adidas Superstar Showcase: 2010 & 2011

BOCA RATON, Fla. – While the first day of Matt Ramker's adidas Superstar Showcase was for 2010 and 2011 prospects, it was a pair of 2012 prospects that stole the show.

Saturday at the adidas Superstar Showcase was for juniors and seniors, but there were two exceptions -- Ishmael Douda and Cleon Roberts. The two sophomores joined the upperclassman and more than held their own.

While Douda and Roberts were among the top players in attendance, Cady Lulane, Adonis Burbage and Rod Days also made their marks on the camp.

Harold Doby, PF – Georgia State secured a pretty good one in Doby, a standout at Orlando (Fla.) Oldsmar Christian. A 6-foot-6 undersized post prospect, Doby is active, aggressive and seems to always make a play. He's not real skilled inside and could definitely add a few moves around the basket, but his effort and rebounding ability make up for it.

Cady Lulane, C – Fortunately we've been able to watch the growth of Lulane since early in the spring. Every time we saw him, he had made strides in certain areas, and that theme continued when we saw him in Boca Raton. The 6-foot-8 power forward is relatively active and each time out seems to show a little better skill inside. He's got the right hook down pat, is capable of finishing with the off hand around the rim and even dropped in an 18-footer.

Rod Days, SF – Perhaps the most intriguing and mysterious player at the adidas Superstar Showcase was this 6-foot-6 forward. Early on Days, a product of Miami (Fla.) Sagemont, struggled to finish around the basket, but as the event wore on he picked it up. His ability to attack the rim is impressive and he's equipped with a great basketball body, but at times he leaves us wanting more. The talent is there, now he just has to put it all together.

A.J. Roberts, SG – The best way to describe this Miami (Fla.) Norland standout is as a scorer. At 6-foot-2 he's capable of scoring in a variety of ways. Early on he stroked three-pointers from long range, then he began attacking the rim more and even pulling up for mid-range jumpers. Mid-majors would be smart to check him out, as we think he could be a solid mid-level scoring guard.

Terral Merritt, PG – A native of New York, but currently playing at Orlando (Fla.) Christian Prep, Merritt, a 6-foot-2 guard, pushes the break at every opportunity and made a number of plays in the open court. While he currently lacks a consistent jump shot, Merritt does have impressive vision and his speed is a problem for defenders.

Adonis Burbage, SF – We struggled about which position to list him as. During the camp he spent a lot of time on the ball and did a good job creating for guys, as he has a solid handle and above average vision too. With that said, we aren't sure that's the position he'll end up playing at the next level. To go with his passing ability, the 6-foot-4 Orlando (Fla.) Christian Prep product, who is equipped with long, lanky frame, is also a pretty talented scorer.

Ishmael Douda, C – Easily the biggest surprise of the camp was Douda, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound post prospect, who is already committed to Frank Haith and the University of Miami. Rebounding is certainly one of his best attributes, but he's also incredibly active on both ends, showed a jump hook and posts aggressively often times even demanding the ball. He took on all challengers at camp and was easily the best looking prospect in the building.

Cleon Roberts, SF – While Douda was the best prospect in attendance, Roberts, a 6-foot-4 wing wasn't too far behind. Playing against the upperclassman didn't phase the Miami (Fla.) Norland product, as he scored virtually at will during the three-games he played at Lynn University. Despite having a slight push in his shot, he knocked down a number of three-pointers, but majority of his plays were made by aggressively attacking the rim. High major should begin checking in with this youngster.

Rod Days claims South Carolina and Wake Forest as his leaders. He listed Miami, Florida State, Delaware, Stanford, Wake Forest, Louisville, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Mississippi and Alabama.

Although he's just a sophomore Cleon Roberts has heard from a handful of programs. He mentioned Alabama, Florida State, Florida Atlantic and Georgia Tech as the schools that have shown early interest.

Reshawn Rembert recited a list that included Ohio, Liberty, Jacksonville, South Florida, North Florida and Stetson.

Joel Torrell, a 6-foot-7 post prospect out of Martin County, played with passion all day on Saturday. He ran the floor, mixed it up inside and corralled a number of rebounds. Harold McBride, a native of New York, was in attendance and had his point guard skills on display. McBride has a nice feel for the game and made some nice passes during the event. Reshawn Rembert, a 6-foot-3 guard, proved to be one of the camps better scorers. The Tampa (Fla.) Sickles standout was aggressive offensively and attacked the rim. We're looking forward to seeing Miami (Fla.) Monsignor Pace standout David Beneby again. He's a solid athlete, has a high motor and is active.

Matt Ramker's first year event was certainly a success. The showcase was run flawlessly, was organized and there were Division-I prospects all over the gym. Ramker and his camp coordinator Derek Heard did a great job.

Props go out to Lee Stahl for being a tough kid. After scoring six stitches on his face during the first game of the day he came back to the gym and laced them up.


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