Best of the Best: Day Two

ATLANTA, Ga. – On the final day of the Under Armour Best of the Best it was more of the same. Some high level performances were on display, and some lesser known players also stepped up. One player who was huge was point guard Rysheed Jordan.

Danuel House, SG – House had a big matchup with J.P. Tokoto, and quite simply it was a one sided battle. The athleticism and basketball skill of House was too much. He is able to pressure people on defense, has the bounce to finish over defenders with floaters or around the rim, and also has a nice pull up jumper. He continues to get better, and it was on display in a big way.

Kyle Meyer, C – A big man with good hands and a nice touch on the inside, Meyer played as well as he ever has this weekend. He was finishing well around the rim and at the foul line, and also blocked shots and run the floor at a high level. Meyer isn't the best athlete or super strong, but this weekend he was playing at the highest level.

Christian Sanders, SG – Sanders won the three point competition on Saturday, and showed he is more than just a shooter on Sunday. He is a capable passer, knows how to use the bounce to create space for himself, and then comes off screens well and makes shots. Everything Sanders does translates to the college game, and he is one of the national sleepers who is beginning to emerge.

Mitch McGary, C – It was a dominant performance for McGary on Sunday. He was finishing with power around the rim, showed off a new post move going midline and scoring on a jump hook, and then was an excellent rebounder. It took McGary a little while to get going at the event, but once he did it was obvious that he is one of the premier players in the entire country.

Daniel Dingle, PF – Dingle is just a kid who will do all the dirty work. In a camp setting that isn't the best type of player to be, but Dingle showed he can be effective in that role. He rebounded well, handled the ball in the half court, and even scored it a little bit around the rim. His athleticism limits him given his size, but there is never any question that Dingle is going to play hard and make winning plays.

Andrew White, SG – Overall it was a solid outing for White. The scorer from Virginia was off with his perimeter jumper, but he realized it and went inside off the bounce and into the mid-range. Considering his jumper, which is usually reliable, was off, it was good to see White show that he is capable in scoring in a variety of ways.

Robert Carter, PF/C – His feel for the game is just so impressive. Carter is capable of scoring over either shoulder, and then knows how to set his man up with fakes. Also Carter is one of the best passing big guys in the country and understands the value of being patient on the block. He will never out athlete a defender, but it is the skill and savvy that make him so difficult to defend.

Danrad Knowles, PF/SF – After a very impressive performance on Saturday, Knowles came back with another big time showing on Sunday. He again was knocking down shots out to the three point line and led the break after pulling down rebounds. Knowles will improve his strength as he gets to college, and the upside is just huge for him.

Glenn Robinson, SF/SG – It was a huge weekend for Robinson. The Michigan commitment showed more game off the bounce than he has in the past, and combined with his ability to make shots and improved athleticism, his stock is soaring. Sunday he again was big time putting up scoring numbers, and also he has the capability to be an excellent defender.

Rysheed Jordan, PG – This young man has the makings of an excellent floor general. He scores well going to the rim, and is a big lead guard with excellent floor vision. Jordan's ability to pass combined with his size and athleticism make him very tough to matchup with, and add in the scoring touch and he was the total package on Sunday.

Kennedy Meeks, C – He still needs to get his body right, but Meeks is just a savvy player who knows how to score. Meeks has great touch, excellent footwork, and is a good passer when facing a double team. He still needs to get more explosive and tone up his body, but as a true back to the basket center, there aren't many better.

Sindarius Thornwell, SG – A very talented guard, Thornwell is showing signs of being able to slide over to the point guard slot in a pinch. Always a good athlete who can really score, Thornwell is handling the ball much better and is a good passer. Still what he does best is put the ball in the basket, and Thornwell did that at a high level from deep as well as going to the rim off the dribble.

Rondae Jefferson, SF – A high motor kid with a nice ability to handle the basketball, Jefferson even mixed in a three on Sunday. Now making shots from deep isn't his game, but still it was good to see. As usual Jefferson was a man on the glass and was able to get to the rim off the dribble. Once in the paint he scored well, and Jefferson showed that his style translates in nearly any environment.

Zak Irvin, SG/SF – A long armed wing with a great looking stroke, Irvin was knocking in threes at a good rate on Sunday. Now he didn't attack the rim very much at all, but when he is left open he is more than capable of knocking in shots. With his size, length, and ability to hit the open jumper he will have a lot of folks taking a close look during the month of July.

Chris Walker, PF – Physically he is capable of so much, and he showed some great flashes of what he is capable of with isolated plays in short bursts, but overall it wasn't one of his best weekends. Walker just didn't have a ton of energy, and didn't dominate like his physically capable of. Still a great prospect, Walker needs to consistently be a high level producer given his physical gifts.

Isaiah Whitehead, SG – The Lincoln High School standout showed why he is considered one of the best young players in New York City. Whitehead hit shots from deep, used his strength to get to the rim, and also was a good passer. Physically he is a developed freshman, but he doesn't get it done with strength. His game is built on skill and talent, and that is good for his future.

Shaquille Carr, PG – Carr proved to be one of the better young point guards at the event. He is a great passer who really sees the floor, especially in transition, and also he is a good athlete. Carr did make a few jumpers, but want to see more of that from him. Still a pure point guard who finishes above the rim, Carr has a lot of upside as he adds strength and experience.

Quadri Moore, C – A pick and pop center, Moore can really shoot the basketball. He hit four threes in a big win in the semi-finals, and was just a weapon. A wide body, Moore has to lose weight as he matures, but his hands are good and has a nice touch. While on offense Moore floats a lot, he will rebound on the defensive end. He must develop a post game, but just not many people his size can shoot it like he does.

Isaiah Whitehead mentioned significant interest from Miami-Florida, UCLA, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh.

Christian Sanders has interest from Oklahoma State, Kansas, Colorado, Texas, Texas A&M, and Stanford.

Quadri Moore has interest from Georgetown, UConn, Seton Hall, and others.

Andrew White listed offers from South Florida, Virginia Tech, Utah, Miami-FL, and George Mason. Also significant interest is coming from NC State, Providence, Old Dominion, Boston College, and UConn.

Rysheed Jordan has offers from Temple, LaSalle, Drexel, and Rutgers. Also interest is coming from Arizona, Kentucky, and St. John's.


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