UA Invitational: Day Two Rundown

ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Myles Turner's breakout spring continued, Leron Black put together a monster game and Diamond Stone showed off his all around talent on day two of the UA Invitational.

Keita Bates-Diop, SF, Illinois Wolves – For the second day in a row, Bates-Diop played with fire and aggression. At 6-foot-7, Bates-Diop has the ability to play both inside and out. His offensive package is advanced and he favors facing the rim and attacking. He's also capable of curling for jumpers and his range goes to 22-feet. He works the paint and rebounds it as well. Ohio State locked Bates-Diop early and it was a commitment they should be proud of.

JayQuan McCloud, SG, Illinois Wolves – Mike Mullins has a host of talented guards and McCloud has found ways to stick out in the past two days. The 6-foot-2 combo guard is an impressive athlete that plays particularly well in transition. He was asked to handle the ball some, which he is capable of, but he's best off the ball looking to attack the basket. Defensively he moves his feet well and defends his position.

Myles Turner, C, Texas Select – Turner is a game changer on the defensive end of the floor. With his size, length, instincts and athleticism, Turner is able to get his hands on plenty of shots in the paint and if he doesn't get to them he certainly changes them. He ramped up the energy against Team Thad and made an impact on the game. Offensively he hit a pair of threes and had a few low post finishes. Right now he's a talent with an elite attribute, but he's just scratching the surface of his potential.

Chris Chiozza, PG, Team Thad – In two games on Saturday, Chiozza, showed good pace, handled the ball well and made plays going toward the rim. With his team down against Texas Select, Chiozzo looked to score more than we've seen him in the past. He pumped in three-pointers, hit floaters in the paint and scored at the rim. Against the Houston Defenders his IQ is what stood out. He made good decisions with the ball, created for his teammates and pushed the tempo when he had opportunities.

Leron Black, PF, Team Thad – In a physical and close affair with the Houston Defenders, Black was relentless and aggressive in the paint. He was active on the glass, ran the floor looking for scoring opportunities and pumped in a handful of mid-range jump shots. Black is a very good finisher inside and plays the game with intensity and toughness. Although Team Thad took the loss, Black did everything he could to give Team Thad a chance.

Joe Burton, SF, Houston Defenders – The Defenders looked to Burton to score quite a bit and he did just that. A 6-foot-6 strong wing, Burton made plays in transition, was aggressive with his drives and even mixed in a few three-pointers against Team Thad. Using his strong body, Burton played physical on both ends of the floor and showed he can score through contact.

Isaiah Whitehead, SF, Juice All-Stars – Two weeks ago at EYBL Dallas, Whitehead shot the ball well, especially from three-point range. On Saturday against Baltimore's Finest, Whitehead did much of the same. He appears much more consistent from long range, which in turn helps out his mid-range game. A strongly built wing, Whitehead is tough, aggressive and one of the better scorers in the 2014 class.

Nick Babb, SG, Texas Select – A scorer out of Arlington (Tex.) Martin, Babb had a big game Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-4 guard is a talented scorer that put up points from all three levels against Team Thad. He won't wow you athletically, but he's skilled and is a shot maker. He scored majority of his points off mid-range pull-ups, floaters and finishes in transition, but he did hit a pair of three-pointers as well.

Elliott Smith, SF, Team Superstar -- Smith has the physical attributes of a small forward that can play at a high level, but still has developing to do to get there. On Saturday morning he focused on driving to the basket, and he did get there pretty much whenever he wanted, either making the lay-up or drawing the foul. He didn't really shoot much so it was tough to get a feel for that aspect of his game, but he definitely has some upside.

Murshid Randle, SG, Team Superstar -- Randle always plays hard on both ends and while last year his main offensive purpose was going to the basket, it looks like his offensive game has developed since then. Randle hit a smooth looking pull-up jumper from about 15 feet out and also used the glass on a shot from about 8-feet out. He also got after it in transition and attacked the rim, which you can always expect out of him. If he keeps developing his jumper, he's going to surprise people in college.

Temarcus Blanton, SG, ATL Express -- A kid with a nice frame and very long arms, Blanton showed a versatile game on Saturday morning. He got to the basket in transition, hit a three off the catch and played hard. The rising senior's effort on the court put him in position to get some easy buckets in the paint.

T.J. Haws, PG, Las Vegas Prospects -- The multi-talented Haws is on a new AAU team this weekend and it didn't take him long to get going on Saturday. Haws hit threes off both the catch and pull, came up with steals on defense and pushed the ball down court for easy baskets in transition and slashed to the basket. BYU is getting a guard without a whole lot of weaknesses.

