An Indiana native, Musa Jallow had a very inconsistent high school season, but he played as well as ever at the right time. At 6-foot-6 with high level athleticism, the question with Jallow has always been his skill level. In Vegas Jallow made more shots than ever and also showed some improved ball handling.
The improvement in his skill game and some added assertiveness led to some high-major offers for Jallow. He emerged as a forward who a lot of people really liked, and now Jallow is someone who many in the country are taking a much closer look at.
Buzz started building around Darryl Morsell every weekend in July, and finally he got the chance to show everything he is capable of on a big stage in front of a huge collection of coaches. Just like that, Morsell became one of the most highly sought after players in the country.
At 6-foot-4 Morsell has a dynamic first step and also is a good athlete who can create for others using the dribble. Currently Morsell isn’t a great shooter, but he did show some ability to make shots, and with that he is someone who is very tough to deal with on the offensive end.
There had been rumblings that 6-foot-7 forward Jerome Hunter was in the midst of an impressive summer. So the entire Scout basketball recruiting team evaluated him at the Fab 48 and Las Vegas and he proved himself as a high major prospect.
Hunter showed a versatile offensive attack playing with Ohio Nova. In one viewing, Hunter connected on five three-pointer jumpers, plus a pair of shots from mid-range. He also scored on the block, hit a right jump hook and showed very good touch around the basket.
Hunter is a good athlete that reacts quickly to plays. He ran the floor, rebounded in and out of his area and played with energy.
2018 wing Jayden Scrubb emerged as an intriguing prospect in Las Vegas at the adidas Summer Championship.
At 6-foot-5, Scrubb has good size for a perimeter prospect, plus a long set of arms. Scrubs is a good athlete that has a knack for scoring. In our viewing the Louisville (Ky.) Trinity product scored 25 points and did so fairly effortlessly.
Scrubb was aggressive off the dribble, attacked the rim when he had opportunities and finished well through contact. It's obviously still early and Scrubb has yet to play a high school game, but he has a lot of potential and upside.
Recruiting: Louisville, Samford, Middle Tennessee
After growing a few inches over the last year, JeanLouis emerged as a player on path to be a high major prospect. He's 6-foot-5 and likely still growing with very long arms and plus athleticism.
He has a terrific feel as a defender, as he can guard multiple positions and uses his quick hands to rack up steals and deflections. He handles the ball well and has a lot of success getting to the basket and finishing above the rim.
JeanLouis will still need to gain confidence as a shooter, but his physical tools and instincts on defense make him an impressive prospect.
An emerging prospect from the Atlanta Celtics, Toppins has many of the attributes you're looking for out of a young high major wing.
He's got size at 6-foot-5 with long arms, he's very bouncy, can score off the drive or hit midrange jumper. Toppins played hard and showed the ability to hit outside shots, even if he's better from midrange and in.
While it's still early in Toppins' development, his upside is very high.