Spiece Day Two Notes & Lists

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - We've got a little bit of everything in this installment. The school lists of Malik Hairston and A.J. Ratliff plus much more.

Off The Dribble

 

For the second week in a row, we saw a little Ardvydas Sabonis in the game of Ft. Sooy's Mick Yelovich. Mick would be the mid-major version of Sabonis. … Teammate Justin Cerasoli has really good touch from medium and deep range. …

 

All-Ohio's Brian Roberts appears to have grown a little and his game is much more well-rounded this year than last. Instead of just being a shooter, Roberts looks comfortable getting to the rim. … Ft. Sooy's 16 year old team has a nice player. Terrence Smith is a fine shooter and athlete. …

 

Did we mention that Greg Stiemsma is equally proficient with either hand in the paint? The guy hit two amazing lefty shots that were really advanced skill moves for someone his age. Stiemsma and Brian Butch at Wisconsin? Wow! …

 

Utah Heat has a potential high-major power forward in Chris Miles. He's thin, but he has some skill and likes to face. … Malik Hairston and The Family held Robert Vaden to 13 points today. He went 1-for-9 from the 3-point line against The Family. Trust us, Vaden's terrific but he was the third best perimeter player in the game next to Hairston and Crawford on Saturday and that's no knock on him. …

 

News & Notes

 

Many teams were without star players today for two reasons: 1) the prom and 2) a Saturday morning SAT session. … A.J. Ratliff likes Xavier, Iowa, Memphis, Marquette, Purdue, UConn and North Carolina State. Iowa and Xavier are very strong with him. … Mick Yelovich is hearing from Ball State, Southern Illinois, Drake, St. Louis, Nebraska, Northern Iowa, Northern Illinois. …

 

Shaun Livingston's current list reads Illinois, Duke, Florida, Arizona and Louisville. However, Duke has not offered to date. We hear that he'll be on Florida's campus the weekend before the Memorial Day weekend. It looks like the Gators scored an official visit. …

 

In addition to Purdue, we hear Kentucky and Indiana will be in the hunt for Robert Vaden. … Lowell Grissom of the Spiece team has a famous daddy. His stepfather is Cliff Levingston. … Malik Hairston is listing Michigan State, Ohio State, Kentucky, UCLA, Missouri and Kansas. The Bruins are likely to receive an official visit and he was on OSU's campus last week for an unofficial. …

 

First Class center Craig Reichel lists Wisconsin-Green Bay (offer), Northern Iowa (offer), Northern Illinois, Ball State and Bowling Green among his early contenders. … Compton Magic center Maurice Shaw will spend a fifth year at Brewster next season. … Compton Magic small forward Ty Morrison likes Oregon, Arizona State, Louisville, Illinois and Arizona. He hasn't taken the SAT yet but Oregon has offered. …


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