Pump Spring: Day Two Rundown

LAS VEGAS – Kyle Collinsworth can hoop. His big game against Pump ‘n Run concerted the host team from favorites to spectators. Collinsworth stepped up and turned in Saturday's strongest effort.

Kyle Collinsworth, Wing, Utah Pump: Against the best competition, Collinsworth ramped up his game accordingly. His squad clubbed Pump ‘n Run by 24 points as he dropped 22 in the game and stuffed the stat sheet with rebounds and assists. Using a hesitation dribble and strong body, Collinsworth was able to get into the paint and finish strong at the rim.

With him, it's not about the measurables it's about intangibles. If you're looking for a competitor this is your guy. Against Pump, he shot it on the move with both hands and empowered his team to the win. He's the guy you bring into the fold, mix him in with your team and let his play and your personnel dictate his position.

Matt Korcheck, C, Tucson Pump ‘n Run: Guys like this will be damaged most by the April period being closed to coaches. Even with the guards on his team engaging in a mean game of don't let the big man touch it, Korcheck found a way to display his game. He's got enough face up to keep you honest and dunked what he could given the opportunity. A mid-level big he's a guy that begs to be watched.

Frankie Edwards, PF, I-Can: Strength is holding him back at this stage. His body style is good but he desperately needs to add weight to be an anchor. His post offense is good and long term can be better once his body complies with his desire.

Darius Williams, PF, L.A. Rage: This mid-level big man does a little bit of everything. He's got bounce and knows his way around in the paint.

Mikey Thompson, PG, L.V. Prospects: This young man relies on his quickness to get him in the paint and his vision to know what to do once he gets there. He's transitioning from being a scorer to his new position and he's got promise. In terms of going off the dribble he's a load. Good size, natural instincts and we expect the package to come together nicely.

The next step for Collinsworth is steadying his jump shot. If he can become as confident in his perimeter game as his driving game, he'll be even more of a weapon. … DeAndre Daniels has bounce and a live body. He sat out last season as a transfer. … Utah State has a commitment from power forward Ben Clifford and he's a good one. Competes, strong at the cup and enough perimeter to keep you honest. …

DeAngelo Scott, a forward with I-Can, may need a prep or junior college. Either way, you'll eventually hear about him. … Josh Ritchart, a face up four man with YBA, should draw mid-level interest. … 2009 point guard Alex Harris drilled one 3-pointer at the buzzer to send a game into overtime. He's an offensive minded lead guard who would draw mid-level attention if he can improve his test score. …

Corey Hawkins played his best basketball in the first half of his final game for Pump. He used his strong body to get in the paint and convert. … Robert Sampson, son of Ralph, has the look of a prospect. He's a 6-7 post with upside at the mid-level. …

St. Mary's and Weber State have shown Alex Harris attention. … Matt Korcheck has Northern Arizona and Utah State offers. Weber State, American and Portland are calling. … Frankie Edwards lists UTEP and Santa Barbara. George Washington and Syracuse have called. … DeAngelo Scott said Oregon, GW, Colorado, Boise State and Nebraska keep tabs on him. …


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