Dominique Hawkins, SG/PG, Madison Central – A tough combination guard, Hawkins gave Travis and the Harrison twins all he could, scoring 29 points and getting them in a variety of ways. Hawkins is a pretty good athlete that has improved his ability to play on the ball the past few years. His mid-range game is his best weapon, as he loves pulling up for 15 to 18-footers and has a nice floater in the lane. Hawkins was aggressive and showed good poise and toughness up against a pair of the nation's best guards.
Andrew Harrison, PG, Travis – It was Andrew that shouldered majority of the scoring responsibilities for Travis on Saturday. He went 8-for-15 from the field and relentlessly attacked the goal, getting to the line 10 times. He also rebounded well and showed off his tremendous vision, as he hit cutters and made plays in transition. When the dust settled Harrison went for 25 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.
Sindarius Thornwell, SG, Oak Hill – One of the best pure scorers in the 2013 class was up to his old tricks at the Hoopfest. Thornwell, a 6-foot-3 guard out of South Carolina, knocked down deep jump shots, hit mid-range pull-ups and scored in transition against Southwind. Thornwell is tough to keep out of the lane and is a very good finisher at the rim. The South Carolina signee finished with a team high 31 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He also added eight rebounds.
R.J. Curington, SG, Oak Hill – For the second day in a row, Curington played well at the Hoopfest. He's gained confidence in his ability to score and he aggressively hunted shot opportunities on Saturday. He was efficient from the field, didn't try to do too much and worked in long-range shots when he had opportunities. He finished with 21 points on 9-for-13 shooting in the Oak Hill win. He hit two three-pointers.
Johnathan Williams, PF, Southwind – The Missouri staff has to be excited about the development of Williams. A Tiger signee, Williams should provide them some help inside immediately. His body is starting to fill out and he's much more active on the glass and on the defensive end than he was early in his high school career. Offensively he's confident, has a good set of hands and nice touch in the paint. He finished 6-for-11 from the field and went for 19 points and 13 rebounds in the loss to Oak Hill.
Jajuan Johnson, SF, Southwind – It took a bit to get Johnson going, but once he did it was fun to watch. His second half performance was tremendous, as he attacked the basket both in transition and in the half court. A wiry 6-foot-5 wing, Johnson is a good scorer at the rim and on Saturday found his way to the free throw line quite a bit. He fits Buzz William's system perfectly and will be a very good defender at the collegiate level because of his length and lateral quickness. He finished with 31 points on 12-for-22 shooting from the field.
Austin Nichols, PF, Briarcrest – It was clear that Nichols, a 6-foot-9 post player out of Memphis, put in some serious work in the weight room. His body is filling out and he looked much stronger, especially through the shoulders. Nichols is impressive offensively, as he can score over both shoulders. He's confident in his mid-range jump shot and has pretty good touch around the basket. He missed a couple chippy's, but still was effective for Briarcrest and had the look of a guy that could do some damage for Josh Pastner at Memphis from day one.
Andrew Wiggins, SF, Huntington Prep – By Wiggins' standards it was a pedestrian first half, but he ramped up his intensity and energy in the third quarter. His increased effort helped Huntington Prep extend their lead and blow their match up with Briarcrest wide open. He went to the glass, used his elite level athleticism around the rim and hit a few jump shots. Wiggins finished with 25 points in the win.
*Nate Britt went for 10 points on 3-for-9 shooting in Oak Hill's win over Southwind. He hit his only three-point attempt and also tossed out a pair of assists.