Archbishop Stepinac Basketball along with Team Frenji has a long list of accomplished players. With that being said we decided to take a moment to compare the growth of the two following players within their high school seasons. The players are Present Stepinac PG 6’0 Sophomore Josh James and the past is current George Washington U. & Stepinac Alumni 6’0 PG Tony Taylor. Is Josh on course to be the next T2? Both are blessed with a tremendous Basketball IQ, size, speed and outstanding ball handling ability. The question is Josh on pace to become the next great guard to come from Stepinac? (The list is long). Does he have the scorers mentality that T2 had? Can he become the deadly outside shooter that T2 was (54 pts in Slam Dunk Tourney)? Can he lead the Crusaders into the future just as Tony lead Stepinac back to prominence in 2004-05? What can T2 teach Josh now so he can become a dominate force in the CHSAA over the next two years? Both players have had success on the AAU circuit. Now Tony is staring for the Colonials of GW as a Junior (14 ppg and on track to score 1000 for his career). Josh has the Crusaders at 12-5, following a great leader in Conroy Baltimore (Lehigh), leading the team in assists (5:2 assists to TOs) an (6ppg). Head Coach Tim Phillip thinks both are comparable but the biggest question as it is for any player is their commitment to getting better. Legend has it that T2 would shoot 500 jumpers prior and after games. Josh….Are you that hungry? We at Frenji Sports are proud of our guys as they grow, but we thought it would be fun to compare the progress of two of our own. Now its up to you guys to compare and let us know your thoughts.
Past & Present Comparison