Kellen Dunham, SG, Spiece – Brad Stevens and his program targeted Dunham, a 6-foot-5 guard, early and it paid off with a commitment. The future Bulldog built his reputation as a knock down long-range shooter and he can certainly do that with consistency, but he has so much more in his game. His one and two dribble pull-ups are on point and he's not afraid to mix it up for rebounds in the paint. Dunham appears to get better every time out.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, SG, Spiece – A bully with the ball, Smith-Rivera lived in the paint, as he attacked the Mo-Kan guards and finished at the rim. The 6-foot-3 guard appears to be in the best shape of his playing career and it shows. He looks quicker and had no issues blowing by defenders. In the second half, Smith-Rivera showed off his mid-range game, knocking down an array of pull-ups off the dribble. He went for 31 points and was a big reason Spiece was able to crawl up on Mo-Kan and get a win.
Willie Cauley, C, Mo-Kan Elite – In a class loaded with big men, Cauley, a 6-foot-10 post player, is among the better ones. His ceiling is extremely high, as he's mobile, athletic and blessed with a nice set of hands. He took drop off passes for dunks, affected the game on the defensive end and even made a couple of nice passes from the high post. It was a solid showing for the 2012 big man.
Austin Ruder, SG, Mo-Kan Elite – Spiece defenders struggled to fight through screens in the first half, thus leaving Ruder, a 6-foot-2 guard, open for three-point looks. That led to a number of three balls from Ruder, who has a quick trigger and good range on his shot. He sets his feet quickly and even buried a few jumpers off balance.
Alex Poythress, PF/SF, Georgia Stars – His outing against the Mac Irvin Fire was among the best we've seen from him. A 6-foot-7 forward, Poythress was active and aggressive in this one. He raced up and down the floor, scored it in transition and even tossed in a runner on the baseline. A more confident shooter, Poythress didn't hesitant hoisting threes and they were going in at a good rate. His game is progressing at the just the right time.
Steve Taylor, PF, Mac Irvin Fire – The buzz has been out about Taylor early this spring. In the first half against the Georgia Stars he struggled to get anything going, missing a number of open jumpers. As the game went into the second half, though, Taylor heated up knocking down at least four three balls and a mid-range jumper. He's long, rangy and moves well. He's making a case for a spot in Scout.com's next top 100.
Adam Woodbury, C, All-Iowa Attack –Matched up with another highly regarded post prospect – Elijah Macon – Woodbury rose to the challenge. His effort level is always there, but he was especially physical and attacked Macon when had the opportunity. He showed a jump hook, finished in the post with consistency and had a handful of nice passes from the high post.
Mike Gesell, PG, All-Iowa Attack – In this one Geselle handled the lead guard duties just as much at UNC commit Marcus Paige. The 6-foot-1 guard is tricky off the dribble and is quicker than people give him credit for. He's blessed with a strongly built frame and isn't afraid of drawing contact. He over penetrated a couple of times, but he also showed a mid-range pull-up and has range to 22-feet with a fairly quick trigger.
Elijah Macon, PF, All-Ohio Red – As a run and jump athlete, Macon is pretty good. He's active in the paint looking to swat shots and he'll sky for rebounds. Going forward he'll need to continue to develop some scoring moves inside. Regardless he's a talent that can be effective patrolling the paint for put backs or dunking drop off passes.
Rasheed Sulaimon, SG, Houston Hoops – It was just a half of basketball, but Sulaimon still managed to impress us. The future Duke Blue Devil is such an efficient two-guard. He hit a pair of deep threes and mixed in a couple of finishes at the rim, as he scored double digits in the half we took in. Duke has a number of guys that can knock it down from long range and in 2012 they'll add another.
Anthony January, SF, ICP Portland – A product of Los Angeles, it was certainly a surprise to see this 6-foot-7 wing rolling with the squad from Oregon. After sitting out this year, January looked pretty good. He used his athleticism at the rim, attacked the basket off the dribble and even dropped in a couple of mid-range pull-ups. He will be one high-majors on the west coast will track during the evaluations periods.
Jordan Woodard, Stephen Clark, PG, Athletes First – Led by a pair of speedy guards, Woodard played the role of lead guard and penetrator, while Clark went to work on the scoring front. Woodard, at 5-foot-11 got to the lane when he wanted, showed good vision and has a developed middle game. Clark, on other hand, had his long range shot on display, burying a number of threes against Memphis YOMCA.
Brian Bridgewater, PF, Houston Hoops – An interesting prospect, Bridgewater is an undersized 6-foot-6 power forward. Despite being undersized for the post, Bridgewater always plays with an abundant of energy. He runs the floor well, finishes through contact and loves to bang in the paint. Bridgewater is a pretty good rebounder that will fight for boards in and out of his area. Throw in a mid-range shot and he's a tough player.
Allerik Freeman, SG, Team Florida – We noticed the progression a few weeks ago at the Carolina Challenge and his strong play continued in Team Florida's win over Team Final. The smooth wing knocked down open looks from three and sprayed in a couple of mid-range jumpers. Freeman plays with confidence and is improving as a scorer.
Jahlil Okafor, C, Mac Irvin Fire 16's – At this stage there isn't a more polished low post prospect in the 2014 class. A huge specimen, Okafor, who stands 6-foot-9, 260-pounds, has terrific hands and touch inside. Around the basket he uses his strength to finish through contact and he's already developed a couple of moves on the block. Because of his size and length he easily locks down his area and is an impressive all around rebounder. He's one of the best prospects in the 2014 class.
*Semi Ojeleye, a 6-foot-6 wing for Mo-Kan Elite, has an impressive frame for a 2013 wing. He's a talent with pretty good athleticism. He knocked in a couple of catch and shoot jumpers too.
*It took a while for Spiece's Raphael Davis to get going, but he had two big buckets in overtime. The second one was a strong finish through contact at the rim.
*Allonzo Trier may just be a 2015 prospect, but he's one to get to know already. A 6-foot guard, Trier has a good handle, impressive speed and didn't look out of place playing up with the 17's.
*All-Iowa Attack wing Kale Abrahamson turned it up for a stretch in the second half against All-Ohio Red. He finishes well with both hands at the rim.
*Known for his ability to rip the nets from long range, Kenny Kaminiski showed flashes of his jump shot knocking in a deep ball and a mid-range pull up from 18-feet.
*L.J. Rose's vision is one of his best attributes. His head is always up and he's alert when he brings the ball up the court where his teammates are located.
*Both Bryson and Brenton Scott had their moments in Spiece's comeback win in the morning. The pair attacks at ever opportunity and brings toughness to the guard position.
*Tennessee Traveler guard Craig Bradshaw has a number of mid-major admirers. The 6-foot-2 guard is crafty with the ball, shoots it very well from long range and has developed a pull-up floater.
*Jalen Robinson, a 6-foot-7 power forward, had a stretch where he recorded five or six dunks in a couple of minutes. He was also active on help side defense.
*Georgia Stars big man Tony Parker appears to be in terrific shape. He was aggressive in the paint today and specifically made it a point to grab rebounds with two hands. He's definitely one of the 2012 big men on the rise.
*To go with Parker, the Stars have a handful of guards that were impressive. Montay Brandon, Kenny Gaines and Marcus Hunt all had their moments. Brandon passed it well, Gaines knocked in mid-range jumpers, while Hunt scored it at the rim.