Brandon Jennings: Recap

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - Under Armour brought some talent into Milwaukee for its second Brandon Jennings Invitational. Fresh off his Seton Hall commitment, Aquille Carr had an impressive showing, while Glenn Robinson III and J.P. Tokoto were amongst the numerous other players who had performances of note.

Daquan Cook, PG, St. Frances: Cook's best asset is definitely his vision, as he set up teammates for baskets throughout the game with some very nice passes. He's most comfortable in the open court, where he'll attack the basket or find the open teammate. He's a slight guard and will have to gain strength for the next level, and the more he can add to his perimeter game, the better.

J.P. Tokoto, SF, Menomonee Falls: The shot wasn't really falling for Tokoto all game, but he's an absolute freak athlete and used that athleticism to his advantage throughout the loss to Lake Central. Tokoto had some rebounds and dunks on plays that only elite athletes could make. He would drive to the basket, jump, hang in air and when his defender was on the way down he'd then take his shot from 6 to 7 feet out and complete the play. He's got to work on his shooting, but had several rebounds and was electric offensively around the basket. He ended up with 28 points in the loss.

Glenn Robinson, SF, Lake Central: The shot wasn't falling at times but that's just one part of Robinson's game so he concentrated on impacting the game in other areas. He was relentless attacking the basket and put together a couple highlight reel dunks while making several trips to the free throw line. Robinson also did a good job finding open teammates and did step out to hit some long two's and a couple threes. He won the game's MVP award after scoring 33 points in a win over Menomonee Falls.

Trey Dickerson, PG, Price: Dickerson had a little too much of a score-first mentality in the first half but had some very nice drive and dishes in the second half and deserves credit for attempting to put his team on his back and take over the game late, making several difficult baskets. Dickerson scored 19 points in the loss, with a couple three-pointers and several slashes to the hoop in which he showed good body control.

Skylar Spencer, C, Price: Spencer continues to gradually make strides in his game. He was a shot blocking machine in the first half and ended up with at least seven blocks in the game. He was especially effective on the offensive glass, where he'd grab a rebound and quickly put it back up for a basket and/or a foul. Spencer has to continue to work on finishing with contact and improving his form from the free throw line, but in a few years of college coaching and strength and conditioning he has the potential to be a very effective player at San Diego State. He ended up with 17 points against Patterson.

Tevon Saddler, SF, St. Frances: Saddler earned MVP in his team's victory over Memphis Melrose after a strong overall performance. He has long arms, good size for a wing and played hard on both ends. He fought on the offensive and defensive glass and used his athleticism to his advantage rebounding. Saddler showed the ability to step out and knock down a three in first half but he's most comfortable attacking the basket.

Markel Crawford, SF, Melrose: Crawford is a born scorer and he's capable of putting up points in a number of ways. In the first half, he knocked down three threes and in the second half mixed it up and backed in smaller guards or took players off the dribble getting to the basket. Crawford is a tall wing with a good athletic frame and nice physical upside. He'll need to improve his free throw shooting, as he missed some key free throws down the stretch. Crawford finished with 19 points in the loss to St. Frances.

Nick Emery, SG, Lone Peak: Emery is a very difficult player to stop at the high school level, which Lincoln learned early. He's a terrific shooter and even though he didn't hit at the percentage he's capable of, he still knocked down eight three-pointers and finished with 31 points. You have to play Emery to shoot, which opens up his drive game, and he's more than capable of getting to the basket.

T.J. Haws, SF, Lone Peak: Haws' best attribute may be his basketball IQ as he almost always makes the right play. He's very unselfish but also a capable shooter from both three-point range and in. Haws has a nice first step to the basket but he'll fool defenders by either driving to the hoop or pulling up for a good looking jumper. He ended up with 19 points in the win over Lincoln.

Connor Toolson, SG, Lone Peak: A young looking guard who has grown about seven inches in two years, Toolson looks as if he hasn't hit his final height. Toolson can really shoot the ball and had some crafty moves towards the basket. He has good bloodlines as his father played for BYU and in the NBA. Toolson ended his outing with 22 points, including four three-pointers.

