It Takes 5ive Classic: Day One Rundown

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The first July evaluation kicked off on Monday and majority of the college coaches and recruiting gurus landed at the University of Cincinnati for the adidas It Takes 5ive Classic. Jordan McRae, Marshall Plumlee and Trevor Releford all stood out on day one.

Will Sheehey, SF, Florida Rams – During the Rams opening round game against Brandon Bass Elite, he impressed the large contingent of coaches with his athleticism, smart play and ability to finish at the rim. The 6-foot-4 wing didn't show off his jump shot, but got so much accomplished by attacking the rim that he didn't need too. Word is he has big time grades and appears to be a guy that is on the mid-major/high-major border.

Terrell Stoglin, PG, Pump N' Run Elite – On a team full of talented guards, Stoglin, a 6-foot-2 lead guard, was the one that handled majority of the point guard duties. A stocky built guard, Stoglin uses his body well, especially when attacking the rim, and he showed off a pretty decent stroke from long range. The lefty isn't the greatest athlete, but he makes up for it with his strength and ability to handle the ball.

Terone Johnson, PG, Eric Gordon All-Stars -- Solid is the best word to describe this 6-foot-2 guard out of Indiana. The future Purdue guard doesn't make many mistakes, continues to improve his jump shot and is crafty attacking the rim. Despite falling to Pump N' Run, Johnson did all he could to will EG-10 to a victory. He's a tough, hardnosed guard that you can rely on, and Matt Painter should be happy to have him locked in.

Josh Gasser, SG, Wisconsin Swing – It didn't take long for the first guy to come out of nowhere and become the talk of the event. Gasser, a 6-foot-3, possibly 6-foot-4, shooter went off in the morning session for more than 20 points, including a bunch of threes. During his second game he showed off his pure stroke, finished fairly well around the rim and showed an OK handle. Mid-level schools have been tracking him for some time, but his big morning had a few highs step in for his second game of the day.

Trevor Releford, PG, KC Pump N' Run – After a so-so first game by Releford's standards, he picked up the pace. With a number of college coaches watching his every move, the 6-foot floor general showed off his impressive ball handling, court vision and passing. Although he doesn't shoot it, Releford finds other ways to help out offensively. Around the rim he's a crafty scorer and has developed a consistent floater in the lane. There aren't many quality lead guards left in 2010, but this is certainly one of them.

Ricky Kreklow, SF, KC Pump N' Run -- Releford wasn't the only guy on the KC squad tossing out assists. This 6-foot-6 standout at Coumbia (Mo.) Rockbridge has good size for the wing spot, is a fluid athlete and a guy with terrific court vision and passing ability. To go with all that, he's a guy that can really shoot it from long range. His range extends to well beyond the three and his release is quick and crisp.

Jordan McRae, SF, Atlanta Celtics – Maybe the top performer of the day was this 6-foot-5 wing that recently rose in Scout.com's ranking. With one of his future coaches looking on, McRae went to work against the opposition and scored virtually at will. His jumper continues to get more consistent, but most of his points came in transition or from attacking the rim. He also had the dunk of the day, when he dunked over a defender setting up for a charge. One coach said he went for nearly 40, but we didn't see the final box score.

Tony Kimbro, SF, Team Loyalty – Early morning games are often times a drag, but this 6-foot-4 wing made the 8 a.m. game an enjoyable one. The Louisville native played hard, pushed the break at every opportunity and put his teammates in great situations with his passing and decision making in the open court. The southpaw hit a few three-pointers, but the release on his jumper is something he's going to have to speed up, as it's a tad slow.

Levi Randolph, SG, Nashville Celtics 16's – We only got a sneak peak of Randolph, but the five or six minutes we got to lay eyes on him we were impressed. He's a solid 6-foot-4 guard, with a long, wiry frame. The Alabama native appeared to have a solid all around skill set and clearly is loaded with talent. In the short time we watched he buried a three-pointer, dropped in a floater and had a few nice dishes in the open court.

