Hoop Group Tip Off: Top Performers

Melvin Johnson led the way, but here are five top performers from an excellent series of games at the Hoop Group Tip Off.

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Quick Take: The future Miami Hurricane was clearly the top performer of the weekend. He quite simply just knows how to put the ball in the basket and did it in a variety of ways. Scoring over 20 points in both of St. Benedict's games, Johnson got buckets by going to the rim and from deep. He can score in catch and shoot situations, and also has enough savvy to beat his man off the dribble. This was a breakout weekend for Johnson who is pushing for a spot in the top 100.
Committed: Miami (Fla)

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Quick Take: An unsigned senior, Jones came alive in a big way for Teaneck High School. He was the top scorer for the game, and simply put his team on his back with his play. Jones is a good athlete, but it is his shot making which separates him from the pack. His stock is surely on the rise now, and look for more teams looking for a scorer in the late signing period to come calling.
Recruiting: Rhode Island, Hofstra, Boston University, LaSalle

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Quick Take: The freshman sensation was on full display over the weekend. Towns has a great shooting stroke out to the three point line to go along with being a physical presence in the lane. Though it is obviously extremely early, colleges were making sure to be front and center for his game. Towns had the look of someone who could be a dominant big man for years to come.
Recruiting: Kentucky, Louisville, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Georgetown, West Virginia

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Quick Take: Ennis had the winning bucket for St. Benedict's in their first game, and then ran the show to perfection in a blowout win during their second game. A true point guard, Ennis got his teammates involved first, and then looked for his own shots. One thing that stood out is Ennis is a better athlete than given credit for. As he refines when to take over a game versus when to facilitate, Ennis will be at an even higher level than he already is.
Recruiting: Louisville, Arizona, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Georgetown, Maryland, Kansas, Oregon State

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Quick Take: This goes down as one of the major recruiting robberies of the 2012 class. Warney is tough, athletic, and knows how to play. He could easily be getting high-major looks if he was uncommitted right now, he was that good against St. Benedict's. Warney is slightly undersized, but he did finish well in traffic and showed a little touch outside of the lane. Look for Warney to have an excellent college career.
Committed: Stony Brook

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