Justin Coleman, PG, Georgia Stars – After an average first half, Coleman, a 5-foot-10 lead guard, flipped a switch and dominated CIA Bounce for stretches. Coleman is quick and can turn the corner on defenders. He showed off good vision and puts his passes on the money. But where he impressed the most was with his ability to pump in points in a hurry. He hit a trio of three-pointers in the second half and dropped in a runner in the lane. After getting my first look, it's no surprise high majors are on him.
Devin Mitchell, SG, Georgia Stars -- There's always a need for a high level shooter and 6-foot-3 guard Devin Mitchell appears to fill that role. He makes shots off the catch, has good range and showed he could get his shot off quickly. Mitchell didn't shoot it great against CIA Bounce, but he did hit a pair of triples in the win over CIA Bounce. He also worked in a baseline drive and showed good athleticism in transition.
Marial Shayok, SF, CIA Bounce – Although the Georgia Stars got the win over CIA Bounce, they never fully figured out how to shut down Shayak. The 6-foot-7 forward is versatile and was relentless with his drives into the paint. Finishing comes easy to Shayak, as he has good touch and is strong enough to play through contact. Once in the lane, Shayak also dropped in runners with his right hand. The Ontario native also impacted the game on the backboard. He went for 17 points and nine boards in the loss.
Kameron Chatman, SF, ICP Elite – Chatman is one of the more interesting and intriguing prospects in the 2014 class. He's grown to 6-foot-7 and possesses guard type skills. He'll often times handle the ball for ICP Elite. He uses his body to his advantage and is able to rise up over smaller guards and hit mid-range jump shots. He's also a pretty good shooter off the catch to 22-feet. He's still very young looking and it's not out of the question that he'll grow more. If that's the case he could end up being a very skilled post prospect. Time will tell.
Tyler Ulis, PG, Meanstreets – The buzz around Ulis has been building over the past year and after watching him in a morning game on Saturday he appears worthy of it. Yes, he's small at 5-foot-8, but he has a nice pace to his game, changes speeds well, makes good decisions with the ball and knows how to lead his team. Ulis showed off a mid-range pull-up and a runner in the lane in the early morning win.
Chris Sandifer, SG, Oakland Soldiers – The talented wing out of Los Angeles (Calif.) Serra aggressively looked for his shot against Team Scan. He dialed up a half dozen three-pointers with two of them coming off the dribble. The southpaw has a nice right to left cross and is certainly capable of getting into the mid-range area for shot attempts. He hit a pair of floaters and was fouled on an 18-foot shot attempt. Sandifer has always been talented, but I'd never seen him put his arsenal on display quite like he did on Saturday.
Tyus Jones, PG, Howard Pulley – Midway through the second half, Jones, a 6-foot lead guard, broke out, scoring a handful of buckets in transition and worked in a three-pointer. Jones is an elite level lead guard that has great vision, makes great decisions, but can also score when he needs to, as he proved Saturday night. He finished with 22 points on 7-for-13 shooting. He also tossed out four assists against Team Penny.
Reid Travis, PF, Howard Pulley – Despite not shooting it well from the field (4-for-13), Travis Still impressed us with his effort, energy and motor. At 6-foot-7, Travis is undersized in the post, but he's still quite effective around the basket and in general. Travis hits the glass, uses his strength to muscle up with defenders and finishes well over his left shoulder. He went for 11 points and 11 rebounds in the win.
Terry Larrier, PF/SF, Team Scan – Since seeing Larrier late last summer, Larrier, a 6-foot-7 combo forward, has made advancements to his game. He's more aggressive and confident with his ability to make plays, especially in the paint. He's long, mobile and a very good athlete. Larrier has great touch around the basket and despite lacking strength, finished well and even showed off a right jump hook.
Chris Egi C, CIA Bounce – Egi, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound big man, is gifted athletically. He runs the floor with ease, gets off the ground quickly and is an impressive leaper. He was an enforcer in the paint for CIA Bounce, as he blocked shots and reeled in boards. Offensively he's a tad raw, but he'll run for finishes in transition and looks to dunk everything he touches in the paint. He scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the loss to the Georgia Stars.
Elijah Thomas, C, Team Texas Elite – There aren't most post players that can score it like Thomas can in high school basketball. At 6-foot-9, 230-pounds, Thomas can carve out some pace inside and when he gets touches he's able to go over either shoulder to score. Thomas is also comfortable stepping out and facing up for jump shots. He's active on the glass and uses his length and strength to reel in rebounds. He's one of the best post prospects in the 2015 class.
Cheick Diallo, C, Team Scan – Diallo seemed motivated going up against top five prospect Ivan Rabb. In fact, it looked down right personal, the way Diallo played throughout the game against the Oakland Soldiers. Diallo was physical and aggressive. He grabbed every board he could in and out of his area. Plus he showed more on the offensive end than we've seen in the past. He didn't have trouble finishing around the rim and dropped in two right jump hooks. This was a statement game for Diallo.
K.J. Lawson, SF/PF, Team Penny – The lengthy combo forward for Team Penny led the way with 17 points in the their loss to Howard Pulley. Lawson runs the floor with ease, picks his spots when he's looking to attack the basket from perimeter and is also a threat to step out and hit threes. He still needs to get stronger and upgrade his ball handling, but Lawson is oozing with potential and is one high-majors have started to offer.
Tyus Battle, SF, Team Final 16's – It didn't take long to see why many are so high on the 6-foot-5 wing out of New Jersey. He has a long, wiry frame that will add weight in time. He's a very good athlete that handles the ball well and score attacking the basket or with mid-range jump shots. In a morning game, Battle made plays at the rim and dropped in floaters in the lane. His long term potential is impressive and high major schools are already offering him scholarships.
*2014 power forward T.J. Maston has grown to a legit 6-foot-8. He has a strongly built frame and he doesn't mind getting physical in the paint. He hit the glass against ICP Elite. Offensively he worked in a mid-range jump shot and showed he's capable of left jump hooks.
*Paul White is tracking as a 6-foot-8 stretch four-man at the next level. He shoots the ball well out to 21-feet, has a good skill set for his size and passes it well out of the post.
*Noah Dickerson, a 2015 center prospect, scored 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting in a win over Southern Stampede. Dickerson has very good hands and is comfortable scoring with either of them. He plays hard on both ends, will mix it up inside and can hit a mid-range jump shot.
*Louisville commit Shaqquan Aaron can pump in points in a hurry. The tall, lengthy wing went for 16 points in a loss to Boo Williams. Aaron hit four three-pointers in the game. He has deep range on his shot and is a major scoring threat for Seattle Rotary.
*Team Scan guard Rashad Figures had the jump shot working against the Oakland Soldiers. Figures, a 6-foot-4 off guard, hit his first three three-point shot attempts of the game and then hit two more in the second half.
*Tyus Battle had Jay Wright plus assistant coaches from Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana and Miami at his 8 a.m. game against the Georgia Stars.