Although the host team -- Indiana Elite -- was shut out of winning the 17's crown, they weren't going to be denied in the 16's and 15's divisions. Indiana Elite One (Green) scored the 16's title, while Mark and Drew Adams' Indian Elite/Team Indiana squad secured the 15's crown behind big efforts from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera.
Justin Martin, SF, D1E – It didn't take Martin, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound wing, to get it going against the So Cal All-Stars on the final day of the event. A Louisville commit, Martin showed why the Cardinals jumped on him early in this one. Blessed with great size for the position, Martin has turned himself into a knock down jump shooter from long range, as he splashed in jumpers from all over the court in D1E's comeback win. To go with this ability to hit deep balls, he's a quality athlete that gets out in transition and can finish well above the rim.
Ryan Boatright, PG, D1E – The past few weekends we've become very familiar with North Carolina State commit Ryan Harrow. When we sat down on Sunday to watch Boatright we had flashbacks to watching Harrow. Their body types are nearly identical and they both are quick, can score it and have a flashy side to their games. Like Harrow, Boatright lacks strength, but because of his overall speed and ability to pass he's a solid high major player.
Tracy Abrams, PG, D1E – Playing alongside Boatright in the D1E backcourt was this Illinois commit. Despite some troubles against the So Cal All-Stars press, Abrams was impressive. A tough, hardnosed guard that doesn't back down from anyone, Abrams is a guy that can play the role of facilitator or scorer. The 6-foot-1 guard spent time on and off the ball and he was effective in each role. When the game got tight, Abrams stepped up and scored the winning bucket, as he tipped in a Boatright miss at the buzzer.
Josiah Turner, PG, So Cal All-Stars – The 6-foot-2 floor general headed to Arizona State had his moments against D1E. At times he disappeared and deferred to Jordan Gathers, but it was clear that Turner has the tools to be one of the top point guards in the 2011 class. His feel, vision and ball handling were among the things we noticed as his best attributes. Equipped with a quick first step, Turner got in the lane and showed an ability to finish with either hand once near the basket.
Dejuan Marrero, SF, Spiece Indy Heat 15's – We saw a lot of 2012 prospects this weekend and after watching Marrero on Sunday we walked away thinking this one could end up being the best at his position in Indiana. A 6-foot-4, possibly 6-foot-5 wing, Marrero is a pretty good athlete with a motor that seemingly never stops. In a loss to Team Pride, Marrero scored majority of his buckets off drives to the rim in the half court set. He was, however, tough to stop in transition as well.
Kevin Ferrell, PG, Spice Indy Heat 15's – Immediately we liked what we saw from this 5-foot-11 lead guard. At every chance he pushes the tempo and has the type of speed that makes him tough to defend. His handle is pretty strong and despite his slight frame he doesn't mind a little contact. While his ball handling and overall point guard skills were solid, it was his defense that impressed us the most. His lateral quickness is top notch and he's a tough kid that loves to get after it defensively.