King James: Day One Rundown

The King James Shooting Stars Classic is off and running. One day one Michael Gbinije proved to be a tough player, while a pair of Wisconsin freshman stood out in the second session.

It was a rough start at the King James Shooting Stars Classic, as two of teams we were set to see in the first round of games no showed. But the second round session led to us seeing a pair of possible high major basketball players.

Silas Mills, PF/C, Wisconsin Gators Elite – This 2010 prospect drew our eye in the second game of the day. Mills, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound big man, showed a nice face up game, as he hit jumpers out to 21-feet. Overall his skill set is impressive, but he lacks an aggressive nature around the basket and at times was easily pushed off the block. With that said, he does have a good size, impressive length and the type of frame that could really add some muscle to it. Mid-majors should be all over this Milwaukee (Wisc.) King standout.

Michael Gbinije, SF, Team Takeover – In a win over the D-Harris All-Stars, Gbinije showed why may consider him one of the best underclassmen wings in the country. For the position, Gbinije, a standout at Christchurch (Va.) School, has great size at 6-foot-7 and is an all around impressive scorer. Majority of his buckets on Friday came off drives to the rack, but we know he's got a solid looking jumper in the repertoire as well.

Junior Lomomba, SF, Wisconsin Gators Elite – During our second round of games, we stumbled on to the Gators court primarily because we noticed Mills' size. But Lomomba ended up being the best prospect on the floor. A 6-foot-4, 170-pound wing, Lomomba has a long frame, proved to be a pretty solid athlete and showed off an impressive mid-range game. To go with the floaters Lomomba dropped in, in the lane, he also hit a pair of deep jumpers. His shot is a bit of a push shot, but regardless he's a good-looking talent with a bright future.

Jamar Morris, SF, Wisconsin Gators Elite – We spent much of the Gators game thinking Morris was a 2010 prospect, once we found out he was indeed a freshman, our opinion of him immediately rose. Morris, a 6-foot-4 standout at Madison (Wisc.) Memorial, made plays by attacking the basket. He showed above average hops, a nice mid-range pull up and an ability to adjust shots at the rim. Going forward, Morris will need to develop his off hand.


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