Adidas Invitational: Day Three

INDIANAPOLIS - Kaleb Joseph put on a show in his team's win, and an under the radar post player from Texas showed a lot of ability as well.

Kaleb Joseph, PG, Mass Rivals – It was an impressive game for Joseph in his team's morning win. Joseph used his athleticism to get to the rim and then also was very good in the open floor pushing the pace. Joseph made pretty good decisions with the basketball, and continued to show why he is one of the more heavily sought after floor generals in the class.

Matt Cimino, C, Mass Rivals – The tools have always been there for Cimino, and he showed them in an impressive performance. Cimino hit a pair of triples, scored on the block, ran the floor well, and even rebounded some. He isn't always the most physical player out there, but Cimino did a lot of good things and showed his offensive versatility in a big way.

Ryan Luther, SF, Maryland 3D – A versatile wing, Luther had the look of somebody who can play all over the basketball court. He proved to be versatile enough to score from deep, or by getting to the rim using the dribble. Luther has good size for a wing and is someone who defensively has enough quickness to be effective.

Kelan Martin, SF, Indiana Elite – A thickly built wind, Martin loves to attack by facing the rim and using his strength. With his team on the brink of elimination, Martin made sure they wouldn't go home. He scored it every way imaginable, and helped his squad eliminate a double-figure deficit with only a few minutes remaining. Martin still needs to pay more attention to detail on defense, but his offensive onslaught at the end was impressive.

Ernie Duncan, PG/SG, Indiana Elite – Duncan is headed to Vermont to play his college ball, and there is no doubt the Catamounts are getting a confident player who can really shoot. When it wasn't Martin, it was Duncan for Indiana Elite. Duncan hit several big threes and then iced the game at the foul line by making shots. A tough kid, Duncan plays with confidence and seems to thrive in the big moment.

David Wacker, PF/C, South Texas Spurs – Not many outside of the state of Texas have had a chance to see Wacker, but more and more in July he should be seen as a popular target. Wacker can score a little bit on the post, but seems to be best facing the rim and shooting from three. He hit several deep jumpers and then a few from the mid-range. Wacker also can rebound the basketball, and looks to be a solid fundamental player.

Ben Lammers, C, South Texas Spurs – Lammers, like Wacker, is on a smaller AAU team, but people are for sure taking notice. He is a long and athletic player who can rebound and block shots. Right now he doesn't look like a major threat on the offensive end, but Lammers will finish around the rim off of offensive rebounds. Still the majority of his game seems to be on the defensive end where his length and solid athleticism allow him to be a factor and help take away the rim.

Quentin Snider, PG, Louisville Magic – A true point guard, Snider was instrumental in his team controlling the action and getting a win. Snider set up teammates, really did a good job of pushing the pace on offense, and then knocked in open shots. Also Snider looked as aggressive as ever, and was solid on the defensive end while helping his undersized squad on the glass by getting some rebounds.

JaQuan Lyle, PG, Louisville Magic – Playing for the first time on a team with a future teammate in Snider, Lyle was also very good. Out of necessity Lyle played every position from point guard to center, and rebounded at an impressive clip. Offensively he made some very nice passes, and even though his scoring game wasn't there, he made a lot of winning plays.

Darrell Davis, SG, Michigan Hurricanes – One thing is very obvious, Davis can flat out get buckets. In an afternoon win, Davis was nearly unstoppable on the offensive end. Davis can make shots from deep, has a good handle which allows him to get to the mid-range and make shots, and then is long and athletic enough to defend multiple positions. It was a good showing from Davis who continues to improve.

Craig Victor, PF, New Orleans Elite – A strong rebounder, Victor had to control the glass for his team in what could only be described as a lethargic win. With his teammates not bringing the energy, it was important for Victor to get second shots and score, and that is exactly what he did. Victor was by no means dominant, but he got enough second chance points and asserted his will enough to help his squad down the stretch and get them the victory.

Jalen Adams, SG, Mass Rivals – A very athletic player, Adams had a few highlight caliber plays in his team's morning win. Adams got to the rim using the dribble, caught a few lobs, and then also hit a few jumpers. Basically he scored every way imaginable and then also did a decent job when asked to run the point.

Rex Pflueger, SG, Compton Magic – Pflueger is an intriguing player because he combines a very high basketball IQ with an ability to make shots. Pflueger is more than a shooter because he can really pass, but at the end of the day his best skill is his ability to hit from deep. Pflueger hit several triples, and as his team was pulling away in the second half it was usually Plueger who had a part in the important buckets.

Mustapha Herron, SG/SF, New England Playaz – A very physically mature 2016, Herron was in attack mode on Friday. He used his strength to get to the rim and score, and then also hit a few shots from the mid-range. Herron is a good athlete, and someone who plays with a high motor. He must continue to get better from the perimeter, but he is already more than holding his own while playing up.

Justin Jackson, PF, YAACE – The Canadian product is supposed to be making his way to the United States for his sophomore year of high school, and if he does that will be another big time prospect coming. Jackson is athletic, skilled, and has great size. His team won in blowout fashion and things came fairly easy for Jackson, but it was still good to see his elite talent on display.

Ryan Luther listed offers from Dayton, Duquesne, George Washington, Virginia Tech, and William & Mary. Also he is hearing from Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and Iowa.

Ben Lammers has offers from Kansas State and Oklahoma State to go with interest from Texas A&M, Northwestern, Stanford, and Miami.

Rex Plueger has offers from Cal Irvine, USC, and Cal Poly along with interest from San Diego State, Stanford, Cal, Notre Dame, Colorado, and Arizona.

Ohio State, UNLV, and Michigan dispatched assistants to watch Justin Jackson.

Arizona, Ohio State, UCLA, and Miami were present for Craig Victor.

Ryan Luther attracted Virginia Tech Head Coach James Johnson as well as assistants from Dayton, Notre Dame, Georgetown, and Iowa.

Ben Lammers and David Wacker had Brian Gregory of Georgia Tech, Mathew Graves of South Alabama, and Gregg Marshall of Wichita State in attendance. Also assistants from Stanford, New Mexico, VCU, and Northwestern were there.


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