Second July Eval Period: Breakout Performers

After covering seven events over the course of the second July evaluation period, Scout's basketball recruiting team -- Evan Daniels, Josh Gershon, Brian Snow & Rob Harrington -- put together their list of breakout performers.

Clevon Brown | Class of 2016

The breakout performer of the Great American Shootout is an easy choice. The truth is heading into the event, Scout.com wasn’t familiar with Clevon Brown, a 6-foot-7 power forward out of San Antonio (Tex.) Churchill. But during the event he drew a ton of college coaches from both mid-major and high-major schools and left the weekend with new scholarship offers from Auburn, Georgia Tech, Illinois and Vanderbilt, among others. Brown is a very good athlete that runs the floor, contests shots and has some tools on the offensive end of the floor.


Maliek White | Class of 2016

River City Reign point guard Maliek White was among the prospects that emerged at the Under Armour Finals event in Suwanee, Ga. White, a tough, hardnosed guard, has good size for the position at 6-foot-2. He’s quick and competes on both ends of the floor. White showed good vision, ran his team well and played an unselfish brand of basketball. White also mixed in multiple threes and showed good range on his jumper. He’s one we’ll be tracking the rest of July, as the high-majors are starting to take note of his play. White’s offer list includes Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Providence, VCU, UMass, ECU, Old Dominion, East Tennessee State, Duquesne, Towson, James Madison and a host of others.


Kevin Porter | Class of 2018

Porter quickly proved himself as one of the west’s top prospects in 2018 this week. He has size, length, serious ball skills, vision and ability to create his own shot. If he can hone all his talent and become someone who plays with a consistent edge, he’ll take his game to the next level. Porter has an offer from Montana with interest from Boise State, Gonzaga and Portland. Washington could end up the team to beat.


Corey Kispert | Class of 2017

Kispert has been getting a lot of love in the Northwest and watching him this week, it’s easy to see why. He has good size at 6-foot-6 and a legit handle, but what you love about him is his shooting ability and basketball IQ. He can knock down jumpers from midrange and three but he also plays unselfish, smart basketball and is a terrific teammate. His floor as a college player is very high. Gonzaga, Washington and Washington State are competing for the wing.


Lindy Waters | Class of 2016

July has been very friendly to Waters, who has established himself as one of the better three-point shooters in the 2016 class. Albeit presently a three star prospect, Waters has performed like a more touted player the past couple weeks. The Oklahoma native had some very bright moments at the Adidas Uprising Camp, as he squares up very nicely on his jump shot and possesses easy range to 22 feet. He doesn’t have the quickest release nor is he a prime athlete, but a 6-5 guard with a stroke definitely can help a high-major program. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, North Carolina, Clemson, Stanford and others have put eyes on him this month, and he said recently that the Cowboys, Cyclones are Harvard are his top three schools.


Quinton Rose | Class of 2016

Rose has enjoyed an outstanding month to this point. Albeit skinny and very much behind the curve physically, he’s an excellent wing talent who handles well and is an explosive finisher off one foot. He also buries some mid-range jump shots on the move and possesses the quickness to fit very well into an uptempo system. He performed well at the Peach Jam and was one of the best guards at Lawson/Oladipo last week. Rose’s recruitment is blowing up and includes George Washington, Temple, Wake Forest, Miami, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Minnesota, SMU and others that have entered the chase.


Marcus Carr | Class of 2017

A lot of quality players have come from Canada in recent years, and one of the next big studs in Marcus Carr. Running with the Northern Kings, Carr is a high, high level scorer who gets it done from all three levels. Also, and maybe most impressively, he has the ball on the string with his handle, and is a very good passer. Though he is a stocky kid, Carr moves very well and has some surprising athleticism. Houston and Virginia Tech are early offers for Carr, and more are sure to come following his breakout performance.


Evan Gilyard | Class of 2017

Simeon High School in Chicago has produced numerous big time players in recent years, and Gilyard might be the next quality point guard to come from the school. The diminutive floor general looked tremendous all weekend long for his Meanstreets team. Gilyard has a tremendous burst, and is improving quite a bit as a shooter. Add in a big time level of toughness, and the stage never gets too big for him. Illinois, Illinois State, Bradley, Iowa, Dayton, and a host of others are showing interest in Gilyard.


Te’Jon Lucas | Class of 2016

Lucas was one of the surprise invites to the NBPA Top 100 Camp, and he more than held his own there. That made Lucas a must see priority for many scouts and schools coming into July. After suffering an injury during the first open period, Lucas returned with vengeance in Milwaukee. He put together a very impressive showing with his incredible floor vision and improving jumper. Memphis made a June offer, and since then Michigan, Illinois, Purdue, Iowa, and Minnesota have been tracking him very closely.

Evan Daniels, Josh Gershon, Brian Snow & Rob Harrington contributed to this report

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