Drew Wiley, SF, Oregon Rebels – The Oregon commit was extremely effective against Houston Elite. The 6-foot-7 rising senior put up 34 points (11 of 14) including a trio of three-pointers. Wiley can score it a variety of ways and is capable of heating up from deep. He runs the floor well and can put the ball on the deck and get to the basket or pull up for mid-range jumpers. The Ducks reeled this one in early and he looks to be a solid high-level prospect.
Curtis Dennis, SG, Houston Elite – Although Wiley showed he could stroke it, Dennis was easily the best shooter we saw all day. The 6-foot-4 wing caught fire against the Oregon Rebels, as he buried six threes on his way to 22 points. Dennis has good rotation, a quick release and can shoot it on the move. He's going to do a year of prep school at Gulf Shores Academy and is certainly guy mid-level programs should keep an eye on.
John Allen, PG, West Side Hoops – One of the better point guards we saw today was this 5-foot-11 quickster from Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) High. Allen handled it well and got to the basketball at will against one of the better point guards in the class of 2009 (John Wall). Although his shot wasn't necessarily on point he does have good-looking form and managed to hit a pair of threes. For the game he finished with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Allen is at least a solid mid-major prospect and surprisingly enough he barely has any interest from college programs.
Justin Brownlee, SF, Smyrna Stars – This is the second event we've seen Brownlee at this summer and it's the second one that he's been extremely productive. At 6-foot-6, Brownlee gets a lot of things done and is very active. He's capable of driving to the hoop and making an athletic finish, but is also a solid shooter from three. One of the better individual plays of the day that we saw was when he drove middle and slammed down a dunk in traffic.
Macolm Lee, PG, Inland Empire – The 6-foot-4 UCLA commit looked great against the Spiece Gym Rats, especially in the first half. He got to the rack at will and showed that he can finish with either hand. Lee is at his best in transition where he can create for teammates and get to the rim. He finished with 22 points in the game we watched against the Spiece Gym Rats.
Isaiah Armwood, PF, Baltimore Stars – Playing against the Worldwide Renegades this morning, Armwood showed the full the package. At 6-foot-9 he's long, athletic and runs the floor well. Armwood was extremely active and snagged a handful of out of area rebounds. The Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian standout finished with 16 points and even hit a pair of three-pointers.
Brennan Cougill, C, Iowa Barnstormers – At the USA Festival a few weeks ago, Cougill struggled to be productive. Today was a much different story. Cougill banked in a bunch of mid-range jumpers and even drilled a 10-foot hook off the glass. Although he's not quick he runs the floor well and moves well in the paint.
John Wall, PG, D-One Sports 16U – FAST! A high level D-1 coach warned us about his speed and he wasn't lying. Mix the speed with great size (6'3) and court vision and we have ourselves one of the best point guards in the class of 2009. As good as he is there is still plenty of room to improve, as he struggles shooting the ball from deep and can get a little out of control. With that said he's a legit top five point guard in the 09 class and is a heck of a talent that excels in transition.
Nolan Dennis, SF, Dallas Mustangs – We heard he was great this morning so we made sure he was on our list of guys to see. He wasn't that productive during his evening session, but it's easy to tell there's a lot of talent wrapped in his 6-foot-6 frame. He's versatile, handles the ball well and showed an ability to finish with his left hand in the open court.
We've seen a handful of college players in attendance. Davon Jefferson and O.J. Mayo, of USC, are strolling around Las Vegas, as are Eric Wallace, of Ohio State, and Andre McGee, of Louisville. All four have been following around their old teams.
Eloy Vargas' list is truly wide open. The 6-foot-11 forward mentioned 14 schools.
Leonard Washington declined to do interviews today. He said he wants to "keep everything to himself" right now.
Tom Pritchard is getting interest from Western Carolina, Vermont, Albany, Cleveland State, Bucknell, Penn State and Miami (OH).