Hoop Hall: Top Performers

The Hoop Hall Classic was arguably the top high school event of the year. With over 50 ranked prospects making their way on to the court, it made narrowing the list of top performers difficult. After much deliberation, here are the top 10 standouts from Hoop Hall.

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Quick Take: One of the top shooters in the country was up to his old tricks on national television. Up against Omar Calhoun and Christ the King, Reinhardt pumped in nine three-pointers, plus hit three off the dribble pull-ups from eight to 15 feet. Reinhardt, a 6-foot-4 UNLV signee, isn't a one trick pony. Sure his shot from long range is his primary strength, but Reinhardt handles it well, sees the floor and is a solid athlete. His 35-point performance was one of the best of the weekend.
Recruiting: Signed with UNLV

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Quick Take: Muhammad played like the No. 1 player in the country is supposed to. He played with maximum effort and energy on both ends of the floor. Offensively he's capable of doing a variety of things and he did damage against DeMatha both inside and out. The 6-foot-5 wing boards it at a high level, locks up on defense and plays with some serious intensity. Muhammad scored 37 points on 22 shots and took over the game at times in front of a sold out gym.
Recruiting: UNLV, Kentucky, UCLA, Duke, Kansas, Arizona, Texas A&M

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Quick Take: Over the course of the season, Lewis has demonstrated a terrific control of his basketball team. That was evident on Saturday. Lewis finished with 15 points, nine assists and just a pair of turnovers. He made the necessary passes, set up his teammates and handled ball pressure with ease. Lewis is playing with a sense of confidence and swagger and isn't backing down from the competition in his senior season.
Recruiting: Signed with North Carolina State

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Quick Take: Noel's performance at the Hoop Hall Classic was one of the better outings I've seen over the course of the past year. Any time a Brewster player drove to the rim they were sent away. Noel dominated the match up with Mitch McGary holding him to just three points. Offensively, Noel is beginning to show confidence. He hit a couple of runners in the lane, cleaned up misses and made his way to the free throw line over a dozen times. Noel finished with 22 points and eight boards.
Recruiting: Providence, Florida, Syracuse, Kentucky

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Quick Take:While it was Noel that dominated the paint, it was Florida State signee Aaron Thomas that made the plays from the perimeter. He hit four big three-pointers, showed his deep range and stepped up when Brewster needed someone to make offensive plays. He's comfortable pulling up off a couple of dribbles from mid-range shots and he has a strong enough body to take hits on the way to the rim. His 23 points and 4-for-4 shooting from three were a big reason Brewster was able to snatch a win from Tilton.
Recruiting: Sign with Florida State

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Quick Take: Shabazz Muhammad is getting the headlines for his 37-point outing against DeMatha and rightfully so. But Muhammad had a lot of help from Stanford signee Rosco Allen, who played as well as I've seen him recently. The glass was clearly a focus for Allen, who reeled in a game high nine rebounds. Allen worked in a pair of three-points, made plays in transition and finished with 18 points. It was encouraging to see Allen play with such energy and effort, especially on the glass.
Recruiting: Signed with Stanford

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Quick Take: Slow Mo was up to his old tricks at the Hoop Hall Classic. Filling the state sheet is a hobby for the 6-foot-8 versatile forward. He went for 18 points (8-for-11 shooting), 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals in the St. Anthony win over Miller Grove. Anderson's passing ability has been well document, as has his mid-range game, but it was impressive to see him find his way into the passing lanes and distribute things on the defensive end. Bottom line is Anderson is the ultimate winner and that quality will translate to the next level.
Recruiting: Signed with UCLA

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Quick Take: The buzz out of Findlay Prep was that Dominic Artis, an Oregon signee, had turned up his play. That was confirmed this weekend. Artis played the position to near perfection in a win over Simeon. He scored an efficient 21 points, including a pair of three-pointers, but it was the things he did outside of scoring that stood out. He went to work on the glass grabbing seven rebounds and tossed out eight assists to just one turnover. Artis is getting better and is doing so at just the right time.
Recruiting: Signed with Oregon

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Quick Take: With his college decision out of the way, Tarczewski looks much more comfortable on the basketball court. Over the holidays he appeared to have made improvements to his game and then at the Hoop Hall Classic he looked every bit of a top 10 prospect. At 7-feet tall, Tarczewski defends the rim, rebounds his area and is confident in his jump hook. His 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting were among the better performances of the three-day event..
Recruiting: Signed with Arizona

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Quick Take: Much like his future teammate – Tarczewski – Jerrett looked flat out dominate at times at the Hoop Hall Classic. He started slow, but as the second half wore on Jerrett put his skill and scoring ability on display. He's great in the high post and has terrific touch around the basket. He was a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw stripe and made 10 of 19 shot attempts on his way to 30 points and 12 rebounds.
Recruiting: Signed with Arizona


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