Las Vegas: Day Three, Part B

LAS VEGAS - Mario Dunn made a big statement in the Oakland Soldiers' morning game, while teammate Jalen Canty also put together a very impressive performance. Notes on those two and more from day three in Las Vegas.

Jabari Bird, SF, Oakland Soldiers: With Aaron Gordon on the bench, Bird carried much of the load on Friday for the Soldiers. His midrange game was on point, and he's such a tough player to guard because even if the shot is contested, he's comfortable hitting it fading away. Bird had a couple ridiculous behind the back passes to teammates in the paint, got to the basket from the perimeter, had a big time one-handed dunk off an alley-oop. He's shown no rust in his game despite coming off an injury; he's been all production and playing at a very high level right now.

Mario Dunn, PG, Oakland Soldiers: Watching Dunn in May, it was very clear that he was a strong point guard who had good burst to the basket. He played an expanded role for the Soldiers on Friday and showed another side to his game. Dunn was lights out from three, nailing four in the game, and also saw the floor on an alley-oop pass to Jabari Bird. Dunn's strength, speed to the rim and ability to knock down the outside shot will help him in a West Coast point guard class needing more depth.

Keith Frazier, SG, DJH5: Just a ridiculous shooter for someone with his size, Frazier was hitting from very deep in his afternoon game. He can create his own shot and get to the basket – which he did at times – but his shooting ability is serious and he was filling up the scoreboard by draining them from all over the place behind the perimeter.

Tre'Shaun Lexing, SF, Northwest Panthers: Lexing some success getting to the basket in his game against the Colorado Miners, and really made some nice passes to teammates on drive and dishes. His handle was a little shaky at times and it's something to work on, but he can get to the basket and doesn't usually force the action too much. He's a capable outside shooter and also showed that in the win.

Jalen Canty, C, Oakland Soldiers: Canty really got the opportunity to get some minutes with Aaron Gordon sitting out and the bottom line is he took advantage. A big body who plays hard, Canty finished around the basket, grabbed offensive rebounds, backed in opponents and showed soft touch from a few feet out. The big guy really helped himself with many West Coast schools looking on.

Ahmaad Rorie, PG, Northwest Panthers: Rorie was a scoring machine in a big win over the Colorado Miners. The little point guard got to the basket whenever he wanted, pulled up and sunk a couple three-pointers, showed a floater and scored in transition. Rorie's strength is his ability to score and he can certainly do it in a number of ways.

Brandon Sampson, SG, Louisiana Elite: Sampson's frame and speed with the ball made him an intriguing prospect on Thursday but he showed another side of his game on Friday. Sampson nailed two pull-up three-pointers, got to the basket in transition and made a sweet alley-oop pass. He's definitely a good young kid to watch.

* Credit 2013 Las Vegas Prospects wing Rashad Muhammad for improving as a jump shooter, and he was feeling it from deep against DJH5. Muhammad also mixed in a floater.

* It didn't take long to see what kind of prospect 2016 Colorado Hawks power forward De'Ron Davis is. He's just a beast around the basket who has a physical and powerful style of play with a nice looking shooting stroke too. This kid has tremendous upside.

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar, New Mexico head coach Steve Alford and assistants from Oregon State, California and UNLV watched the Oakland Soldiers' first game on Friday.

Arizona head coach Sean Miller and Memphis head coach Josh Pastner were watching Keith Frazier's first game with DJH5.

Washington State head coach Ken Bone, Colorado head coach Tad Boyle and an assistant, Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak, Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, USC head coach Kevin O'Neill, and assistants from New Mexico and Harvard watched Noah Allen and Bay Area Hoosiers.

Tad Boyle and assistants from Arizona State, California, Colorado, Gonzaga, Utah and Washington watched Josh Perkins, Tre'Shaun Lexing and Ahmaad Rorie.

Arizona watched Colorado Hawks 2016 power forward De'Ron Davis.

Jordan Mathews is looking to trim his list to five and has five standouts – USC, Indiana, Marquette, Kansas State and Gonzaga.

Noah Allen mentioned San Diego State, Harvard, Brown, Yale, U.C. Irvine and U.C. Davis.

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