Vegas: Day 2 News & Notes

Veroy Overton stole the show from Eric Wallace.

The 5-9 ½ sophomore point guard, who played with Lyndale Burleson this past season as a freshman at Franklin High (Wash.), erupted for 29 points in a tight victory against Wallace, who had North Carolina and three coaches from Wake Forest at his game.

Overton did it all. He's got impressive quickness, especially with the ball, and also shot the ball well from the perimeter.

In a tight game, he never got flustered – even when Wallace's D-One Sports team took the lead late in the second half.

Overton got to the basket whenever he wanted and set up his teammates. In fact, he drove the lane and created the final shot for teammate Terrell Smith as time expired.

Wallace, who battled through an ankle injury, still managed to score 16 points despite having to play in the middle.

Wallace, a 6-5 sophomore at Glenn High (N.C.), already has offers from N.C. State and Clemson. Evidently, Wake Forest is on the verge of making a decision whether or not to offer Wallace, since all three of their colleges currently on the road were situated in the obscure, out-of-the-way gym.

Overton told TheInsiders.com that he wants to go to Arizona, but that he's received early interest from UCLA. Stanford and Penn State.

2005 Checklist

C.J. Miles, WF, Dallas Skyline (Texas): Still has a tendency to go through the motions at times and disappear, but the smooth wing had some big-time moments – including an array of assists.

Eric Boateng, C, St. Andrew's (Del.): Played significantly better than the previous day, but he still doesn't look like a Duke recruit these days on the offensive end. Needs to demand the ball in the post and find a way to get his points in transition.

Adrian Thomas, F, Flanagan (Fla.): His body appears as though he's a wing forward, but he plays far more like a four-man. Explosive athlete who can handle it away from the basket, but prefers to do most of his damage in the paint.

Jon Brockman, BF, Snohomish (Wash.): Never let up – even in the blowout win in the early evening. Went at his opponents hard and continued to show deceptive athleticism. Had one of the dunks of the night on an alley-oop from Martell Webster.

Eric Price, PG, Dunbar (D.C.): The once highly touted floor leader played much better and is showing that he could be returning to form. Played under control and scored in a variety of ways.

2006 Checklist

Kevin Durant, F, National Christian (Md.): Was virtually unstoppable and finished everything he got his hands on in an afternoon victory. Can also score away from the basket, he he did most of his damage in transition and in the paint.

2007 Checklist

Edwin Rios, PG, Miami Senior (Fla.): Did a nice job of getting to the basket and getting to the free throw line. Was assertive, poised and shot the ball fairly well from the perimeter as well.

Jarryd Bayless, PG, St. Mary's (Ariz.): Went head-to-head with Rios and the matchup was closer than expected. Bayless defines the term smooth; he has a maturity well beyond his years. Can shoot it, makes people better and that's why he already has a standing offer from Arizona's Lute Olson.

News & Notes

Jermaine Taylor, a 6-4 senior shooting guard at Tavares (Fla.) High, is out for the next 6-8 weeks with a broken foot he suffered during team camp shortly after ABCD Camp. Taylor's list of offers includes Boston College, Houston, Colorado State, Texas A&M and South Florida. … Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams, Paul Hewitt, Olson and Bill self were all in attendance to take in Team Texas' afternoon game, watching C.J. Miles. … Terrell Harris (Oklahoma State) knocked down a game-winning drive for Team Texas in its win against Georgia Elite. … Adrian Thomas received a recent offer from Florida. He's also been offered by Pittsburgh. … Jeff Adrien's top five read UConn, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Kansas and Florida, according to Brewster coach Jason Smith. … Robert Dozier pretty much kept the Georgia Elite team in the game. Yep, the same Robert Dozier who finished up his high school career at Lithonia High (Ga.) and is slated to be a freshman at Georgia this season. The versatile 6-7 Dozier scored 18 points in the close loss to Team Texas on Friday afternoon and also grabbed eight rebounds for Georgia Elite. Dozier will take the ACT one more time on Tuesday in hopes of qualifying to play for the Bulldogs. ``If I get it (the score), I'll be at Georgia," Dozier said. "If not, I'll probably go to Laurinburg Prep and I'll see who else is interested when I'm there." … Maryland's three-man crew of Gary Williams, Dave Dickerson and Mike Lonergan all took in Durant's game.


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