Las Vegas: Day Four

LAS VEGAS - Goodluck Okonoboh came to play in a big game and he was one of several standouts in the second to last day of the July Evaluation Period.

Goodluck Okonoboh, C, Mass Rivals – This was arguably the best game I've seen Okonoboh put together. Okonoboh impacted the game in two major ways. The first was on the defensive end. He tallied a number of help side blocks and had the opposition thinking about him every time they attacked the rim. He also made an impact with his ability to run the floor. He ran rim to rim and scored at least a dozen points because of it.

Vince Hunter, PF, Detroit Stars – With a number of high major coaches looking on, Hunter played with effort and energy. A 6-foot-7, possibly 6-8 power forward, Hunter is a very good athlete that can be a really good rebounder when he puts his mind to it. He moves up and down the floor well, is equipped with a strong frame and finishes at the rim.

Carlton Hurst, SG, Colorado Chaos - A strong and athletic lefty guard, Hurst had a lot of success getting to the basket on Saturday afternoon, and when he got there he would often finish with a powerful left-handed dunk. Hurst wasn't hitting much of his jumpers, but he played hard on defense, was unselfish on offense, and difficult to contain when he wanted to cut to the rim.

Jordan McLaughlin, PG, Prodigy – One of the better talents on the west coast, there's a lot to like about McLaughlin, a 5-foot-11 guard out of Etiwanda (Calif.) High. Athletically, McLaughlin is very gifted and he has terrific speed. On his AAU team he's forced to score, so McLaughlin attacks the rim and hunts mid to long-range shots. He hit a three and made a couple of adjusting finishes at the rim in a loss to Paul George Elite.

Kaleb Joseph, SG/PG, Mass Rivals – The combo guard out of Ashburnham (Mass.) Cushing Academy used his speed and athleticism to making plays attacking the rim in both the half court set and in transition. Joseph also hit a three, worked in a mid-range pull-up and tossed in a floater.

Dante Exum, PG, ASI – Although Exum, a native of Australia, won't play high school basketball in the United States, Exum intends on playing college ball. A high major prospect, Exum has terrific size for the point guard position at 6-foot-5. His skill set is impressive, as is his decision-making and vision. Exum said he's already received high major scholarship offers. His father played at North Carolina.

Jack Williams, PF, Double Pump Elite - Williams really came to play in his Saturday afternoon game against CBC. A capable three-point shooter that doesn't always take a ton of shots from outside, Williams nailed four in this game. He also played hard as always, rebounded inside and defended. The rising junior's performance was a big part of his team's win.

Casey Benson, PG, Double Pump Elite - Benson did a nice job as always running his team against CBC. He got to the basket, finished with contact and made his typical amount of crisp passes to teammates for assists.

Malik Pope, SF, Team Superstar - Pope made his usual array of nice plays in a playoff win on Saturday. He had a breakway dunk, knocked down a couple three-pointers, rebounded, made some nice passes in transition and blocked a few shots. Added strength will go a long way with Pope and he should take a big leap in his game from this year to next.

Murshid Randle, SG, Team Superstar - As always, the strong guard played hard and did many of the little things to help his team win. He hit a three, scored in transition with a foul, scored on offensive rebounds and grabbed boards on defense. A winning player, Randle always comes to play.

Josh Sharma, C, Mass Rivals – He didn't play a turn early, but as Mass Rivals began to open up a nice lead, Sharma began to get some impressive minutes. The 6-foot-9 post prospect runs the floor well, has good athleticism and looks to dunk everything around the basket. At this stage it's still very early with 2015 prospects, but he has the look of a legit high major prospect.

Derryck Thornton, Jr., PG, CBC - The freshman point guard did a good job holding his own against a talented Double Pump 2014 team. Thornton had a big time floater, made some very nice passes, kept feeding the post every time someone inside had position, played hard and communicated to his teammates.

*Noah Vonleh didn't get a ton of minutes in the second half of a morning game, but he helped the Rivals squad breakout early. As usual Vonleh made an impact on the glass, as he reeled in boards in and out of his area.

*2015 guard Jalen Adams put together a nice effort against The Magic in a morning game. The 6-foot wiry guard is a solid athlete that made plays off drives to the rim. He played with confidence and showed a nice floater in the lane.

*Demetrius Henry has shown some nice flashes in Las Vegas. Up against the Detroit Stars he contested shots and mixed it up with the Detroit Stars big men in side. Offensively he has good touch and is good for a few buckets on the block a game.

* 2016 CBC guard Devearl Ramsey played hard as always against Double Pump 2014. He got to the basket and made some athletic finishes and also was hitting from outside.

* Normally a three-point specialist, Double Pump 2014's Sam Jones also mixed in a couple floaters against CBC.

Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek and assistants from Oregon State and Arizona watched Arizona Magic Elite 16's Andre Adams.

Coaches watching CBC's Derryck Thornton, Jr. against Double Pump Elite's Casey Benson and Jack Williams included New Mexico head coach Steve Alford and assistants from Arizona, Oregon State, St. Mary's and Rice.

Jordan McLaughlin had UCLA head coach Ben Howland, Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins and assistants from UCLA, San Diego State, USC and Harvard at his game.

Malik Pope listed Washington, Colorado, UNLV and Baylor.

Brodricks Jones mentioned UCLA, USC, AZ, ASU, Oregon, Kentucky, North Carolina Syracuse, Duke, Kansas, Ohio State and Louisville.

Chance Comanche listed USC, UCLA, UConn, Duke and Kentucky as schools that he's currently interested in.

Jack Williams said that Arizona State and Colorado are his two favorites with Rice third. He has offers from Rice, Colorado, Arizona State and Northern Arizona with interest from Stanford, St. Mary's, Arizona, Pepperdine, Harvard, San Francisco, Portland and California.

* Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon contributed to this report.

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