Zack Norvell usually sits in the shadows as D.J. Williams, Edward Morrow and Isaiah Moss grab most of the headlines for Simeon. Even freshman Kezo Brown and newly-installed point guard Armon Benford have received more attention lately.
Norvell put an end to that on Saturday at the Cancer Research Classic in Wheeling, West Virginia. The junior guard keyed the Wolverines’ 75-45 demolition of highly-regarded Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Norvell scored 22 points, shooting 5-for-7 from three-point range. His defense was just as important. Norvell registered five steals, leading a Simeon defense that was too fast and clever for the taller Gaels.
Simeon used a 19-2 second quarter run to take control of the game. The Wolverines forced Bishop Gorman into 22 turnovers.
Morrow battled successfully with the Gaels’ two nationally-ranked stars, 6-10 Duke recruit Chase Jeter (12 points) and 7-0 Stephen Zimmerman.
Zimmerman (12 points) is deciding between blue bloods like Kentucky, Kansas and North Caroline, but was out-played by Morrow who finished with 16 points and eight rebounds.
Moss added 14 points for Simeon and Benford and Williams each added eight points.