Las Vegas: adidas VIP Exclusive Run

LAS VEGAS -- Championship day at the adidas VIP Exclusive Run was dominated by the Florida Rams, as they won both the 17's and 16's division. Indiana Elite, led by a sensational freshman guard, won the 15's tournament.

Kasey Hill, PG, Florida Rams – A major reason the Rams were able to grab the adidas VIP Exclusive Run crown was because of this 6-foot-1 lead guard. Hill, an early Florida commit, changed the game with his speed and tempo. He pushed the Rams into transition when he had the chance and made play after play in the open court.

When the game slowed down, Hill ran the pick and roll to perfection and found teammates for open looks. Hill is a creative guard that is growing as a player. While his shot was hit or miss in the championship, when the Rams needed a big play on offense, Hill's number was called. In all he took home the MVP trophy, by scoring 15 points and tossing out nearly 10 assists. It was a big weekend for Hill who looked like an elite guard at a national event.

Chris Walker, C, Florida Rams – With Hill was on the perimeter creating and attacking, Walker spent time cleaning up misses and grabbing rebounds. Walker finished 5-for-11 from the floor scoring 11 points and reeling in double-digit rebounds. Walker's energy and effort on the glass was consistent and he roamed the paint looking to swat shots and protect the rim. An elite prospect, Walker played hard and showed a terrific motor.

Brannen Greene, SG, Florida Rams – After struggling from the field in the quarterfinals, Greene, a 6-foot-6 guard, got it rolling from deep in the championship. He dropped in a trio of three-pointers, to go with a handful of finishes at the rim. Greene finished with a team-high 17 points in the Rams championship win over the Garner Road Bulldogs.

Demarcus Croaker, SG, Florida Rams – While the Rams' big three (Hill, Walker & Greene) had it working in the championship, Croaker was the X-factor for Matt Ramker's bunch all weekend. An improved wing prospect, Croaker has tremendous athleticism and speed, to go with a legit jump shot from behind the three-pointer stripe.

Anton Gill, SG, Garner Road – From a scoring standpoint, Gill tried to strap Garner Road on his in back in the championship. In the end, it wasn't enough, but Gill managed to get the free throw line at will and scored a team-high 17 points. With his long-range shot not going down, Gill went to the rim, finished through contact and made tough shots in the paint. He's a versatile scorer that has the ability to get points from all three levels.

Jordan Mickey, PF, Urban DFW – When Mickey, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound power forward, is motivated to the hit the glass it's a problem for the opposition. Against the Louisville Magic Sunday morning, Mickey was just that. He uses his strength to gain terrific low post position and rebounded the ball on both ends of the floor. He had multiple put back opportunities, worked in a few mid-range jump shots and in general out toughed the Louisville Magic front court.

Craig Victor, PF, NO Elite – With Jarrel Martin out with a stomach bug, Victor had to step up for NO Elite. The 6-foot-8 versatile power forward worked the mid-range for jump shots, actively pursued rebounds and scored off drives to the rim. On top of that, Victor impressed with is post defense, as he gets off the floor quick and used his length to get his hands on shots.

Quentin Snider, PG, Louisville Magic – Despite his team struggling some on Sunday, Snider capped off a strong weekend with a terrific first half against Urban DFW. The 6-foot-1 Louisville commit found his way into the lane and kicked out to open teammates, while also knocking down a handful of three-pointers in the process.

Jordan Green, SF, Louisville Magic 16's – This was as aggressive as I've seen Green on the offensive end of the floor. The 6-foot-4 wing prospect looked for shot opportunities, drove to the rim and showed shot making ability from mid-range. Green still needs to get stronger and become more consistent from three, but he's gaining confidence and is the Magic 16's primary scorer.

Kelan Martin, PF, Indiana Elite 16's – Offensively, Martin, a 6-foot-5 power forward, looked to score every time he touched it against the Louisville Magic. Martin faced up defenders, attacked off the dribble and flashed a mid-range jump shot. Martin was aggressive on the offensive end and was a big part of Indiana Elite making it to the 16's championship game.

Adonys Henriqez, SG, Florida Rams 16's – A skilled 6-foot-4 wing prospect, Henriqez can get buckets and in a variety of ways. From the jump, Henriqez scored off the bounce and in transition. Throughout the game he mixed in long-range shots, as well as pull-ups from 15 to 18-feet. Henriqez knows how to use his frame, can finish around the basket.

Hyrone Edwards, PG, Indiana Elite/Team Indiana -- The 15's tournament MVP put together arguably the most dominant performance of the day against Dream Vision in the championship. Using his sensational speed and burst, Edwards pushed the tempo, made plays in transition and scored at will around the basket. When the dust settled, Edwards went for 30 points and helped Indiana Elite get a double-digit win in the finals.

Stephen Thompson, PG/SG, Dream Vision – In the 15's championship, Thompson, a 6-foot-2 combination guard, scored it well. The wiry guard knocked down shots off the catch, worked in drives to the rim and showed a floater in the lane. It's still early, but Thompson is a talent with good speed and a lot of raw ability.

*Kentucky commit Derek Willis struggled to get anything going this weekend. The 6-foot-9 big man is certainly skilled, but must spend more time and effort rebounding, as the Magic were beaten up on the glass.

*2014 lead guard Christian Cunningham seems to get in better shape every time I see him. In the semi-finals against Indiana Elite, Cunningham found his way into the paint and hit mid-range shots.

*Isaiah Hicks went for eight points and four rebounds in the championship loss to the Florida Rams. A tremendous all-around athlete, Hicks runs the floor extremely well. Next step is focusing on the backboard and becoming a better rebounder.

*To go with Thompson, the Dream Vision 15's team has two other very talented guards. Jeremy Hemsley and Kendall Small are both future Division-1 players and prospects with a lot of ability.

*While Henriquez may be the Florida Rams' top prospect, he received plenty of help from Brandon Francis and Lance Tejada. Francis is a scorer, while Tejada, who won the 16's MVP, ran the point effectively for the Rams.

*Big guys are always at a premium, so plenty of schools will likely evaluate 6-foot-8 power forward Jamaal Samuel. He has a nice frame, runs the floor well and will contest shots on the defensive end.

*Freshman guard Hyrone Edwards already has scholarship offers from Indiana and Purdue. To go with the two offers, the 5-foot-11 guard also has interest from Michigan, Northwestern and Xavier.

*Brandon Francis listed off interest from Miami, Central Florida, George Mason, Butler and others.

*Lance Tejada said Miami, George Mason and Central Florida have offered him a scholarship. He also claims interest from South Carolina and Marquette.

*DeMarcus Croaker said Florida State, Miami, Central Florida and Marshall have offered him. Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Steton, Miami, Oklahoma and Florida International are also involved.

*For the third day in a row Billy Donovan followed around the Florida Rams so he could watch 2013 commit Kasey Hill and 2013 target Chris Walker.

*Florida Atlantic assistant coach Pete Gash was a mainstay at Florida Rams games this weekend, as was Georgia Tech assistant Josh Postorino. Postorino was also on the Solomon Poole watch.

*Johnny Jones evaluated Craig Victor a few times on Sunday. He also watched Urban DFW. Texas A&M assistant Glenn Cyprien and Baylor assistant Grant McCasland saw Victor and Urban DFW as well.

*WKU coach Ray Harper evaluated Kalen Martin, Jordan Green, Trey Grundy, Christian Cunningham and others on Sunday.


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