Travis McKie, SF: There aren't many guys in the 2010 class that are as consistent as this 6-foot-6 wing. On this day he had the jumper working, but also made plays at the rim. He takes rebounding and defense seriously and that's a major plus. The Richmond (Va.) John Marshall standout also had the dunk of the day, as he drove the lane and threw down a sick one-handed slam.
J.T. Terrell, SG: All spring we've been waiting for Terrell to come out of his shell and have a breakout game or event. The Pangos All-American Camp appeared to be it. The 6-foot-3 Wake Forest commit got loose Sunday morning to the tune of five three-pointers. But that wasn't even his best effort. He saved that for the Top 25 All-Star game, where he scored 28 points, including six three-pointers. His long range jumper is his bread and butter, and he started to show glimpses of his mid-range game.
Joe Jackson, PG: Throughout the Top 25 game this 5-foot-11 guard out of Memphis (Tenn.) was a blur. No one in the game could check him. His speed caused major issues for the many defenders that tried to guard him and his athleticism was a weapon too. At the rim Jackson adjusts well and finishes with ease. But it wasn't just his scoring that was impressive, he created looks for teammates and found a number of cutters for easy buckets.
Alex Kirk, C: Our last look at Kirk came at Boo Williams, since then he's clearly more confident, especially on the offensive end. He prefers facing up defenders for jumpers and has range out to 21-feet, but he did drop in a right jump hook. He's got a nice set of hands, has a pair of long arms and gets up and down the floor well.
P.J. Hairston, SG: When Hairston has his jumper working he's pretty tough to stop. The range is deep and well past the three-point line. In a morning game he buried a trio of bombs, then followed it up with at least three more in the Top 25 All-Star game. Going forward he still needs to continue to develop a mid-range game, as that will enhance his entire arsenal.
Nick Jacobs, PF/C: Big weekend for the young big fella. Like his former high school teammate did in the McDonald's game, Jacobs scored it when they fed him. Did an excellent job of finishing around the hoop and he's got a body that could grow into a PF or center. Derrick Favors protégé is coming on.
Dezmine Wells, SF: It's been a strong spring no matter the setting for this Raleighwood standout. He was one of the stars of the Top 50 game. His slashing and powerful dunks were on display the entire weekend. He brings energy and confidence to a lineup.
Grant Jarrett, PF/C: One of the young big guys to watch on the West Coast. He's got size 16s and has big upside. Can face but at the same time though physically not there he competes inside and scores around the bucket.
James Johnson was a DNP (knee injury) in the all-star game but was excellent in the morning session. He dropped a lefty hook and made a tough off hand catch and finish in transition. We're sold. … Ben Vozzola made a series of difficult deliveries with is left hand. Impressive. … Props to power forward Alex Tiffin. He's a mid-level guy. … Joe Jackson showed that he has that true point guard in his game. He was on it during the all-star game. … Adonis Thomas played well in the Top 50 game. Physically a sculpted sophomore who busts it close and has range on his jumper. …
Debating the merits of putting 8th graders in a camp like this is a hot button topic. There were a handful of them in the event and the best one was Rodney Purvis. He was not selected to either of the all-star games but played well enough to merit consideration for the top game and easily earned a spot in the second game. …
J.T. Terrell's father played at Charlotte and went by the nickname "Trigger." Like father like son, J.T. can stroke it. We'll give it a whirl and throw out the nickname "Sniper." …