Pump & Run: Day One Checklist

<b>HENDERSON, Nev. –</b> The Pump & Run Spring Tournament tipped Friday night. We've got the latest news from the top performers and rundown the evening's action.

Day One, Pump & Run Spring Classic

2005 Checklist

Mario Chalmers, PG, AK/NV Pump & Run Any conversation about the top PG in America probably should include Chalmers. He opened action with a 25-point effort. Chalmers was impressive from floor (10-16, 3-7 3s), smooth and efficient with his jumper and poised. He's a big timer in this class.

Terrence Williams, SG/SF, Seattle Rotary: Consider the 6-5 athlete a power wing man. He had 14 loud points in his opening round game. Blessed with a solid body and strong frame, Williams has an athletic burst and hops. His athleticism puts pressure on defenders.

Marcus Williams, SF, Seattle Rotary: Things started extremely slow for him in the opener. Then, in the second half he got rolling and I mean rolling. When it was over he had 27 points and made 8-of-10 from the line. He still needs strength, but there's a measure of skill he plays with.

Artem Wallace, PF, Portland Panthers: Undoubtedly one of the top post players on the West Coast. The native of Russia didn't finish everything inside but you get the sense he's more than capable. He's an above average athlete at 6-8 and strong. Unlike many in the Class of 2005, this big man knows how to score in the paint.

Wacey Hall, PF, Indiana Elite: He enters this event with just one offer. Though not particularly strong, he challenged shots and showed a measure of athleticism. He could blossom into a nice mid-major by summer's end. He's a legit 6-9.

2006 Checklist

Seth Tarver, SG, Portland Panthers: Between a father who ran the ball in the NFL and a brother who played hoops in the Pac-10, it's no surprise that he's a talent. This big wing is big time. He already carries himself like a player.

Ray Hall, C, Colorado Pump & Run: Good looking sophomore post player. He's trimmed his body down and looks like a lumberjack. He can score with skill inside and he's got a body that's built to accept contact and punish defenders.

Phil Nelson, SF, Portland Panthers: This 6-7 small forward is probably on the verge of having a breakout traveling team season. Friday night, he made his mark with a big time stroke from behind the arc. He went on a spree in which he was burying 3s.

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