Adidas Invitational: Day Five

INDIANAPOLIS - With upsets at the 17-and under level it was a great opportunity to focus on the underclassmen at the adidas Invitational. No one had a better Sunday than Hyron Edwards.

Hyron Edwards, PG, Indiana Elite – It was an up and down week for Edwards overall, but he definitely finished things on a high note. Edwards scored 33 in the title game and did everything he could for his squad. He hit a pair of threes, got to the rim, scored in transition and was simply too quick for anyone to guard. It was a good showing for the point guard who needed one on a big stage.

Jalen Coleman, SG, Indiana Elite – While Edwards did the majority of the scoring, Coleman was also very good. The athletic combo was making plays in the mid-range and of course hitting from the outside. The game didn't feature a ton of defense so everyone got their good looks, and Coleman knocked down his.

Sean McDermott, SG/SF, Spiece Indy Heat – With some of his more heavily recruited teammates struggling it was McDemott who stepped up and made some shots. Not the quickest player, McDermott knows how to move without the ball and has a great looking jumper. His range extends well beyond the three point line and showed he could be a weapon keeping his team in the game.

Carlton Bragg, PF, Ohio Basketball Club – It was another day and another big time showing from Bragg. Aside from getting blocked by the front of the rim on a wide open dunk attempt, Bragg did about everything possible for his team. He blocked shots, several of them, hit from the mid-range, scored inside, and was active on the glass. Motor is never an issue with Bragg, and this young man had it working in a big way all day long.

Luke Vargo, SF, Team Work – Vargo was excellent in his team bringing home the title. Even though he is not an elite athlete, he can definitely finish at the rim. Also he is a high level shooter and looks to be someone who can move his feet fairly well on the perimeter. He needs to get stronger and continue to work on his handle, but it was a good showing for Vargo.

Jon Teske, C, Team Work – There is a lot of upside here with Teske and he showed flashes of what could be a high-major big man. Teske has a good touch facing the rim, will battle for rebounds, and gives effort running the floor. Now he needs to continue to get stronger and work on his post moves, but with good hands and solid feet, Teske is someone who down the road could be a heck of a player.

T.J. Leaf, SF/PF, Compton Magic – Though his team lost in the finals, Leaf was the best player on the floor. Leaf is a good shooter from deep, but it is his ability to use his size as a big wing that is so impressive. He consistently took players off the dribble from the three point line and finished over them with size and a good touch. Also he rebounded fairly well, and overall was impossible to stop on the offensive end.

Dikymbe Martin, PG, Compton Magic – His team got down early, and then Martin along with Leaf helped to rally them and keep the game close. Martin is a crafty guard who is able to get in the lane, and then he showed a good ability to finish with a nice touch. Also he hit several threes, and showed some feel for how to run a team.

Amir Coffey, PG/SG, D1 Minnesota – Coffey wasn't quite as dominant on Sunday as he was on Saturday, but he was still pretty good. He mostly attacked going to the rim since his perimeter jumper was off. With a very tight handle he was able to get to the rim virtually whenever he wanted and used his size and length to finish around the rim.

Brock Bertram, C, D1 Minnesota – Eventually the level of his recruitment will be determined by how much he grows, but at least for right now he is very good on the low block. Bertram uses his size and good understanding to create angles and in turn score. He is a below average athlete, but still he is crafty enough to finish, will give effort running the court, and is solid on the glass.

T.J. Leaf was tracked by Vanderbilt and UCLA

Jalen Coleman drew Illinois boss John Groce as well as Purdue's Matt Painter. Also he had assistants from Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, and Notre Dame watching.


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