UA Invitational: Top Perfomers

Diamond Stone was among the top performers at the UA Invitational in Arlington, Tex. this past weekend. Keita Bates-Diop, T.J. Haws and others also had big weekends.

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Quick Take: It was another impressive weekend for Haws, a player who comes to play every time out, regardless of the setting. Haws is a versatile guard that plays hard, can create for himself or his teammates. His shot is a serious weapon but he can also get to the paint. On defense, he plays the passing lane very well. BYU is getting a really talented kid.

Recruiting: Committed to BYU

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Quick Take: In one game on Sunday morning, Burton helped his team win by cutting to the basket in the clutch, getting to the rim or free throw line practically every time he wanted. The next game, Burton mixed it up by helping his team with his shot, knocking down jumpers from beyond the arc. Burton is a small forward who brings a lot to the table and plays with a competitive edge.

Recruiting: Auburn, Boise State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, St. John's

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Quick Take: It looks as if Stone has slimmed down since the fall, and he's only improved his game. On defense Stone was blocking shots and rebounding, but his offensive game continues to evolve as well. Stone has great hands, finishes almost everything, and can hit jumpers as well. Add that to his big frame and size and you have an elite young center.

Recruiting: Arizona, Connecticut, DePaul, Duke, Georgetown, Indiana, Kentucky, Marquette, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Texas A&M, Wisconsin

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Quick Take: With the Louisville Magic missing a couple of guys from their team, Snider stepped up. He hit the game winner in a pool play game. Then the Louisville commit followed that up with a 27-point effort that helped the Magic knock the Illinois Wolves out of the tournament. His next outing was a 16-point, 10-assist game, where the Magic advanced to the semi-finals. Snider's a terrific long range shooter, has a high basketball IQ and is proving he can touch the paint when he needs to.

Recruiting: Committed to Louisville

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Quick Take: The Ohio State commit was on a tear at the UA Invitational until the Wolves lost to the Louisville Magic. The near 6-foot-8 hybrid forward was active, aggressive and made athletic plays at the rim. Bates-Diop has enhanced his ability to score and he's much more comfortable making plays and shots from the perimeter. On top of that, he hits the glass and is a good scorer in the paint. Bates-Diop is having a strong spring and appears to be a national recruit on the rise.

Recruiting: Committed to Ohio State

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Quick Take: Arguably the top prospect in the event, Turner, who stands nearly 7-feet tall, showed he can change a game with his defense. Using his length, timing and athleticism, Turner blocked shots and made it difficult for the opposition to get a clear look at the rim. Offensively he still has a ways to go, but he's comfortable facing the rim and hitting jump shots. His ceiling is ridiculous. His growth as a player won't be over night, but his best days are certainly ahead of him.

Recruiting: Arizona, Auburn, Baylor, Duke, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, UCLA, USC, UNLV, UT-Arlington and Vanderbilt.

*Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon contributed to this article.


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