National Prep Showcase: Day Two

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Semaj Christon, a Xavier signee, and Noah Vonleh, a five-star 2014 prospect, were among the top performers on day two of the National Prep Showcase.

Amir Garrett, SF, Bridgton Academy – Garrett, one of the premier athletes in the country, played quite well against Hargrave, especially in the first session. Garrett attacked the rim, finished in transition and flew in for rebounds. Early in his career he has a chance to make his mark on the defensive end, as his length, lateral speed and athleticism are impressive. Garrett finished 8-for-14 from the field for 20 points.

Codi Miller-McIntyre, PG, Hargrave – There wasn't much Miller-McIntyre didn't accomplish in Hagrave's narrow win over Bridgton Academy. A solidly built 6-foot-2 lead guard, Miller-McIntyre made the right passes and was careful with the basketball. Offensively, his mid-range jump shot is a weapon, but his range extends out to 22-feet. Overall we were thoroughly impressed with the future Wake Forest commit and he's a guy that we think has a chance to log quite a few minutes early on. He finished 12-for-19 on his way to 27 points.

Montrezl Harrell, PF, Hargrave – Harrell is a perfect fit for Seth Greenberg's style of play. The 6-foot-7 forward is strong, long and athletic. He runs the floor with ease, boards his area and looks for put back opportunities. He cut the perimeter stuff from his game in this one and made effort to get things done in the paint. Harrell was efficient scoring 18 points on 9-for-11 shooting.

Ryan Taylor, PF, Hargrave – The best part about Taylor's game against Bridgton was how active he was on the glass. Taylor, an uncommitted senior, is playing with energy and aggression. His main objective is to get on the glass and make his presence known. Taylor did that early and often against the Bridgton bunch. He hunted mid-level jump shots and they weren't falling, but he scored off put backs and face up attacks. Taylor scored 26 points and grabbed 11 boards in a win.

William Howard, PF/SF, New Hope – On day one we left intrigued about Howard, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound combo forward. On day two the talented kid from France played much better showcasing his full game. He plays mainly facing the basket and has deep range that extends well past the three-point stripe. A fluid runner, Howard moves well, is a solid athlete and is a guy that has good touch around the rim. He is one to continue to watch. Howard finished with 30 points and 14 rebounds in a big outing versus Notre Dame Prep.

Sam Cassell, SG, Notre Dame Prep – Schools are always looking for shooters so it won't be a surprise to us if Cassell continues to get tracked by a number of programs. The 6-foot-3 guard can let it go from long range and did so against New Hope to the tune of 30 points on 12-for-17 shooting. He dropped in five threes and also showed an ability to go off one or two dribbles and pull-up.

Semaj Christon, PG, Brewster – The word got out on Christon this time last year. Now he's a household name and headed to Xavier next season. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound lead guard has good size for the position and an impressive feel. He sees the floor quite well and made the appropriate passes under Fishburne's ball pressure. When he attacked the rim he scored it and is capable of adjusting his shot once he makes his way there. Chris Mack has his next talented lead guard.

Jalen Reynolds, PF, Brewster – Although he didn't get a ton of playing time for Brewster, he certainly made the most of it. He's added strength since making the move to prep school and appears more refined since last summer. He's making the appropriate strides, runs the floor with ease and is a talented athlete. If he continues to develop, Reynolds will end up being a quality pick up for the Musketeers.

T.J. Warren, SF, Brewster – It took a few minutes to get the 6-foot-7 wing into the act, but once he got going he kept on scoring. Warren is wired to put up points and he does so in a hurry. Normally Warren will drop in long-range bombs, but today he scored it from mid-range, at the rim and in transition. Warren should bolster N.C. State's perimeter scoring as soon as he gets to campus.

Jakarr Sampson, PF/SF, Brewster – From an athletic standpoint there aren't many guys that can compare. The 6-foot-7, 195-pound combo forward runs the floor extremely well and was among the top leapers that stepped on to the court all day. He scored quite a few buckets in the paint and attacked from the high post every opportunity he had.

James Farr, PF, MCI – A common theme of the day was Xavier signee playing well and it continued with Farr, a 6-foot-9 post prospect. Farr, originally of Evanston (Ill.), runs the floor well, actively contests shots and shoots it well from mid-range. He knocked down at least four jump shots from 10 to 18 feet and played with good energy. He still needs to add weight and develop his post moves, but he certainly has some potential.

Raphael Davis, SG, La Lumiere – In a blow out win over Lee Academy, Davis, a Purdue signee, put up 27 points on 11-for-17 shooting. Davis aggressively attacked the basket and scored through contact. Davis is at his best when he goes to the rim, rather than settling for jump shots. It was one of the better outings we have seen from the 6-foot-4 wing prospect.

Noah Vonleh, PF, New Hampton – Easily one of the top prospects of the day, Vonleh, a 6-foot-8 combo forward, did it all from score it, to rebound the ball at a high level. In the spring and summer he established himself, now he's starting to turn his game up a notch. He admitted that he's added athleticism and that was clear by the moves he was making at the rim. Vonleh is an elite level prospect and a guy that we will be hearing about for quite some time.

Jared Terrell, SG, New Hampton – A terrific all around scorer, Terrell made his presence felt throughout New Hampton's victory over Kiski Prep. At 6-foot-3, Terrell is a strongly built off guard that has impressive athleticism. He shoots it well to the three-point stripe, but he's also very good when he attacks the rim both in the half court and in transition. He's one of the better sophomore

*Darrick Wood scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in a loss to Hargrave Military Academy. Wood scored majority of his points in transition. When motivated he's a guy that can lock up the opposition.

Malik Nichols and Markus Crider put up some points for Bridgton as well. Nichols finished with 17 points, while Crider went 7-for-10 and scored 18 in the loss.

Adonis Filer and Myles Davis each had 23 points for Notre Dame Prep in their win over New Hope. Davis had three threes, while Filer, a Clemson commit, managed a pair of long-range bombs.

*Jalen Reynolds didn't get a ton of playing time for Brewster, but he certainly made the most of it. He's added strength since making the move to Brewster and appears more refined since last summer. He's making the appropriate strides and will be a guy that

It appears Amir Garrett is one track to become eligible to play at St. John's following the first semester. Bridgton Academy coach White Lesure told Garrett is in good shape.

"Based on what Amir is doing and based on feedback from St. John's I'd say yeah it's going to be done," Lesure said.

Garrett was ranked as a top 100 prospect in the 2011 recruiting class.

Sam Cassell has a handful of schools recruiting. According to Ryan Hurd, his high school coach, Maryland, Washington, TCU, Oregon State and TCU are showing interest.

William Howard has Washington, Providence, Rhode Island and Maryland on him. It sounds like Washington was early on this one and have made a strong impression with the under the radar forward.

While a number of assistant coaches made their way into the Nest on Albertus Magnus' campus, only a pair of head coaches stopped by on day two. We spotted Steve Lavin and Chris Mack.

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