Game time is 1pm at Lindenwood. Features some dude named Tatum and another dude named Sneed.
If you haven't seen Xavier Sneed before, he's a big-time athlete who is learning to play basketball. Shoots way too many threes but is good from distance. Makes his free throws. Weak handle. Virtually no mid-range game. Good rebounder. Needs to become a more consistent defender but he's no worse than Tatum in that respect.
Central gets off to notoriously slow starts against good teams. If that happens on Saturday, this could be over early. Steve Holloway, their point guard, is the key. He's a good ballhandler and can shoot the three. But you never know what kind of decisions he's going to make with the ball. If he can feed the post, Central has mobile bigs who can score inside against Chaminade's frontline. If the game is close in the fourth quarter, Sneed has the length to force Tatum into tough shots. And Chaminade at crunch times becomes really one-dimensional. If Tatum doesn't make those shots or doesn't get to the line, Chaminade can be beaten.
Defensively, Central doesn't really have anybody who can deal with Cook. But other than Tatum, no one has really shown an ability to get him the ball.
Mike Lewis, Chaminade's 6'1 shooting guard, could play a key role for if Tatum isn't making shots early. Tatum is by far their best scorer but Lewis is their best shooter.