For a class of 2019 prospect playing an age group up, Christian Brown was extremely impressive. Brown showed off his big time motor and dominant athleticism as one of the most productive players on one of the best teams at the event. A combo forward, Brown attacks the rim off the bounce and also has skill in the mid-range. He needs to keep working to refine his perimeter game, but Brown's impressive combination of athleticism, toughness, and motor makes him one of the best prospects in his class and one of the best players on the adidas circuit.
The top ranked member of Arkansas' highly touted 2018 class, Reginald Perry at times was dominant for the Arkansas Hawks. Though his team didn't have one of its best weekends, Perry showed all the skills to be one of the best forwards in the country. He can shoot from the outside, is able to attack closeouts off the dribble, and then also has a feel for how to score with his back to the basket. Add in good size, length, and athleticism, and Perry was able to impact the game on both ends of the floor for the Hawks, and should be an immediate impact player for the Razorbacks when he gets to Fayetteville.
Recruiting: Perry is committed to Arkansas
Five-star prospect Romeo Langford was one of the main attractions at the adidas Gauntlet and he did not disappoint. While he missed one game due to injury, Langford managed to lead the event in points per game, and showed a refined offensive skill set. Langford is dynamic getting to the rim and also is an excellent shooter. Add in good explosion off the floor, and just a general ability to get by defenders with a great pace to his game, and Langford showed again why he is one of the most dynamic players in the 2018 class.
There was no doubt that Immanuel Quickley got the best of his five-star point guard battle against Quentin Grimes on night one, and then he continued that strong play for the remainder of the weekend. Quickley is a good athlete with good size at his position, but it is his ability to make plays for others that stands out the most. He shows a tremendous feel for the game and great floor vision with an aversion to turnovers. Add in a much improved jumper from distance, and Quickley looked like one of the most talented prospects in the entire country all weekend long.
Before sitting out due to injury A.J. Reeves asserted himself as one of the best wings in the 2018 class with his play. Reeves looked improved as a jump shooter and also more athletic. What Reeves does best is catch and shoot, but he is also a good athlete who can get to the rim and finish. On the defensive end Reeves is a competitor who can guard multiple positions and gives great effort. When healthy and playing, Reeves was a top prospect one of the more dominant teams at the entire event.
Four-star power forward J'Raan Brooks was extremely impressive for a stacked Dream Vision team all weekend at the adidas Gauntlet. A power forward with good size and mobility, Brooks was excellent on the glass, and also showed a nice skill level out to the three point line. Brooks averaged over 20 points per game and was extremely efficient in the process. He dominated on the offensive glass and also made his free throws at an impressive clip. With size, mobility, and excellent hands, Brooks looked like one of the top prospects on the West Coast.
It was an impressive first weekend for Nassir Little. The versatile forward out of Florida proved to be one of the top prospects at the event, and at times was nearly impossible to guard. Little is a solid athlete, but it is his skill level inside and out that is so impressive. He has a refined game that allows him to post up smaller defenders while also being able to attack bigger players off the bounce. Little out performed some highly touted prospects in one-on-one battles, and showed and improved game making him one of the more interesting prospects in the entire country.