King City Classic/KY Hoopfest Report

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The July evaluation road trip continued on Thursday, as we started in Cleveland (Ohio) and made our way south to the Kentucky Hoopfest for a handful of late night games.

Phil Pressey, PG – Before we left the King City Classic, this 5-foot-10 lead guard made sure to leave a lasting impression. Pressey broke down his defender trip after trip down the floor and made a number of good decisions. He's a tricky ball handler that has impressive vision and passing ability. He showed off his mid-range game as well.

Cameron Clark, SG – We've been impressed with the effort that Clark has put together over the past few days. The 6-foot-6, 185-pound wing shot the ball very well, especially off the catch. To go with his ability to shoot it from deep, he's capable pulling up for mid-range jumpers with consistency. Those looking for a shooter with size and this may be your guy.

Wayne Blackshear, SF – Although he was up and down at the King City Classic, it's clear just how talented this 6-foot-5, 205-pound wing is. He nearly has a 7-foot wing span and is an impressive athlete that can adjust his shot at the rim with ease. He's also developed a jump shot with range to 22-feet. During his game today he knocked down a handful of three-pointers and made a few nice moves to the rim.

Jeremiah Davis, PG, Indiana Elite/Team Indiana – Continuing his strong play from the It Takes 5ive Classic, Davis stood out in his game against the Kentucky Blazers. Despite akward form, he's got a consistent jump shot with range well past the three point line. On this day he aggressively attacked the rim and finished once he got there.

Chane Behanon, PF, Kentucky Blazers – Going up against the huge front line of the Indiana Elite/Team Indiana, Behanon managed an impressive effort. The 6-foot-6 power forward has clearly added weight and strength to his frame was a bully inside, but also showed he could face up defenders and shoot mid-range jumpers. His dunk in the second half had the gym buzzing, as he went up with authority on a helpless defender.

Jeremy Hollowell, SF, Spiece Indy Stars – We've been impressed with how quickly this 6-foot-5 slender wing is developing. Over the past few months he's gotten more aggressive offensively and is making moves that he would have made three months ago. His jump shot appears to be his bread and butter, and already worked in a mid-range game.

Austin Etherington claims scholarship offers from Xavier, Indiana, Butler, New Mexico and Oklahoma State. He said Ohio State is also steadily recruiting him.

The Spiece Indy Stars, which is the AAU team of Ron Patterson, Austin Burgett, Jeremy Hollowell and Kellon Thomas, drew Wisconsin, Ohio State, Tennessee, Purdue, Illinois, Western Illinois, Iowa and Butler.

While the Indy Stars had a good showing, the Indiana Elite/Team Indiana squad had a better one. Tom Crean, Tom Izzo, Brad Stevens and Chris Mack were the four head coaches in attendance. Ohio State, Illinois, Purdue, UNLV and Evansville were also at the game.


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