Kingwood Classic, Day Two

HOUSTON – Today was one of the better spring days we've seen in a long time. There were plenty of players and new faces to emerge. Our first look at Dorell Wright (left) was a pleasant one.

Kingwood Classic, Day Two

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Daniel Gibson, PG, Houston Hoops: Remember now, only recently did Gibson have the cast on his non-shooting hand removed. Having said that, he was terrific today. He was his old self when it came to finishing tough plays and hit a crucial game-tying 3-pointer down the stretch. Did we mention he played on an upset stomach that acted up on him during the game?

Shane Dansby, SG, Tennessee Travelers: Entering the event only mid-majors were sniffing around. After his early Saturday morning performance that's about to change. He effortlessly drilled 3-balls. If this was his best effort of the spring, he couldn't have picked a better time.

Dorell Wright, SF, Southern Cal All-Stars: He's going to spend a fifth year at a prep school and he's probably going to have his pick of colleges. He's got big time moves, all kinds of offense and he can handle the ball. Major college head coaches were in attendance for his game.

Corey Brewer, SF, Tennessee Travelers: He went for 20 points in the morning in front of a throng of head coaches. He's probably a Top 50 caliber player with a tremendous upside.

Trent Plaisted, PF, San Antonio Wildcats: Welcome to the world of high-major recruiting. This lefty has inside moves, gets creative when he needs to and impressed everyone in the gym. He will be one of the names to emerge from this event.

Kenneth White, PG, Texas Top Prospects: In a year in which the PG spot is a little down, we think "Red" might be able to make some noise. He was super against the Houston Hoops and made at least 4 3s in the game. He's probably a very good mid-major point man.

Brian Johnson, PF, DC Blue Devils: Apparently, he's just starting to get into shape after a long bout with flu-like symptoms that bothered him during and after the high school season. That makes sense considering he's not nearly as active as he was at the end of last year's AAU season. He's just not playing with his normal intensity level. But, he will do some things to show the flashes of greatness he's got in his game.

Lamarcus Aldridge, C, Team Texas: He's a long drink of water and easily one of the five top prospects in the class. The young man has Chris Bosh-like skills and an upside that makes everyone envious.

Chamberlain Oguchi, SF, Houston Select: For the second straight weekend, he's been very good. The guy can flat out stroke it. He's a powerful athlete on the wing.

Justin Cerasoli, PG, Ft. Sooy No Limit: Our first look was a good one. He had 17 points in a losing playoff effort. He should slide nicely into our Top 10 point guard list entering the summer.

2005 Checklist

Tyler Hansbrough, C, St. Louis Eagles: He had 20 points in a losing effort against the Dallas Mustangs. He can really score in the paint and absolutely wowed us when he stepped out and made a 3.

Jonathan Adams, SF, Tennessee Travelers: This young man is going to be a big time scorer. He's got a great body and you know it when you see it.

Justin Wilkerson, SF, Texas Top Prospects: You can see why Bobby Knight and the Red Raiders took him as an underclassman. He's got a terrific stroke.


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