The Jay Graves Report

Eric Hunter Jr. and Trayce Jackson-Davis put boyz on notice at Southport on Saturday! “Ballin’!”

Tindley's Eric Hunter Jr. just lettin' boyz know that he's in the buildin' in 2017-18. Photo: TheJayGravesReport

Everybody and their baby’s momma piled into the gym at Southport on Saturday to see six incredible high school basketball games. An all day buffet of the best hoopers in the state and it didn’t disappoint. From the openin’ tip to the last buzzer, in my Ice Cube voice, “Today was a good day!”

Instead of givin’ you a synopsis of wins and losses on the day. Let me tell you what I saw from a talent stand point bruh. That’s what you really want to know right? Who cares who won or loss the games in freakin’ December.

So unless you’ve been under a rock unconscious for the past two years Romeo Langford is as good as advertised and a bag of Funions with a red pop. Ole boy came into the joint like a prize fighter walkin’ into the MGM Grand and went to work finishin’ with 42 points as they beat the duns from Fort Wayne Northside with Keion Brooks.

Ole boy from Center Grove, Trayce Jackson-Davis, who’s only a junior, is worth the price of admission, your brand new Jordan’s and the next two pair you’re about to order. He’s NUTS!!! Everything you’ve heard about him and even the exagerations that you’ve heard about him are true! Go find the biggest liar you know and ask him about Trayce Jackson-Davis and whatever he says about this kid bein’ the truth is real. Don’t question it just take him at his word.

Ole boy can do it all, block shots, handle the rock well enough to do somethin’ with it, post a boy up and yes get in a boy’z head. He yoked on Hamilton Southeastern’s 7’2″ Mabor Majak earlier in the game and I was ready to go at that point. I knew right then and there that I wouldn’t see another play that good for the rest of the night. As a matter of fact, we can start track season bruh.

The Truth!!! Trayce Jackson-Davis

Jackson-Davis and Co. loss the war in overtime to the Royals 65-63 but he definitely won the battle finishin’ with 31 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocks and TheJayGravesReport dunk of the Year!! Stop it!!!

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! I wanted to see Eric Hunter Jr. (Purdue recruit) and Robert Phinisee (IU recruit) go at it. Tindley ended up winnin’ the game over McCutcheon 63-58 but the two guards didn’t let a boy down. I’d never seen Phinisee play before Saturday and he’s the real deal. He plays with a lot of heart and is very composed on the floor. IU needs a cat with that type of composure in Bloomington because they don’t have a ounce of heart down there right now. Phinisee fouled out with 3:28 remainin’ in a great ball game finishin’ with 22 points.

The defendin’ Class A champs led by Eric Hunter Jr. hadn’t loss a step since last year and Hunter is even better. The dun was as smooth as silk and the jumper is wet!!! He moves like a ballerina on the court he’s so smooth. I don’t remember him bein’ that smooth last season. He’s playin’ with so much confidence right now that he’s goin’ to be hard to stop.

Let me put it where the goats can get it. Eric Hunter Jr. could have scored 40 points if he wanted to. He’s just not a ball hog and works extremely hard to play the game the right way. He’s always lookin’ to get his teammates involved to make the right basketball play. The game seems to come naturally to him. Purdue got a steal when they signed him. The dun can flat out play finishin’ with 25 points.

Other local score: 

Lawrence North 42-40 over Culver Military Academy.

LN almost lost this game because Culver out worked them in every aspect of the game. It shouldn’t have even been close. Now ole boy Tre Galloway was the real deal from Culver so he kept it competitive. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

2) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.

3) Ole boy: noun – the person that I’m currently talkin’ about.

4) Yoke: verb – old school G.I.(Gary, Indiana) term from dunk

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!