Vegas: Day Two, Part A

LAS VEGAS – Scout.com's top two 2012 prospects - Shabazz Muhammad and Andre Drummond - were amongst the several standouts in day two of the second Evaluation Period in Las Vegas.

Shabazz Muhammad, SF, DreamVision: It was a tough first half for Muhammad against Double Pump Elite and struggled to get it going. However, if you know one thing about Muhammad, it's that if he's not on target one half, he will be in the second, and that was exactly the case on Saturday. He had some big time dunks – he absolutely posterized Jordan Tebbutt with a one-handed slam late in the second half – and had his typical dose of midrange jumpers and strong takes to the basket. In a close battle, Muhammad put his team on his back in the second half and carried DreamVision to victory.

Xavier Johnson, SF, DreamVision: Johnson showed his nice looking form on his shot, but he didn't settle for it, as he was aggressive to the basket, which is how he's playing when he's at his best. He played within a team concept and drove to the basket when given to him and even though he didn't take a ton of shots, he had a nice performance.

Tyrone Wallace, PG, Double Pump Elite: When Wallace has the ball he usually makes good things happen. On Saturday, he was particularly aggressive to the basket and scored on several floaters and lay-ups. He flew down the court with the ball but didn't force the issue; he knew where he was going at all times and that's an instinct not all guards who like to go to the basket have. Wallace has to keep working on that outside shot but he's made significant strides as a player and the future definitely looks bright for him.

Wanaah Bail, C, Franchize All-Stars: To start the game, Bail grabbed three offensive rebounds in one play and that set the tone for the rest of his performance. Quick off his feet and athletic, Bail sometimes struggled to finish but when he did, he would usually get his own rebound and make the lay-up on the next shot. There were several trips to the line for Bail, who just wanted it more than his opposition. He didn't shoot much but did nail the one three-pointer he took.

Andre Drummond, C, CBC: A powerful, athletic center with great hands, when Drummond is focused and playing hard, he's impossible to be stopped. He didn't do a ton in the first half of his Saturday game, but in the second half he was scoring at will. On a couple occasions, Drummond took one dribble in the paint to elude a defender, reposition himself and go up for an aggressive dunk. On one sequence, Drummond blocked two straight shots of Cameron Ridley's, although the second block was questionably called a foul. Drummond has to find a way to play with consistent effort because when he wants to score, he does.

Chris Washburn, PF, DJH5: Washburn has flown under the radar nationally but he's known down south and for good reason. He's a big kid who plays hard, rebounds, is solid around the basket offensively and blocks shots. Washburn doesn't settle for just being a big kid; he plays hard and gets the most out of his big frame. There are some high majors trying to land him and he has the potential to make an impact at that level down the line.

Christian Wood, PF, SoCal All-Stars: Wood spent a good portion of the game on the perimeter, where he only hit one of this few three-point attempts. He has a good looking stroke and that outside shot is what he does best right now. That said, Wood's body and athleticism are what make him such an intriguing prospect, and he showed his impressive bounce with a one-handed dunk on a missed shot.

Nigel Williams-Goss, PG, Double Pump Elite: Saturday wasn't Williams-Goss' day, as he had several turnovers and missed lay-ups by over-penetrating. Williams-Goss is at his best when he's focused on making his teammates better and the more he does that rather than looking to score himself, the better he's going to look.

Keith Frazier, SG, DJH5: The outside shot wasn't falling, but it doesn't take too long to realize the kid has a terrific stroke. Once he realized his shots weren't going down, he started taking the ball to the basket, where he had success due to his good athleticism and handle. Frazier has the size and frame you want at the two-guard position and when you combine that with the shooting ability he's known for, it's easy to see why he's a five-star prospect.

Shaqquan Aaron, SF, SoCal All-Stars: There's a lot to like about Aaron and he showed some of it in flashes, including the three midrange jumpers he hit that were either fading away or while moving in midair. Aaron also stepped out to hit a 3 and had some good moves to the basket. He did tend to over-dribble at times and it led to the opposing guards stripping him on the perimeter and taking the ball the other way for an easy two points. He has a long way to go but is definitely filled with potential.

