Malcolm Brogden, SG, Georgia Stars – Down the stretch, Brogden and the Stars couldn't get the win against Indiana Elite One, but this 6-foot-4 wing certainly put forth his best effort. The Fayette (Ga.) County scored it from long range, mid-range and at the cup. Brogden has a strong, developed frame that he uses well when he goes to the rim. He's tracking as a high mid-level prospect, but has a chance to take it a little higher.
Cody Zeller, PF, Indiana Elite One – Every time out Zeller makes a move or shows a new wrinkle to his game. The 6-foot-9 power forward was facing up defenders today and showed range out to 18-feet. He's got soft touch around the basket and a pair of mitts that catch everything thrown his way.
Marshall Plumlee, C, Indiana Elite One – Defensively Plumlee is a presence. He's rapidly approaching 7-feet and plays with maximum effort every time he touches the floor. His hands are terrific, his moves inside continue to develop and he even dropped in left hook. He improves on a weekly basis and is a guy that is quickly rising up the charts.
Junior Lomomba, SF, WI Gators Elite – Attacking the basket is definitely what this 6-foot-4 wing does the best. The lengthy wing is a solid athlete that adjusts well at the rim and assumes a slashing type role. Going forward his jump shot will need to continue to become more consistent, but he has the look of a high major wing.
Anthony Bennett, PF, Team Takeover 15's – It wasn't hard to spot this 6-foot-7 power forward, as he was hammering dunks on defenders and doing chin ups on the rim. He's a high level athlete that runs the floor and is skilled enough to drop in a jump hook on the block. At this point he doesn't have any college interest, that will soon change.
J.P. Tokoto, SF, Wisconsin Playground Warriors – Already this 6-foot-5, 180-pound wing has a strong reputation, especially in the Midwest, and in the second half of his 15 and under evening game he proved why. After a so-so opening half, Tokoto turned it up and exploded, scoring bucket after bucket at the rim. He's a solid athlete, with a decent handle and a unique ability to finish at the basket. Tokoto appears to be one of the elite wings in the 2012 class.
J.P. Tokota, a talented sophomore-to-be, has early offers from Tennessee, Kansas, Wisconsin, Marquette and Minnesota. UCLA, Memphis, Florida State, Indiana, Oregon State, USC and Texas are in the mix too.
We love the motor of George Fant. The 6-foot-5 post prospect plays hard and is an athletic specimen. Ryan Fucci and Taylor Barnett both did a great job for the Lexington Ice during their pool play game. Fucci is a tough guard that can get to the rim, while Barnett is a talented shooter. Matt Carlino played well in his morning game against the Stars. He created for teammates and hit shots. E. Victor Nickerson is one to watch. The 6-foot-6 forward is loaded with potential and showed it at times against Indiana Elite One. Austin Burgett continues to develop. The 6-foot-8 big man has range to 18-feet and is becoming more aggressive.
Darryl Baker, a 2013 prospect, played well during the few minutes we watched of Team Southern Indiana. The 6-foot-1 guard has a strong body, is a quality athlete and can really score at the rim. Darryl Hicks, of Louisville (Ky.), is another 2013 prospect to keep an eye. Kenny Kaminski had a strong following of college coaches on Friday, and for good reason, as the 6-foot-7 power forward can shoot it. His teammate on Team Pride 15's Matt Castello is solid as well, and already stands 6-foot-8. Vinny Zollo, a 6-foot-7 power forward out of Kentucky, has a strong motor and a good looking stroke from long range. Lionel Gaines, of Louisville (Ky.) Eastern, is a forward that is on the up tick. He was terrific for the Derek Smith All-Stars on Friday.
During the Indiana Elite One versus Georgia Stars game VCU, Morehead State, Florida, Indiana, Butler, Xavier, Ohio State, Georgia State, Iowa, Purdue, Northwestern, Illinois, Virginia, Bradley, Wright State and Dayton all were in attendance.
Although he didn't play, Gary Harris had Indiana, Butler, Xavier, Purdue, Illinois, Penn State and IUPUI checking out his team.