Darryl Gaynor, SG, Las Vegas Prospects -- The athletic guard always comes to play and Saturday afternoon was no different. Gaynor is one of the best defending guards out west, but he impacted the game in other ways here, driving and dishing, scoring in transition, hitting a couple threes off the catch and hitting a long two off the bounce.

Keondre Dew, SF, Inland -- Dew is a versatile hybrid forward that has a pretty diverse skill set. He's able to create his own shot off the bounce, he rebounds well and pushes the ball down court in a hurry, gets to the foul line and can score going to the basket. He's a talented kid and tough player to guard.

Diamond Stone, C, Young Legends – At his age, it'd be tough to find a better post scorer. Stone, who stands every bit of 6-foot-10, has a terrific set of hands, great touch around the rim and has the ability to step out and shoot jump shots. Stone was dominant for Young Legends against the Carolina Wolves, recording a triple-double. Not only did he score when he got touches inside, but he locked down the glass and blocked double-digit shots.

Jamaal Williams, SG, Houston Defenders – In a first round playoff match up with Team Thad, Williams stepped up when the Defenders needed him the most. The 6-foot-4 lengthy slashed to the rim and scored bucket after bucket. He's a strong driver that always seems to find a way to get to the cup. He plays well in transition, finishes well through contact and has nice touch on his shots from mid-range. He's at the least a high mid-level prospect with potential to be higher.

Austin Armstead, PG, Team Superstar: Armstead is making progress and remains a good young point guard prospect. The lefty has really good size at the position at 6-foot-3, has a terrific frame and is pass-first. In this game he showed a floater and got to the basket, also hitting teammates with some good passes. He'll need to keep working on his shot and developing as a leader, but he has a lot of tools to work with.

Khalil Fuller, C, Inland: This big guy has a lot of talent and if he takes his conditioning seriously over the next year, he should be in a really good place as a prospect this time next May. Fuller has really good footwork, soft hands, finishes both left and right, rebounds and blocks shots. He's a good prospect and the next year will determine a lot for him.

Seventh Woods, PG, Carolina Wolves 16's – There's a lot of talent wrapped in Woods' 6-foot-2 frame. Just a 14-year old, Woods is a very athletic and lightning quick with the ball. Right now he's at best in transition, where he uses his athleticism to make plays at the rim. He didn't hunt jump shots, but he did work in a pair of three-pointers in the win over the Young Legends.

*Rasheed Corbin, a 5-foot-11 guard, got hot from long range against the Juice All-Stars. He hit a half dozen three-pointers, but also sliced his way to the rim and showed off a strong handle.

*In a double overtime game against The City, Quentin Snider went for 14 points, six rebounds and tossed out six assists. Snider also scored the go ahead bucket to help the Louisville Magic advance.

*Wisconsin native Riley LaChance is one to keep an eye on. At 6-foot-2, LaChance is a heck of a shooter from long-range. He showed a solid handle, a mid-range pull-up and good vision as well.

*Byron Hawkins, a 6-foot-1 guard from DC Assault, got it going from deep in a morning game. He hit a trio of three's, plus worked in a mid-range pull-up, a floater and a couple of finishes in transition.

* Las Vegas Prospects' 2014 center Macoumba Kane is an athletic post who plays hard, blocks shots and rebounds.

* Inland's 2014 point guard Derrick Bruce is a long and lean point guard who has a slick handle in transition. He's got a long way to go but definitely has a chance.

*Davontae Bailey listed Oklahoma, SMU, Illinois, Tulsa, Tennessee and UT-Arlington. He said he's hoping to visit Oklahoma and Tennessee in the near future.

*Myles Turner said majority of the Big 12 have prioritized him. He specifically said Baylor was the first school to recruit him. He's planning to visit UCLA next week and also said he's looking to visit Arizona in the near future.

*JayQuan McCloud said NIU, Wright State, North Dakota, Ball State and Loyola have offered him a scholarship. He also cited interest from Creaighton, DePaul and West Virginia.

Seventh Woods said he grew up rooting for South Carolina and North Carolina.

Keondre Dew has offers from Florida Atlantic, Oklahoma State, Florida State and Arkansas with interest from Murray State, Lafayette, Denver, USC, UCLA, New Mexico and North Carolina State.

Khalil Fuller has interest from UCLA, USC, Stanford and Florida State.

Austin Armstead holds interest from UCLA, Washington State and California.

Macoumba Kane says Memphis has offered and is recruiting him the hardest.

*Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon contributed to this notebook.

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