Chicago Best Buy: Day Two

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- The Chicago Best Buy Tournament came to a close Sunday evening with TP Elite taking home the 17's crown. Sunday provided us with great performances from Kevin Ferrell, Danuel House and many others.

Marlon Johnson, PF/C, Illinois T-Wolves – Buzz began to build on Johnson around the gym on Sunday. At 6-foot-8, maybe 6-9, Johnson is a long, lanky post prospect with a wide set of shoulders. In run and jump situations he looks impressive, as he's a tremendous athlete. Offensively he needs to develop a post move, but we liked his activity level and he can block shots on the defensive end.

Obji Agent, C, Indiana Elite – The round of eight game against the Houston Hoopstars was as well as we've seen this 7-footer play. He has a long, lean frame and moves up and down the floor well. Where he made his impact against the Hoopstars was contesting shots and corralling offensive rebounds and tossing them back in. He held his own against Austin too and used his length to affect the fellow 7-footer.

Will Dunn, SG/PG, Minnesota Pump N' Run – A 6-foot guard, Dunn has a nice looking jump shot from long range. He sets his feet fairly quick and has range that extends past the stripe. We'd like to see him do a little more off the dribble, but his ability to shoot the ball makes him a Division-1 basketball player.

Sanjay Lumpkin, SF, Minnesota Pump N' Run – In our first look at the 6-foot-4 wing, Lumpkin showed some ability. He already holds a high major offer (Northwestern) and others are taking a peak. In the game we took in he shot the ball well from long range and mixed in a couple of drives to the basket. From what we saw he's good when he is in catch and shoot situations, as well as attacking the rim.

Hanner Perea, PF, Indiana Elite – Much like Saturday, Perea was active and aggressive on the glass. He looked for put backs, swatted shots and ran the floor. He was good for at least one or two highlight reel type plays and was a big part of Indiana Elite's run to the championship game. This was one of Perea's better weekends of the spring.

Kevin Ferrell, PG, Indiana Elite – The future Indiana guard showed a little of everything on Sunday. In a quarterfinals match up with the Houston Hoopstars, Yogi's mid-range game was on point, as he knocked in a handful of pull-up jumpers from 15 to 18-feet. In the semi's when he drove the lane he drew defenders and found open teammates. We'd still like him to take care of the ball a little better, but he's certainly a talent and one of the top point guards in the 2012 class.

Jeremy Hollowell, SF, Indiana Elite – A quiet unassuming kid, Hollowell plays the game that way sometimes as well. The talented 6-foot-7 wing prospect is somewhat of a quiet assassin. His overall skill set is impressive and he has a unique scoring ability. On Sunday his mid-range pull-ups were going down and he had a stretch in the second half against Texas Pro that helped keep Elite out in front.

Cameron Ridley, C, Houston Hoopstars – In a match up with the loaded frontline of Indiana Elite, Ridley certainly held his own scoring 15 points and grabbing more than a dozen rebounds. Ridley is serious about getting on the glass and certainly locks down the boards in his area. Offensively he has a hook shot and is strong enough to score through contact. Rick Barnes and Texas have to be extremely pleased with this pick up.

Danuel House, SG, Texas Pro – Easily the top performer of the day, House was at his best in Texas Pro's semi-final match up with Indiana Elite. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard scored it from all three levels, but especially had his mid-range game working. He has great size for the shooting guard spot and is a terrific all around athlete as well. Nationally his stock is about to take off as he looks every bit of a top 50 prospect in the 2012 class.

Ray Lee, PG, Dorian's Pride – Late Saturday he went for 46 points. Then he turned around early Sunday and gave Texas Pro fits. He sliced through the lane looking to shoot runners and mid-range jump shots. The 6-foot-2 guard has good speed and looks to push the pace when he has the opportunity. In this setting he was more of a scoring lead guard, but he's certainly capable of creating for others too.

Anton Wilson, SF, Dorian's Pride – While Lee was getting into the lane and dropping in mid-range jumpers, Wilson was doing his damage against Texas Pro from behind the arc. He hit at least three deep catch and shoot jumpers and also hit a 18-foot fadeaway off a post. At 6-foot-5 he has good size for the wing and is a long, wiry prospect with good athleticism. He's certainly one to watch as the spring and summer progress.

Luke Fischer, PF, Wisconsin Swing – After being strapped with foul trouble when we saw him on Saturday, we went back a day later for a better look. As mentioned yesterday, he needs to get stronger and be more aggressive, but there is a lot to like about this 6-foot-8 forward. He runs the floor looking to score, has a nice set of hands and good touch in the paint.

Robert Hubb, SG, M33M – According to Ernie Kuiper, Hubb already holds a couple of scholarship offers and we could certainly see the talent. At 6-foot-4, he has a long set of arms, is a pretty good looking athlete and he has nice form on his long-range jumper. We still need to see more of him, but he's certainly a 2013 prospect to keep an eye on.

*Austin Arians had a strong weekend for the Wisconsin Swing. The 6-foot-6 forward has a nice feel for the game, passes the ball quite well and has good-looking form on his shot.

*Zak Showalter is a nice looking mid-major prospect. His tough, scrappy style of play is fun to watch. He can play both guard positions and doesn't shy away from contact when he's attacking the rim.

*Jarvis Johnson is a 2015 prospect of note. He plays for the Minnesota Pump N' run 15's and is a guy that runs the show quite well. The 5-foot-9 lead guard handles the ball well and has good-looking form on his shot.

*Reid Travis, the brother of Harvard's Jonah Travis, is a 6-foot-5 combo forward. He already has a strong frame. He attacks the basket well and knock down a pair of three-pointers the game we watched.

*TP Elite is a fun team to watch. Their guys play hard and bring it every time they step on the floor. Deonte Burton is their best prospect, but Jameel McKay and Jarvis Garrett are good-looking prospects in their own right.

*Garrett, a 5-foot-9, 160-pounder, handled the point guard responsibilities for TP Elite and he did a good job with them. He's a scrappy player that has a good pace to his game.

*Word is McKay is likely headed to Indian Hills next year. The talented 6-foot-7 power forward makes plays on both ends of the floor and always brings energy to the table. He was a big part of TP Elite's run.


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