Justise Winslow, SF, Houston Select: There are a lot of 2014 prospects who have a chance to be very good players, but not that many who already impact the game in as many areas as Winslow does. The rising sophomore showed his three-point range, nailing three from beyond the arc and just missing two more. He also showed his passing ability, ball handling and athleticism. Winslow has the body and talent to be successful; as long as he keeps working hard, he's in good shape.

Khadeem Lattin, C, Houston Select: Lattin isn't very skilled, but he has improved in that area over the last several months, and on Saturday he showed increased confidence in his midrange jumper. Right now he's a very good defender, as the bouncy center with long arms deflects a number of shots per game. Lattin did a good job on the glass and also continued to show his willingness to pass out of a double team in the post. He has to keep improving his skill level down low, but he's moving in the right direction.

* Winston Shepard brought his normal amount of hard work to the court on Saturday. He stepped out and hit a long midrange jumper but he's especially good in the open floor, where his ball handling and athleticism really stand out. In college, Shepard's best attribute will likely be his defense, as he'll be able to defend multiple positions at the next level.

* Cameron Ridley didn't get a ton of touches from his guards, but stepped out and showed a midrange game, played tough defense and rebounded. It was a quiet game for him, but Ridley's physical presence and hands will always make him stand out.

* 2012 center Connor Clifford of the SoCal All-Stars didn't show a ton of his offensive game, but the big kid has lost a lot of weight in recent months, has soft hands and a respectable skill level in the post.

* Dion Wright, the SoCal All-Stars' 2012 wing, has to pick his spots on such a talented team, but on Saturday he did a good job slashing to the basket and stepped out to hit a three. A scorer in high school, Wright has been a role player in AAU but has done an admirable job comprising his scoring for the good of the team.

* Dallas Mustangs' 2012 guard Demarcus Holland is an intriguing prospect. He has an athletic build and showed a nice shooting stroke. Holland handled point guard duties for the Mustangs and did a nice job making his team go.

* Another standout for the Mustangs was 2012 guard Niem Stevenson, an athletic wing who played good defense and showed his athleticism on a couple breakaway dunks.

Amongst the coaches watching all the aforementioned prospects on Dream Vision and Double Pump Elite were Mike Krzyzewski and an assistant, John Calipari and an assistant, Bill Self and an assistant, Ben Howland and an assistant, Mike Montgomery and an assistant, Dave Rice and an assistant, Craig Robinson and an assistant, Kevin O'Neill and an assistant, Tad Boyle and an assistant, Scott Drew, Lorenzo Romar, Rodney Terry, Steve Alford as well as two assistants from Oregon and one from Washington State.

Sean Miller and an assistant, Scott Drew and an assistant, as well as assistants from North Carolina, Texas A&M and Arkansas watched Justise Winslow and Khadeem Lattin.

Rick Barnes and an assistant, Kansas and Arizona watched Keith Frazier.

Dave Rice watched his commit Christian Wood.

Rick Barnes and an assistant watched their commit Cameron Ridley.

Wanaah Bail listed Villanova, TCU, Texas Tech, Texas, Arizona and Baylor as the main schools he's hearing from.

Justise Winslow now has offers from Texas, Kansas and Houston. He's also hearing from Marquette, Florida, UCLA, Florida State and Penn State.

Khadeem Lattin is hearing from Texas, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Baylor, USC and Northwestern. He said he'd probably go to North Carolina if offered and grew up rooting for the Tar Heels.

Chris Washburn claimed offers from Texas A&M, UTEP, TCU, Marquette, Missouri and Maryland. He's also hearing from Texas. He said he favors Texas A&M and UTEP.

Tyrone Wallace said he plans on waiting until the spring before making a decision. He plans on taking his official visits and schools he hopes to trip to are Arizona State, Colorado, UCLA and California.

Demarcus Holland has offers from Texas Tech and Weber State.

Niem Stevenson has offers from North Texas and Texas State.

Dion Wright has added interest from UTEP and Colorado.


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