Las Vegas Fab 48 Day Three: Evaluations was in attendance for day three of the Las Vegas Fab 48. Read on for evaluations of Chris McCullough, Brodricks Jones, and more.

LAS VEGAS - was in attendance for the third day of the Las Vegas Fab 48. Read on for evaluations of numerous Arizona prospects.


Mamadou Ndiaye: Although many observers solely focus on Ndiaye's height, he can play. He is surprisingly mobile, a solid athlete and seems to be improving every time out.

Ndiaye may not currently be a major Arizona recruit right now, but he deserves credit for his nice defensive timing and keeping the ball high on offensive and defensive rebounds.

The school that signs Ndiaye will get a player that is only scratching the surface of his immense potential.


Shaqquan Aaron: This wasn't one of Aaron's better games, as his team was blown out and his play suffered as a consequence.

Aaron failed to get back on defense and allowed slower defenders to beat him off the dribble. Offensively, he seemed to be disinterested and floated on the perimeter.

When Aaron is at his best, he is one of the top players in the country, but consistency is still an issue for him.

Jordan McLaughlin: McLaughlin is an impressive floor general. He plays at a controlled pace and can beat his man off the dribble at will. In addition, he's best in transition where he can finish a variety of off balance shots or set up his teammates with open looks.

Unlike many young kids, McLaughlin keeps his head up at all times and rarely misses an open cutter. He even maintained proper help-side defense most of the time, which can be highly unusual on the AAU circuit.


Brodricks Jones: Jones is as good a prospect as anyone in his class. His defensive and rebounding ability have been chronicled, but his offense skills were on display Friday.

Jones converted a few monster dunks off offensive rebounds and showed surprising strength while fighting for the ball in traffic.

He also showed a soft touch on his jumpers and free throws.

Chance Comanche: Comanche is a very impressive prospect in his own right. He consistently attacks the glass and gives solid defensive effort. Also, Comanche is especially effective as a weak side defender, as he uses his length and timing to alter shots.

Comanche still hasn't shown much offensively, but with his talent and work ethic he should develop into a consistent scorer over time.


Chris McCullough: McCullough struggled mightily in front of Coach Whitford. He never established position on the low block and when he did get the ball, he attempted fade way hook shots that barely caught iron.

On the positive side, McCullough appears to be a legitimate 6-foot-10 and is a very fluid athlete. We know he is a very good prospect, so we will chalk it up to a bad game.

Cheick Diallo: Diallo is the epitome of a high-energy athlete. He gets up and down the court with ease, challenges every shot and rebounds like there's no tomorrow, making a living off offensive putbacks.

Offensively, he shows much promise, finishing shots with a soft touch around the hoop. Diallo also knows his limitations and doesn't try to make moves or shoot shots he's not capable of finishing.


Derryck Thornton: Thornton was more aggressive Friday than he was on Thursday. He came out looking to score, but most of his shots were off the mark and he over penetrated at times.

That said, Thornton is one of the rare players who can dominate a game without scoring. He commands the respect of his older teammates and is a calming influence on the court. Thornton's game is advanced far beyond his years, and he is a point guard in every sense of the word.

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