Jerami Grant, SF, Team Takeovers – It's been a good summer for this 6-foot-7 wing prospect. He's more athletic than he was this time last year and is much more assertive. He plays the game with confidence and is at his best getting out in transition and attacking the rim from the high post. He was a major reason Takeover knocked off Louisiana Select early Sunday morning.
James Robinson, PG, Team Takeover – In the first half Robinson, a standout at Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic, over penetrated and seemed out of control at times. In the second frame he made up for it turning up his intensity and controlling the game. His mid-range jump shot was falling and he picked his spots better, creating opportunities for himself and teammates.
Marcus Paige, PG, All-Iowa Attack – Every time we looked over to All-Iowa Attack's court, Paige was tossing out an assist this weekend. Before getting injured against Playground Elite, Paige whipped passes across the court, found teammates cutting to the rim and mixed in mid-range jump shots. He was on a roll this weekend and made his case for the top lead guard in the 2012 class.
Adam Woodbury, C, All-Iowa Attack – While Paige was whipping passes all over the court, Woodbury, a 7-foot, 220-pounder, manned the paint. In the game we took in he finished around the basket with ease, showed a go-to jump hook and hindered shots on the defensive end. Overall it was a solid outing for the talented big man.
Archie Goodwin, SG, Arkansas Wings – We managed to catch Goodwin during the second half of his last game of the day. Although we arrived late, he still provided plenty of highlights, including the best dunk of the weekend, where he rose over a defender and threw down a one-handed dunk. He's tough to contain when he wants to get to the rim and he has no issues finishing once he's in the paint.
Braxton Ogbueze, PG, Charlotte Royals – One of the best lead guard prospects in the 2012 class had it working on Sunday against Meanstreets. A terrific scorer, Ogbueze made plays off the dribble, showed an impressive middle game and buried deep threes. Toss in a couple of drive and kicks and Ogbueze put together one of the best outings of the weekend.
Jarryn Skeete, PG/SG, CIA Bounce – On a team full of Division-1 prospects, Skeete managed to stand tall. What caught our eye was his shot making ability from behind the three-point stripe. He hit a trio of three-pointer and also showed an ability to find teammates in the half court.
Anthony Bennett, PF, CIA Bounce – There's a lot to like about the 6-foot-6, 220-pounder. The well put together face up forward uses his strength inside to fight for boards and he's certainly not afraid to mix it up. He also tossed in a three-pointer and mixed in a couple of strong takes in transition.
Anthony Barber, PG, Boo Williams – For a period in the first half of Boo Williams' match up with Team Florida, Barber took over the game. He used his speed to get by defenders and showed an impressive mid-range pull-up. Barber also pushed the tempo and looked to get out in transition where he could make plays for himself and others. He's a high major lead guard prospect.
Duane Wilson, PG, Playground Elite – There's a lot to like about Wilson, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound lead guard out of Wisconsin. He has good size for the point guard position, doesn't back down from tough competitors and is a solid shooter from long range. He's a point guard to keep an eye on in the 2012 recruiting class.
*Negus Webser-Chan, who recently parted ways with Louisville, said Texas, Mississippi, Florida State, USC, Iowa State, Oregon State and Washington have made calls since he's opened up his recruitment.
*Richard Peters said he's extremely high on Washington. He also mentioned, Indiana, Clemson, Nebraska, Auburn, Alabama and Marquette. He said he's planning to be in the 2012 class, but that there's an outside chance he goes to college with the 2011 group.