Christian Sanders, PG, St. Thomas, After struggling a bit in St. Thomas' Torrey Pines opener, Sanders was absolutely on fire against La Verne Lutheran. The three ball was going down, he was pulling up, fading away, driving and getting to the lane, all successfully. Sanders finished with 29 points, also showing some good point guard skills by keeping his teammates involved and making a handful of nice passes for assists.
Anthony January, SF, Taft: It should be noted again that January is really making progress to his approach on the court, as he's limited his bad shots and doing much more of letting the game to come to him. The result of his improved approach on Wednesday was a victory and 22 points, including several athletic finishes at the rim. He's long been one of the most controversial prospects out west and his improved play will only keep the debate going.
Jerami Grant, PF, DeMatha: Grant had a stretch where he absolutely took over the game. On one sequence, he showed his athleticism and hands by securing a big time one-handed rebounded and then went right up and dunked it, with the foul. In the moments after he had another dunk and a blocked shot on the other end, while also making some plays handling the ball in the open court. Grant's versatility and athleticism should definitely come in handy for Syracuse.
Nick Stover, SF, Windward: One of the more unique players in the SoCal area, Stover had some athletic plays for baskets on Wednesday. Stover will sometimes bypass set shots for attempts on the move, often falling backwards, but when his shot is falling he can make some impressive plays. He made a lot of those against Archbishop Mitty – including some good drives to the hoop - and also did a respectable job of guarding Aaron Gordon on the perimeter.
Tyrell Robinson, PG, Lincoln: Credit should be given, Robinson has definitely improved his game over the past few months. He's become a better three-point shooter and added a floater to his repertoire, one that was on point on Wednesday. He's also adept at attacking the basket and is improving his passing. Robinson forces some shots and passes sometimes but he has made strides in his game, and the 24 points he scored against Sheldon kept his squad in the game.
Tyree Robinson, SG, Lincoln: Robinson's three-point shot has been a lethal weapon for him all event and nothing was different against Sheldon. Robinson nailed a three-pointer with seconds left that would have given Lincoln the win if not for a last second make for Sheldon immediately after. Still, while Robinson wasn't necessarily at the level he was the night before, he still had some good moments in the game, particularly with his shooting.
Dakarai Allen, SF, Sheldon: After a slow start in the first half, Allen picked up his defense and helped take over the game on that side of the court. His long arms and quickness make him a terrific defender, as evidenced by the eight steals he amassed on Wednesday. Allen also contributed 12 points, mostly on takes to the basket, although he did knock down a three. Always strong on the glass, Allen added nine rebounds as well. Down one with moments to go, Allen got the ball, quickly went up the court and made a perfect pass to an open teammate for the game-winning and buzzer beating assist.
BeeJay Anya, C, DeMatha: After dominating the game before, Anya let teammate Jamari Grant have the spotlight on Wednesday, but the big center still had some very good plays. Mayfair just didn't have a body that could compete with him on the offensive glass and when Anya got the ball in the paint, it was usually an easy two. The big kid plays hard and is fun to watch.
Brandon Randolph, PG, St. Bernard: One of the usual questions about Randolph is how good of a shooter he is, and he made a statement on Wednesday, knocking down three three-pointers in the closing moments, ending with 27 points on the night. Randolph was also strong to the basket, pulling up for some floaters, one of the strengths of his game. A strong guard, Randolph always does a good job on the glass and Wednesday was no different.
Aaron Gordon, PF, Archbishop Mitty: Gordon had a slow start but took over the fourth quarter, putting his team in position to win. He didn't really get many touches in overtime, which hurt his squad in the extra period. Down double digits, Gordon played point guard and used his handles to get to the basket, where he scored lay-ups and drew the foul in consecutive plays. He'll have to add to his post moves when his back is to the basket in a half court set, but athleticism, size and effort go a long way and they help Gordon have some dominant moments in almost every game he plays in.
Jordan Wilson, PG, Windward: The little point guard scored 20 points in a big win over Archbishop Mitty, but the buzzer beating three-pointer to send the game to overtime and lightening quick takes to the basket for layups in overtime were the primary reasons why his squad pulled off the big semifinal win. Wilson put his team on the back and outshined one of the nation's top prospects regardless of class in Aaron Gordon.
* Brodricks Jones and Chance Comanche don't always score a ton of points, but the 2015 St. Bernard posts are terrific prospects at this stage and both appear as if they have plenty of growing to do still.
* DeMatha guard James Robinson didn't need to play much in a blowout win, but continued his hot shooting from beyond the arc from the night before.
* Grant Jerrett just can't get the ball from his teammates and it's leading to a La Verne team that has been upset in consecutive games. La Verne takes on the Robinson twins of Lincoln on Thursday and if Jerrett doesn't get many touches, it could be another loss for his squad.
* Taft's Brandon Perry is undersized but has a big body and loves to compete. The 17 points and 13 rebounds he compiled against Taft were big parts of the win.
* Torrey Pines senior Garrett Galvin continued his scoring ways, putting up 23 points against Taft. Galvin has been one of the top performers at Torrey Pines.
* 2014 Newark Memorial post Matthew Thomas gave good effort on Wednesday and the big kid is definitely someone to keep an eye on moving forward.
* 2012 St. Thomas center Jeremy King's size and mobility should land him on a D-I squad next season. He played hard against La Verne and had some big layups and rebounds.
San Diego State had three coaches – including head coach Steve Fisher – in the gym to see targets Brandon Randolph and Dakarai Allen.
Washington assistant Jim Shaw hung out in the bleachers all day but when Aaron Gordon took the court, he headed down to behind the basket. Gordon is a big target for the Huskies in 2013.
Jeremy King has offers from Loyola (Ill.), U.C. Riverside and UNC Greensboro. He also officially visited Cal Poly and hopes to stay on the West Coast.