Next Level Ballers: Day Two

DALLAS - The top-rated player in both the Class of 2008 (Greg Monroe) and 2009 (Renardo Sidney) were in attendance in Dallas and neither disappointed. However, the game of the day was the nightcap when JaMaychal Green hit the game-winner to bring the Alabama Challenge back from a 19-point deficit against the T-Mac All-Stars

JaMychal Green, PF, Alabama Challenge – We caught his first and last game of the day and the aggressive and athletic power forward started the day and ended it with a bang. He plays hard all the time, finishes well with contact, defends in the post and also plays with intensity. He had 18 points and 7 boards in the 8 a.m. game and then scored the game winner to give the Challenge the win after trailing by 19 points at one point.

Nick Williams, SG, Alabama Challenge – The Marquette commit has a strong body and can really stroke it from long distance. He scored 17 points in the early game and knocked down four trifectas.

J'Mison Morgan, C, Urban DWF – The big man has definitely improved his body and his game, but he's still got some work to do. A bunch of high-majors were watching because he's got nice size, but he's still a little lazy. He can score in the post, but he still needs to continue to get in better shape.

Greg Monroe, PF, Louisiana Select – Not a whole lot changes from day to day when you watch Monroe. You'll always get a solid performance with spectacular plays mixed in. He consistently takes it off the defensive glass, dribbles the length of the court and makes impressive passes to teammates for easy layups. He can also score in the post when he needs to.

Storm Warren, PF, Louisiana Select – He missed Friday night's action due to the prom, but he plays with intensity and had a dozen points and was effective on the glass. He's probably around 6-foot-7 and 210 pounds, but plays bigger. He's playing with an injured left ankle.

Rotnei Clark, G, Team Texas – A year ago, he was labeled as just a shooter who couldn't put the ball on the floor. His perimeter shot is still ridiculous and now he's able to run a team and also get past defenders. He's unconscious from long distance.

Willie Warren, SG, Team Texas – A year ago, he was injured – and came back and played selfish. This is a completely different Willie Warren – he made his teammates better, picked his spots when to shoot the ball and played with intensity on the defensive end. This is the Willie Warren we fell in love with two years ago.

Travis Releford, SG, KC Pump ‘N Run – His length really posed problems for the opposition on the defensive end. He passed the ball well and was terrific finishing in transition. However, we wanted to see if his outside shot has improved – and he didn't take any perimeter jumpers.

Shawn Williams, SF, Texas Select – He's grown a couple inches from last summer and filled out. He's long, athletic and strong. Plays above the rim and is assertive on the offensive end. Williams finished with 20 points in a late-morning game.

Renardo Sidney, ??, Team L.A. – We don't even bother filling in a position because the top-ranked player in the Class of 2009 can play anywhere he wants to on the court. He's 6-foot-9 and has trimmed down to 230 pounds, but he can be effective with the ball in his hands in the open court or also in the post. He's a terrific passer and is strong enough to finish nearly everything inside.

Alabama's Mark Gottfried, Georgia Tech's Paul Hewitt and Kansas' Bill Self were all watching Green at 8 a.m. … Newly promoted Kansas assistant Danny Manning is one of the harder-working ex-NBA guys we've ever seen in the business. … Renardo Sidney said that UCLA is the most aggressive in pursuing him while his father added that Texas is a close second. … There is no better shooter in the country than Rotnei Clark. … Marquette coach Tom Crean caught a private jet from Akron and made it in time for the late game to watch Green and Nick Williams.

JaMychal Green mentioned Alabama, Florida, Georgia Tech, Marquette, Virginia, Mississippi and Auburn. Look for Alabama, Georgia Tech and Florida to be the main players when it's all said and done. … Shawn Williams said that Louisville has come on lately and part of his fascination with the Cardinals is that his mother hails from Louisville. He also mentioned Kansas, Texas, Baylor, Kentucky, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. … Storm Warren said that Florida has offered a scholarship. He also mentioned LSU, USC, Baylor and Mississippi. … Willie Warren recited a lengthy school list that includes Texas, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, Oklahoma, Indiana, Maryland and Cincinnati.

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