adidas May Classic: Wrap Up Report

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana Elite picked up their second title of the spring at the adidas May Classic. There were a number of standouts from that squad, but a bunch of underclassmen stood out as well.

Indiana Elite One has had a pretty good spring. They won the Pittsburgh Jam Fest, made it to the final four at the Jayhawk Invitational and now they have the adidas May Classic title.

What makes Indy Elite so good is their balanced scoring attack. In the championship game their guards stepped up. Colt Ryan and Jordan Hulls led the way. Ryan went for 18 points, while Hulls scored 13 and tossed out seven assists.

While the guards did the damage in the championship, it was the bigs that came up huge in the semi-finals against the Southern Cal All-Stars. Bobby Capobianco went for 21, Jordan Prosser had 10 points and 11 rebounds, Mason Plumlee dropped in 16 and Stephan Van Treese had 11.

Dorrell Williams, PF, Chicago Express – This 6-foot-7, possibly 6-foot-8, PF opened our eyes Saturday afternoon against M33M. He's an above average athlete that runs the floor and is capable of scoring inside. Word is that he's likely headed to a JUCO or a prep school next season.gotc

Christian Watford, PF, M33M – Last week Watford played for the Compton Magic, this week he was back with his normal squad and he played better. Watford, who stands 6-foot-8, is long, athletic and mobile. He got majority of his points by running the floor, but he was also active on the offensive glass.

Mason Plumlee, PF, Indiana Elite – The middle Plumlee has gotten as much ink as anyone in the country this spring and summer, but it's all been well deserved. He played a solid game Saturday afternoon and apparently turned it up a notch in the semi's and in the championship on Sunday. Plumlee scored 16 points in the semi-finals and went for seven points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in the championship.

Colt Ryan, SG, Indiana Elite One - Ryan's certainly built a rep as a strong shooter and he showed off the stroke all weekend. He knocked down jumpers Saturday afternoon and came up big in the championship and shot 6-for-10 from the field.

Wear Twins, PF, SCA – After a tough first day, the Wear twins picked it up on Saturday. David roamed the perimeter, hit a few mid-range jump shots and buried a nice left jump hook. Travis mixed it up on the block more and was more aggressive inside than his brother.

Travis Carroll, PF, Spiece Indy Heat 16's -- Against the Michigan Mustangs, Carroll used his wide frame to snag rebounds in and out of his area. The 6-foot-8 big man also scored on the block with ease and recorded three And 1's in the contest.

Alex Guana, PF, Michigan Mustangs 16's – In our first viewing we were quite impressed with this 6-foot-8 slender big man. Guana runs the floor with ease and has a set of hands that caught everything thrown his way. To go with his ability to get up and down, Guana showed off a great mid-range game and knocked down at least five 15 to 18 footers.

Marques Teague, PG, Spiece Indy Heat 15's – The hype is already building for this 6-foot-1 lead man. At 6-foot-1 he's quick, has a strong handle and attacks the rim. To go with his desire to get to the rim, he's also got impressive vision, especially in a crowd. His jump shot is a slight concern, but there's still a lot of time for this big time prospect to fine-tune his game.

Tracy Abrams, PG, Chicago Express – Although he's just a freshman, Abrams doesn't look out of place playing in the 17's division. He even did a little trash talking with Leonard Washington and certainly didn't back down. He's got a quick handle, gets to the basket and has a capable jump shot.

John Decker also contributed to this report


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