Rock Hill, South Carolina- During these uncertain times the organizers of the Battle at the Rock Basketball Showcase were able to put together a fun, safe event that showcased some of the most highly ranked high school basketball programs, and players in the country. We were excited to see the big names such as Mikey Williams, Kennedy Chandler, Kendall Brown, Gradey Dick, Jacobi Wright, Bryce McGowens but the player that stood out to us was 2022 Sunrise Christian Point Guard Willie Lightfoot.
Lightfoot a true floor general was able to impact the game defensively holding one of the top high school basketball players in the country Mikey Williams to 0 first half points. Lightfoot on and off the ball defense set the tone early against Lake Norman Christian. He forced Williams to take tough shots, had several steals, forced a couple charges, and often frustrated Williams. Lightfoot has a high basketball IQ, can get his teammates involved, or get a bucket for himself. Willie Lightfoot reminds us of Patrick Beverely. The Sunrise point guard doesn’t need a ton of points to impact the game, but his defensive pressure, his energy, his on the floor coaching, the ability to get his teammates involved is a huge part of Sunrise Christian success.