Aquille Carr, PG, Patterson: Carr is lightening quick with the ball in his hands and there was just no chance of the Price guards staying in front of him. Once he made his first move to the basket he displayed excellent body control, flying to the basket to get to the line, hit the layup or find an open teammate. Carr ended up with 19 points and won the game's MVP award.

Chance Murray, SG, Price: Murray scored 15 points against Patterson, knocking down a three and scoring on a series of layups. From a talent perspective, Murray is good enough to play at the high major level but the biggest thing he can do to take his game to the next level is play with a consistent motor and step up late in games when his team needs him most. He is a year young for his class and should be in 2014, which definitely needs to be taken into consideration when evaluating Murray.

Jamario Jones, SF, Melrose: Jones is a good looking young wing prospect. He's slight but doesn't play like it as his effort outweighs his lack of strength. He made a number of plays in the open court, cutting to the basket and creating for teammates. Jones knocked down a three but was most comfortable driving. Jones played hard on defense, blocking shots and showing a willingness to compete with bigger and stronger players for boards.

Isaiah Whitehead, SF, Lincoln: It was a tough outing for Whitehead in a blowout loss, scoring just five points, all of which came in the first half. He did have a pull-up three and used his signature spin move to make an athletic move to the basket, which he converted, but other than that Whitehead wasn't able to help his squad overcome Lone Peak's talented squad.

* 2013 St. Frances shooting guard Maurice White is a strong player who can fill it up from midrange and in. He scored 22 points on a number of aggressive moves to the basket and midrange jumpers.

* Memphis Melrose has a 2012 point guard in Davonte Hampton who showed good athleticism slashing to the basket and the lefty also stepped out to hit a three. The strength of his game is no doubt his speed.

* Tyler Wideman, Lake Central's 2014 big bodied post, had his game end early due to injury, but had a couple highlight reels plays, including a big time dunk over Tokoto and a fadeaway midrange jumper which he banked off the glass.

* Shep Garner, known for his outside shooting, was never really able to get going against Marquette University. Garner did knock down two free throws to give his team a 1-point lead with 10 seconds left in overtime, although his squad lost on a buzzer beater. He scored 11 points in the game, 6 of which came from the line.

* Roman Catholic has a 2015 forward to watch in TreVaughn Wilkerson. He has good length and height at 6-foot-6 and didn't play much but in Friday's practice seemed to be a capable shooter.

* Marquette University guard Donnell Cegers is a tall wing who can hit a couple three-pointers and played tough defense for his team. He scored 9 points and was the game MVP of his team's win over Roman Catholic.

* Price got a solid effort from 2012 power forward Khalil Johnson, who used his impressive three-point shooting to score 12 points despite fouling out.

* Patterson senior wing Nymee Manns was the recipient of several Carr passes, converting around the glass for 18 points in the win over Price.

* Patterson has a couple college sleepers in 2012 forward Shakir Brown and 2013 wing Myrek Lee-Fowlkes, who used their good effort and athleticism to combine for 36 points in the win over Price.

Jamario Jones says the only school he's heard from thus far is Tennessee.

Markel Crawford listed offers from Florida, Auburn, Memphis, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Southeast Missouri, and Kent State. He said his leader is Florida and that he plans on visiting the Gators for their March 4 game against Kentucky.

Tevon Saddler has offers from Towson, Duquesne, South Florida, and Cornell. He also listed Virginia Tech, Oregon State, Florida Gulf Coast, George Mason, Delaware and VCU.

Isaiah Whitehead listed offers from Syracuse, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, St. John's, Florida and Arizona.

Seth Garner has offers from Penn State and Rutgers with interest from Texas, Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Kansas and Kentucky.

Connor Toolson is receiving interest from BYU, Utah and Utah State.

Aquille Carr confirmed he is solid to Seton Hall.


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