National Prep Showcase: Day One

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Ricardo Ledo was the story of day one at the National Prep Showcase. The Providence commit put up 37 in a first day win for South Kent.

Ricardo Ledo, SG, South Kent – The big performance of the day came from the 6-foot-5 Providence commit. Arguably the top scorer in the country, Ledo pumped in 37 points and scored them every way imaginable. The range on his jump shot is deep and he has no issues creating space for his shot opportunities. He also had a number of finishes at the rim, including a few through contact. His ability to score it was the primary reason South Kent came away with a win.

C.J. Jones, PG, St. Thomas More – Early on Jones had it working from mid-range, knocking down a pair of 18-footers. From there St. Thomas More didn't look back and cruised to a double-digit victory. He didn't produce much more by way of offense, but he's a strong guard that defends his position and plays with energy. Jones is a quality pick up for Steve Masiello and the Manhattan Jaspers.

Darnell Harris, PF, La Jolla Prep – One of the better shooters in the 2012 class, Harris, a 6-foot-7 step out four-man, had it working from the behind the stripe. He knocked down six threes and finished with 26 points and eight rebounds. Cleveland State scored a good one, as Harris will put up some serious points in the Horizon League..

Kansas State wanted to add some beef to their frontline and that's exactly what they did with the addition of this near 7-footer. He has a wide frame that takes up quite a bit of space in the post. He rebounds well, plays hard and contests shots. He still needs to expand his offensive game, but he's a guy that can fit a role for Frank Martin.

Strahinja Gavrilovic, PF, La Jolla Prep – Despite losing by double digits, Gavrilovic got better as the game wore on. He finished with 20 points on 8-for-15 shooting and added five boards. Gavrilovic, a USC commit, has a solid frame, shoots it well to 22-feet and plays hard. He has a nice overall skill set and can score it by facing the rim.

Ethan O'Day, PF, Northfield Mt. Hermon – With a Vermont assistant looking on, O'Day, a current signee, put together a herculean type performance scoring 30 points on 14-for-15 shooting and grabbing nine rebounds. O'Day scored at will on the block with jump hooks over his left shoulder. At 6-foot-8, O'Day has a nice set of hands, great touch around the rim and plays with energy.

Zac Grossenbacher, Massanutten – The step out four man turned it up late for Massanutten and dialed in seven threes on just 12 attempts. Grossenbacher, a Wofford commit, has a good-looking shot and gets it off fairly quick. He was tough for Northfield to defend, as he had no issues pulling up from well past the three-point stripe.

Ryan Olivier, SG, Northfield Mt. Hermon – Mid-majors in need of a shooter with good size should take a peak at this 6-foot-5 wing prospect. Olivier buried five of nine three-point attempts and finished with 21 points in a three-point shootout with Massanutten. Olivier comes off screens well, has a good range on his shot and a fairly quick trigger.

*Corban Collins, a lead guard for Massanutten Military Academy put up 28 points and tossed out eight assists in a close loss to Northfield Mt. Hermon. Collins is a 6-foot-2 unsigned senior that lower level programs should pay attention to.

*Massunutten shooting guard Cam Jones has a good-looking stroke from long range. He gets elevation on his shot and has good form. He buried three of six triples in a loss.

*Kent State scored a good one in Chris Ortiz, of South Kent (Conn.) School. The New Yorker is an active 6-foot-7 face up four-man that runs the floor well and can put up points.

*Rodell Wiggington filled the state sheet in the opening game. The Lee Academy standout went for 12 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in 24 minutes of action.

*Xavier commit Myles Davis hit six three-pointers in a loss to Hargrave Military Academy. Davis finished with 26 points on 10-for-16 shooting.

*Hargrave's Ryan Taylor went for 26 points, 11 rebounds and five assists against Notre Dame Prep. The active four-man finished 10-for-14 from the field.

Anthony Dallier has scholarship offers from Duquesne, Davidson and Bucknell. He also has strong interest from Penn, Harvard, Drake, Boston College and Cornell.

*Ryan Olivier has an offer from Hartford. Siena, Colgate and Rhode Island are also showing interest in the shooter.

Every year a number of college coaches show up at the National Prep Showcase to see if any players emerge. During the first day of the event we spotted a pair of head coaches -- Tony Barbee and Derek Kellogg.

There were, however, a number of assistant coaches in the building. We spotted assistants from Ohio, American, Boston, Iowa State, Oregon State, Hofstra, Missouri State, South Florida. Niagara, Rice, Washington, Florida Atlantic, Rider, Dartmouth, Manhattan, New Hampshire, Clemson, Siena, Pittsburgh, Creighton, UMKC, Towson, LMU, Providence, North Carolina Central, La Salle, Stony Brook, Kansas State, Bryant and Princeton.

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