Double Pump Tournament: Saturday Evaluations

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - was in attendance for the second day of the Double Pump Spring Tournament. Click inside for the latest on how Arizona's prospects played.

LAKEWOOD, Colo.- It was a day packed full of very good prospects at the Double Pump Spring Tournament and many people were on hand to see some of the big names try and put on a show. was in attendance to witness Saturday's action:


Shaquille Cleare: Once again, the big man is very impressive in the interior and it is mind boggling when looking at him and his size that he has great hands and great feet. Not to say that he is overweight, because he actually looks in shape; Cleare is just a big kid.

On Saturday he again showed good post moves and good finishers around the rim. He just has a knack for finishing strong and completing plays. Probably the most impressive thing he does is not his scoring, but the way he passes the ball for someone his size.

Rosco Allen: Allen definitely had a better second day of the tournament and you can tell he sought out to be much more aggressive. In the first game of the day, Allen shot the ball three times in the first four possessions and most of them were going towards the basket.

He played well in transition, running the lanes and going strong to the rim. During the day he also shot the ball fairly well from deep, even though he did not shoot a lot of threes.

Defense was also an interesting point of interest for Allen, as he often guarded the opposing team's shooting guard or sometimes even its point guard. Allen has definitely grown and is pushing 6-foot-9 and guarding players who are a lot shorter than him, giving the impression that no matter what, Allen wants to be a wing player.


Chris Thomas: It was a long day for Thomas, who had a lot of ups and a few downs during the tournament. It is easy to get lost in the fact that Thomas was the main attraction at the event, seeing that he has returned home to play in his first tournament since getting a year's worth of national media attention.

For much of the day, Thomas did a great job of ignoring the swarms of people coming to watch him and put his talents on display. In the first game of the day against Kansas City Pump N' Run, Thomas was bothered early but adjusted and had highlight plays on his way to a 29-point game.

The point total did not let up for Thomas over the day, as his outside shot was falling and he made a living inside the paint for much of the day. The shooting guard tallied a high of 34 on the day during a very entertaining matchup with the Texas D-1 Ambassadors. Thomas and the Colorado Hawks eventually fell in the night cap after they had played four games on the day.

His offensive game is at a high level but his defense still leaves more to be desired. If there is any improvement to be made during the summer that you would love to see, it would be his defense and more so his motivation to lock down opponents.

Andrew Harrison: There was only one Harrison twin on the floor on Saturday as Aaron was out with a thigh bruise, but that did not stop brother Andrew from representing the duo himself. Andrew excels at being a floor general and he is doing it in a smooth way, which is not as easy to do at his size.

On Saturday he penetrated the lane a lot and almost always found an open man that had an easy look, all created on his ability to get into the lane. He is always under control and can go any speed, but prefers to take it up a notch and push the pace.

Harrison may have his brother back on Sunday, but either way he will make the game easier for his teammates out on the court.

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