adidas Nations: Day Four Recap

CARSON, Calif. - adidas Nations wrapped up on Tuesday with consolation and finals games. Here's a rundown of who stood out in the final day of action in Southern California.

Kyle Anderson, SF -- Anderson was solid in the third place game, nailing a three and a stepback long two, scoring on a floater and making some impressive passes to teammates for passes, including a terrific no-look pass to Robert Upshaw for an open dunk which froze two defenders in their tracks. He ended up with 12 points and 5 assists.

Gabe York, SG -- In a 23-point, 5-assist and 6-rebound performance, York nailed a few threes but was particularly good in the open court, where he had a couple breakaway dunks and assists. York also did a good job attacking the offensive glass, as he had three putbacks. York was a terror on offense all weekend long and his showing on Monday was another in a long line of successful outings he had at adidas Nations.

Xavier Johnson, SF -- For his final game of adidas Nations, Johnson took things to another level, scoring 28 points by making baskets all over the court. He had a catch and shoot three, a pull-up three, an and-one on a runner and scored on a putback. Johnson showed his athleticism by catching a defensive rebound and midair throwing a perfect outlet pass to a wide open Gabe York down court.

Kaleb Tarczewski, C -- The center got a lot of help from his teammates on offense, scoring some easy dunks and lay-ups on good passes, ending up with 13 points on five effortless baskets around the rim and three free throws. Tarczewski played hard on the glass, picking up 7 rebounds.

Kevin Ferrell, PG -- There have been times at adidas Nations where Ferrell's wildness has been too much, but he had everything clicking on Monday. He had 14 points on pull-up two's and three's as well as slashes to the basket, where he wasn't intimidated by the opposing posts. As a passer Ferrell really made his presence felt, especially to Tarczewski, who was the beneficiary of a few perfect passes from Ferrell for easy baskets. The drive and dish was working all game for Ferrell, who finished with 8 assists.

Andre Drummond, C -- Eight of Drummond's 12 points came off offensive rebounds, as Drummond was aggressive on the offensive glass. He caught two misses in the air and viciously threw them back down the rim. Drummond also scored on a baseline 7-footer and on defense sent a shot attempt by Shaqquan Aaron out of bounds.

Amile Jefferson, PF -- Credit Jefferson for doing a good job running the court and playing hard, which led to him being in the right place all game long, as his teammates consistently found him for wide open baskets. Jefferson had 24 points, almost all of which were on lay-ups and dunks, although he did step out and hit a three-pointer as well. Jefferson played hard on defense, totaling 12 boards for the game.

Cameron Ridley, C -- Ridley had a nice performance in the championship game, nailing a couple midrange jumpers and converting in the paint. He played well on defense, picking up four boards and also blocking some shots. All in all it was a very successful adidas Nations for Ridley, who was one of the top few post players at the event.

Nigel Williams-Goss, PG -- Monday was easily Williams-Goss' best performance of the event. He didn't over-penetrate and spent a better amount of time looking pass-first, which led to more assists and less turnovers. Williams-Goss scored on a series of floaters, while also stepping out to hit a three and a long two. All told he had 19 points in the game, also grabbing five rebounds and four assists.

Isaac Hamilton, SG -- Hamilton's scoring arsenal is deep, but on Monday he had two areas working so he stuck with them. He hit five three-pointers - four of them off the bounce - and scored many of the rest of his 27 points by slashing to the hoop.

Solomon Poole, PG -- Poole had numerous highlight reel type plays at adidas Nations and a handful of them came on Monday in the consolation game. On one play, he stole a pass from Yogi Farrell, raced down court and had an athletic one-handed dunk. It was one of a few dunks for Poole on the day, whose speed with the ball in his hands allows him to get to the rim in a hurry in the open court. He also stepped out and hit a couple threes and ended up with 14 points.

Malik Price-Martin, PF -- Price-Martin quietly went about his business in his last game and had a productive 12 points and 6 rebounds. He had a nice drive to the basket, scored a lay-up in traffic, scored on a putback, dunked in the open court and hit a long baseline jumper.

Andrew Harrison, PG -- Sometimes Harrison can play scorer and sometimes he'll play distributor, and on Monday it was his scoring that made him stand out. He was driving to the basket at will, going both left and right and finishing with both hands. He also hit a couple pull-up three-pointers and had a great assist on a dish and drive.

Chris Walker, PF -- Most of Walker's production comes from dunks, rebounds and blocks and Monday was no different. In a 15-pound, 7-rebound performance, Walker had some highlight reel dunks on offense, but his best plays were blocked shot attempts by Andre Drummond and Amile Jefferson, two players not used to getting their shots blocked.

Tommie Hamilton, C -- A big center who loves to shoot, Hamilton had his shot going in the title game. He knocked down a fadeaway jumper on the baseline, hit a three, nailed a long two and scored on some spin move drives to the basket.

Theo Pinson, SF -- This was a big weekend for Pinson and Monday's consolation game performance was impressive. Pinson hit two threes, showed his handles and athleticism on a coast to coast lay-up after a strong rebound and made some nice passes in the open court. Pinson, who has one of the highest ceilings of all the wings in the event, ended up with 15 points and 7 rebounds in his final game.

Trey Lyles, PF -- The Indiana commit showed his shooting range, hitting a pull-up 15-footer, nailing a long two and a fadeaway jumper. He also scored around the basket, ending up with 14 points and 5 rebounds.


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