Hoop Hall: Day Three

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Anthony Davis went for a double-double in just a half of basketball, while Michael Gilchrist led his team to a big win over Bishop Gorman.

Anthony Davis, PF, Prospectives – His dominance was clear from the outset and by halftime he had already recorded 18 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks. There isn't much Davis can't do on the court. He has terrific mobility, great hands, impressive touch and an ability to face up and shoot jumpers to 21-feet. Defensively he's a shot blocking machine and a guy that focuses on rebounding in and out of his area. The nation's top prospect looked every bit as good as his current ranking. He finished with 30 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks.

Pat Connaughton, SF, St. John's – Up against Prospectives and Anthony Davis, Connaughton struggled to get things going, that was until the fourth quarter. With his team down 8 points midway through the quarter, Connaughton buried a pair of threes, had a follow slam and another bucket at the rim. When the game was on the line, the Notre Dame commit stepped up his intensity and made sure his squad got the win. He scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Michael Gilchrist, SF, St. Patrick – Easily one of the top players in the country, Gilchrist, a 6-foot-7 wiry wing prospect, plays like every play is his last. His motor may be his best attribute, as he's also hunting down rebounds and loose balls. Offensively his jump shot could still become more consistent, but it's getting better, especially from mid-range. He finished 9-for-19 from the field on his way to 27 points and 10 rebounds.

Chris Martin, SG, St. Patrick – Martin is a major part of St. Pat's success. While Gilchrist and Gordon are attacking the rim, Martin spots up in the corners and buries long range threes. He has great range, a quick trigger and the ability to make tough shots. He's still an uncommitted prospect and schools looking for a shooter should inquire about this 6-foot guard.

LeBryan Nash, SF Lincoln – A physical specimen, Nash has a college ready body. The 6-foot-7 wing prospect made a big jump in Scout.com's last rankings and it was well deserved. Up against Findlay Prep, Nash attacked the rim, showed range on his jump shot and played a tough, aggressive brand of basketball. His field goal percentage wasn't great (6-for-19), but he went for 23 points and eight rebounds in the loss.

Nick Johnson, SG, Findlay – When the Pilots need a bucket this 6-foot-3 guard seems to be the guy Mike Peck and company turn to. Johnson's long-range shot continues to look better. He hit 4-for-8 from three in the win over Lincoln. He also did an impressive job on defense and for the second time in as many days was matched up with the opposition's best player. He scored 19 points in the win.

Myck Kabongo, PG, Findlay – For the second day in a row, Kabongo, a Texas signee, displayed a terrific overall floor game. His feel for the game is terrific and he uses his speed and creative nature to dice into the lane and create shots for his teammates. His jump shot appears to be getting better, as he knocked in a pair of three-pointers. He finished with 14 points and 10 assists.

Isaiah Lewis, SG, Christ The King – The sophomore guard played within himself against Westchester Country Day and put together one of the better outings we've seen from him. He has strong confidence in his mid-range game and that showed, as he hit a handful of pull-up jumpers. He finished 6-for-12 from the field and scored 15 points, while also tossing out five assists.

Shabazz Muhammad, SF, Bishop Gorman – During the first half the 6-foot-5 wing appeared to be sleep walking and only scored 5 points. Something got to him during the break as he turned up his level of play and intensity. He began aggressively attacking the rim and mixed in a couple of plus one finishes. Muhammad went 10-for-22 from the field on his way to 28 points and six rebounds.

Omar Calhoun led Christ The King in scoring, as he put up 23 points, including four three-pointers. He's a legit scorer with a nice shot from behind the three-point arc. He shot it efficiently as well as he was 7-for-13 from the field and hit the glass to the tune of 10 boards.

Deuce Bello went 9-for-20 from the field and scored 22 points in Westchester's loss to Christ The King. Bello, a four-star recruit headed to Baylor, was 3-for-9 from behind the three-point stripe.

Demetrius Morant, a 6-foot-8 junior at Bishop Gorman, has some talent. Defensively he uses his length, athleticism and timing to swat shots. He runs the floor as well.

Bishop Gorman junior big man Ben Carter put together a solid effort against St. Patrick. He was 5-for-10 from the field, scoring 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds in the loss.

Western Kentucky signee Derrick Gordon filled the stat sheet as usual. The talented guard was 10-for-20 from the field and scored24 points in 27 minutes of action.

Lincoln senior Keaton Miles recorded a double-double in the loss to Findlay Prep. He was 6-for-10 from the field and scored 15 points. He also snagged 13 rebounds.

Rosco Allen listed Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, California, Colorado, Harvard, Indiana, Louisville, Northwestern, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Santa Clara, Stanford, UC-Irvine, UCLA, USC, UNLV, Utah and Washington State.

Shabazz Muhammad said Duke, UCLA, Kentucky, North Carolina and Louisville are the five schools that make up his list. He mentioned Duke, UCLA and UK have recruited him the hardest.

Although we didn't spot any head coaches in attendance, we did see assistant coaches from Rutgers, Robert Morris, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, Columbia, Harvard, Drexel and Louisville.

SCOREBOARD
*St. John's Prep 62, Perspectives 53
*Christ The King 73, Westchester 64
*St. Patrick 79, Bishop Gorman 63
*Findlay 68, Lincoln 59
*Boys and Girls 47, Academy New Church 45


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