Kentucky Hoopfest: Day One Rundown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After spending a few days bouncing around from a shoe camp and tournament, Scout.com went off the beaten path to the Kentucky Hoopfest to check in on a number of recruits.

Garrick Sherman, C, Columbus Bball Club – Michigan State has a guy in Sherman that will fit perfectly in their system. He's a big kid (6-foot-9, 235-pounds), that rebounds, plays hard and even has a nice tough in the paint. Despite being a below the rim guy, he still managed to corral rebounds, as he uses his width and length to his advantage.

Greg Gantt, SG, Florida Elite – Perhaps the most pleasant surprise at the Kentucky Hoopfest on day one was the play of Gantt's. The 6-foot-3 guard, who is known for his shooting, got hot from long range and buried six three-pointers. While the southpaw's shots were going down from deep, he also mixed in some strong, athletic drives to the rim.

Greg Smith, SF, Nebraska Bison Red – At 6-foot-6, Smith has great size and length for the wing spot. Playing against Spiece Indy Heat in the evening, he hit a handful of three-pointers and showed a nice release on his jumper. He's also an above average athlete that rebounds and blocks shots. At this stage he's not great at attacking off the bounce, but he did manage to score off of a few drives on Wednesday.

Daniel Miller, C, Georgia Ballers – It's easy to see why high major coaches are intrigued with Miller. He's a legit 6-foot-10 big man with long arms and a strong frame. His speed and ability to get up and down the floor has room for improvement, but he has a good set of hands and nice touch around the basket.

DeShaun Thomas, SF/PF, Spiece Indy Heat – The best performance of the day came from one of the best prospects in the entire event. Thomas, who had played in the Hoosier Shootout in the morning, showed up for an evening game and dropped 23 points in a win. Thomas scored at will inside, but also mixed in some deep and mid-range jumpers. His foot work is impressive and he's tough to stop when he goes over his right shoulder.

Justin Jordan, PG, Spiece Indy Heat – There's no doubt that Jordan has a wild side to his game, but he's quick and an above average athlete that gets to the rim at will. In a win over the Nebraska Bison Red, he scored it off deep threes, drives to the basket and even floaters in the paint.

Harrison Barnes, SF, All-Iowa Attack Black – With a ton of coaches looking on, Barnes didn't have his best shooting night, but still finished with around 15 points and a handful of three-pointers. The 6-foot-6 wing has been as consistent as anyone in the country and even when he has so-so games, his basketball IQ sticks out.

Josh Langford, PF/SF – With a handful of schools in the stands to see him, Langford put up a solid effort. Although he wasn't fully able to showcase what he can do from the perimeter because of a lack of post players on his team, Langford still showed that he can put it on the deck and get to the rim. He's an athletic kid that fights for rebounds and has a knack for getting offensive put backs.

Kameron Cerroni, SG, Wisconsin Playground Warriors – With the college three-point line moving back quality shooters are becoming more of a priority and this is a guy mid-major programs need to keep an eye on. He's legit shooter with range, but he's also capable of going off the bounce to knock down one and two dribble pull-up jumpers. His handle is solid and he's a crafty scorer.

Trevis Simpson, SG, Georgia Hawks – It didn't take the Douglas (Ga.) Coffee County standout long to show off his freakish athleticism. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound guard ran the baseline, caught an alley oop and threw down a sweet reverse slam. Going forward his shot will need to get more consistent, but he attacks the rim well from the wing and is good at finishing once he gets there.

Michael Kibiloski, PF, MBA Select – There weren't many schools familiar with Kibiloski, of Elkhart (Ind.) Memorial, prior to today, as the 6-foot-7 forward said he hasn't heard from one schools After the effort he put up in the 17's division that will likely change. He's got a nice skill set, runs the floor and has a soft touch around the basket.

Josh Langford, of Huntsville (Ala.) J.O. Johnson, said his top three schools were Louisville, Memphis and Miami. He said the Cardinals were early his favorite.

Greg Gantt has heard from a variety of schools. He mentioned Florida State, Central Florida, Florida Atlantic, Stanford, Penn State, Miami, Marshall, Jacksonville and Liberty. Colorado State. He also has interest from Nebraska, Indiana State, Northern Iowa, Evansville and Wichita State.

Kameron Cerroni has scholarship offers from UW-Green Bay, Loyola-Chicago, and UW-Milwaukee. He's also heard from Northern Iowa and Davidson.

Trevis Simpson mentioned interest from Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Cincinnati, Colorado State, St. Joseph and Marquette.

Josh Langford drew coaches from Louisville, Kentucky, Tennessee and UAB for his 11:45 game. Daniel Miller drew assistant coaches from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, UAB and Missouri. Harrison Barnes had a crowd of coaching watching him. The head coaches were Jeff Capel, Greg McDermott and Bo Ryan. He also had assistants from Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Louisville.

The head coaches that we saw roll through the Kentucky Hoopfest were Capel, McDermott, Ryan, Matt Painter, Brian Gregory, Tubby Smith, Pat Knight, Rod Barnes and Jeff Neubauer.


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