Hensley Memorial: Day 3 Rundown

FT. WAYNE, Ind. – Sunday at the Spiece Hensley Memorial is a grind. Sometimes it takes a little extra motivation to get you through the day. Jared Sullinger, after learning that his cell phone had been stolen, took out his frustrations on the remaining teams in the field.

Jared Sullinger, C, All-Ohio: The resume just became more lengthy. Sullinger won a head-to-head matchup with Josh Smith in the morning and then held on for the title in the championship against the Warriors. Smith went for 21 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks and two assists against Smith (11 points, six rebounds). In the championship, Sullinger hung 18 and 16 on the scoreboard.

Travis McKie, SF, Boo: The best part about his weekend was that it contained consistent efforts. Our guess is that the commitment to Wake Forest has cleared his mind and allowed him to play loose on the court. Did a nice job from mid-range and rebounded well. His best spring showing to date.

James McAdoo, PF, Boo: We caught bits and pieces and then ran into him in the quarterfinals where he was masterful. McAdoo said he's been getting up 200 shots with his left hand each day and his skill with his off hand is noticeable. He's not the same player but we'll use the Tim Duncan analogy to explain his place on the national landscape. There are sexier, flashier recruits. There are few who are actually better players or even higher-level prospects. He scores, boards, blocks shots and does it all without overtly attracting attention to himself. Super demeanor and the results translate in each setting.

Darnell Harris, PF/SF, D-Harris: We only saw him briefly but there's kind of a poor man's Farouq Aminu. An inside-outside type of player, he aces the look test, scores high in terms of athletic ability and he's a kid we're going to be watching closely.

Marcus Paige, PG, Martin Bros. 15s: It's been a while since this club has had a great point guard. Actually, the last headliner was Kirk Hinrich and he wasn't too shabby. Paige, a lefty, can score, shoot and handle it. He's a high-major guy who shoots it on the move and we loved him.

J.P. Tokoto, SF, Wisc. Playground: If indeed the talk about an offer from Wisconsin is true, well, we couldn't blame them for moving early. He's got the look of a natural small forward at 6-5, plus we'll assume he's going to get bigger. Lots of bounce, an assortment of mid-range shots and a player's approach. Once he tightens the handle (and we're being picky because he's a stud) he'll begin to be recognized as an elite player nationally.

2012 Iowan Adam Woodbury is 6-10 and when you put him on the same roster as Paige, Martin Bros. is going to be tough. … Jared Sullinger is responsible for the single most emphatic block out we'll see this year. Determined to keep Josh Smith off the glass, he used his backside to block out a guy that doesn't usually get met with much resistance. … Cameron Wright, since parting ways with Ohio State, seems to have turned it up a notch. …

Kendall Marshall's ability to shoot on the move may be his top attribute outside of passing. The mid-range pull up is strong. … Speaking of strong, Andre Dawkins has few athletic peers in this class. There were times when he attacked the rim and if does that consistently look out. … Forget upside, talent, anything else that seemingly matters in scouting. Brandon Spearman is one of the most competitive kids in the Class of 2010. He'd be welcomed on any college team, at least ones that really like to win. …

Credit Justin Anderson. On just about any other AAU team in America, this freshman would play a bigger role. Boo Williams isn't any run of the mill team and Anderson, not a run of the mill young talent. Despite limited minutes, he comes in ready to play and his work on the offensive glass sets an example for everyone in the gym. …

If you're a part of this list, congrats! James McAdoo hears from North Carolina, Florida, UCLA, Syracuse, Georgetown and hometown Old Dominion. …


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