennis Scott III (11) proved he is confident in his ability to shoot the ball from beyond the arc like I remember his father Dennis Scott doing at Georgia Tech and for the Orlando Magic in the 90s. Scott III also inherited the 6-8 frame like his father and wasn’t hesitant to pull up from college and NBA range. Scott III drained three of his four 3-pointers during the Mustangs’ exceptional 26-2 run to end the third quarter.