AAU Super Showcase: Day Three

KISSIMMEE, Fla - The AAU Super Showcase came to a close as well as the 10th grade nationals. It was a good run for numerous teams and many players. One who had a solid day was Doral Moore.

Leron Black, PF, Team Thad – It was a blowout win, so Black and the rest of his teammates got some rest in the second half, but when he was in there he was very good. Black scored around the rim, hit a few mid-range jumpers, and was very good rebounding the ball. As always Black played with a high motor and was active on both ends of the floor. He continues to be a work in progress, but there is a lot to like with Black.

Chris Chiozza, PG, Team Thad – As he usually does, Chiozza completely controlled the game for Team Thad. Chiozza is jet quick and in the morning win he looked to distribute much more than he looked to score. The future Florida Gator was excellent all around, took care of the ball, and got everyone involved when needed.

Ladarius Coleman, SF, Team Thad – Coleman isn't one of the players usually talked about with Team Thad, but the athletic wing came to play in a big way. In fact Coleman was Team Thad's most productive player in their morning win. He is about 6-foot-6 and has a live body with a lot of athleticism. Coleman gets to the rim off the bounce and is very active. The next step is to improve his perimeter skills, but he could be one to watch.

Kevarrius Hayes, PF, Nike Team Florida – Even though his team suffered a loss in the championship, Hayes was excellent. The athletic and long power forward was active and made some impressive plays. He blocked shots, rebounded on both ends, and scored around the rim. Hayes is most definitely still a work in progress, but he has a world of upside and knows how to play hard at a young age.

KeVaughn Allen, SG, Arkansas Wings – The Wings came home with the title and Allen was a huge reason. Allen scored from deep and then also got into the lane and attacked. He is a pretty good athlete and finished over defenders, then showed interest and effort on the defensive end. Someone who is beginning to get more confident and assertive, Allen definitely had a strong showing.

Marquise Pointer, SG/PG, Arkansas Wings – A very athletic kid, Pointer got things going for the Wings with a few huge plays. Pointer got out in transition and pushed the pace, and when he could he got right to the rim and finished with a dunk. Also he knocked in a few outside shots. He needs to tighten up his decision making if he wants to make the move to being a point guard, but it was a good showing for him on a big stage.

Skal Labissiere, C, Arkansas Wings – Labissiere wasn't his usual dominant self, but he was still pretty darn good. He altered numerous shots when Nike Team Florida offensive players came into the lane, and then was excellent on the glass. Offensively he had some struggles, but the skill is still there. He needs to continue to get stronger, but Labissiere is one who will no doubt have a huge impact on high school and college basketball with his immense physical ability.

Danjel Purifoy, SF/PF, Atlanta Xpress – The combo forward again showed his significant physical ability. Purifoy isn't a refined product yet, but he is really strong, really athletic, and plays really hard. That is one heck of a combination to have. He needs to continue to refine his perimeter jumper as he couldn't get one to fall, but Purifoy was very productive and scored going to the rim quite a bit.

Terrance Phillips, PG, Atlanta Xpress – A fast and athletic point guard, Phillips gets into the lane at will and had an excellent game. One thing that is very impressive about Phillips is he talks and he is a leader. As simple as that sounds, a lot of high school floor general refuse to open their mouth and communicate. Now he does need to work on his decision making, continue to refine his jumper, and overall keep getting better, but Phillips was excellent in a morning win and controlled the action for the Xpress.

Doral Moore, C, Atlanta Xpress – Moore looked a little worn down, but still he did some good things. Quite simply he is one of the elite shot blockers in the class. Moore can really protect the rim because he is huge, has long arms, and has good timing. Moore made sure he was always the second man off the floor to block a shot, and rarely fouls. Also he has pretty good hands, though his offense is a bit of a work in progress. Overall it was an impressive showing for Moore.

Luke Kennard, SG, King James Shooting Stars – With King James facing a double figure deficit to BABC and only a few minutes left on the clock, Kennard and company took over. After a poor shooting day on Saturday, Sunday was back to normal for Kennard. He made shots from deep, got into the lane, and just overall made plays. Things started off a bit slow, but Kennard showed his immense skill and made things happen.

Terance Mann, SF, BABC – Though his team suffered a late game collapse, and Mann missed a pair of threes that could have tied it up, he still had one heck of a showing. At 6-foot-5 with big time athleticism, Mann is tough to match up with and really couldn't be stopped most of the game. He not only got to the rim and finished, but he hit from deep and also rebounded fairly well. Mann is someone who has a lot of ability on the wing, and was clearly one of the best players on the court.

Tyree Robinson, SF/PF, BABC – He isn't the most skilled kid or the biggest kid, but he has one heck of a big time motor. Robinson didn't play in the first half, but in the second he made a big difference almost immediately. He rebounds the ball very well, is extremely strong, and just out works his opponents. He is the type of kid who doesn't fit the mold of your typical player, yet he just always finds a way to get things done.

Malik Monk, SG, Arkansas Wings – To put it bluntly, he is darn good. Monk was excellent as his team came home with a tournament title. Already long established as one of the elite athletes in the class, Monk has continued to get more skilled. He is a capable shot maker and someone who is getting better putting it on the deck and going to the rim. His athleticism and motor combined with improved skills make him someone who is going to be difficult for defenders to deal with for a long time to come.

V.J. King, SG/SF, King James Shooting Stars – Along with Kennard, King played a starring role in the dramatic King James comeback. King got things going by hitting a few tough jumpers, and from there things were rolling. He showed his big time athleticism and shot making ability, and also his improved ability to handle the basketball. There is no shortage of talent for King, now he just needs to be more assertive all the time and continue to get more consistent.

Danjel Purifoy claims offers from Alabama, Auburn, UAB, Michigan State, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and Georgia State. With other interest coming from Michigan, and Kentucky.

LaDarius Coleman noted an offer from Jacksonville along with interest from VCU, Toledo, Tennessee State, Kent State, Murray State, and Vanderbilt.

KeVaughn Allen says he has offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Connecticut, Florida, Mississippi State, Memphis, and Tennessee

Thad Matta and John Beilein made sure to be present for Luke Kennard. Also there was an assistant from Indiana.

LeRon Black drew head coaches from Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Baylor, and Memphis. Also assistants from Tennessee and Illinois were present.

Georgia Tech went full staff for Doral Moore.


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