Hoop Hall: Day Two Rundown

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Nerlens Noel stole the show at the Hoop Hall Classic. In the biggest game of the day the top prospect dominated the lost post and nearly recorded a triple-double. Chris Obekpa, Kaleb Tarczewski and Aaron Thomas were also big performers on day two.

Chris Obekpa, C, Our Savior – With coaches lined up on the baseline to see the 6-foot-9, 225-pound post prospect, he nearly recorded a triple-double. Despite struggling from the field (4-for-16), Obekpa finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks. He's one of the true elite shot blockers in the class. Obekpa runs the floor with ease, gets off the ground extremely quick and affects as many shots as he blocks.

Nick Lewis, SG, Our Savior – While Obekpa was blocking every shot that came near him, Lewis was the primary scorer for Our Savior's bunch. Lewis managed a trio of three-pointers and finished 10-for-22 from the field on his way to 23 points and a ridiculous 17 rebounds. Lewis certainly had it working in the scoring department on Sunday.

Kaleb Tarczewski, C, St. Mark's – The future Arizona big man got better as his game against Friends Central went on. He controlled the paint from a defensive standpoint and was a big part of holding Amile Jefferson in check. The 7-footer was efficient offensively and was able to get a handful of jump hooks to go down. Against Friends Central, Tarczewski also passed it out of the post well to the tune of five assists. Tarczewski scored 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting.

Nick Stauskas, SF, St. Mark's – Late in the first half, Stauskas began to heat up. He had a nice stretch of a three-pointer, a left hand finish in a half court set and then hit another three. Stauskas, a Michigan signee, is a knock down shooter of the catch, but over the course of the past year he's really improved his ability to deck it. Stauskas finished 5-for-12 from the field and scored 16 points.

Aaron Thomas, SG, Brewster – The standout for Brewster on the offensive end was clearly this Florida State signee. He was 4-for-4 from three-point range and all four came in low shot clock situations. His range is deep, as two of them were a good three feet behind the line. Thomas also had a couple tough finishes at the rim and showed a nice pull-up jump shot. He finished 8-for-13 from the field and scored 23 points.

Myles Davis, SG, Notre Dame – The easy choice for player of Notre Dame's game against New Hampton is Davis, who is headed to Xavier. He scored a game high 24 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the field. Davis did a terrific job of creating opportunities for himself at the free throw line. He went 14-for-15 from the freebie stripe. Davis' reputation is one of a shooter so it's nice to see him be aggressive attacking the basket.

Steven Adams, C, Notre Dame -- A lot of hype was built around Adams' debut. After a big performance against Nerlens Noel in Boston on Saturday, there was a lot of buzz about him heading into Sunday. Unfortunately he committed two early fouls and played just five minutes in the first half. In the second frame Adams never was able to get it going.

With all that said, Adams is a prospect with impressive physical features. He's blessed with a big, strong body and for a 7-footer is a pretty good athlete. Rebounding is going to come easy to and he will certainly defend his area. The question is on the offensive end and how well he will be able to score on the low post.

Nerlens Noel, C, Tilton – The lights were on and Noel delivered in a major way. There's no question he's the best shot blocker in the high school ranks. The stat sheet only listed seven blocks, but he probably had closer to a dozen. His ability to have an impact on the defensive end will carry over to college right away. His timing, athleticism and length are impressive.

Over the past year Noel has come a long way on the offensive end. He's oozing with confidence and his touch continues to get better around the basket. He has a jump hook and also has developed somewhat of a face up floater. Noel finished 7-for-10 from the field and scored 22 points. He also tacked on seven rebounds.

Kameron Williams, SG, Mt. St. Joseph – From a scoring standpoint there aren't many better in the 2013 class. Williams can pump in buckets from all three levels and he does it effortlessly. Williams won't impress you athletically, but he understands how to score and shoots it especially well off screens and curls. He's comfortable with his runner in the lane and is crafty off the bounce. Williams hit four three-pointers and finished 12-for-19 from the field. He finished with 28 points and grabbed seven boards in the loss to Our Savior.

Conrad Chambers/Karron Davis, PG, Friends Central – The guards at Friends Central combined for 29 points and 10 assists, which is impressive, but they also had eight turnovers between them. Chambers scored it well and hit 3-for-4 from three, while Davis attacked the basket and focused on creating opportunities for teammates. With that said, it was enough to overcome Tarczewki, but these are two guards to keep an eye as they have made improvements this season.

Wayne Selden, SG, Tilton – For a guy in the 2014 class, Selden has tremendous strength and has really learned how to use his body at such a young age. Selden's combination of athleticism and power make him a nightmare to try and defend in transition. Selden is also a talented passer and a guy that is shooting the ball quite well. He finished 6-for-10 from the field and scored 16 points. He was 2-for-5 from behind the three-point stripe.

*St. Thomas More was led by Ky Howard's 16 points and Cheir Ajou's 14 points. They were a combined 15-for-22 from the field in the win over Wilbraham & Monson.

*Amile Jefferson finished 6-for-14 from the field and scored 14 points in the loss to St. Mark's. Majority of Jefferson's buckets came right at the rim or in transition.

*T.J. Warren and Jakarr Sampson combined for 27 points in Brewster's win. Warren was 6-for-10 from the field for 14 points. Sampson was active on the offensive securing five on that end. Mitch McGary was big on the glass too. He finished with 12 boards.

*Jared Terrell led the way for New Hampton Prep. The 2014 guard is a tremendous long-range shooter and went 3-for-4 in the loss ot Notre Dame. He finished with 17 points and five rebounds.

*Junior guard Kameron Williams said he has offers from Virginia Tech, Miami, UMass and VCU. He also has interest from Wake Forest and Clemson. He said he's hoping to take trips to Miami, Virginia Tech and Maryland in near future.

*Sophomore Phil Booth said Maryland and Rutgers have offered him. He also has interest from Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and George Mason. Booth said Syracuse is the early favorite.

"I like Syracuse," he said when asked if anyone stood out. "I like the way they play and I like their program."

With few college games on Sunday a number of college coaches stopped by Blake Arena at Springfield College on Monday.

The head coaches I spotted were Steve Lavin, Mick Cronin, John Calipari, Jim Calhoun, Derek Kellogg, Tom Moore, Ed Cooley and Mark Gottfried.

There were also a host of assistant coaches in attendance. Among the ones in the building were Texas, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Boston, Northeastern, Oregon, Providence, Pittsburgh, Hofstra, Florida, Alabama, Dartmouth, Arizona, Boston College and North Carolina.

*Our Savior 87, Mount Saint Joseph 64
*St. Thomas More 71, Wilbraham 60
*St. Mark's 67, Friends Central 57
*Brewster 57, Tilton 53
*Notre Dame 55, New Hampton 49

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