Las Vegas: Day Four, Part B

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- There aren't too many teams left standing. Day four provided us with a good looking at some underclassmen, as well as a peak at Tony Mitchell.

J.J. Moore, SF, New England Playaz – His shot wasn't falling against the Full Court Athletes, so Moore went to work inside. The 6-foot-4 wing was aggressive and physical with the opposition and reeled in number of rebounds in and out of his area. Moore, who is an OK athlete, finishes well around the rim because of his strength.

Josh Henderson, C, East Coast Fusion – College coaches are searching the country for quality big men and Henderson is one that is getting some high major looks. An intriguing prospect that stands nearly 7-feet tall, Henderson showed great hands, touch around the basket and he's even capable of stepping out for jumpers.

Tony Mitchell, SF/PF, Brandon Bass – Mitchell is the owner of one of the best-looking frames in high school basketball. The 6-foot-8 chiseled forward has wide shoulders and long arms, to go with his impressive strength. At this stage we think he's more of a combo forward, but down the road we think he'll make the transition to the wing full time. Mitchell has high level hops, can finish at the rim because of his strength and even knocked in a few mid-range jumpers.

Alex Tiffin, PF, Team Ariza – This 6-foot-7, possibly 6-foot-8, power forward had coaches in the gym buzzing about his play. Tiffin, who is playing in both the Summer Championships and in the Super 64 with Compton Magic, is pretty skilled in the post, as he has hooks over either shoulder and even showed a counter move. While he may be limited athletically, he makes up for it with a strong motor and a solid skill set.

Quincy Miller, PF, D-One Sports – Over the course of the past year Miller has really progressed as a player. He's more confident in his game and has turned himself into quite the scorer. With that said, he's a presence when he's defending. His length helps him block shots, but he also has great timing.

Dai-Jon Parker, SF, Southern Kings – It didn't take the Kings long to dismantle DC Assailt and one of the main reasons the Kings pushed out to such a big lead was because of the great play from this 6-foot-3 wing. Parker got hot in the first half and buried a handful of three-pointers, including one he got fouled on. Parker is a legit scorer that can also attack the basket and spend some time on the ball if needed.

Henry Brooks, PF, Southern Kings – Over the course of the spring and summer, Brooks, a 6-foot-7 forward, has continued to improve and grow. A slender four man, Brooks stays active on both ends of the court and he's continued to improve his overall skill set. Brooks runs the floor well, plays with a nice motor and can step our for mid-range jumpers.

Shannon Scott, PG, Southern Kings – This 6-foot-2 lead guard is equipped with a number of qualities college coaches would want in a point guard. He's got a terrific feel for the game, he creates for his teammates and he's a winner. On Saturday he helped lead his squad to the final four of the 16's division.

Edson Avilla, PF, New Heights 16's – In our first glance of Avilla, we walked away with a good impression of him. He stands 6-foot-8 and weighs in at about 205-pounds. Avilla has a solid looking frame that will add weight as he matures. He runs the floor well, showed good hands and solid athleticism.

Jermaine Sanders, SF, New Heights 16's – The strong, lefty is known for his ability to knock it down from long range, but on this day he was getting it done going to the basket. Blessed with a strong frame, Sanders is physical when attacking the basket and finishes well once there. High majors should take note.

J.J. Moore said St. John's, Rutgers, Providence, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Seton Hall, and Oklahoma have offered him a scholarship.

Stargall Love said UNC-Greensboro is his only offer to date. Miami, Virginia Tech, Baylor, VCU and South Carolina have shown him some attention.

Josh Henderson drew a nice crowd of coaches. Mick Cronin checked him out, as did assistants from Penn State, Richmond and Wake Forest.

Quincy Miller had four head coaches on hand for his afternoon game at Green Valley High School. Rick Pitino, Scott Drew, Mike Krzyzewski and Dino Gaudio were all taking a peak.

Tony Mitchell drew a handful of head coaches – Mick Cronin, Travis Ford, John Thompson and Frank Martin. Louisville, Arizona State and Missouri had assistants watching.

Mick Cronin, Rick Pitino and Keno Davis caught one of J.J. Moore's games.


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