Las Vegas Tournaments Day One: Evaluations

The first night of the Las Vegas tournaments is complete. Read on for evaluations of Craig Victor, Tyler Dorsey, and more.

LAS VEGAS - The first night of Vegas tournaments is complete and there were numerous Arizona prospects in attendance.


Craig Victor: Victor's day had mixed results, as he was impressive, but faced a zone defense that was basically designed to shut him down. The zone forced him to run isolation a bit more than usual and he was plenty successful at it. Victor scored with his back to the basket, facing up , and from behind the arc. His motor has definitely improved and once he gets that going consistently, he will be even better.


Tyler Dorsey: We have debated Tyler Dorsey's position in the past, but it really does not matter, because he is going to be successful at either guard spot. Dorsey played well on Wednesday night, as he went head to head with Emmanuel Mudiay. Dorsey can score with his quickness to the basket or by hitting jumpers from numerous spots on the court. He does not have many weaknesses and it is easy to see why he is so highly regarded, especially when he played like he did in the second half.

Stephen Zimmerman: Zimmerman did not have a very good first game, but a lot of that had to do with the lack of talent around him. When he played with Belmont Shore, he was extremely impressive. Zimmerman controlled the paint by blocking shots, but also had the versatility to step out and hit a three-pointer. The aspect of Zimmerman's game that probably does not get talked about enough is his passing, as it can be superb at times and is a consistent positive.


Vance Jackson: Jackson is an extremely smooth player and he makes a lot of things look easy because of it. He is already a high level shooter and had a few jumpers that he caught in stride and made. His Arizona offer makes sense because of his versatility and although he still has plenty of room to improve, Jackson is one of the top prospects in his class.

De'Ron Davis: Davis is a heck of a prospect and a lot of it has to do with the fact that he is already much stronger than the majority of the players in his class. He is able to use that strength in the paint and it is difficult for any player to guard him one-on-one because of it. Davis runs the court very well and had a few precise passes in transition. Arizona has not offered yet, but there is interest there and we would expect to hear much more from Davis in the next few years.

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