Justin Jackson, SF, Houston Hoops – In an 8 a.m. game, Jackson and his Houston Hoops squad had it rolling. Jackson can score it in a variety of ways, but it was his patented floater that he showed off quite a bit. He also worked in mid-range shots, including a fade-a-way from 12-feet and a three-pointer. Jackson, who stands 6-foot-7, is skilled, has good vision and is a very good passer. Jackson was an efficient 11-for-14 from the field scoring 24 points, grabbing 10 boards and tossing out five assists.
Justise Winslow, SF, Houston Hoops – A powerfully built wing prospect, Winslow impacts the game in a variety of ways. Defensively he's smart and uses his strong body and lateral quickness to lock up the opposition. He also plays the passing lanes, which lead to a handful of easy points. Winslow was active on the backboard and had three tip dunks in just the first 10 minutes of action. On top of all that Winslow has tremendous vision and puts his passes on the money. His morning game was impressive and he appears primed for a big final summer on the circuit.
Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, Texas Pro – An elite level lead guard, Mudiay had it working against California Supreme. At 6-foot-4, Mudiay has impressive physical features, as he's strong, has great size for the point guard spot and is a tremendous all around athlete. Mudiay has exceptional vision and has a knack for fitting passes through tight spaces. In the first half Mudiay looked to touch the paint, find teammates in transition and even worked in a pair of three-pointers and a step back from 15-feet. In the second frame, Cal Supreme went to a box and 1, but still had trouble slowing him down. In the end, Mudiay finished with 27 points, including 3-for-6 shooting from three.
Shelton Mitchell, PG, CP3 All-Stars – What sticks out watching Mitchell is his feel and passing ability. At 6-foot-3, Mitchell can see over the top of most lead guards and he always has his head up looking down floor. His vision is top notch, his passes are always on the money and he makes good decisions with the ball. While he won't impress with his athleticism or speed, he will his IQ, craftiness and ability to set up his teammates for easy looks. He finished with eight assists and just two turnovers in a win over E1T1.
Cliff Alexander, C, Mac Irvin Fire – With Jahlil Okafor out for the weekend, the Fire needed Alexander to pick up the slack and dominate the paint. Consider that mission accomplished. Alexander looked possessed as he dunked everything in the paint in the final game of the EYBL Hampton. Alexander owned his area from a rebounding standpoint, ran the floor looking to score easy buckets and contested shots. He's tough, strong and plays with energy. There aren't many post players that can match up with Alexander from a physial standpoint.
Jaquan Lyle, PG, Spiece Indy Heat – I've seen Lyle play at least a dozen times over the course of his high school career, but his performance on Sunday against Team Final was easily the best. With Spiece down, Lyle strapped the squad on his back and scored play after play. He had a stretch of 10 straight points and he scored them by bullying a tough Team Final team. Lyle attacked the basket, posted defenders up and fought for boards. Using his size and strength, Lyle showed he could play a physical brand of ball. He also showed his vision by dishing to open teammates when Team Final sent an extra man. He finished with 19 points, 10 boards and four assists.
Mikal Bridges, SF, Team Final – Every year a couple of prospects emerge as high major recruits during the spring evaluation period. Bridges, a lengthy 6-foot-6 wing prospect, certainly fits that billing. Bridges is a very good athlete that is a capable shot maker to 22-feet. He plays well in transition and finished well in traffic against Spiece. Bridges will need to spruce up his ball handling, but with his size, athleticism and toughness, he will likely be a hot commodity this spring and summer. He finished with 17 points and eight boards against Spiece.
Edmond Sumner, SG/PG, The Family – The 6-foot-4 guard out of Detroit (Mich.) Country Day is an intriguing guard prospect. Although his slight build may scare off some college coaches, Sumner is a player that can change the game with his ability to put up points. He's a shot maker and player that can score it with his jump shot from deep. He also has a runner he likes to use when he's able to slither into the lane. Sumner, who plays on the ball for The Family, is a quality passer with good vision as well.
Zylan Cheatham, PF, Cal Supreme – Cheatem, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound power forward, is a physical specimen. He has a strongly built frame with powerful shoulders and a lengthy set of arms. Athletically he's extremely gifted, as he races end to end and is a tremendous leaper. Cheatem is a very good rebounder, both in and out of his area. There is still room for growth on the offensive end, but he's a high major talent that should continue to improve in time. He scored 17 points and reeled in 15 rebounds in a match up with Texas Pro.
Parker Jackson-Cartwright, PG, Cal Supreme -- With his future head coach -- Sean Miller -- looking on against Texas Pro, Jackson-Cartwright put together the type of game you'd expect of a five-star lead guard. He ran his team well, got the guys around him involved and scored when he needed to. He was able to slice his way to the rim and got to the free throw line 13 times (hit 11 of them). In all Jackson-Cartwright finished with 21 points and six rebounds.
Bennie Boatwright, PF, Cal Supreme – A 6-foot-8 face up four-man, Boatwright quickly caught my eye with mobility, skill set and ability to knock down shots out to 22-feet. Boatwright has a quick release on his shot and he wasn't shy or hesitant to take shots when he had opportunities. He'll need to get stronger and play more physical, but he's a high major recruit with a lot of upside. He scored 17 points and hit three threes in a win over Texas Pro.
*Anthony Swan is an intriguing forward prospect because of his size, length and ability to make shots from the perimeter. Swan is a 6-foot-7 combo forward out of Lynchburg (Va.) Episcopal.
*Boo Williams power forward Dwayne Foreman is a pretty good athlete that runs the floor quite well. He was active inside and was able to get out in transition to score easy buckets. He's tracking as a high-end mid-major prospect.
*Josh Cunningham is having a big spring. The 6-foot-7 power forward plays with a effort and energy every time he touches the floor. He's a very good athlete that attacks the glass. He's also turned himself into a solid shooter off the catch.
*Zach Brown, a 6-foot-7 combo forward, is an active athlete on Texas Pro. He went for 17 points and nine boards in a loss to Cal Supreme. He races up and down the floor, attacks the rim and hits the glass.