Triple S: Day One Rundown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – We were just getting a pulse for the Triple S Harley Davidson Shootout on Tuesday. The event is a mid and low-major bonanza. It's also another chance for 2012's Anthony "Air Canada" Bennett to begin the breakout.

Durrand Johnson, SG, Cecil Kirk: He's got a scorer's swagger to his game. The outside shot is respectable and he's constantly going at his man. Would be a potential all-league guy in the A-10 over time.

Neil Thompson, PG, NJ Shore Shots: For a guy void of a Division I offer he was the best guy on the floor in the game we watched. Controls the flow of the offense and you're not going to take it from him. Could see him being a nice player in the America East. Bottom line is teams are missing the boat.

Rod Odom, SF, Expressions: A few months ago he had mono and didn't know it. Made it through NBA Camp before finally having to shut it down. He's a 6-foot-7 forward with ball skills and a body. Didn't finish well in the game we caught.

Michael Samuel, C, Mountain B-Ball: Apparently this native New Yorker didn't play much last season. That's OK, we caught enough of him to know he's got a chance. Big kid, big body and soft hands. His team got blasted and he scored 90% of their points. Has a lot of elements to work on but raw materials in place.

Tyler Olander, PF, Expressions: Lefty had a live body and will try to punch it at the rim. Liked him at Reebok, thought he had even more of a chance after watching here. There's bounce in his game. A repeat junior, Olander has the grades and attention of bigger programs.

Anthony Bennett, SF, Team Takeover Canada: Been hearing stories of his athleticism and leaping ability. Confirmed the stories first hand here. He's a specimen who hunts dunks and has a rolling hook that he breaks out as needed.

Mike Zongari, PF, Advanced Hoops: Surprised to learn that he's only a rising sophomore. Will need time but has the tools. Twice knocked down mid-range jumpers. Prospect to take from the mid to potential high level should he show improvement.

Danny Lawhorn is no longer committed to Boston College. This one would best be deemed as a mutual parting of the ways. …

Cecil Kirk's team is an A-10 fiesta with loads of guys who track at the mid level and slightly higher. One guy who is going to draw loads of attention is Cleveland Melvin. Hard playing, undersized warrior. … Most of the BCS teams in attendance here are tracking one guy or simply trying to see if someone pops up. Kyrie Irving is the big name here. …

Durrand Johnson has offers from Xavier and Delaware. Maryland, Connecticut, Drexel, Georgetown and North Carolina State are looking. … Neil Thompson has heard from Boston U., New Hampshire, Rider and Iona. … Rod Odom gets hits by Arizona, Louisville, Boston College and Seton Hall. … Dakotah Euton has offers from Akron, Nevada, High Point, Eastern Kentucky and Wright State. … Kadeem Green has offers from George Washington, VCU, George Mason and interest from Oklahoma, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest. …

Dajaun Coleman had North Carolina, Memphis, Kentucky, Boston College and Pittsburgh at his game. … Mychal Parker had N.C. State, James Madison, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma State and Indiana. … Melvin Ejim had a nice crowd of Iowa State, Boston College and a host of good mid level schools. …


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