Las Vegas: Sunday Roundup

There was plenty of scuttlebutt on Sunday in Vegas. Kevin Love's impending announcement, Jerryd Bayless finally speaks and O.J. Mayo has a dominant morning performance followed by a mortal outing in a blowout loss to the Southern Call All-Stars in the evening.

LAS VEGAS – The rumors began to swirl early in the afternoon that Kevin Love was set to make an announcement in the next couple of days, but there were plenty of other headliners on Sunday in the City of Sin. Jerryd Bayless is having no trouble fitting in with his new team.

The guard out of Arizona, who has been laying low since his de-commitment from Lute Olson's program, didn't force much in the first half – but took over after the break and led his new EBO team to a victory.

Bayless told that he's just working on becoming more of a point guard nowadays.

``With all of the talent around me, it seems like no matter who I pass it to, we're going to score," Bayless said.

Bayless also answered questions about where his recruitment stands, but he didn't give much clarity to the situation.

``I'm looking around right now," Bayless said. "I'm still looking at Arizona. Coach Olson and I have talked and I'm still considering them."

``However, I'm open. I might commit tomorrow or I might wait a while," he added.

``A lot of people think that I'm definitely going to Texas because I took an unofficial there and de-committed from Arizona," Bayless continued. "But I don't have a leader right now."

The other schools, in addition to Arizona and Texas, that Bayless mentioned were Georgia Tech, Washington and Kansas.

``When I feel the time is right, I'll make the decision," Bayless said. "De-committing from Arizona wasn't easy. I got a lot of backlash from people. I didn't feel 100 percent sure, but there's still a chance I could re-commit to Arizona."

Jamelle McMillan, PG, Friends of Hoop – His team didn't fare all that well in its late-morning game, but the son of NBA coach Nate McMillan has really stepped up his game of late. He's got a ton of confidence right now and it's clear. He's playing all all-around game – passing, making shots and as always, defending.

Kosta Koufus, PF, King James – It wasn't the best game to catch Koufus and his teammates and they won convincingly, but the Ohio State-bound big man has really gotten stronger and tougher. He did most of his work in the paint and ran the court extremely well, finishing everything in transition.

Mike Porrini, G, King James – He'll be a good mid-major pickup for someone. Did a nice job on getting to the basket, has decent size (6-1) and a good combination of size and strength. Also shot the ball well on Sunday.

Jerryd Bayless, G, EBO – For the second straight day, Bayless took over in the second half. The former Arizona commit fit in nicely and didn't try and do too much early with his new teammates, but then he had a couple of big finishes late in the game to put the finishing touches on a victory.

Taylor King, F, So Cal All-Stars – His shot wasn't falling early and he wasn't active on the glass, but then again, he didn't really need to be – since Kevin Love and Renardo Sidney had it covered. He hit a couple of shots, but took some ill-advised ones. Shot-selection is his biggest issue right now.

O.J. Mayo, G, D-1 Greyhounds – While we heard he was dominant in the morning game, he was a mere mortal in the nightcap – a blowout loss to the So Cal All-Stars. It was clear that he's a different player without his sidekick, Bill Walker. Mayo went 1-fot-7 before the break and forced the action, trying to make things happen. Finished with 10 points and was ineffective.

Eric Webster, G, Play Hard Play Smart – Here's a guy that will begin to make a name for himself. He's a Sacramento native who is spending this coming year at Notre Dame Prep (Mass.). He finished with 33 points and did a little bit (no, make that a lot) of everything in the overtime win against Team Breakdown. Hit shots from all over the court, defended and also showed he wanted the big shot as he sank a 3-pointer as time expired.

Willie Warren, SG, Team Texas – In the final couple of minutes, Warren deferred and didn't take a single shot in the team's last-second loss. However, it was the same old Willie Warren for the first 30 minutes of the game. As we've said before, Warren is one of the most talented players in the country. He's just got to try and make his teammates better instead of continuing to be a "human launching pad." One nice sign was Warren taking a key charge late in the game.

Rotnei Clarke, PG, Team Texas – Clarke's long-distance marksmanship will never be questioned, but the area that he continues to work on is his ability to take the ball into the lane. He had a nice game on Sunday in which he pulled up from mid-range on several occasions and also hit a nice runner that gave Team Texas a 77-75 lead with eight seconds left.

Delvon Roe, F, King James – The long lefty really gets after it – on both ends of the court. Didn't shoot the ball particularly well, but that's what makes him so effective. He is versatile enough not to be dependent on one area of his game. Plays hard, alters shots, does work on the glass and along with teammate Kosta Koufus, runs the court extremely well and thrives in a transition game.

Renardo Sidney, PF, So Cal All-Stars – On this day, it was actually the Mississippi native who got everything going with his strong play in the paint. His body looks significantly better than it did a few weeks ago and it's starting to show. He's moving with more fluidity and able to do more both away from and around the basket. Finished with a game-high 17 points in the rout against O.J. and the boys from D-1.

Kenny Boynton, SG, Team Breakdown – This kid can really score – and he plays with a ton of confidence, poise and intensity. Gets to the basket and also is able to knock down perimeter shots with consistency. Our only advice is to share the ball a little more with his teammates. He went for 31 in a last-second loss to Play Hard Play Smart on Sunday night.

Jamelle McMillan said Arizona State, which had all three coaches in the gym on Sunday morning, was in front with Clemson making up ground. He plans to visit both schools in September. McMillan also mentioned N.C. State, Georgia Tech and Stanford. … Jonathan Wills, a 6-foot-5 wing out of Mayfair (Calif.), hit the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired for the I-Can All Stars. Willis said he has offers from Colorado State, Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State. He also mentioned Arizona State, Utah and Pepperdine. … Delvon Roe mentioned Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Miami, UConn, North Carolina and Illinois. … Eric Webster said that Iona, UMass and George Washington are recruiting him. He previously attended Grant High in Sacramento.

Bill Walker sat out the big matchup against the So Call All-Stars and after the game, he responded that he was "fine" when asked about whether he was injured. While Walker said it wasn't injury-related, sources told that his knee was bothering him. … Miami-bound point guard Edwin Rios was on the bench for much of the second half as Team Breakdown made a run to get back into the game.

Coaches In The Gym – Here's who was in the gym for Delvon Roe: North Carolina's Roy Williams and Steve Robinson, Michigan's entire coaching staff of Tommy Amaker, Andrew Moore and Mike Jackson, Marquette's Tom Crean, Ohio State's Thad Matta, Wisconsin's Bo Ryan and Michigan State's Tom Izzo.

When asked whether Bill Walker didn't suit up on Sunday night due to injury or suspension, D-1 Greyhounds coach Dwaine Barnes responded. "He didn't play." Thanks, Dwaine. We weren't really sure about that.

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