Marshall Plumlee, C, Indiana Elite One – One high major coach told us they thought he was the most impressive player, and potentially the best prospect at the entire event. That's strong praise. When we watched, the 6-foot-11, Plumlee did what he always does – he played hard. Always talking, Plumlee is like a coach on the floor, as he diagrams exactly where his teammates need to be. His skills on the post are getting better, he has a solid set of mitts and is aggressive on both ends of the floor.

Cody Zeller, PF, Indiana Elite One – While the youngest Plumlee is a tad bit different than his two brothers, Cody is very similar to his brother, Tyler, who is currently a sophomore at North Carolina. He's already taller than Tyler was at the same stage, as he stands 6-foot-9, and he moves incredibly well. Running the floor is certainly Cody's strength, but he's also equipped with great hands and an impressive touch around the basket.

Will Sheehey said he has scholarship offers from William & Mary, Northeastern and St. Bonaventure. He also has interest from Stanford, Mississippi and South Carolina.

Tony Kimbro said he's taking a peak at three different schools – Louisville, Kentucky and Oklahoma State. None of the three have offered him a scholarship at this point.

Damion Leonard mention Clemson, Wake Forest, Marquette, Miami, Virginia Tech, Memphis and Kentucky. He claimed that all the schools involved have offered.

Ryan Boatright confirmed that he is no longer committed to USC. Already he's heard from Miami, DePaul, Florida State, Kansas State, Kentucky and Marquette.

Gelaun Wheelwright said that USC's new staff just offered him a scholarship, as has San Diego State. He also mentioned Wake Forest, UCLA, Colorado, Arizona and Arizona State.

Jershon Cobb claimed scholarship offers from VCU, Auburn, South Florida, Tennessee Tech and Georgia State. He said Alabama, LSU, Clemson, Goergia, Florida and Georgia Tech.

Not exactly sure of his situation, but Shawn Kemp Jr. was in attendance playing with the Atlanta Express and it was the most aggressive we've ever seen him play. He had a few punch dunks in transition. Ryan Boatright played pretty well in his two games today. His body type is very similar to Ryan Harrow, and they even play somewhat alike. He's quick, fairly athletic and can really score. Michael Chandler blocked a bunch of shots in the game we took in of the Derrick Rose All-Stars. He plays hard too. Cady Lalane is a solid mid-major big man that will get plenty of interest. At 6-foot-8 he moves well, is fairly aggressive and even showed a face up jumper. Fab Melo didn't have a great morning game, but from what we were told he bounced back in a big way during his second outing. The big fella has great hands, good footwork and some moves inside. Jeremiah Davis and Dee Davis make up for a heck of a backcourt for Indiana Elite/Team Indiana 16's. Both know how to play and are very skilled guards. Ricardo Johnson looks like an impressive mid-major wing. A solid athlete, Johnson played an aggressive brand of ball and was great in transition. Jon Horford got some buzz today. He's playing with a little more passion than last time we saw him. He runs the floor and has a nice set of mitts. Miami of Ohio scored a big one in Josh Sewell. The 6-foot-3 guard out of Louisville (Ky.) Trinity knows how to score and he did that in a big way in his morning game.

Marquis Rankin's 8 a.m game drew assistants from Wake Forest, South Carolina, Clemson, Kansas and Auburn. Roy Williams was the only head coach watching the talented 2011 prospect.

Trevor Releford had a solid crowd following him around today. Oklahoma's head coach Jeff Capel took a peak, as did Arizona's Sean Miller, UMass's Derrick Kellog and Alabama's Anthony Grant. UCLA and a handful of other programs saw him as well.

The Atlanta Celtics/Michigan Mustangs game drew a massive crowd. According to a media member that counted, there were 76 college coaches watching the court at one point.

Fab Melo had quite the following. During his first game Louisville's head coach Rick Pitino took in his game. Miami, Florida State, Oklahoma and Syracuse were among the many other schools watching.

The Indiana Elite/Team Indiana 16's, which feature Jeremiah Davis, Dee Davis, Deng Leek, Austin Etherington among others, drew a strong crowd. Indiana, Notre Dame, Xavier, Purdue, Ohio State, Butler, Mississippi State, Illinois, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama were among the schools watching their mid-day game.


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