Breakout Performers: Thanksgiving Hoopfest

A handful of prospects stepped up their games at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest this past weekend. Emmanuel Mudiay was the new name that stood out the most.

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Quick Take: He may just be a freshman, but Mudiay is certainly one to keep an eye on for years to come. The 6-foot-3 smooth and athletic wing prospect starts for Arlington (Tex.) Grace Prep and he's already a difference maker for Ray Forsette's squad. Mudiay is terrific driving to the basket and he uses his athleticism to make plays at the rim. A high major prospect, Mudiay was consistent in his two outings at the Hoopfest and we are betting his best days are ahead of him.
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Quick Take: We got a brief look at Mickey this summer on the Dallas Mustangs young team, but after a more extensive viewing we walked away quite impressed with the 6-foot-7 combo forward. A high-level athlete with a long frame, Mickey moves up and down the floor quite well, he's aggressive around the basket and showed an ability to finish. It's still early, but Mickey, a sophomore at Richardson (Tex.) Berkner, certainly a prospect that will receive high major interest.
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Quick Take: His first day at the Hoopfest was much more productive than the second. But still we were quite impressed with the amount of talent flowing through his 6-foot-8 lengthy frame. For a guy his size he moves so well and can affect the game in so many ways. He plays with a lot of emotion and that can affect his production sometimes so that's an area that he's going to have to get in check, but he's certainly a talent.
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Quick Take: There's no doubt about it, Miles, of Dallas (Tex.) Lincoln, is as active of a player as you'll find in the 2011 class. A 6-foot-6 combo forward, Miles is an athletic jumping bean that finds himself in play after player. He rebounded the ball particularly well this weekend and was aggressive on the offensive end looking to score and create his own opportunities. Headed to West Virginia, it's our belief that he made a terrific college choice as he's the type of player that excels in Bob Huggins' system.
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Quick Take: We included Summers in our top performers report yesterday, but we thought he deserved to be in this category as well. Summers is a guy that received very little attention and ink because of playing out of position during AAU ball. Credit Summers for working on his game and becoming a true point guard. But Mississippi also deserves some credit for evaluating the 6-foot-3 prospect appropriately.

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