Adidas Invitational: Day One

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Day one of the Adidas Invitational was impressive. With coaches allowed out, and not a lot else going on, it was packed on the sidelines. Many players stepped up, but Chris Thomas might have turned in the performance of the day.

Kris Dunn, PG, Connecticut Basketball Club – All day long there was absolutely nothing that defenders could do with Dunn. When the referees had the good sense to not whistle a foul every time down the floor, Dunn was incredible. He was getting to the rim at will, scoring creatively with athleticism, and also was making shots. With his size, athleticism, and tight handle Dunn was a problem all day long, and was at a whole different level than he was at NBA Camp.

Andre Drummond, C, Connecticut Basketball Club – When Drummond is focused and motivated he is unstoppable. Against Indiana Elite he was both focused and motivated. The big man was scoring with post moves, running the floor, leading the break, and rebounding the ball. He almost single handedly fouled out the entire Indiana Elite frontcourt in the process. There were still a few disappearing stretches for Drummond, but for the most part he was on top of his game.

Stephon Blair, C, Florida Rams – Blair is a big body with a motor that simply never quits. He was far and away the most productive player for the Rams in their loss to the Dallas Mustangs. Now he doesn't yet possess a great skill, and can struggle to finish, but he gets his own rebound, is absolutely enormous, and knows how to carve space for himself down low. His size and strength will put him on the radar of numerous big time programs, and his play on day one in July is sure to draw a lot of followers.

Shawn Smith, SG, Florida Rams – The athletic Smith had the three ball working in a big way for the Rams. Smith nailed four triples and all of his shots looked pure. He was very solid shooting, but also showed some ability off the bounce and played solid defense as well.

Jeremy Hollowell, SF, Indiana Elite – In a win over the Connecticut Basketball Club, Hollowell was nothing short of a spectacular. Hollowell was nailing threes, rebounding, creating his own shot, and making others better with nice passes. What was great about Hollowell's performance is how efficient he was in every way, and his production at key times was huge in lifting Indiana Elite to the win.

Jordan Adams, SF, Atlanta Celtics – Adams won't blow anybody away with athleticism, but he is one of the more skilled wings around. He hit a three to start things off, then got it going with nice passes and a tricky handle. Adams did a little bit of everything, and once he gets in shape he will take his game to another level.

William Goodwin, PF, Atlanta Celtics – Once again running with the Celtics, Goodwin was quite impressive with his rebounding and scoring down low. A good athlete for his size, Goodwin was able to finish above the rim and overall did an excellent job. He even hit a three, and it looked good, though his bread and butter is still down low. Goodwin was clearly one of the best prospects seen at the event on day one.

Darian Clark, SF/PF, Atlanta Celtics – This is an under the radar member of the Celtics, but the combo forward showed some big time athleticism and explosion. Clark had some unreal finishes above the rim, and provided good energy. Now he is undersized, and needs to develop a skill game, but still the strength and athleticism combination is a very impressive one.

Javan Felix, PG, New Orleans Elite – One of the strongest point guards in the country, Felix was very solid in an afternoon game. He isn't a great athlete and isn't super quick, but he gets into the lane and finds a way to be effective. Felix makes all the simple plays, and then also showed a great stroke from the mid-range and the outside. Overall it was a very good outing from Felix.

Dalante Dunklin, PG, Dream Vision – Dunklin is very young for his grade, and actually plays down at the 16-and under level, but none the less he was extremely impressive. Dunklin is one of the best athletes you will see, and at 5-foot-10 (on a good day) is capable of throwing down ridiculous highlight reel dunks, which he did. Also Dunklin will rebound, get others involved, and gets into the lane providing toughness.

Gabe York, SG, Compton Magic – If there is one thing York knows how to do it is score the basketball. He has a pure stroke from deep, and always is able to create space for himself using the dribble with his athleticism and quickness. Now York isn't a point guard, and is slightly undersized, but still he will score at the college level, and brings athleticism and a shooting stroke to the table.

Patrick Ingram, SF, Eric Gordon Central Stars – A very athletic wing, Ingram finished above the rim on ally-oops and overall brought energy and a sense of toughness to the court. Ingram isn't a great outside shooter by any stretch, but he has all the intangibles and no doubt will make an impact at the mid-level going forward.

Chris Thomas, SG, Colorado Hawks – Word is in the morning things didn't go so well for Thomas, but in the evening he showed why he is a top 10 player. Thomas had over 30 points and did absolutely everything possible on the offensive end. He is a great passer, hit threes, abused people off the dribble, and finished above the rim. Quite simply Thomas had the best performance seen on day one, and was impressive in every aspect of the game.

Jordan Washington, C/PF, New Heights – A wide body with some explosion and a feel for how to play the game, Washington was a force for New Heights on the low block. Defensively and rebounding is where Washington really shined, but he did score around the rim using his touch and energy. Washington blocked numerous shots, and just showed a high motor with a willingness to dominate the game.

Terrence Samuel, SG/PG, New Heights – A combo guard, Samuel has a lot of ability, but didn't come through with his finest effort. His shot was off a little bit, and that limited him some. Still Samuel did a good job of getting into the lane, but then the decisions were hit and miss. Samuel is no doubt a high level prospect, but he did go through some struggles in an evening win.

