Nissan on Nicholasville Shootout: Day Two

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The second day of the Nissan on Nicholasville Shootout had a handful of big performances, but none bigger than Reeves Nelson 's 23-point, 20-rebound outing.

Taylor Stewart, SF, Lexington Catholic – Although Stewart was solid on day one, Saturday he stepped it up a notch against one of the best juniors in the country, Reeves Nelson. The 6-foot-5 Air Force commit went for 21 points (9-for-20) and got them by attacking the basket and scoring in transition. An above average athlete, Stewart also hit the glass (9 rebounds) and recorded a handful of blocks.

D.J. Seeley, SG, Modesto Catholic – It wasn't Seeley's best shooting performance, as he was just 7-for-17 from the field and 1-for-5 from long range, but his ability to get to the rack was impressive. He also has no problem finishing around the rim and he knows how to use his body. For the game he finished with 16 points, 6 assists and 6 turnovers.

Darius Miller, SF, Mason County – It was just another day at the office for the 6-foot-7 Kentucky commit. Miller scored from mid-range and at the basket on his way to a 26-point outing. He was efficient from the field (10-for-15) and defensively was tough as he blocked 5 shots. Billy Gillispie is certainly getting a good one in Miller, who should be able to make an immediate impact for the Cats.

Trevor Setty, SF, Mason County – We've seen Setty a bunch this season and he's always been intriguing to us because of his size (6-foot-7) and ability to handle the ball. Today he got hot from behind the three-point line and was the main reason M.C. blew open the game. He finished 7-for-13 from the field on his way to 22 points and 8 rebounds. Low-majors should give him a look because he's definitely a division-1 player.

Reeves Nelson, PF, Modesto Christian – Easily the best performer of the day was Nelson, who went for 23 points and 20 rebounds. You'd be hard pressed to find a better rebounder in the country, as he's strong, athletic and hits the glass with some tenacity. We were also impressed with his ability to run the floor and score around the basket. His best move of the day was a coast-to-coast dunk, but his around the back move into a reverse lay up took a close second.

Lorenzo Brown, SG/PG, Centennial – Despite the loss to Mason County, Brown played well and went for 20 points, six assists and 5 rebounds. With his size (6-foot-4), athleticism and length, Brown has turned himself into a great rebounder at the guard position. He also continued to impress us with court vision and ability to make passes through tight spots.

Shawn Kemp, PF/C, Cherokee – Word on the street was Kemp had improved a lot since last summer and for the most part that's true, but the 6-foot-9 big man still has a ways to go. With that said, he's blessed with a good body and is equipped with a pair of long arms. His length helps him swat shots and at this point that's what he's best at. Offensively, we'd like to see Kemp get more aggressive, but he did attack the offensive glass and had a pair of tip dunks. For the game he finished with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 7 blocks in 21 minutes of action.

Jacob Jenkins, SG, Manual – With Manual and Calvary Baptist locked up in a tight one, Jenkins put the Rams on his shoulders and shot them to a blow out victory. In the first four minutes of the second half he buried five three-pointers and he finished with 24 points on 8 of 14 shooting.

Shawn Kemp said he's hearing the most from Kentucky, Florida, Washington and Nebraska. The talented junior prospect said that none of the four schools have stepped up with a scholarship offer. Trevor Setty said he's heard from Air Force, VMI and Wright State.

SCOREBOARD

  • Cherokee 51, Pleasure Ridge Park 46
  • Manual 77, Calvary Baptist 48
  • Largo 75, Corbin 64
  • Lexington Catholic 59, Modesto Christian 57
  • Mason County 81, Centennial 57
  • Moss Point 64, Mason County 54

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