SUWANEE, Ga. -- Antonio Blakeney showed efficiency, Deng Adell continued his strong play and a number of 2016 guards played well on day two of the Bob Gibbons TOC.
Tre Scott, PF, South Georgia Kings –In two viewings on Saturday, Scott was active and productive. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Scott has good athleticism, runs the floor well and is an efficient scorer in the paint. He maneuvers well on the block, finishes with both hands at the rim and is capable of making jump hooks. Scott also proved reliable as a mid-range shooter.
John Collins, C, Florida Flash – In an early morning game, Collins, a 6-foot-8, 225-pounder, was somewhat underwhelming. But he bounced back in a big game against Team Thad. Collins aggressively attacked the Team Thad interior. He pursued rebounds for put back opportunities, showed off a mid-range jumper and a consistent hook over his left shoulder.
Antonio Blakeney, SG, Each 1 Teach 1 – The shooting guard out of Florida keeps making advancements to his game. He played with efficiency in a second round playoff game on Saturday and looked more athletic since my last viewing. Blakeney took and made good jumpers, as well as sliced his way to the rim for baskets in the half-court and transition. Blakeney is starting to put himself in the conversation with the best scorers in the 2015 class.
Jawun Evans, PG, SC Raptors – Evans absolutely dismantled the Georgia Stars in a quarterfinals match up. Evans, a 6-foot lead guard, pushed the tempo and no one on the Stars could keep up. His end-to-end speed is ridiculous and it led to a number of assists in transition, plus a handful of lay ups of his own. Evans also hit a pull-up jumper from 15-feet. His defense was on point too against the Stars, as he forced their guards into a number of turnovers. All in all it was the best performance I've seen from the Dallas (Tex.) Kimball guard.
Deng Adell, SF, Florida Elite – Picking up where he left off on Friday, Adell, a 6-foot-7 wing out of Bradenton (Fla.) Victory Rock Prep, implemented his versatile scoring attack in Florida Elite's third round game. Adell is a good shooter to 22-feet. For a big, long wing, his handle is fine, but he's aggressive when he drives and is a strong finisher at the rim. Athletically, Adell appears quite gifted. Nationally, Adell isn't known as a big name, but that is about to change.
Chad Brown, C, Florida Elite – In two days of action, Brown, a 6-foot-9 big man headed to play for Donnie Jones at UCF, has impressed. Brown is an impressive athlete that gets off his feet quickly. At this point, he's best at blocking shots, running the floor and just being an active live body in the paint. Brown pursues the ball well off the rim and is always searching for put back opportunities.
Rayjon Tucker, SF, Team Charlotte – The 6-foot-4 wing from Charlotte (N.C.) Northside Christian has caused a few vibrant outbursts with his highlight reel dunks the past two days. Tucker is a tremendous athlete that attacks the basket with intensity and power. He's especially tough to stop in transition, where he wants to dunk every chance he gets and is also able to adjust his shots with ease at the rim.
Jonathan Isaac, SF, Florida United – Easily the biggest revelation of the day came from the first game of the day. Isaac, a slight 6-foot-6 wing with lengthy arms, came out firing against the Upward Stars. Isaac, a confident shooter, made three long-range shots, including one from well past the line. Isaac competed on defense, was active the entire game and showed impressive mobility. After his stirring performance Isaac told Scout.com that not one school is recruiting him.
Tyree Crump, SG, Showtime Hoops – A 6-foot-1 guard, Crump is fast, athletic and a bucket getter. He used his speed and crafty handle to break down defenders and in the first half against Team Georgia Elite. His scoring attack varied. Early in the game he was in attack mode and scored off drives to the rim. He also hit floaters and worked in a step back three late in the game.
Jordan Harris, SG, Showtime Hoops – Majority of Harris' work was done by attacking the basket. The 6-foot-2, maybe 6-3, guard was aggressive with his drives and he's a good finisher at the rim because of his pure strength and athleticism. The lefty also connected on a mid-range pull-up in the loss to Team Georgia Elite. Harris is one to continue to watch because he's a talented scorer.
Abdulhakim Ado, C, Team Georgia Elite – Ado only played the second half against Showtime Hoops, but it was an inspiring half of play from the 6-foot-9 solidly built big man. Ado changed the game with his presence in the paint. He contested and blocked shots, plus owned his area from a rebounding standpoint. Offensively, Ado flashed good mitts, scored off a strong move to the rim and corralled offensive rebounds for tip-ins.
TyShon Alexander, SG, Team Charlotte – A young talent, Alexander starts and already has a big role on a solid Team Charlotte squad. The 6-foot-3 guard made a number of three-pointers, plus scored it in transition in a dominating win over Florida Elite. It's still early, but Alexander has the look of a talented scorer.
Blakeney's one-handed poster against Team Thad sent the crowd into a frenzy at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. The dunk, which is sure to be a YouTube sensation, literally caused a 10 minute stoppage of play on court 5 in the Suwanee Sports Academy.
After a solid showing yesterday, I stopped by Kerry Blackshear's court to see how he was playing against the Atlanta Xpress. The 6-foot-9 big man was aggressive, knocked down a three-pointer and had a couple of strong finishes in the paint.
Louisiana Dynasty guard Christion Thompson has proved himself as a shooter the past two days. A 6-foot-2 solidly built guard; Thompson has good form and range on his shot. He hit multiple threes in both games I watched him.