Adidas May Classic: Day One

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Day one of the Adidas May Classic focused on identifying some of the top younger kids at the event, but that didn't stop Mitch McGary from opening eyes with his play

Mitch McGary, C, SYF Players – The big spring continued for McGary on Friday night. What is scary is he was a half notch below where he has been, and was still the best player on the floor for SYF. McGary showed off being able to hit the step back three, led the team in floor burns, and also was very good on the glass snagging numerous rebounds. All of that and he fought through injury along the way. It was an impressive showing for McGary as his team edged out a close win.

Glenn Robinson, SF, SYF Players – The strides that Robinson has made in the last 12 months are impressive. He is so much more confident and explosive and it is showing with his play on the floor. He was dunking, leading the break, and just showing more bounce to his game than he has in the past. Robinson was at a high level in the game, and looks to be just scratching the surface of how good he will be down the road.

Denzel Valentine, SF, Michigan Mustangs – One of the more unique players in the class, Valentine showed why people will debate him all year long. When his shot gets going he is real tough to guard given his passing and ability to be a problem off the dribble, but he also had moments where he was taking bad shots and had his share of questionable decisions. A big wing, Valentine has unique ability, and there is no doubt he will be someone who draws a lot of discussion in the coming months.

Javontae Hawkins, SG, Michigan Mustangs – The knock on Hawkins in the past was that he settled too much for jumpers. While his jump shot is very good well beyond the three point arc, Hawkins failed to use his athleticism going to the rim too often. On Friday night he had a nice tip dunk and a few others moves that were impressive. Hawkins is still at his best in catch and shoot situations, but he is beginning to do other things as well.

Drake Harris, SG, Meanstreets – Harris had it working against Indiana Elite. The 6-foot-3 guard showed off the complete skill set. He put the athleticism on display with a nice ally-oop dunk, hit the step back jumper, and also showed an ability to find teammates for easy buckets. For the majority of the game Harris was clearly the best player on the floor and showed why numerous schools have already begun to show interest.

Tyler Wideman, C/PF, Meanstreets – Just a beast of an interior player, Wideman found himself in foul trouble, but when in the game he did some nice things. Wideman has good hands, and while not explosive off the ground, still he finds a way to be effective. Rebounding wise he is very fundamental with his block outs and plays physical. Also his touch was solid around the rim and from the foul line where he made a few key free throws late to help his team get a close win.

Tyler Ulis, PG, Meanstreets – He is small and not real strong, but boy does he know how to make things happen. Ulis is ridiculously quick off the bounce and isn't afraid to get into the lane. Also when off the bounce Ulis is looking to pass and get his teammates easy shots as opposed to trying to finish over taller defenders. Ulis controlled the flow of the game and was key on both sides of the ball.

DaRohn Scott, PF, Meanstreets – Just beginning to scratch the surface, Scott showed some nice potential. He runs the floor well and at 6-foot-7 with long arms is beginning to grow into his frame. His hands are good and Scott showed an ability to finish above the rim. As he adds strength and experience he could be a prospect to pay a lot of attention to.

Quentin Snider, PG, Indiana Elite 1 – Snider looks taller than advertised and has very long arms and nice floor vision. Off the dribble he is very quick and has good floor vision. His shot wasn't falling at all, and actually passed up several good looks. On defense he really pressures the ball and has some good lateral ability. He needs to get stronger, but Snider showed definite potential going forward.

Ernie Duncan, SG/PG, Indiana Elite South – It was the first look at Duncan and he passed the test with flying colors. Duncan is a solidly built combo guard with good speed baseline to baseline and an ability to find guys with on the mark passes. Also a good shooter out to beyond the three point line, Duncan is a threat in a major way on the offensive end. He is limited some athletically and is probably done growing, but even if there isn't much projection left he has some definite solid skills to work with.

John Roberts, PG, Indiana Elite Kendrick – A flashy point guard, Roberts made a lot of things happen. He got into the lane and created for teammates while also scoring around the rim. His mid-range jumper and outside jumper weren't quite as consistent as he would have liked, but still his playmaking was huge in helping his team get a nice win.

Jeremy Tyler, PG/SG, Indiana Elite Kendrick – Mostly a shooter during the high school season, Tyler did a lot in this game. He as usual was knocking down shots, but the impressive combo guard showed an improved handle and also made some nice passes. He isn't a great athlete, but the strides he has been making are impressive.

Grant Evans, SG/SF, D-Rose – Evans is a big time shooter in Indiana's 2014 class. He was absolutely on fire with his jumper from deep, and also hit from the mid-range. While at his best in catch and shoot, Evans also made a few nice drives going both right and left. He might not be the quickest cat, but Evans showed why mid-majors are already heavy in his recruitment.

Drake Harris has an offer from Indiana as well as interest from Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Ohio State, Florida State, USC, Marquette, Texas, and Houston.

Tyler Wideman has an offer from Purdue. Also he noted Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois as schools of interest.

Grant Evans has already reeled in an offer from Wright State.

Former Providence signee Markus Crider is currently running with SYF and says he is exploring prep school options.


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