Hawk Kreul Classic: Day One Rundown

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Tristan Thompson and Brandon Knight were good during the first day of the Kreul Classic, but it as 2009 guard Ramon Galloway that stole the show Friday night.

Ramon Galloway, PG, Dwyer – It didn't take Galloway long to get it going. After the first half the 6-foot-3 lead guard had already tallied 17 points, including a trio of three-pointers that were shot from at least 23-feet out. Energy is something that he brings to the table, and he's an above average athlete that loves to get out in the open court and make plays. Playing on a team that never lets up, Galloway got after it on the defensive end as well forcing a number of turnovers. He went for 30 points in Dwyer's double-digit win.

Marvin Dominique, PF, Miramar – Against Quality Education Academy and their much taller frontline, Dominique was quite effective. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward knocked down a handful of jumpers, including a pair of three-pointers from the corner. On one sequence he ran the floor, received a pass on the left side of the lane and tried to throw down a backwards dunk on a defender. Despite the miss it was impressive nonetheless. He mixed it up inside with QUA and came away with a few tips and dunks.

Tristan Thompson, PF, St. Benedict's – The Thompson show continued in Florida. After beating up on the competition at the Marshall County Hoopfest on a national stage a few weeks ago, the 6-foot-9, 215-pounder went to work in Coral Springs. To go with the pair of mid-range jumpers he knocked down, he scored it on the block with ease and ran the floor looking to score. Thompson went for 16 points in the blow out win over Cardinal Gibbons.

Brandon Knight, PG, Pine Crest School – Playing in front of a handful of coaches that are vying for his services, Knight was his normal self against KAMIT. The 6-foot-3 guard showed great leadership skills, got his teammates into sets and when needed he scored it. In the open court he's got great vision and is a talented passer. He finished with 15 points, including a pair of three-pointers in their blow out win.

While all of those things are impressive, it's his feel for the game that sets him apart. He has a tremendous understanding of how to play the point guard position and is clearly the best that the 2010 class has to offer at the position. For the game Knight finished with 15 points.

Sam Mills, PG/SG, Cardinal Gibbons – Up against one of the best teams in the country, Mills kept his composer, made good decisions and impressed on-lookers with his ability to score. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard has a strong frame, can get to the rim and has range out to 21-feet. He went for 19 points in the loss to St. Benedict's.

Stargell Love, SG, Quality Education Academy – After an impressive first half, Love had a handful of college coaches reaching for their programs searching for a name. Love, a 6-foot-2 junior, has a strong frame, good speed and a developed mid-range game. He scored 10 points in their loss.

Quincy Miller, PF, Quality Education Academy – Long term this is a heck of a prospect. At 6-foot-8, Miller is blessed with a pair of long arms and a slight frame. Already active inside, once Miller adds strength he'll be a force in the paint. Miller's skill set is impressive. He's already developed moves on the block and is versatile enough to spend time on the wing.

Jacoby Brissett, SF, Dwyer – A quarterback on Dwyer's football team, Brissett just made it over to the basketball squad and it sure didn't take long for him to fit in. The 6-foot-4 wing has an intimidating frame and isn't afraid to initiate contact on his way to the rim. Against Ballou, Drissett handled the ball a lot and proved to be a talented passer.

Marvin Dominique has a variety of schools showing him attention. According to one of his coaches Georgia Southern, Seton Hall, Florida Gulf Coast and Florida International.

Quincy Miller is already hearing from the big boys. Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Baylor, Connecticut, Florida and Florida State have all shown interest in him.

Brandon Knight said he's no where near ready to come up with a decision. He did, however, list a handful of schools. He mentioned Florida, Miami, Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas and Connecticut.

Jacoby Brissett struggled to remember all of the schools involved, but he did mention Florida, Miami, South Carolina, Xavier, Kentucky, Kansas State and Boston College.

A number of coaches rolled through the Coral Springs Gymnasium on Friday. Frank Haith and Jay Wright were the only head coaches in attendance. There were also assistants from Florida, Kansas, Miami, South Carolina and Marshall in attendance to check out prospective recruits.


  • St. Thomas Aquinas 66, Hudson 62
  • St. Benedict 82, Cardinal Gibbons 52
  • Miramar 59, Quality Education 45
  • Pine Crest 64, KAMIT 43
  • Dwyer 62, Ballou 46
  • Georgetown Prep 63, South Broward 52

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