Stock Boosters: National Prep Showcase

At the National Prep Showcase five players raised their stock in our eyes and Todd Mayo was right at the top of the list.

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Quick Take: His name has been out there for quite some time, as he's headed to Virginia Tech to play for Seth Greenberg. But Brown, a 6-foot-5 wing, hadn't quite lived up to the hype, until this weekend. He's clearly worked to get his body in shape, but he's also playing with more fire and drive. Off the catch he's a solid shooter and off the dribble, at least this weekend, he found a way to get to the basket and finish once there. Credit Brown he's working hard and getting better at just the right time. He earned himself a spot in's 2011 top 100.

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Quick Take:The younger brother of former No. 1 player – O.J. Mayo – played sparingly on Friday due to an ankle injury. On Saturday he was ready to go and he did what he does best … score. At 6-foot-3 he has a scoring mentality and he can sure put up points in a hurry. From knocking down deep jumpers to pulling up from mid-range to attacking the basket with some intensity, Mayo can do it all. If Saturday was any indication, Mayo will likely start receiving more and more interest, especially considering there aren't many options left at the guard spot.

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Quick Take:If effort is what you're looking for this is your guy. Coleman went up against some talent in the post, including the nation's top player in 2012 Andre Drummond, and he didn't back down from anyone. A chiseled 6-foot-8 post prospect, Coleman was active on the glass and particularly made a strong effort to reel in offensive rebounds. He's not real skilled on the block, but he has OK touch inside. With the lack of available big men I think upper level mid-majors as well as some high majors will dabble with Coleman.

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Quick Take:He admitted that his move to Brewster and to the 2012 class had solely to do with his academic situation. He said he's getting that in order. His game is also coming together as well. A 6-foot-9, 230-pound big man, McGary has a strong frame, moves well and is a solid athlete. He also certainly brings some effort to the table. On Saturday the motor was working and he was on the glass pretty hard. A number of high major programs have evaluated him and that's the right level, now he just needs to get those grades right.

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Quick Take: Honestly after the first day of the National Prep Showcase I was quite disappointed with Harkless' effort. Overall he just didn't have it working. That tuned change dramatically on day two where the St. John's commit played like his top 50 ranking. A versatile hybrid forward, Harkless is comfortable playing on the perimeter, but he's also leanring to mix it up a little more. Off the catch he's turned into a pretty good shooter and has a good touch inside. Going forward he'll need to continue to get stronger and turn himself into a rebounder, but he definitely has some serious talent.

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