Harry Giles & Thon Maker Battle For #1: HSOT Holiday Invitational Official Recap
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The Holiday Invitational is held each year at Raleigh, NC’s Broughton High School
and every year it seems to get crazier and crazier.
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This year’s event hosted elite
talent like consensus Top 10 Juniors Harry Giles, Thon Maker, Dennis Smith Jr,
and Top 15 Senior Brandon Ingram. The final day featured big showings from 7’ 5’’
UCF commit Tacko Fall finishing with 44 points and tying the Total Rebound record,
a 25-year record held by Shawn Bradley. UNC-G commit Demetrius Troy also
broke the tournament record for 3 pointers made (10) while finishing with 49 points.
The Championship game of the John Wall National Bracket featured a match up
between arguably the two best prospects in the country, Thon Maker & Harry Giles.
Other players to make some noise this year were local juniors Quentin Jackson Jr.
(Carlisle), Jalen Harris (Word of God), and Dashuan Smith (Garner.) Check out all
the highlights, all the excitement, and everyone that came to out to watch. To find
out more information on the event visit HighSchoolOT.com.
All Tourney Team (John Wall Bracket):
Dennis Smith Jr. (Trinity Christian)
Kwe Parker (Wesleyan Christian)
Brandon Childress (Wesleyan Christian)
Harry Giles (Wesleyan Christian)
Thon Maker (Orangeville Prep)
Matur Maker (Orangeville Prep)
Tacko Fall (Liberty Prep)
Demetrius Troy (Word of God)
David Reynolds (Ravenscroft)