Boo Williams: Day 2 Rundown, Part II

On day two of the Boo Williams Invitational a number of talented post prospects stood out. Daniel Orton and Royce White were among the senior standouts, while rising sophomore James McAdoo looked like one of the better prospects in attendance.

Royce White, PF, Howard Pulley – The skilled face up four man showed off his full game on Saturday. Against Team Texas Elite he hit a spot up three, made a bunch of moves to the basket and hit at least four jumpers from 15 to 18 feet. White is equipped with good balls skills and impressive footwork.

Roger Franklin, SF, Team Texas Elite – After a rough first half where Franklin couldn't seem to get anything to fall, he responded with a big outing in the second frame. The 6-foot-5 buried a few pull-up jumpers and hit a spot-up three. He's got a strong frame, plays hard and has a good feel. Franklin finished with 22 points against Howard Pulley.

Kammeon Holsey, PF, Georgia Stars – We liked what we saw from him yesterday and he continued to show signs of a breakout spring in a loss to the Oakland Soldiers. He's active on the glass and got a pair of And 1 finishes in the second half. Hall is still the go-to post man on that team, but Holsey is improving.

Orton Gets Defensive
Daniel Orton, C, Athletes First – When Orton decides to turn it up he's incredibly tough to stop. At 6-foot-9, he's strong and intimidating in the paint. Against the Georgia Blazers he hit the glass hard and went after a number of shots, blocking at least seven. To go with his defensive intensity, Orton also knocked down a face up jumper from 18-feet and managed to overpower defenders on the block.

Torin Walker, C, Georgia Blazers – This is a prospect to watch. He's 6-foot-9, has a massive wingspan and already has a go-to move in the paint. Against Athletes First he scored 11 points and knocked down at least four jump hooks over his left shoulder. Going forward he'll need to become a little more active, but he certainly has an upside.

James Southerland, SF, Albany City Rocks – This was the best performance we've seen from him. He single handily kept City Rocks in the game against the tournament favorite, Boo Williams. He did majority of his work off of three-pointers and pull-up jumpers. He finished with 19 points in the loss.

Steven Pledger, SG, Boo Williams – Despite missing his first four shots, Pledger kept shooting and eventually caught fire. By the end of the game he tallied 21 points, including five three-pointers. His stroke is effortless and he's capable of shooting from deep.

Deshawn Painter, PF, Boo Williams – Much like Pledger, Painter started slow and got better as the game went on. In the second half against City Rocks he asserted himself on the block and scored off strong moves on the block and tip-ins. Painter went for 12 in the game.

Jordan Latham, C, Team Melo 16's – This 6-foot-9 big man prospect certainly looked the part, as he has a massive wingspan and a solid frame. Defensively he played well and swatted a bunch of shots. Offensively he has a nice touch around the basket and is capable of scoring on the block. He'll need to pick up his intensity at times, but is certainly a high major prospect.

Hunter Brings The Stars Back
Neiko Hunter, PF/SF, Georgia Stars 16's Black – With less than eight minutes left in their game against Team Melo 16's, the Stars were down by nearly 20 points. Behind Hunter's strong effort the Stars stormed back to win. The 6-foot-6 forward scored a bunch of points off of post catches, but he also stepped away to hit three-pointers and mid-range jumpers. Hunter finished with 25 points.

Phil Pressey, PG, BABC – Right away Pressey impacted BABC's game against Memphis YOMCA, as he penetrated and kicked to wide open teammates nearly the entire first half. Pressey's handle is impressive as is his vision, especially in the open court. After a solid first half, Pressey spent majority of the second on the bench because BABC's lead was so big.

Ashton Pankey, PF, New Heights 16's – The 6-foot-8 big man, who will be at St. Anthony's next year, is loaded with potential. He has along wingspan, can score around the bucket and made a few blocks today. Interest in this high major big man will pick likely pick up this spring as more and more college coaches see him.

James McAdoo, C, Boo Williams 15's – One of the best prospects we've seen this weekend came from the 15's division. McAdoo, who is the son of a former Old Dominion player, went for 20 points in a win this morning. The 6-foot-8, 205-pound big man moves well, is equipped with long arms and knows how to score around the basket. The past few years Boo Williams has had some big time post prospects (Patrick Patterson, Ed Davis and Deshawn Painter) and it looks like McAdoo is next in line.

Roger Franklin said Indiana is the most recent school to get in contact with him. To go with interest from the Hoosiers, he's also heard from Kansas State, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, SMU, Marquette and Utah.

Kammeon Holsey said he has scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Georgia, Florda State, Clemson, Alabama, Nebraska and Xavier. No one sticks out at this point, according to the big man.

Daniel Orton said he's completely wide open. He said this past year he's taken unofficial visits to USC, UCLA, Oklahoma State and Baylor.

James Southerland said there's a possibility he could become a 2008 recruit. He said he'll take the SAT's in early May and depending on what Syracuse wants him to do, he could bump up a class.

James McAdoo is just a rising sophomore, but he's already gotten interest from Virginia Tech, UCLA, Clemson and North Carolina. Seth Greenburg stopped by his school recently.

Jordan Latham's father, Orlando, said his son has received early interest from N.C. State, Richmond and Penn State.

Neiko Hunter mentioned five schools. He said USC, Kansas, Arizona, Connecticut and Alabama are all recruiting him.

Ashton Pankey said he's heard from Connecticut, Penn State, Hofstra and St. John's. He said that he'd love to hear from Syracuse and Florida.

Terrence Oglesby has been roaming the sidelines at the Boo Williams Sportsplex. He's in town to watch his brother play in the 15's division. The Big Ticket (Vernon Macklin) also made an appearance yesterday.

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