Jevon Thomas, PG, Metro Hawks – An early commit to St. John's, Thomas is an impressive floor general that has a good pace to his game. The 6-foot guard has a slight frame, but that didn't stop him from using his body in the open court and once he made it to the rim. He has good speed, a nice mid-range jump shot and handles the ball well.
Rodney Purvis, SG, CP3 All-Stars – A nightmare to guard in transition, Purvis, a 6-foot-4 physical guard, pushed the tempo when he could and finished at and above the rim on a number of occasions. He worked in some mid-level shots and was especially creative when trying to finish in the paint. He has great touch and his floater game continues to improve.
Brice Johnson, PF, CP3 All-Stars – Up against the St. Louis Eagles, Johnson, a 6-foot-9, 195-pound post prospect, was active and aggressive on the defensive side of things. Using his athleticism and length, Johnson got his hands on a number of shots and affected many others. He's also blessed with good hands and is willing to run the floor. His stock is already on the rise, but to take it to the next level he needs to add a go-to move in the post.
Cameron Biedscheid, SF, St. Louis Eagles – Majority of Beidscheid's work against CP3 was done in transition in the second half. After struggling to score in the first, he ramped up his intensity and attacked the basket, scoring through contact and adjusting his shot well at the rim. He's a wiry wing prospect that has the potential to be a solid defender as well.
Marcel White, SF, E1T1 – During an evening game, White, a 6-foot-5 wing prospect, scored it at a high rate for the E1T1 squad. He knocked down a spot-up three, hit a handful of mid-range jumpers and scored it at the rim. A pretty good athlete, White was active on both ends and mixed it up inside for rebounds. He's a wing prospect to keep an eye on.
Alex Poythress, SF, Georgia Stars – On more than once occasion we've discussed Poythress' rise over the course of the spring. But it's worth noting again. He seems much more athletic than this time last year and has molded himself into a full time wing prospect. A few weeks ago he impressed us with his jump shot, here he attacked the basket and scored it above the rim. The next step in his development is to add to his mid-range game.
Kenny Gaines, SG/PG, Georgia Stars – In Hampton, Gaines grabbed our attention because of his ability to get to the basket. In Dallas he played both on and off the ball and was efficient in either position. To go with the three-pointer he hit, Gaines worked in a couple of nice drives to the basket. He's also a willing defender.
Tony Parker, C, Georgia Stars – Back with the Stars, after a week hiatus with the Atlanta Celtics, Parker was aggressively looking to score on the block. He received a number of touches and he took advantage of a good number of them. He scored through contact up against the New York Gauchos on his way to 20 plus points.
Omar Calhoun, SG, New York Gauchos – Word around the gym was Calhoun had it working in his first game of the day. Scoring wise, he was on in the nightcap for a stretch as well. The Christ The King standout won't wow you with his speed or athleticism, but he's an efficient scorer that knows how to put up points. From floaters to mid-range pull-ups or deep jumpers, Calhoun has it in his arsenal.
Mike Tobey, C, New York Gauchos – A long, lean post prospect, Tobey showed some stuff up against Tony Parker and the Georgia Stars. Using his length he was able to contest shots and affect others. Offensively he showed good touch, mixed it up for a few offensive rebounds and managed to knock down a couple short jumpers.
Jabari Parker, SF, Mac Irvin Fire – The talk of the spring has been Parker's new slim, trim frame. The 6-foot-7 wing said he's lost 10 pounds and it's definitely allowing him to get off the floor quicker and up higher. Parker was impressive as he used hesitation moves and quick dribbles to get to the basket. Once near the rim he finished at the rim and wasn't afraid to use his body to shield off defenders.
Jabari Bird, SG, Oakland Soldiers – Picking up where he left off in Hampton a few weeks ago, Bird was a scoring machine in the first half against Seattle Rotary. The 6-foot-5, maybe 6-6 wing prospect, started the game with a pair of mid-range jumpers, then he worked his way out to the three-point line and mixed in a handful of finishes around the basket. He's among the top scorers in the 2013 class.
Brannen Greene, SG, Southern Kings – One of the major 2013 standouts of the spring has been this 6-foot-5 wing prospect. Known for his ability to shoot the ball, Greene managed to knock in a handful of deep jumpers in a close loss to Baltimore Elite. But he's more than just a shooter, Greene is an impressive all around athlete that moves fluidly and has good speed when he's pushing the break.
Theo Pinson, SG, CP3 All-Stars – Playing up in the 17's division, Pinson certainly doesn't look out of place. At 6-foot-4, he has good size, is an impressive leaper and is tough to handle in transition. It's obviously still early, but he's tracking as one of the best prospects we've come across in the 2014 recruiting class.
Tyus Jones, PG, Howard Pulley – Wise beyond his years, Jones, a 5-foot-11, possibly 6-foot, lead guard plays the game the right way. In the game we took he didn't force the issue and showed an impressive pace. He handled the ball quite well, made the right passes and created for teammates.
*Chris Obepka, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward, was active and aggressive on the defensive end. He's quick off the floor and has impressive leaping ability. Next step is adding some post moves.
*The Metro Hawks have a pair of intriguing forwards in Jeffland Neverson and Leroy Fludd. Fludd is a little bigger and gets things down in the paint, while Neverson attacks the rim and uses his athleticism at the rim.
*Anrio Adams, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Seattle (Wash.) Garfield, is an impressive passer. He can be flashy at times, but he sees the floor well. Against the Soldiers he mixed in a couple of sweet passes in traffic.
*While Bird was the main option for the Soldiers, Brandon Ashley showed why he's highly regarded. Ashley's size, mobility and athleticism all standout. His best move of the day came in transition when he spun off a defender and dropped in a floater.
*E1T1 has a number of talented youngsters. Freshman guard Joel Berry made some plays at the point guard. Boubacar Moungoro was quiet in the game we watched, but he's an athletic looking wing prospect. Plus they have 2015 forward KeJuan Johnson, a 6-foot-6, 210-pounder, that caught our eye.