Jordan Hamilton put Dominguez in the finals with a 23-foot jumper with 2.4 seconds left on the clock. The Dons were in a battle with Kathleen and the two squads traded buckets throughout the second half, before Hamilton hit Kathleen with a dagger.
For Fairfax it was the Renardo Sidney show again. The 6-foot-10 big man was dominant at times and put up 25 points, as Fairfax broke the game open in the last few minutes and won by double digits.
The consolation championship game will feature Westlake Prep and Orlando Christian Prep. Both Florida based prep programs have some good big men, so it should be an entertaining match up as well.
JaMychal Green, PF, St. Jude – The future Alabama prospect struggled in the first half against Orlando Christian Prep, as they surrounded him with guys on the block and he only finished with 2 points. In the second session, Green picked up his game and finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Green, a 6-foot-9 big man, is long, athletic and is becoming a solid passer out of the post. The Crimson Tide should be pumped about this pick up
Patrick McCallum, PG/SG, San Diego High – Although Jeremy Tyler is the guy that gets talked about for S.D. the most, McCallum showed he deserves a little love too. The 6-foot-3 guard, who is a transfer from a school in Tacoma (WA), has combo skills and showed a strong handle today. He attacked the basket well and knocked down a trio of three-pointers on his way to 23 points.
Kevin Foster, PF, Kathleen – The George Mason signee is making believers out of a lot of people at the Amare Stoudemire Invitational Classic. The 6-foot-7 big man showed off his bounce around the rim when he stuck some put backs in the rim. What surprised us the most about his play was that he continued to knock down jump shots. He hit a spot up three-pointer and a jumper from 18-feet on his way to 24 points.
Ray Willis, SF, Westlake – An Oklahoma assistant was in the building for Willis' game and he appeared happy, as Willis displayed an aggressive scoring style against Norcross. He's been great all weekend long and that continued against Norcross, as he finished with 23 points. His floater appears to be his go-to move, but he's proven that he can shoot it too.
Jordan Hamilton, SG, Dominguez – Although he's still been pretty good, it's been clear that Hamilton hasn't played his best ball at the ASIC. His jumper wasn't going down in his first two games, so he began attacking the basket. On Friday, he had the whole package working, as he hit 4 of 8 three-pointers and got a bunch of buckets by attacking the basket. His biggest three came with 2.4 seconds left when he pulled up with a defender draped on him and buried a 23-footer for the win. Hamilton finished with 25 points.
Taariq Muhammad, PG, Norcross – The Blue Devils found themselves down by double digits and Muhammad was one of the main reasons they clawed back in the game and got a victory. Against Westlake, Muhammad showed his leaderships skills and ability to direct traffic. He sees the floor, gets his teammates in the right spots and defends. Willis was having a field day until the 6-foot-2 guard began checking him.
Maik Zirbes, C, Urspring – It seems like everyday a new prospect has emerged for the Germany club. Today it was this 7-foot, 250-pound big man that stepped up and led them to victory over San Diego High. Zirbes played well on defense, ran the floor and managed to throw down a few dunks in the paint. He went for 16 points in their win.
Tyshawn Patterson, PG, Orlando Christian Prep – This 6-foot-1 guard exploded for 29 points and at least 6 assists against St. Jude on Friday afternoon. He's extremely fast, sees the floor and also showed off a good-looking jumper, as he drained a trio of three-pointers. This was a different player than we saw the day before, it'll be interesting to see how he backs this game up tomorrow against Westlake Prep.
Renardo Sidney, PF, Fairfax – Coming off a dynamite performance against Jeremy Tyler, Sidney didn't disappoint. He played well throughout, but in the fourth quarter he began asserting himself around the basket and on the defensive end. He finished with 25 points and it seemed like half of them came in the fourth quarter when Fairfax needed Sidney to step up and make some plays.
Jeremy Tyler, C, San Diego High – We were excited about Tyler's game today because we got a chance to see him play with a little less pressure than on Thursday. It still wasn't his best game, but his numbers were respectable: 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocks. Tyler continued to be active defensively and we loved that he attempted to block everything. Offensively Tyler is pretty good around the rim, but settled for too many jump shots against Urspring, who had over five players over 6-foot-8.
Tyreek Duren, PG, Nuemann-Goretti – The Philly based high school is loaded up with young kids and Duren was the one that stepped up today. He's only 5-foot-8, but he's quick and elusive. He attacked the basket against Fairfax and had a bunch of buckets by blowing by defenders in the half court offense. He finished with 17 points.
David Loubeau continues to put up big numbers. He went for 32 points in a win over one of the local schools. At 6-foot-8 he can do some things and we love that he aggressively goes to the glass. With his reclassification to the 2008 class, this is a guy that will get a strong look when we look at the Top 100 again.
A bunch of coaches have been by Ridge Community High School to check out Scottie Haralson. The talented shooter said he has scholarship offers from Auburn, New Orleans and Georgia State. He said South Carolina, Connecticut, Arkansas and Alabama are also tracking him.
Tyshawn Patterson is getting some early interest from VCU, Wofford, Winthrop and Stetson.
Jeremy Tyler said it's too early to start naming schools. He made it clear that he was wide open. Southern California has been present the past two days checking out Tyler and a few other prospects.
We still haven't seen a head coach in the building, but there have been a host of assistants at the Amare Stoudemire Invitational Classic. On Friday SMU, Miami, Delaware, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, South Florida and Southern California had coaches in attendance.