Spiece: Top Performers

The weekend at the Spiece Run N Slam was absolutely loaded with talent. James Young and Quentin Snider were instrumental in helping their teams, but they weren't the only ones who really stood out.

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Quick Take: Young continued his torrid spring with another huge performance at the Run N Slam. He was impossible to stop in one-on-one situations, and scored in every way imaginable. Also Young showed a desire to rebound, and with his size and athleticism he gets to the glass and makes an impact. With his natural scoring touch from deep combined with his improved motor, there was simply nothing defenders could do to slow Young down, let alone stop him.

Recruiting: Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State, Ohio State

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Quick Take:Right now Snider is everything you want a point guard to be. He has the length and anticipation to be a good defender, and the basketball IQ to make a huge impact on the offensive end. Snider led his team to a title by running the offense, passing the ball, and making open shots. It sounds simple, but it is exactly what he did, and he did it better than nearly any other point guard in the gym. He might not have the most flash to his game, but very few are more effective.

Recruiting: Committed to Louisville

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Quick Take: A very athletic point guard, Jackson was getting to the rim nearly every time he wanted, and then also was making shots at a pretty good clip. Beyond that he finished above the rim off of lob plays, and showed where he will be an excellent defender given his strength and quickness. Jackson missed the first day and a half of the event for SAT testing, but once he did arrive he put on a show.

Recruiting: Michigan State, Notre Dame, Butler, Illinois, Xavier, Florida State

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Quick Take: A future Wolverine, Donnal is showing his improved play in a big way this spring. He is a very good three point shooter, but he doesn't settle for the jump shot. Instead Donnal will drop strep through a defenders chest on the low block, and also he will rebound some. With his versatility and added improvements he is someone who really impressed this weekend despite the fact that his team didn't have their best showing.

Recruiting: Committed to Michigan

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Quick Take: So far Edwards' Indiana Elite team is undefeated on the spring, and a huge reason for that is the play he is giving them from the point guard position. In a semi-final comeback win he took over the second half, and then did it again in the championship. Edwards has elite burst with the basketball and also is a good shot maker from the mid-range and deep. Big Ten schools are already all about him, and with performances like this one more schools will continue the pursuit.

Recruiting: Indiana, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois

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Quick Take:Always known as a great passer, Lyle did more than just that in some big games for Spiece. He controlled the ball and was scoring from the mid-range and out to go with giving effort on the defensive end. On top of that he showed some burst around the rim which he hasn't done in the past. Still what he did best was pass the ball and set up others for easy buckets.

Recruiting: Indiana, Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan State, Illinois, Xavier, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis

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Quick Take:The word that always comes to mind when watching him play is "beast". Tate put his All-Ohio team on his back and brought them to the championship game. Despite being somewhat of an undersized forward, Tate makes up for it with desire, toughness, and an uncanny ability to rebound and finish in the mid-range. All weekend long he was one of the most productive players at his age group, and the argument could be made he was the single most productive at the event.

Recruiting: Iowa, Michigan, Kent State, Akron, Dayton

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