Torin Childs-Harris, SG, New London – In a double-digit win over Albany Academy, Childs-Harris, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, led the way. He went for 34 points and scored them in a variety of ways. He showed a nice one-dribble pull-up, managed to knock in a couple of three-pointers and showed his athleticism on a two-hand put back slam. He also recorded 13 rebounds.
Jabarie Hinds, PG, Mount Vernon – Except for a four minute spurt in the third quarter where Hinds flashed his impressive mid-range game, he never seemed to get in a groove. He's clearly Mount Vernon's main scoring option, as he took 25 shots, but connected on just seven of them. He is very good at creating space and generally can get good looks especially from 15 to 18-feet. He scored 18 points in the loss to Taft.
Kevin Johnson, C, Taft – In the first half Johnson, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound big man, owned the paint scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Johnson secured his area and reeled in every ball that came close. He also finished through contact and recorded at least four plus one situations. He's in as good of shape as we've seen him and appears to be on track on the court. He finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds in the win.
Spencer Dinwiddie, PG, Taft – Handling the point guard duties for Taft is this 6-foot-4, 170-pound guard. A Colorado signee, Dinwiddie is a crafty lead guard that plays within himself. He doesn't try to do too much, has a good vision and is an impressive all around passer. Going forward he'll need to continue to develop consistency with his shot, but he's a talent and a guy that may be underrated nationally. He scored just six points, but tossed out 11 assists to just three turnovers.
Myles Mack, PG, St. Anthony – The Friars raced out to a 38-10 lead at half time and Mack was a major part of that. The 5-foot-10 lead guard was 7-for-10 from the field at the half, scoring 16 points. He played under control, didn't turn the ball over and made scoring moves when he had the opportunity. He was especially effective in transition where he aggressively attacked the basket. He finished with 28 points on 11-for-14 shooting.
Tony Wroten, PG, Garfield – A tough prospect to figure out, Wroten certainly had his moments in Garfield's loss to Morgan Park. We do know this, the 6-foot-4 guard is a terrific passer and his vision is the best in the 2011 class. In fact, sometimes his vision is too good for his high school teammates, as they often times aren't ready for the passes he whips their way. The Washington signee finished with 23 points and seven rebounds.
Wayne Blackshear, SG, Morgan Park – It was an interesting game for Blackshear. He scored 10 quick ones and appeared primed for a big game and then went down at the end of the first quarter grabbing his knee. He came back at the beginning of the third period and scored 11 in the session, including a pair of deep three-pointers. Then in the fourth he buried a rushed three-pointer off the glass and secured an offensive rebound and put back to extend Morgan Park's lead to double digits. He finished with 26 points.
Dai-Jon Parker, SG, Milton – Continuing his tear this season, Parker was terrific in a win over Oak HIll. The 6-foot-3 guard that will play at Vanderbilt next season showed a little bit of everything during a nationally televised game. He knocked down a couple of deep three pointers, defended the ball well and showed his athleticism when he snatched an oppositions pass and took it in for a monster dunk. He keeps getting better and has earned a bump in Scout.com's next set of rankings. He went for 19 points.
Shannon Scott, PG, Milton – While Parker was doing a little bit of everything for Milton, Scott kept the ship headed in the right direction. He has a calming affect on the team, as he made good decisions, picked his spots and found a way to get the ball in the basket. Scott finished with 22 point and was efficient throughout the contest. We especially liked the floater Scott dropping in on the right baseline.
Kris Dunn, PG, New London – Dunn, a 6-foot-3 lead guard, caught our eye in the second quarter with a flurry of points and assists. When he wanted to get to the basket, he did, and usually scored in the process finishing through contact and dropping in floaters. Dunn showed range to the three-point stripe, but was more effective in attack mode where he could get find open teammates cutting to the basket. He scored 18 points in the first and finished with 26 on 8-for-13 shooting.
Damien Wilson, SF, Oak Hill – On thing that we learned about this 6-foot-5 wing prospect originally out of Georgia is that he seems to never leave attack mode. In the loss to Milton, Wilson scored 10 points and all four of his field goals came at the rim. He's aggressive when he attacks the basket and he's an impressive athlete that doesn't have trouble finishing at the rim.
Markee Williams, PG, Morgan Park – The 5-foot-10 sophomore ran the show for Morgan Park and he did a pretty good job doing it. He has good speed and looked to push the tempo at every opportunity. He showed some toughness attacking the rim and doesn't mind a little contact every now and then. He also knocked down a three on his way to 15 points and seven assists.
Isaiah Cousins is a talented looking 2012 wing prospect. At 6-foot-3, possibly 6-foot-4, he has good size and is blessed with a long, wiry frame. He has a scoring mentality and looked to attack when he had the opportunity.
St. Anthony's junior Jimmy Hall had a strong outing against DeMatha. The 6-foot-6 power forward was active and aggressive inside. He made his bones on the block grabbing boards and tossing in put backs.
Jordan Adams has turned himself into a pretty reliable three-point threat. If he gets a clean look at the basket, more often than not he's going to knock it down. He has a scoring mentality for Oak Hill. He scored 16 points in the loss.
Furman signee Jordan Lloyd certainly brings some energy and toughness to the table for Milton. He plays hard, makes plays and isn't afraid to mix it up inside for rebounds.
According to Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft coach Derrick Taylor, Kevin Johnson will head to Junior College following his senior season. A number of JUCO's have already made contact.
There was also a pair of NBA players at the Hoop Hall Classic. Seattle native Nate Robinson was following around the Garfied squad, while Avery Bradley was also spotted at the Springfield College gym.
*New London 72, Albany Academy 59
*Taft 72, Mount Vernon 56
*St. Anthony 50, DeMatha 25
*Morgan Park 78, Garfield 67
*Milton 75, Oak Hill 69