Drazen Zloravic, PF, West Virginia Select – Zloravic has received plenty of attention since arriving at Cleveland High in Tennessee a year ago and it's easy to see why. The 6-foot-8 athletic forward plays hard, runs the court well and is always moving without the ball. He's an inconsistent shooter, but plenty of SEC are intrigued with his skill set.
Jake O'Brien, PF, New England Playaz – Didn't do a ton, but he's got the ability to step away from the basket and make shots. Needs to get a little tougher, but he's a skilled 6-foot-7 face-up forward who goes to BC High.
Jarrett Mann, SG, Playaz – The long and slender Delaware native does a nice job finishing, whether it's in the halfcourt or in transition. He can really get to the basket and is also capable of being a good defender.
Bryant Irwin, F, East Coast Scholar Athletes – He's a guy that would have fit perfectly in John Beilein's system, but it's unlikely he's a Bob Huggins type of recruit. Irwin is a little frail, but he's long and skilled and is one of the top players in the state.
Kevin Jones, PF, Westchester Hawks – On a fairly loaded Westchester Hawks team, Jones was fairly impressive. He went for 15 points and got plenty of work done on the glass in Pittsburgh – and he also stepped out and made a couple of mid-range buckets. He's a blue-collar guy who just goes to work.
Samardo Samuels, C, Metro Hawks – Do you really expect anything different? The Jamaican native uses his strength and aggressiveness to overpower just about anyone in his way. Samuels only knows one way to play – and it's with a mission. He goes to work in the post, gets plenty done on the glass and is a solid interior defender.
Sylven Landesberg, SF, Metro Hawks – He may have been the most impressive player we watched the entire day. Not the most athletic kid in the world, but he is crafty, gets to the basket and finishes well and also knows how to pass it. He is extremely skilled and has a high basketball IQ and was dominant in one game on Saturday, finishing with 25 points and showing an efficient offensive game.
Owen Wignot, G, Firm – This is the diamond in the rough of the tournament and we're giving new UCLA assistant Scott Duncan all the credit for this find. Wignot, who plays at Bishop Hoban in Pa., may look like a choir boy – but he can really play. He's composed, is a deceptive athlete and just knows how to play. Terrific intelligence on the court and makes people better.
Eshaunte Jones, G, Blessed IJN – Had a strong second half against Southeast Elite. He scored the ball, created shots for himself and knocked down jumpers. He's a guy that can play both backcourt spots and will head to prep school before going to Indiana and playing for Kelvin Sampson.
Marcus and Markieff Morris, PF, Hunting Park Warriors – The Memphis commits can really get out and go. They will be ideal for Memphis coach John Calipari, especially after spending this season in the prep school ranks. They both thrive in transition.
Brett Thompson, PF, Illinois Warriors – He's a skilled big man who can step out and make shots. He prefers to play on the perimeter, but isn't afraid to go down in the post. He'll need to become tougher inside, but he's someone who may end up playing at the highest level because of his skill package.
James Southerland, SG, New York Panthers – He's long and can make shots, whether it's from long or mid-range. He still needs to become more assertive and put on some weight, but he's a solid get for Syracuse.
Melquan Bolding, SG, New York Panthers – The athletic wing has always been able to attack the rim and finish with authority, but now he's added a perimeter shot to his arsenal. It's clear that Bolding has worked on his outside shot because he was knocking down 3's and appeared far more confident.
Romero Osby, F, Southeast Elite – He wasn't nearly as dominant as coaches maintain he was a week ago, but he still shows plenty of potential. This time it came in spurts. He is versatile, but tended to disappear at times.
Erik Murphy, PF, New England Playaz –One of those kids you just love to watch because of his high IQ on the court coupled with his consistent effort. He still needs to continue to bulk up, but he can make shots from just about anywhere. In a morning game, he scored 20-plus points – most in the paint.
Andrew Van Nest, PF, New England Playaz – Van Nest and Murphy play extremely well together because they both make life much easier for one another. Van Nest will still need to get tougher, but he's a skilled four-man who can make shots and is improving nearly every time out.
Gregory Echenique, C, Metro Hawks – Playing alongside Samardo Samuels, the fellow St. Benedict's big man was an impact guy – especially on the defensive end. He blocked a handful of shots, was extremely effective on the glass and uses his wide body to score in the post. If he can get his body into better shape, he'll develop into one of the premiere centers in the class.
Maurice Creek, G, Triple Threat – He showed Friday night's performance was no fluke. He gets after it defensively, is extremely effective in transition and can also make shots. He's long and athletic and should become someone that guys like Georgetown and Maryland continue to watch this spring.
Lance Stephenson, SG, Juice All-Stars – There's no questioning his ability. The kid carries himself like a player – and he goes out and puts up numbers every time out. Stephenson's body is developing and he is versatile on the offensive end.
UConn's Jim Calhoun, Georgia Tech's Paul Hewitt and Villanova's Jay Wright were among many that took a look at Erik Murphy on Saturday. Duke assistant Chris Collins was also watching. … Jarrett Mann had a shadow all day – Stanford head coach Trent Johnson. … Eshaunte Jones is looking at Hargrave and Patterson. … New Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie was eyeing Darius Miller.
Murphy, once thought to be a done deal to either BC or UConn, said his list has expanded and he's no longer against going away from home. Now add Marquette, Virginia, Notre Dame, Florida and Georgetown. … Andrew Van Nest can go the Ivy rout if he opts, with Penn, Princeton and Harvard all in the mix, but he has received recent attention from Pittsburgh, Louisville, Stanford, Oregon, Virginia and Georgia Tech. … Kevin Jones' lengthy list includes Memphis, St. Joe's, Rutgers, Kentucky, Louisville, UMass, St. John's and Indiana. … Samardo Samuels said that his list remains unchanged: North Carolina, UConn, Florida, Louisville and Georgetown are his top five. He said he may take a visit soon to Louisville, the lone school he has yet to see, and could take another to UConn. … Landesburg admitted that Georgia Tech is probably the slight leader right now, but Virginia, Florida, St. John's, Rutgers and Texas are also on his list. … Lamont Jones out of Rice High has confirmed his commitment to Louisville. It was no surprise because the guard has always maintained the Cardinals were his top choice.