Josh Wright, PG, L.I. Panthers: We couldn't be more impressed with his play. Wright has developed into a Top 10-caliber player at his position and really has shown a propensity to score the ball. He takes big shots and really turned in a fine weekend. He had 25 in a game this morning against the Alabama Challenge.
Jordan Farmar, PG, Pump ‘n Run: Against the Celtics in the title game he did what a player of his caliber should do and led his team with patience and poise. He was awarded the MVP for his efforts. He had 20 in the title game and set up Taylor well.
Bryce Taylor, SG, Pump ‘n Run: A strong case could have been made for him being the MVP of the event. Taylor's hot hand from behind the arc from Saturday on was a major reason for PNR's rise to the championship. Give him credit, he catches and shoots with some of the best shooters in the class and he was hot in Chapel Hill.
Celtics Frontline: Dwight Howard and Josh Smith shared 30 points and Randolph Morris played well in the championship game but once again, it was another guard who took home MVP honors and the trophy. Still, most everyone who saw this massive conglomerate of talent on the Celtics roster agreed that there have ever been few frontlines as talented as this group. Good things lie ahead for this group of Celtics.
Ronnie Steele, PG, Alabama Challenge: He's strong and has a nice body for a point guard. Against the Panthers, he scored 23 points and really shot the ball well in each half.
Shane Foster, SF, New Orleans Jazz: Foster is an athletic specimen. The guy gets a lot accomplished near the basket and in the paint. He put up some nice scoring numbers during the whole event.
J.R. Smith, SG, Playaz: His team had to stage a furious rally to be the Magnolia Stars in the quarters and Smith led the charge with 20. This Cadillac-caliber athlete does things athletically that you can't account for. His step-back-jumper and elevation is a killer. He could be in store for another big summer.
Tasmin Mitchell, F, New Orleans Jazz: Against the Playaz this guy was terrific. He had 27 every which way possible. From tip dunks to 3s to medium-jumpers, he was scoring it from all over the place. He's had a big rep for the past few seasons and he's living up to the billing.
Louis Williams, SG-PG, Georgia Stars: It wasn't vintage Williams in the title game loss but the talent is evident. He's a young man who can get himself in and out of tight spots with offensive creativity. He's a scoring guard who is comfortable shooting it from deep and medium-range but he can get to the cup. He's a big timer.