Las Vegas: Day Two Notebook

LAS VEGAS -- On the second day of the Las Vegas tournaments, I spent my time at the adidas Super 64 event. Josh Jackson was the top performer of the day, but Jamal Aytes, Trevon Bluiett and others also stood out.

Aytes keeps it going

Jamal Aytes had a big spring for Dream Vision and he's parlayed that into an impressive summer.

In a morning game against Mass Rivals, Aytes, a 6-foot-6 strongly built power forward, played with energy in the paint, rebounded in and out of his area and showed an ability to score both with his back to the basket and facing the rim.

This time a year there aren't many 2013 recruits still available, which is one reason a number of coaches were watching Dream Vision on Thursday.

Aytes claims scholarship offers from BYU, Miami, Kansas State, Northwestern, Gonzaga and West Virginia. Aytes plans to start sorting out his recruiting following the July evaluation period.

"I'm going to take visits next week," he told on Thursday.

Ayes said he intends to set up visits to Gonzaga and West Virginia.

Lammers will work on list after Vegas

On Thursday afternoon, a host of college coaches lined the wall at Las Vegas High School to evaluate 2014 post player Ben Lammers.

Lammers, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound center, had a strong showing. He rebounded his area well, scored when he caught the ball near the rim, flashed a good set of hands and showed good touch in the paint.

Following the game Lammers claimed offers from Texas A&M, Kansas State and Oklahoma State. He also has interest from Stanford, Marquette, New Mexico, Washington State, Northwestern and Purdue.

"After Vegas I'm going to get a list together," Lammers said.

Lammers has taken an unofficial visit to Texas A&M.

Johnson to break down list after July

Playing for Dorian's Pride in the addias Super 64, Jaylen Johnson has had a strong showing. On Friday he ran the floor well, used his athleticism in the paint and was an active, live body.

He's had a host of schools trailing him in Las Vegas, including Louisville, Iowa State, Oregon, Michigan State and Maryland.

"It's going good," he said of his recruitment. "A lot of college coaches offered me, a lot of schools. It's hard though."

"They are all recruiting me hard," he added. "After July and AAU is over and after adidas Nations and stuff I'll narrow it down."

While Johnson isn't claiming favorites, multiple sources indicate that Louisville, Iowa State and Oregon sit at the top of his list.

Notable Performers

  • Goodluck Okonoboh, C, Mass Rivals -- Okonoboh impressed with his ability to block shots, as usual. He's as active of a big man as you'll find. A terrific athlete, Okonoboh gets off the floor quickly, can block shots with both hands and seems to have endless energy. He also runs the floor looking to score. Offensively he's still developing but he did show confidence in his mid-range jump shot.

  • Trevon Bluiett, SG, Indiana Elite – It took a little time for Blueitt to get going, but once he did he scored points in a hurry. Usually known for his long range shooting, Bluiett scored most of his points in the paint off strong drives or put back opportunities. His reputation is of a shooter, but he's much more than that. Bluiett is one of the best scorers in the 2014 class.

  • Josh Jackson, SF, Dorian's Pride – Easily the top performer of the day, Jackson, a 6-foot-6 lengthy wing prospect, showed he could score in a variety of ways. He hit three-pointers off the catch and bounce, attacked the rim for easy scores and even showed a consistent mid-range pull up. For a 2016 recruit, Jackson's game is advanced. He's skilled, a very good athlete and defends his position well. He's an elite prospect in the 2016 class.

  • Miles Bridges, SF, Michigan Mustangs 16's – This talented 2016 recruit is certainly one to keep an eye on. At 6-foot-6, maybe 6-7, Bridges is a solid athlete that scores it well at the rim out to mid-range. He has a solid frame, is a good rebounder and is tracking as one of the better overall scorers I've evaluated in the 2016 recruiting class.

    Other Notes

    David Wacker claims scholarship offers from Boise State, Nebraska, Texas Tech, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Western Kentucky and SMU. Stanford and Purdue are also involved. Wacker said he'd work on setting up visits after July. Boise State and Nebraska are in strong contention for visits.

  • Trevon Blueitt had Brandon Miller, Matt Painter and John Beilein at his evening game on Friday. UCLA also dispatched his former high school coach and current Bruin assistant – Ed Schilling – to watch him play.

  • Kelan Martin, a 6-foot-5 power forward out of Louisville (Ky.) Ballard, claims scholarship offers from Texas Tech, Butler, St. Louis, Providence and Xavier. He said those five schools are recruiting him the hardest.

  • Michigan State, Rutgers and Central Michigan had assistants at Miles Bridges' afternoon game.

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