Stephen Domingo, SF, Dream Vision – Domingo got off to a slow start, but then when he got into a rhythm his jumper started going down and that was a problem for Houston Select. With a great feel for how to play the game and an excellent ability to come off of screens, Domingo gets his shot off in a hurry and usually it goes in. Also Domingo is a great communicator on defense and is always leading his team. It is not only the big things like making shots, but the leadership qualities that make Domingo a high level prospect.

Jordan Mathews, SG, Dream Vision – The son of UCLA assistant coach Phillip Mathews, Jordan is a very good player. He can really shoot the basketball, and also has a good frame and is strong and athletic. Mathews isn't great off the dribble, but does do some good things. Still at the end of the day Mathews is able to get buckets, and is a very well schooled player.

Malik Price-Martin, PF, Florida Rams – When not in foul trouble Price-Martin showed some of the potential that makes him a highly thought of prospect. He has good length, is a good athlete, and is skilled out to the perimeter. Price-Martin wasn't super productive, and did battle with fouls, so he didn't get things going, but the flashes definitely were there and showed why so many coaches were lined up to see him.

Franko House, PF, Indiana Elite South – An undersized interior player, House was extremely productive in a blowout win. Now his upside is limited, but House has a great feel for how to play, and never gets sped up by the defense. Also with his strength and savvy he is an excellent scorer around the rim. Probably destined to play at the mid-level, House will be very productive and just knows how to get things done as he showed for Indiana Elite.

Anthony Dallier, SF, Ohio Basketball Club – He is now in the 2013 class, and Dallier is someone to really watch. Dallier is a good athlete with solid size and a very nice shooting stroke. Also he is capable of scoring some off the dribble. As he gets stronger and more experienced, Dallier could venture to getting high-major looks.

Devin Williams, PF, Ohio Basketball Club – A tough as nails interior prospect, Williams was solid for OBC in a morning blowout win. Williams doesn't finish great at times, but his rebounding and defense are at the highest level. Also Williams showed a desire to play hard on both ends of the floor, and was very productive.

Justise Winslow, SF, Houston Select – In a morning outing Winslow was saddled with foul trouble, but in the afternoon he showed his big time potential. A big body who can really handle the ball, Winslow got to the rim at will and finished with some impressive aerial assaults. Now he will need to become a better shooter, but his size, athleticism, and handle make him a big time prospect going forward.

Khadeem Lattin, C, Houston Select – When it comes to being a shot blocker Lattin is as good as it gets. He has long arms, is a good athlete, and has the natural timing to swat shots. He was near double-figures in the blocked shot department. Now on the offensive end he is fairly raw and his hands need work, but he knows his limitations and is willing to run the floor. With a huge ceiling, added strength will make Lattin a must get for nearly any school.

Melvin Swift, PF, Houston Select – Swift isn't the most fluid player right now, but his explosion off the floor is quite impressive. He had a pair of high level throw downs over defenders, and did so with ease. Right now he isn't much of a threat outside of 10 feet, but the athleticism and energy are there. He rebounded the ball fairly well, and against older prospects showed some definite upside.

Craig Victor, PF, New Orleans Elite – A skilled prospect who can score inside with his back to the basket or facing the rim, Victor had his moments in an afternoon game. His athleticism and frame are impressive, but it was his touch in the mid-range that showed the most. Also Victor rebounds the ball well, and is no doubt one of the best prospects in the country for his class.

The Florida Rams drew nearly 20 high-major head coaches. Included in that large group were the bosses from Ohio State, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Alabama, North Carolina, Duke, USC, Auburn, and Villanova.

Terrence Samuel and Jordan Washington Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin as well as assistants from Dayton, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Xavier, and Drexel.

Stephen Domingo had bosses from Maryland and Georgetown as well as assistants from Arizona, UCLA, Texas, Gonzaga, Washington, Washington State, and Indiana.

William Goodwin, Kris Dunn, and Andre Drummond combined to draw head bosses from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Providence, Pittsburgh, Iowa, Miami, Mississippi State, West Virginia, Louisville, and Connecticut.

Chris Thomas has offers from Arizona, California, Xavier, and Colorado. Also he is hearing from Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, and Texas.

Terrence Samuel listed offers from Cincinnati and Iowa State. Also he mentioned Villanova, Oregon State, Temple, and Rutgers.

Jordan Washington says he has no offers at the moment, but interest from Tennessee, Xavier, Villanova, and Miami.

Anthony Dallier listed an offer from Duquesne and Cornell. Also Penn, Yale, Boston College, Davidson, Kent State, Harvard, Monmouth, and George Washington are in the picture.

Stephen Domingo has offers from Arizona, California, Georgetown, UNLV, USC, San Diego State, and San Francisco. Also he is hearing from Washington, Arizona State, Maryland, UCLA< Texas, Stanford, and Indiana.

Dalante Dunklin listed offers from San Diego, Cal Poly, UCSB, and San Diego State. Also he is hearing from Towson, Virginia Tech, Washington State, Long Beach State, UC-Irvine, Denver, and Pepperdine.

Craig Victor listed Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Florida State, LSU, and Georgetown.

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