Kingwood Classic, Day One

HOUSTON – They say Texans do everything bigger. Well, it makes sense because the Kingwood Classic has a king size field. Here are some snapshots from Friday's action.

Kingwood Classic, Day One

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Dayshaun Wright, PF, Albany City Rocks: This was a different Wright than the one we saw at the Boo Williams. He rebounded like a man and finished plays with strength. On the final play of the game, he ran the floor and hit the game-winning layup. He finished with well over 20 points and used his athleticism and energy to impact the game against Westside.

Lorenzo Wade, SG/SF, Belmont Shore: The fifth-year prep has a smooth floor game and plays with patience and purpose. He only had 10 points in a rout, but they were noteworthy. The lefty is a high-major player in a big conference.

DeMarcus Nelson, SG, Belmont Shore: The shoulder he injured two weeks ago looked pretty good tonight. He had 18 before sitting down to watch a good portion of the second half of a route from the bench. There are all kinds of things to like about his game but he really passed well and rebounded above the rim on this occasion.

Alexander Kaun, C, Team Florida: He scored 12 of his team's first 18 points. He would finish with 15 and 7 rebounds. An undersized NCI squad got team Florida to go small and negated his effectiveness in the second half. Regardless, "Sasha" has us convinced he's big time.

2005 Checklist

Emanuel Mayben, PG, Albany City Rocks: He had a much better closing half than he did opener. In the first half, he wasn't taking care of the ball well enough but in the second, he made plays down the stretch. He buried a pair of 3s in the closing minutes and then hit a streaking Wright for the game-winning layup.

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