Robert Upshaw, C, DreamVision: It was a big tournament for Upshaw and Tuesday's semifinal performance against Indiana Elite was no different. Upshaw was a defensive force, blocking shots and rebounding, while also getting it done on the offensive end, where he scored on hook shots using both hands. Upshaw did a good job playing hard on both ends and his performance was key to his team advancing to the finals.
Xavier Johnson, SF, DreamVision: In the semifinals, Johnson continued his strong play in the adidas Super 64, impacting the game in a number of ways. Johnson has been smart in choosing when to take the three and when to slash to the basket, and most of his takes to the hoop have been successful. He also played solid defense, passed the ball well and rebounded the ball. It really came together for Johnson in Las Vegas.
Delante Dunklin, PG, DreamVision: With Joe Rahon having a rare tough shooting game against Indiana Elite, Dunklin really stepped up for his team. He relentlessly attacked the basket, while also playing good defense, which led to some steals and breakaways. It's tough for a backup point guard to come into the game and run the team but DreamVision couldn't have asked for more from Dunklin on Tuesday morning.
Jeremy Hollowell, SF, Indiana Elite: The Indiana commit had a really good all-around game in a loss to DreamVision. He scored in a variety of ways around the basket but also made a commitment on the defensive end, picking up some steals in the process. Hollowell's strength made him difficult to defend and he showed that he's both a shooter and a scorer.
Conner Frankamp, PG, KC Pump N'Run 2013: Frankamp was an absolute assassin against Houston Select in the adidas Super 64 semifinals. Six three-pointers and two jumpers just short of the arc accounted for some but not all of his scoring, as he hit some midrange jumpers as well. Once Frankamp had the ball, he made things happen for his team and although he was lights out with his shooting, he wasn't forcing anything as he let the game come to him. It was definitely a memorable performance for the future Jayhawk.
Tory Miller, PF, KC Pump N'Run 2013: A big bodied post, Miller didn't get many touches on the offensive end so he had to impact the game on the glass and defensively. One of the plays of the day came when Miller made the gutsy decision to try and block an aggressive one-handed dunk by a soaring Justise Winslow. Miller met the ball before the rim and had what looked like a clean block but the ref called a foul. It was tough to get a feel for Miller's skill, but from a physical perspective combined with what he did defensively, he's no doubt intriguing.
Justise Winslow, SF, Houston Select: In the first half, Winslow was terrific, slashing to the basket and scoring in a number of ways around the rim, as well as hitting from outside. Late in the first half he suffered a badly bloodied nose and he never could get back into a rhythm in the second half. Regardless, Winslow is a terrific prospect at this stage of his development.
Khadeem Lattin, C, Houston Select: A bouncy center, Lattin gets off the floor to block shots in a hurry and his arms stretch way over the rim. Right now most of his scoring comes off dunks, but he's also a good passer out of the paint. He needs to keep developing his skill level down low, but there is way more to be optimistic about than concerned by. Lattin's ceiling is very high.
Melvin Swift, PF, Houston Select: Swift's athleticism at the power forward position was a big benefit to his team, as he was explosive to the basket when he got the ball in the paint and also did a good job on the offensive glass. Swift blocked shots and rebounded, doing what he could to help the team out with Winslow not at full strength.
Dominique Collier, PG, KC Pump N'Run 2013: An unselfish point guard, Collier really focused on making the players around him better throughout the game. He was at his best off the dribble, where he scored on a floater, got to the basket and also found open teammates for assists. He didn't show much of his shooting but Collier definitely proved he's player to keep a close eye on moving forward.
* Led by Marcus Smart, Texas Assault ended up defeating DreamVision in the adidas Super 64 17U championship game.
* KC Pump N'Run won the adidas Super 64 16U title.
* The inaugural Las Vegas Live event was won by Texas D1 Ambassadors San Antonio.
* Shabazz Muhammad suffered a sprained ankle that kept him out of the second half of the semifinals against Indiana Elite. He played through the injury in the finals.
Ben Howland and an assistant, Steve Alford and two assistants, Lorenzo Romar, Dave Rice and an assistant, Randy Bennett, Rodney Terry and an assistant, three USC assistants, and assistants from Duke, Kansas, Arizona, Oregon State, Washington State and Boston College watched the aforementioned players on DreamVision.
Boston College, Colorado, Arizona, USC and Purdue watched the aforementioned players on Houston Select and KC Pump N'Run.