Miles Plumlee, PF, Blessed IJN Elite – Since last year Plumlee has gained a considerable amount of confidence and plays much more aggressive. The 6-foot-9, 205-pound forward attacked the basket, especially from the baseline and was an inside-outside threat throughout the game. The Stanford commit drained a pair of mid-range jumpers and also showed off a few post moves on the block. From here he needs to gain strength and get a little tougher around the basket.
Michael Floyd, SG, Minnesota Magic Elite – Apparently this 6-foot-2 guard is also a big time football player, as Scout.com has him ranked as the 4th best wide receiver in the 2008 class. While it looks like his future is likely in pads, the Saint Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall standout can certainly hoop it up. Against Blessed IJN, Floyd hit a few pull-up jumpers, made athletics moves at the rim and showed off his wide receiver hands when he snagged a pass thrown a foot out of bounds. Floyd is a solid mid-major prospect in basketball, but from what we hear from college coaches he looks destined to play football.
Mason Plumlee, PF, Blessed IJN Elite –The younger Plumlee got off to a great start in his evening game, as he hit his first five of six from the field. Two of his buckets came off of put backs, but he also displayed the mid-range game when he nailed a 14-footer. His best move of the day came when he broke down a defender off the dribble, jump stopped into the lane and rolled the ball in with his right hand. Plumlee, however, didn't have a great second half. The 6-foot-9 junior-to-be got into foul trouble and was forced to the bench for majority of the second half.
Coming off a huge performance at the adidas It Takes 5ive Classic, Ryne Smith showed up at the Kentucky Hoopfest with a large following. Although we didn't watch his game today, majority of the MAC conference and Purdue stopped by to take in his game.
Deshaun Thomas suited up for a Spiece 16's team at the Hoopfest. Thomas is rated as the best freshman in the country and has been a tough prospect to locate this spring. We plan to have a full report on his game and his commitment to Ohio State tomorrow!