Adidas May Classic: Day Two

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It was a day of very impressive performances at the Adidas May Classic, but one player stole the show. With all eyes on him, Derek Willis stepped and proved to be one of the most skilled forwards in the 2013 class.

Gary Harris, SG, D3 Pride – Harris attracted large crowds all weekend long at the event, and he didn't disappoint at all with his play. Harris was absolutely spectacular with his play on Saturday afternoon dropping in 35 points and clearly asserting himself as the best player on the floor. His continued consistency in making threes has made his athleticism and dribble drive game very difficult to contend with. There is no doubt Harris is one of the premier backcourt players in the country.

Tyler Corley, PG, D3 Pride – An attacking guard, Corley loves to use his strength to get into the lane and either make things happen for teammates or score with a floater. He needs to continue to improve on his jump shot, but Corley is a very solid playmaker and was solid in his Saturday outings.

J.P. Tokoto, SF, Wisconsin Playground Warriors – One of the premier athletes in the country, Tokoto had a few high level dunks in his game on Saturday afternoon. Also he scored going to the rim off the dribble a few times. Now Tokoto did turn it over a few too many times, and really needs to improve the consistency of his jumper, but he was quite productive in the game and finished well near the rim and also was very solid on the glass as a rebounder on both ends of the floor.

Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin Playground Warriors – Easily the best producer on the Playground Warriors club, Dekker was very impressive with his play. A big wing, Dekker is a matchup problem for defenses. He has the perimeter skills to take big guys off the dribble, but also is comfortable enough on the inside to take advantage of smaller defenders on the post. Add in the fact that he can make shots well beyond three point line, and it is clear that the Badgers picked up a nice pledge with Dekker.

Kellon Thomas, PG, Indiana Elite ONE – A scoring point guard, Thomas had a solid showing in a loss. Thomas has the quickness and handle to get by guys, and also his shot has really been working. While not the biggest kid, Thomas has some ability and would be a great find at the mid-major level.

Mitch McGary, C, SYF Players – Once again McGary showed why he is one of the best in the country and one of the most improved. He and his SYF team are absolutely dominating opponents and it is because virtually no one has an answer for McGary down low. His high motor and high skill level are nearly unmatched, and McGary is proving to be a big time force on the block.

Derek Willis, PF, BA Hoyas – Wow did Willis make an impression with his play. He is a legit 6-foot-9 and has guard skills. Willis brought the ball up the floor at times, and did it with good pace, has solid floor vision, and easily has range out to NBA three point range. While not exactly a beast on the glass, he is more than respectable as a rebounder. It would be nice if he did a little more down on the block, but that is just nitpicking. Quite simply there aren't many guys his size, with his skill, and his willingness to hit the glass.

Mark Donnal, PF, Indiana Elite South – A skilled power forward, Donnal had a solid day. He can put the ball on the deck some for a kid his size, and also is a solid mid-range shooter. Donnal is the biggest weapon on his team, so he gets a lot of the defensive attention, but still he finds a way to be productive. His skill level makes him an intriguing prospect going forward, now he just needs to take the next step with consistent energy to rebound the basketball as a high level.

V.J. Beachem, SF/SG, Eric Gordon All-Stars – Of all the wings on the Eric Gordon roster, the one who clearly shined the most was Beachem. Beachem is a very good shooter and has a quick release combined with length and athleticism. He also put it on the deck and created for others, but more so than anything it was his shooting that drew rave reviews. He really should be a better rebounder than he is, but Beachem still is showing a high upside with his game.

Devin Davis, PF/SF, Eric Gordon All-Stars – Davis battled an injury for a good part of his high school season, but now he is healthy and improvements are coming. He still isn't going to be confused with a skilled kid, and might be more power forward than small forward, but his energy, athleticism, and desire to rebound are impressive. Davis is extremely long, and is very explosive off of two feet. He needs to do a better job of valuing every possession and not giving them away with turnovers, but a lot of his mistakes do come out of effort.

Malcolm Hill, SG/SF, SW Jets Orange – One of the smoothest wings in the class, Hill never looks in a hurry or in any panic, yet still is obviously playing hard. Hill had one monster dunk in transition over an opponent, and had several other nice moves off the dribble where he simply left defenders. Now he should be more aggressive shooting the basketball as he is a solid shooter, but the newly minted four-star wing did nothing to hurt his stock.

Derrick Walton, PG, Michigan Mustangs – In previous viewings Walton looked very passive, but on Saturday he was far more active looking for his shot. Walton still did a very good job of getting others involved, but at the same time attacked the rim and scored inside and out. When he is making himself a threat, the Mustangs offense is far more difficult to stop.

D'Angelo Russell, SG, Louisville Magic – On loan for the weekend, Harrison was very impressive for the Magic. He had several big time moves off the bounce and then showed off his ability to pass as well. Harrison is an athletically gifted player, and it was on full display. There is no doubt he is one of the more talented perimeter players at this early stage.

Brandon Hatton, SG, Kentucky Select – He is never going to pass the look test, but Hatton really can score the basketball. He is stone cold from deep both off the catch and off the bounce, and also even has some stuff to him in the mid-range. A below average athlete he struggles to defend, but at least in this one Hatton scored far more than he gave up.

Trey Grundy, SF/PF, Louisville Magic – Grundy is a long and athletic prospect who can currently make a home at either forward spot. He was productive down low for the most part, but also showed some perimeter skills. Not yet a complete wing, Grundy looks like he could get there in time, and has the athleticism and scoring ability to be a potential high-major player down the rad.

Mark Donnal has interest from Michigan, Butler, Ohio State, Indiana, and Michigan State.

D'Angelo Russell is getting heavy attention from Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Xavier, Minnesota, Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Louisville, Purdue, and Marquette.

Kellon Thomas has offers from Loyola (IL), Georgia State, IUPUI, IPFW, Belmont, and Gardner Webb. Also interest is coming from Kennesaw State, Wright State, Missouri State, Nevada, Wichita State, and Tennessee.

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