Prep Showcase: Top Performers

Who stood out in New Haven (Conn.) at the National Prep Showcase? Here's our breakdown of the top performers from the star studded event.

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Quick Take: With a pair of his future coaches looking on, Warren showed his impressive scoring ability. In transition, Warren is tough to defend because of his size, ability to finish through contact and touch around the rim. He scored in double figures in both games and did so easily. Warren is knocking on the door for the McDonald's All-American game and his play this weekend proved he would certainly be deserving of the honor.
Committed: North Carolina State
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Quick Take: There aren't many guards in the country better than this Xavier signee. In fact, Christon is primed for a big move in's next batch of rankings. He's long, defends his position, scores it well going towards the rim and creates for his teammates. Christon handles ball pressure with ease and is tough to stay in front of. Look out because the Cincinnati native is on the rise.
Committed: Xavier
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Quick Take: In two games Vonleh combined for 35 points and 33 rebounds. The sophomore appears more athletic than just a few months ago and he used that athleticism to own the glass and score around the rim. But don't mistake him for just an inside guy, Vonleh, a 6-foot-8 forward, likes to attack off the dribble and he has a jump shot to 22-feet. This is an elite talent in the 2014 class.
Recruiting: Arizona, North Carolina, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Boston College
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Quick Take: During Ledo's first game of the event he pumped in nearly 40 points and had the entire gym buzzing. His scoring ability is unmatched in high school basketball, as he knows how to get looks and can score it from all three levels. Providence coach Ed Cooley is getting a guy that can put up points in a hurry and he proved that at the National Prep Showcase.
Committed: Providence
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Quick Take: Shooters quickly become a hot commodity by college coaches, so as the year goes on we expect Cassell's recruitment to pick up. Cassell stands 6-foot-3, possibly 6-4, and shoots it at an impressive level from behind the three-point stripe. At the National Prep Showcase he went off the bounce for jumpers and showed confidence in his scoring ability.
Recruiting: Maryland, Washington, TCU, Oregon State and TCU
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Quick Take: Woodson only played one game in the event, but that one game was a big one. The 6-foot-8 post prospect put up big numbers, played a physical brand of ball and knocked down at least five mid to long range jump shots against La Lumiere. Currently he's rated as a low end top 100 player, but that will change. He looks every bit of a top 50 player and is a guy that is already physically ready for the college game.
Recruiting: Oklahoma, TCU, Baylor, Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland, Florida, Louisville, North Carolina State, Michigan, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Miami
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Quick Take: The available four-man had a strong weekend, scoring over 20 points and a grabbing double-digit boards in both of his games. Taylor, a 6-foot-6 undersized power forward, is in great shape and playing with a strong motor. He's aggressive on the glass and was active all weekend looking for buckets in the paint and from mid-range.
Recruiting: Cincinnati, Arkansas, Dayton
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Quick Take: Sampson's activity level was at an all-time high this past weekend. The 6-foot-8 power forward used his athleticism around the rim and faced up and attacked defenders from the high post. Sampson hit the glass, contested shots and ran the break looking to score. The now available forward will be a hot name throughout the high school season.
Committed: St. John's, Louisville, Kansas, Baylor, Providence and Miami
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Quick Take: Prior to this weekend, Terrell was known, but not a household name among recruitniks. That should be changing though. The New Hampton Prep standout can put up points in a hurry. He's a strongly built two-guard that shoots it well from three, has a developed mid-range and can finished at and above the rim. At this stage he's among the top 2014 shooting guards.
Committed: Providence, Miami, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Boston College, DePaul, Virginia Tech, Temple, UMass, Tennessee, N.C. State, Iowa State

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