adidas It Takes 5ive Classic: Day Two Recap

CINCINNATI, Ohio – On day one of the adidas It Takes 5ive Classic it was a pair of wings that took center stage, but day two 6-foot-9, 275-pound Josh Smith dominated the competition.

Drew Kelly, PF, Nashville Celtics – Despite being undersized, Kelly managed to more than hold his own against Detroit Fire's 6-foot-10 big men. Kelly muscled up and often times overpowered the opposition. At 6-foot-7, 240-pounds he has a strong frame, can finish inside and rebounds well, especially on the offensive end.

Jon Hood, SF, Nashville Celtics – The 6-foot-7 Kentucky commit took over where he left off at NBAPA Camp a few weeks ago. He shoots it well from deep, but it's his mid-range game that we are impressed with. He uses ball fakes and hesitations to get defenders in the air, then steps in and knocks down 12 to 15-footers at a high rate. The Madisonville (Ky.) North Hopkins standout is also equipped with a high basketball IQ and rarely forces the issue.

Hassan Whiteside, C, United Celtics – They light may be clicking on for this 6-foot-9 big man out of Charlotte (N.C.). Whiteside, who will likely head to a prep school next season, used his timing and length to swat shots in a morning game. He didn't show many moves on the block, but was active defensively and ran the floor.

Jordan Hulls, PG, Indiana Elite One – Tom Crean picked up a tough, hard nosed kid in Hulls. The 6-foot guard is a terrific spot-up shooter and he showed that today by knocking down at least five three-pointers against Seattle Rotary Select. He's not the quickest, but he makes good decisions and rarely turns it over.

Peyton Siva, PG, Seattle Rotary Select – It's clear that Siva has focused on trying to create more for teammates. Through the past two days he's looked more for teammates and his assist totals have gone up. Against Indiana Elite One he also knocked down a three and got in the lane when he wanted. He's a nice athlete, that still gets a little wild at times, but he's certainly talented.

Anthony Stover, C, Double Pump Elite – Stover, who is a long and lean big man, was as active as we've ever seen him on Monday. The 6-foot-10, 210-pounder used his length to swat shots inside, and offensively he showd some things like when he faced up a defender and knocked down a 15-footer.

Josh Smith, C, Seattle Rotary Select – Dominates. That's the best word to describe how Smith played in a game against Indiana Elite One. Although Smith fouled out he certainly left his mark on the game, as he went for 15 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks. He uses his huge frame to grab rebounds and is active defensively. Offensively he scored at will and is tough to keep out of the paint. The 2010 class has some quality big man and Smith is certainly right there amongst the best.

Ian Miller, SG/PG, United Celtics – In U.C.'s morning game, Miller brought the heat. He played on and off the ball and made a number of plays by going to the rim. He showed a solid mid-range game and an ability to handle the ball under pressure. We're still not sold he's a point yet, but he's capable of playing it and he can certainly score it.

Tony Wroten, SG, Seattle Rotary Select – The talented sophomore-to-be stepped it up in a huge game against Indiana Elite One. Despite the loss, Wroten went for 24 points and hits some key shots down the stretch, including the bucket that forced overtime. Wroten, who stands 6-foot-2, is great at attacking the basket and seems to get fouled nearly every time he drives.

Jordan Goodman, PF/SF, DC Assault 16's -- This is certainly a name to remember. Goodman already stands 6-foot-8, is active on both ends of the court and moves very well. DC Assault is known for pumping out prospects and this one looks like he's going to be a good one.

Josh Hairston confirmed that his list is indeed down to five schools – Duke, Ohio State, Georgetown, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Mike Krzyzewki, Thad Matta and Seth Greenberg were at his afternoon game. Georgetown and Virginia sent assistants.

Hairston's teammate on the DC Assault 16's squad, Max Esho, said he's hearing from a bunch of schools. The only two he could remember were Providence and St. Joseph.

Casey Prather said he holds scholarship offers from Virginia, Mississippi, Vanderbilt, Southern Illinois, Alabama and Akron. Florida, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Georgia and Georgia Tech are also in the mix.

Josh Smith said he's hearing from the entire Pac 10, Kansas, Kentucky, Georgetown, Louisville, Tennessee and Indiana. He had a number of head coaches at his afternoon game including Ben Howland, Bruce Pearl, Krzyzewski, Rick Pitino, Billy Gillispie, Rick Barnes, Buzz Williams and Lorenzo Romar.

Tony Wroten said he has interest from a ton of schools, but the schools that he's interested in are UNLV, Louisville, Syracuse, Memphis, Washington and Texas. Washington is the only one that has offered him a scholarship.

This concludes our coverage from the adidas It Takes 5ive Classic

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