King James: Day One

Akron, Oh. – The King James Shooting Stars Classic got underway with some solid action on Friday night. Highlighting things was an impressive performance by future Michigan State Spartan Kenny Kaminski.

Kenny Kaminski, PF, All-Ohio Red – It was a huge game for Kaminski. The Michigan State pledge is just brimming with confidence and it is showing in his production. His shot was pure way beyond the three point line, he rebounded well, and also Kaminski showed a willingness to post up. When he doesn't just tie his game to his shooting his tough to handle, and proved it today.

Geovonnie McKnight, SG, All-Ohio Red – Just a piece to the puzzle for All-Ohio, McKnight had a strong showing. His athleticism was apparent on a few drives to the rim, and also he was extremely active and showed to be a willing defender. Not the most skilled wing, McKnight is definitely someone that mid-majors will stalk and high-majors might even keep on the radar.

Terry Rozier, PG, All-Ohio Red – In a transition game Rozier can really shine because of how athletic and quick he is with the ball. Also helping things on Friday night is that Rozier was making shots from the outside. On top of it all he really pressured the ball on the defensive end, and showed why more and more schools are hopping on his bandwagon.

Shaheed Davis, PF, Ohio Basketball Club – Davis is an athletic power forward who can also play facing the rim and make the outside jumper. The problem was he never really went inside and proved to be a factor on the glass. If he used his strength and athleticism to really rebound he would have gotten a lot more done. Still he has a lot of natural gifts to work with, and had a solid game for OBC.

Torian Graham, SG, D.C. Assault – It is truly frightening how talented he is. He has good size, great athleticism, and the ability to finish from all three levels on the floor. In the first half he absolutely took over for a stretch, but then seemed to coast. His talent level however is just simply through the roof, and he is so fluid on the basketball floor. As he continues to mature things should become easier and easier for him, and that is when all the natural ability with come through on a consistent basis.

Demetrius Henry, PF, Team Breakdown – Not the most skilled player, Henry can make a mid-range jumper, but he does his best damage on the interior with his ability to finish above the rim. Henry is pretty strong and likes to dunk everything that he can. He isn't yet a great rebounder, but still knows how to be productive and plays hard.

Marcus Maye, PG, Team Breakdown – Odds are he will choose football, but Maye is absolutely no slouch on the basketball floor. Maye is the best perimeter defender seen all spring long, and completely locked down whatever player he was matched up against. With his strength and athleticism on offense he can attack the rim and basically break tackles on his way to the cup.

Junior Etou, PF, D.C. Assault – This is just a hard playing big time rebounding dude. A pretty good athlete, Etou is mostly about hustle, strength, and pursuing the ball. He feels that every rebound should be his, and simply attacks the glass with reckless abandon. Offensively he is mostly just dunks, and can struggle to finish at times, but he does get points off of sheer effort and put backs.

Richard Lee, SG, Team Breakdown – His minutes were limited, but when in the game Lee made an impression. He has a good feel to the game, and didn't back down against the older competition. Lee has a strong frame and made a few shots, though at the moment he is probably most comfortable attacking off the dribble.

Demetrius Henry listed an offer from Virginia Tech and interest from Florida, Florida State, Miami, and South Florida.

Richard Lee is already hearing from Alabama, Miami, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Florida International.

Marcus Maye said for basketball Florida State, Miami, Alabama, Boston College, South Carolina, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Texas A&M are all in the mix.

Geovonnie McKnight has offers from Miami-OH, Kent State, Ohio University, and Ball State. Interest is also coming in from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, and Cincinnati.

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