Best of Summer: Day Two

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Future Colorado center Wesley Gordon was one of several standouts at the Best of Summer tournament.

Wesley Gordon, C, Colorado Hawks: The future Colorado center played well on Thursday. He was rebounding and blocking shots on defense, while making some nice passes on offense as well as working hard for the ball and going straight to the hoop when he got it, where he scored easily. Gordon has to get stronger, learn to always play hard and continue to work on his post moves, but his long arms and soft touch help him right now.

Demetris Morant, C, Team Jennings: Morant continued his strong play on Thursday. He's been playing harder than everyone else on the court but also has been under control, and it's led to a barrage of offensive rebounds and putbacks. Morant's touch around the basket also appears improved and he's grown more confident scoring a little further away from the hoop. He has to keep developing the post moves but Morant's effort has made him stand out in Anahiem.

Marqueze Coleman, SF, California Supreme: Right now Coleman is a perfect mid-major utility man with the opportunity to play that role at a higher level if he becomes better as a shooter and scorer. He rebounds, defends, makes the right pass and can hit the open shot. Coleman plays hard and has a very good basketball IQ. Scoring isn't his first option and his main objective on the court appears to be doing what he can to help his team win.

Cory Calvert, SG, Colorado Hawks: A pure shooter, Calvert specializes at knocking down the catch and shoot three, and on Thursday, as usual, he was hitting threes at a high volume and accuracy rate. He'll likely end up at a mid-major with a need for a gunner at the two-guard spot.

Jordan Loveridge, PF, Utah Pump N'Run: Loveridge is a strong and smart power forward whose scoring can come from his shooting or by slashing to the basket. Despite his strength, defenders at this level have a difficult time matching his quickness and strength, providing him with several easy buckets a game. Loveridge also makes a commitment to rebound the ball and usually does a good job on the defensive end in general.

Christian Wood, PF, SoCal All-Stars: Wood played with a very good effort on Thursday and that hard work combined with long arms and athleticism made him a dominant rebounder on the defensive end. Wood mostly scored with his set three-point shot but also had a couple baskets around the hoop. Wood needs to keep working on his scoring around the hoop but the effort he played with on the defensive end was a great sign.

Torren Jones, PF, California Supreme: Jones has improved physically over the past year and does a good job playing hard. Many of his points came from offensive rebounds and he has to keep working on his post moves. Jones' hands are also a little bit of a concern and that's definitely an area of improvement for him as well. That said, from a physical standpoint, there aren't too many posts out west in 2013 with his combination of size and athleticism, which will definitely garner attention from colleges.

Cullen Neal, PG/SG, Danny Granger Hurricanes: Neal's overall talent and work ethic make him impressive almost every time out. He plays hard on the court and impacts the game in several ways, from his passing to his shooting to his drive game. He needs to keep gaining strength but Neal has one of the best basketball IQ's and skill levels out west in his class and it's going to land him a large number of offers.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright, PG, California Supreme: You'd like to see the 5-foot-7 Jackson-Carwright grow, but he's unbelievably talented as a point guard. His quickness and handles allow him to toy with defenders but he doesn't waste dribbles and usually does a great job knowing his plan of attack when the ball in his hands. Jackson-Cartwright was hitting the open jumper and setting his teammates up for baskets throughout the game.

Shaqquan Aaron, SF, SoCal All-Stars: Aaron's handles and passing were on display on Thursday. He used his quick first step to take a defender off the dribble, drove to the basket, picked up a double team and then hit an open teammate. Aaron has almost everything you're looking for in a young small forward prospect and he really just needs to keep working hard and adding strength.

Joshua Perkins, PG, Colorado Miners: Perkins had a very impressive performance on Thursday night. He can handle the ball but it was his excellent vision that stood out, as he made a handful of terrific passes throughout the game. Perkins wasn't really concentrating on scoring so it was tough to get a feel for that aspect of his game, but the young point guard can no doubt pass.

Dave Rice and an assistant, Syracuse, St. John's, Arizona, San Diego State, California and two assistants from Utah watched Isaac Hamilton, Demetris Morant, Skylar Spencer and Brandon Randolph.

Sean Miller and assistant and a Kansas assistant watched Kaleb Tarczewski's first game. An Arizona assistant and Kansas assistant watched his second game.

Tad Boyle, Lorenzo Romar, UCLA, USC, California and Arizona State watched Parker Cartwright's first game. Arizona State, Washington and UCLA were at his second game.

Randy Bennett, two assistants from California, UCLA and UNLV watched 2013 guard T.J. Wallace.

Larry Krystkowiak and an assistant as well as Dave Rose and an assistant watched Jordan Loveridge.

Craig Robinson and an assistant, Dave Rice, Tad Boyle and Missouri, Washington and Washington State assistants watched Demarquise Johnson.

Arizona and Towson watched Justise Winslow, Khadeem Lattin and Melvin Swift.

Cory Calvert has picked up an offer from South Dakota and is also hearing from BYU, Utah, Utah State, Denver, Colorado State and San Francisco.

Cullen Neal added offers from Fresno State, Portland and Tulane.

Joshua Perkins is hearing from Colorado, Colorado State, Boise State and Denver.

Marqueze Coleman has offers from Pepperdine, Nevada, Cal-State Northridge and Portland. He's also hearing from Tennessee, N.C. State and Baylor.

Jackson Parker-Cartwright now has offers from Arizona State, UCLA, USC and Washington.


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