Sunday in New Orleans

The Nike MDC has moved along and the final four teams are set. Monday morning Seattle Friends of Hoop will face off with the New York Gauchos in one 17 U division semifinal while The Family will face Memphis YOMCA in another.

With Kansas and Arizona battling for many of the same recruits, Eric Bossi of gives Cat Tracks an update from New Orleasns on some of their mutual targets.

Jon Brockman - Once again Brockman was a man among boys on Sunday. The 6-7 Snohomish (WA) High product just beats the snot out of those trying to guard him in the post. He loves to get the ball under his chin with his elbows out as he makes quick spins through the lane for explosive dunks or short jump hooks. He might be the MVP of the entire tournament at this point.

C.J. Miles, Kevin Rogers and Terrel Harris- After surviving a difficult pool to advance into the playoff round of 16, the Team Texas trio's run ended when Friends of Hoop beat them in a hotly contested ball game.

The 6-5 Miles was their top performer on Sunday and made a series of tough hanging jump shots with Micah Downs draped all over him. He also spent quite a bit of time running the point and actually did a pretty good job of it.

Rogers on the other hand struggled to find his rhythm and other than a few late baskets was largely ineffective in the round of 16. Everybody is entitled to an off game now and then and Rogers has been plenty good on the club circuit and has proved his worth as a prospect.

Perhaps still sore from yesterday's turned ankle, Harris wasn't his usual self. He picked up eight second half points, but didn't look to attack near as much as usual.

Maybe the most impressive part of the day was how Miles and Rogers reacted to the loss. They were upset and made it clear how badly they wanted to win the game but didn't make excuses. If those guys care that much about a club tournament game, imagine how much winning will mean to them on the next level.

Chris Douglas-Roberts - CDR is a flat out stud. He's all about winning and it was very clear when he went out and stomped a 28 point mud hole in the collective arses of the club circuit's hottest team, the Georgia Stars.

At 6-5, he is a complete PG who is well schooled in every aspect of the game. He drives and dishes, pulls up for effortless mid range jumpers, defends and finishes with flair on fast break opportunities. The scary thing is that he seems to get a little bit better and a little more confident each time he takes the court and he is arguably the premier PG prospect in the country.

It is also worthy to note that he's looking for immediate playing time on the next level and that he doesn't want to come in with another PG which isn't good news for Kansas fans. He still has interest in the Jayhawks, but unless something changes it will be awfully tough for them to land CDR now that Mario Chalmers is in the fold.

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