Midwest Invitational: 2013 Standouts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- John Lucas and his right hand man Brian Merritt brought in talent from all over the country for a two-day event at the six court Hoops facility. Among the top 2013 standouts were Jabari Parker and the Harrison twins.

Jabari Parker, SF – On the opening day of camp, Parker, Scout.com's top ranked player, showed why he's such a valued commodity. On the offensive end, Parker, who is closing in on 6-foot-8, was virtually unstoppable in a two on two drill and that carried over into the games. He has pro moves and scores it at a high rate. His range is deep on his jump shot, but what impressed us was his post game and ability to score with defenders on his back.

Solomon Poole, PG – The brother of Kentucky player Stacey Poole is strong, fast and at times explosive. In an up-tempo setting like camp ball, Poole excels, as he races up and down the court and looks to play at a fast pace. To go with his speed and athleticism, Poole is a talented all around scorer that has turned his jump shot into a weapon from mid to long range.

Xavier Rathan-Mayes, SG – There aren't many prospects in the 2013 class that can put up points like this 6-foot-3 guard from Huntington (W.V.) Prep. No matter the setting, Rathan-Mayes, a native of Canada, knows how to put the ball in the basket. His shot from three looks good, but his ability to get to the rim and finish is improving. He's due for a big year for Rob Fulford's squad.

Duane Wilson, PG/SG – Looking a little quicker and more explosive, Wilson, a 6-foot-2 guard put together a strong weekend at the John Lucas camp. He's a unique guard that can play either spot and do it efficiently. The Milwaukee (Wisc.) Dominican standout shot the ball well, sliced his way to the rim and played the passing lanes for steals.

A.J. Davis, PF – Since our last viewing, Davis, a 6-foot-7 forward out of Atlanta, looked much improved. Davis was active on both ends of the floor and showed impressive mobility. Davis, who is the son of former NBA player Antonio Davis, showed nice scoring touch in the paint and appeared much more comfortable trying to score on the low block.

Aaron Harrison, SG – When Aaron gets the rock his mentality and focus is clear. The 6-foot-5 guard is looking to score and more often than not, he does. He can score comfortably from all three levels and is arguably one of the top scorers in the country, regardless of class. His shot is pure from long range, but he's also a strong enough ball handler to attack off the dribble either going to the rim or pulling up from mid-range.

Andrew Harrison, PG – While Aaron is putting up points, Andrew spends more time playing on the ball. His mentality and approach is a little different than his brothers. He can certainly score if needed, but he also looks to run a team and looks to create opportunities for his teammates (usually his brother). Both are rated among the top prospects in the country and appear to be tracking as future McDonald's All-Americans.

Troy Williams, SF – One the more athletic prospects in the country, Williams attacked the basket throughout the two day event. Williams has great size at 6-foot-6 and is equipped with a long, wiry frame. In an up and down game, Williams is especially effective because of his athleticism and ability to finish at and above the rim. He was one of the top overall prospects at camp.

Treshawn Bolden, PF – Picking up where he left off at the Reebok Breakout camp in July, Bolden played hard and was active on the glass. He appears to have grown to a legit 6-foot-8 and he's blessed with a strong, developed frame. Offensively he could still add a go-to move, but he is still effective because of his size and effort on the glass.

*Huntington Prep big man Tanveer Bhullar has made it a point to work on his conditioning and that's evident. At 7-foot-2, he has a tremendous set of hands and great touch around the basket.

*Stephen Domingo, a 6-foot-6 wing prospect, is one of the better shooters in the 2013 recruiting class. He has deep range and shoots it particularly well off the catch.

*Joshied Friar, a 6-foot-7 power forward, had a solid showing at camp. Friar has a strong frame and made it a point to attack the glass looking for rebounds. He also showed a good set of hands.


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