Marshall County Hoopfest: Day Two

DRAFFENVILLE, Ky. -- Otto Porter was the big story on Saturday at the Hoopfest as the 6-foot-9 wing emerged on the national scene. Oak Hill also provided some entertainment knocking off Quality Education after being down by 17 points.

Chris Freeman, PF, Muhlenberg County – At 6-foot-5, 210-pound, Freeman is a well put together kid with a strong, chiseled frame. He moves up and down the floor well and is an impressive overall athlete. At this stage he's an undersized four-man that can really rebound. He focused on the offensive glass and was effective in the paint reeling in 16 boards. He scored 21 points on 7-for-14 shooting. Majority of his points came off of offensive put backs.

Otto Porter, SF, Scott Central – Over the past year we've heard quite a bit about Porter, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound combo forward. On Saturday we finally got to see him in action, and it was well worth the wait, as he went for 29 points on 14-for-21 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds.

A versatile forward, the talented prospect displayed an impressive mid-range, knocking down six jumpers from 14 to 18-feet. The lengthy, but thin, prospect moves up and down the floor fluidly, is able to use his length to create all kinds of deflections and has great touch around the basket. Porter has the look of at least a top 100 prospect and is a legit high-major player.

Chane Behanan, PF, Bowling Green – For much of the game the 6-foot-7, 240-pound Louisville signee was in foul trouble, but when he was on the floor he was able to show why he's ranked among the top 30 prospects in the country. The strong four-man used his lower body strength to carve out space in the paint, he showed an ability to finish through contact and used great touch in the paint. He finished with 18 points and seven rebounds.

Sir'Dominic Pointer, SF, Quality Education – For the second day in a row the 6-foot-6 wing headed to St. John's came to play. Up against Oak Hill and their talented wings, Pointer looked like the best one on the floor. He's active on both ends, plays with a lot of toughness and uses his athleticism when he attacks the basket. He finished 8-for-14 from the field and scored 18 points in the tough loss.

Ben McLemore, SG, Oak Hill – The first half was rough for McLemore, but after a tough halftime speech, the 6-foot-5 wing prospect came out ready to play in the second half. McLemore was a big part of Oak Hill's comeback win over Quality Education, as he hit two big catch and shoot three-pointers and also made a strong baseline drive late in the game. He finished 7-for-11 from the field and 3-for-5 from three on his way to 18 points.

Jordan Adams, SF, Oak Hill – Early on you wouldn't have picked Adams for the game MVP, but as the match up versus Quality progressed, Adams, a 6-foot-5 wing prospect, continued to get better. A stocky wing prospect, Adams showed a strong IQ, knocked down a pair of three-pointers and really focused on rebounding. He went for a double-double scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

Chris Freeman said Indiana State and Murray State have offered him a scholarship. He also mentioned some interest from Western Kentucky.

Otto Porter has scholarship offers from Missouri, Georgetown, SEMO, Missouri State and Mississippi.

A.J. Hammons has a number of schools recruiting him, but the ones coming at him the hardest are Ohio State, Virginia, Purdue, Xavier, Maryland and Minnesota.

Jordan Adams mentioned Memphis, Miami, Georgia, UCLA, Tennessee, Baylor, South Florida, Florida State, Providence and Syracuse as the schools showing him the most attention.

Ben McLemore confirmed that he's down to Kansas and Missouri. His plan is to make his college choice during Christmas break.

Lemon Gregory, a 6-foot-8, 255-pound center out of Muhlenberg County, is a wide, stocky post prospect with a nice set of hands and decent touch inside. He scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds. George Fant and Jordan Shanklin both scored 12 points for Bowling Green (Ky.) Warren Central. Fant also grabbed nine rebounds in the loss to Duncanville. For the second night in a row Charles McKinney showed some talent. He finished with 17 points in the loss to Oak Hill and made his presence known on the defensive end. Lekan Ajayi is a 6-foot-10 big man that plays with energy. He was especially focused on the glass and was able to reel in 10 rebounds. Duke bound lead guard Quinn Cook struggled to get his shot to fall in this one shooting just 5-for-17 from the field, but where he was effective was creating for teammates. He tossed out seven assists. Adonis Thomas finished with a game high 22 points in Melrose's win over Christian County. The athletic wing prospect headed to Memphis did majority of his work inside. Christian County lead guard Anthony Hickey scored nine points in the loss. He's a tough kid that plays hard and attacks the basket.

Mike Anderson and Jeff Bzdelik were the only two head coaches in attendance. We spotted assistants from Ohio State and Louisville in the stands.

Scout Hoops Top Stories