Hoop Group UA Jam Fest: Day Two

PITTSBURGH - Day two of the Under Armour Hoop Group Jam Fest came to a conclusion after a long day of action. Numerous players stood out, including New York native Jermaine Lawrence.

Aquille Carr, PG, UA Baltimore's Finest – The "Crime Stopper" as he is known showed some of what makes him a special prospect. At 5-foot-6 (on a great day), Carr is an unbelievable athlete and can get to the rim virtually whenever he wants. Also he is a pest on defense, and is just impossible to stop in the open court. However he also showed his propensity to turn the ball over, and his shot wasn't falling. Still one of the most exciting and unique players in the class, Carr had a solid game helping his team to win.

Andrew Harrison, PG, Houston Defenders – The elite point guard in the 2013 class, Harrison showed off his athleticism, size, and feel for the game that make him special. After a sluggish first half he got it going in the second half, and led his team to a blowout win. As usual he dominated the game, and didn't even really look to score.

Aaron Harrison, SG, Houston Defenders – Known more for his scoring than his distributing, Harrison actually played a solid point guard role in this one as well. He had several assists in transition, and when a player was open after Harrison got into the lane he found him for an easy bucket. It was a very impressive performance from Harrison.

Vincent Hunter, SF, Detroit Stars – This is a player who is making some major strides. He has grown to every bit of 6-foot-7 and pushing 6-foot-8, and now has ball skills going both right and left. This complements his elite level athleticism. If he is able to gain a jump shot, look out, his stock could really soar.

Jermaine Lawrence, PF/SF, New Rens – There isn't much on a basketball court that Lawrence isn't able to do. He has excellent athleticism, good size, length, and can score either facing the rim or with his back to the basket. Now he can disappear in stretches, but the tools are there to be special.

Tyrek Coger, C, SEBL – Coger looks to be in pretty good shape, and he had a solid and productive game down low. He scored well, and controlled the glass. Also Coger ran the floor fairly well and showed pretty good touch around the rim.

Jaylon Brown, PG, Martin's Wolverines – This is one of the most athletic players in the country, and proved it by getting to the rim whenever he wanted. At 5-foot-10, Brown can basically touch the top of the square, and also he is a fairly good passer. Now he will settle for jumpers too often, but when focused on getting to the basket, he is really difficult to defend.

Maverick Morgan, C, Martin's Wolverines – After a tough first half, Morgan picked it up some in the second half. He still doesn't rebound well for a player his size, but he has a nice touch out to 12 feet, and does do a good job of establishing deep post position. He needs to focus on running the floor better, but there is no questioning he is a space eater down low.

Kris Jenkins, PF/SF, DC Assault – After a bit of a subpar game yesterday, Jenkins had it working on Saturday to the tune of 22 points. He hit numerous threes, and then showed his ability to create in the mid-range when defenders run at him. Very skilled for his size, when he gets back into ideal shape he will be tough to deal with.

Jalen Rhea, SG/SF, Martin's Wolverines – Wow can this kid shoot the ball. He hit eight threes in a losing effort, and didn't miss many shots in general. Not great off the dribble or on defense, he can definitely shoot the ball, and proved to be one of the best marksmen in the Midwest after this impressive display.

Kamall Richards, SF, NJABC – When playing during the high school season he almost never ventures outside of the paint, but Richards showed off his perimeter game here. He hit five threes, including a couple off the dribble, and then as always was tough around the rim where he is physical and aggressive

Tyler Roberson, SF/PF, NJ Roadrunners – The combo forward had a solid game despite his team's losing effort. He was at his best in catch and shoot situations from the mid-range, and then also had one nice move around the rim. He rebounds fairly well and is a pretty good athlete as well. It was a very solid outing for Roberson who is now 100 percent healthy.

Ben Bentil, PF, NJABC – In the first viewing, Bentil was very impressive. He is a good athlete, has good hands, and is aggressive. Now he can play without a lot of thought at times and will commit fouls, but the offensive skills he has are impressive. He finishes around the rim well, is a good athlete, and has the strength to finish through contact. He is a no doubt high-level player in his class.

Quadri Moore, C, Sports U – This is a huge kid who can really shoot the ball. Moore was hitting his threes, and also did some damage down low mostly by running the floor and finishing on the break. Moore continues to get his body into better condition, and is simply making the needed strides to be a very difficult player to defend.

Karl Towns, C, Sports U – It was another very impressive outing for one of the best prospects in his class in the country. Towns hit a three, was aggressive rebounding, and scored around the rim with post moves. He is getting more and more aggressive and comfortable with his skills, and with that his game continues to improve at rapid pace.

Maverick Morgan has offers from West Virginia, Xavier, Dayton, Minnesota, USC, Iowa State, Ohio, and Toledo. Also interest is coming from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio State.

Jaylon Brown listed offers from Ohio, Toledo, Evansville, and American. Interest is coming from Butler, Dayton, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wichita State.

Jalen Rhea's only offer is from American, that should change. Interest is also coming in from Yale.

Ben Batil has offers from Temple, St. Joe's, and Penn State. He has other interest from Baylor, Villanova, and Syracuse.

Kamall Richards listed offers from VCU, Florida Atlantic, Temple, St. Joe's, Rhode Island, Manhattan, and Wagner. Interest is also coming from Louisville and Cincinnati.

Quadri Moore has an offer from Seton Hall and interest from Providence, Georgetown, and Kansas.

Rutgers Head Coach Mike Rice was front and center for Karl Towns and Quadri Moore.

Xavier Head Coach Chris Mack was present for Maverick Morgan. He was joined by assistants from Dayton, West Virginia, Providence, and Vanderbilt.

Seth Greenberg was the lone head coach present for Jermaine Lawrence along with assistants from Iowa State, Seton Hall, Miami, Temple, Penn State, and Rhode Island.

Mark Turgeon of Maryland and Jay Wright from Villanova were joined by an assistant from Baylor for the Houston Defenders game.

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