Las Vegas: Day Two, Part A

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Playing in front of nearly 20 coaches, Thomas Robinson proved his worth. Roger Franklin, Tristan Thompson and Anthony Brown also stepped up their play on day two.

Michael Snaer, SG, Inland Reebok – Playing in the morning doesn't hinder Snaer's jump shot. He opened the game with nine quick points, two coming off deep three-pointers. For the rest of the first half, Snaer sought out deeps jumpers and more often than not buried them. He got after it on the defensive end as well, frustrating the opposition into a handful of turnovers.

Isaiah Philmore, PF, Team WPC Elite – Playing on a new team didn't affect Philmore's game. The 6-foot-7 face up four man did spend a little too much time on the wing, but as the game wore on he went to work inside scoring off hooks and strong finishes at the rim. His best move of the day was when he pushed the break and threw down a two-hand hammer in traffic.

Thomas Robinson, PF, Squash All Beefs – There's been a strong buzz going around about Robinson, and Wednesday afternoon the 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward certainly lived up to it. What we like most about his game is how active he is on both ends. He challenges shots, looks to score in the paint and knows how to use his athleticism. His performance against Illinois Magic had to have made a good impression on the eight head coaches in the building to see him.

Roger Franklin, SF, Team Texas Elite – Over the course of a year, Franklin has really stepped up his game. To go wit his motor and aggressiveness, he's becoming a pretty consistent shooter, especially from mid-range, and you can always count of him rebounding and leading a team. The book had him for 33 points, but the state sheet said 26. Either way he put up a big effort with a good crop of college coaches looking on.

Keegan Hornbuckle, PF, Double Pump Elite – There was talk at the adidas Super 64 that Hornbuckle had a great first day. His second was pretty good too. At 6-foot-7, Hornbuckle is skilled and has the look of a quality pick and pop guy that can really shoot it from deep. Against the Juice All-Stars he made strong cuts to the basket and even threw down an impressive dunk in traffic. He faded in the second half, when Juice got up in his grill, but there's no doubting his ability to knock down jumpers.

Anthony Stover, C, Double Pump Elite – At this stage in the game, Stover's defense is ahead of his offense. Taking on a front court of James Padgett and Karron Johnson, Stover had double figure blocks and showed great timing. He uses his length around the rim to get tips and also showed a nice touch, when he hit a turn around 15-footer.

Karron Johnson, PF, Juice All-Stars – Despite playing a little wild at times, Johnson is certainly talented and capable of dominating inside. He's a big time athlete that block shots, runs the floor and tries to dunk everything. He doesn't have many moves on the block, but in this setting he's capable of overpowering defenders inside.

James Padgett, PF, Juice All-Stars – The best way to describe Padgett is as a garbage man. He works hard in the paint for offensive rebounds and put backs, and even showed some moves on the block. One assistant coach said he's "your typical Big East battering ram."

Anthony Brown, SG, Southern Cal Elite – Every time we watch Brown, we come away a little more impressed. Not only is he a year younger than his class, but he's got good size (6-foot-5) and a great looking stroke. He was forced to play on the ball for the So Cal squad, but still managed to get his shots. He's pure from three and his one and two dribble pull-ups are impressive.

Keith Davis, PF, Urban DFW Elite – Using his long, wiry frame, Davis did damage inside for DFW. Running the floor comes easy to him and he especially looked impressive blocking shots on the defensive end. Offensively he didn't show off a bunch of moves, but did show a burst of athleticism when he attacked baseline and rose up on a defender. When he's aggressive inside, he's tough to handle.

Cody Larson, PF, Dakota Schoolers – In his morning game against Branch West, Larson scored it inside using hooks and strong finishes at the rim. Larson, who stands 6-foot-9, is capable of using both hands at the rim and runs the court fairly well. At this point he's a below the rim, skilled guy and looks like a solid mid-level prospect.

Perry Jones, PF, Team Texas Elite – Jones has been tough to find lately, but he showed up playing with Team Texas, and despite only scoring six points, looked every bit of a big time prospect. He runs the floor with ease, is capable of scoring on the block and is active defensively. The 6-foot-9 big man has a good-looking jump hook and also showed a nice spin move on the baseline.

Tristan Thompson, PF, Grassroots Canada – During his night game, Thompson posted aggressively and scored with ease around the rim. Standing 6-foot-9 and equipped with a pair of long arms, Thompson has great touch around the basket, can face up defenders and likes mixing it up inside. To go with the two inches Thomas recently grew, he's starting to add weight to his frame.

Thomas Robinson's list is long. He mentioned Kansas, Duke, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Virginia, South Florida, Providence, Maryland, Louisville, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, George Mason, Georgetown, George Washington and Georgia. Duke is the only one that hasn't offered.

Keith Davis said his recruitment is still in the beginning stages. He said he's heard from Tulsa, Marquette and Kansas.

Anthony Brown said San Diego and Arizona State are his most recent offers. He's also being recruited by Florida, Texas, Indiana, UNLV, Oklahoma, and every school in the Pac 10, except Oregon.

Despite being injured, Omari Lawrence made the trip to Las Vegas. He said he's hoping to take visits to Louisville, Florida and Connecticut shortly after the July evaluation period.

Anthony Marshall said he's still open, but plans to start looking at the process more closely in August. Baylor, Creighton, James Madison and SMU are the most recent schools to offer.

Roger Franklin is starting to look at his recruitment more and more. He said his favorite six schools are Arizona, Indiana, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan State and Texas A&M.

Michael Snaer's morning game drew Mike Anderson and Buzz Williams, and assistants from Marquette and Stanford. Kevin Parrom had Sean Miller, Gary Williams, Dave Leitao and Buzz Williams. Thomas Robinson had a huge crowd on hand. Bill Self, Gary Williams, Sean Miller, Dave Leitao, Al Skinner, Frank Haith, Dennis Felton and Bob Huggins all stopped in. There were also assistants from UMass, Texas, Oklahoma, Duke, California, N.C. State, Memphis and Providence watching Robinson.

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