Andrew Harrison, PG/SG, Houston Defenders – With the game against Atlanta Xpress on the line, it was Harrison who stepped up and took over the game. After watching teammates blow multiple assist opportunities, Harrison opted to keep the ball himself. He began clearing the court and taking defenders one on one to the rim. On three consecutive possessions he scored at the rim or was fouled and went to the free throw line. The combination of Harrison's speed, strength and athleticism is tough for many players to match at this level.
Rashad Vaughn, SG, Net Gain Sports – A true wing scorer, Vaughn made scoring look easy against the Milwaukee Runnin' Rebels. Although I didn't see a final tally, Vaughn had to have had close to 30 and scored them from all three levels. A 6-foot-5 athletic wing, Vaughn showed an improved handle and seemed more confident pulling up from mid-range than in the past. Since September, Vaughn has made major strides in his game and is pushing five-star status.
Kevon Looney, SF, Milwaukee Runnin' Rebels – Looney is an intriguing and impressive prospect because of his size (6-foot-8), skill and ability to score in a variety of ways. Blessed with wide shoulder and long arms, Looney has a nice basketball frame and is a pretty good overall athlete. While he didn't score from the perimeter in the second half against Net Gain Sports, Looney did hit the offensive glass and scored off a turnaround post jumper.
Shaquile Carr, PG – Las Vegas Prospects – It's refreshing to watch a point guard that is more worried about setting up his teammates than putting up points on his own and Carr is that type of guy. Against Team Superstar, the 6-foot-1 lead guard attacked the basket with the purpose of trying to create shot attempts for his teammates and he was able to get them clean looks time and time again. Carr has a nice feel and pace to his game and is one of the better lead guards on the west coast in the 2014 class.
Fatai Eke, PF, Team Superstar – Although he didn't have a major impact on the offensive end, Eke changed Team Superstars game against the Las Vegas Prospects on the defensive end. Eke, a 6-foot-7 power forward, is a tremendous athlete that gets off the floor quick and has terrific timing. The next step in his development is adding something on the offensive end.
D'Angelo Allen, SF, Dallas Showtyme – It was only a brief look, but in the half I saw of Showtyme, Allen looked like a player. The 6-foot-6 lanky wing prospect is a very good leaper. He scored a few buckets in transition, worked in a three-pointer and was active on the glass. He's certainly a 2014 prospect that college coaches will flock to in July.
*Quinton Stephens has a lot of ability. At 6-foot-8, Stephens can make shots out to 21-feet, but he also showed an improved handle and a better scoring ability attacking the rim.
*2015 wing Etoriane Woolridge appears to have a lot of potential. Woolridge stands 6-foot-6 and has a long, wiry frame. A pretty good athlete, Woolridge showed off his leaping ability in transition and had a couple of buckets in the paint.
*Omar Sherman had a nice stretch in the second half for Texas Select on Friday. The 6-foot-7 big man showed a nice left hook, threw down a tip dunk and mixed it up for rebounds.
*Milwaukee Runnin' Rebel freshman Brandon Key can put up points in a hurry. He stands just 5-foot-8, but he's quick and when he gets into the lane he's looking to get a shot off.
*When motivated Las Vegas Prospect 2014 guard Darryl Gaynor is an elite defender. In the first half he was dialed in and made it extremely difficult for the Team Superstar guards to get the ball past half court.
*Gerad Davis, Diontae Jones and Justin Burks are all talented junior wings for the Prospects. All three play an integral role for Anthony Brown's group. Davis hit a three and was especially active in the paint.
*When Malik Pope was in catch and shoot situations, he excelled. The 6-foot-8 combo forward hit a 12-footer, 18-footer and a deep three during Team Superstars match up with the Las Vegas Prospects.