Best of Summer and GBOA Recap: Friday was in attendance for Friday's action at the Best of Summer and GBOA tournaments. Included are recaps of Gabe York, Parker Cartwright, and more. was in attendance for Friday's action at the Double Pump Best of Summer and Pangos GBOA tournaments. Read on to see our evaluations.


Gabe York: It was definitely a final game to forget for York, who played in an exhibition game against the R&R Soldiers. Compton Magic did not play a well polished game and that included York from the outside. He did not hit any outside shots, but definitely put on a show above the rim.

He had two back-to-back alley-oop plays that brought the crowd to its feet. York has great athleticism, but could not get his shot going at all Friday night. He, like most kids across the country, really was ready for the period to end.

Kaleb Tarczewski: Tarczewski only played one game on Friday and you could tell from the start that he was ready for the evaluation period to end.

At this point, a lot of the big men play in spurts because they do not have a lot of energy. Tarczewski had a sequence where he had a turnaround hook and then a dunk one play later, showing that he is extremely skilled.

He did not do a ton, but it is really too hard to read too much into it at this point in the summer.

Landen Lucas: Lucas had a rough day against Tarczewski in the first game, as he failed to hit the rim on at least three shots.

We do not want to read too much into it, but there are still concerns about Lucas. He tends to play below the rim and there is not one specific aspect that he excels at.

Still he is a four-year player and the type that could help depth down the road, but likely never be a star.


Chris Thomas: It was a rough week overall for Thomas, who has been battling back issues and fatigue, but he was able to open up his offensive a bit on Friday. Thomas and the Colorado Hawks found themselves down to California Supreme and needed someone to fill up the scoreboard quickly.

Thomas started by going to the basket and hitting layups, but then was able to hit two straight three's to get his team within range. It did not last, but it was good to see Thomas get going offensively again, even if it were just for half of a game.

Jordan Bell: At one point in the first half you had to think that he would get to double digit blocks. By my count, he got to seven and could have had more, but was called for fouls instead. Bell still played well and with great energy, as he usually does. He too benefited from a few lob passes and it was difficult for his opponents to keep him under control.


Isaiah Bailey: The talented wing had a rough game as he could not get anything to fall. Many of the shots he took were contested and forced and things did not get much better. The good aspect of Bailey's development is that he is still young and must understand how to adjust his game during difficult stretches.

Parker Cartwright: Cartwright was probably one of the brightest spots of the Best of Summer tournament in Anaheim. He continued his solid play on Friday, as he is just one of the toughest players to guard.

At 5-foot-8, 125-pounds, he just knows how to make the right play and can score in traffic. He hit a big three against the Colorado Hawks when they were trying to make a comeback and continues to be an early elite player for the class of 2014.

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