Patric Young, C, Providence – The first thing we noticed about Young was that he's put on a considerable amount of weight. According to him he's up to 230-pounds, and by the eye test it appears to be all muscle. Inside he was an absolute animal whether he was blocking shots and snagging boards on the defensive end or trying to rip the rim off the backboard on the offensive end. His best move of the day was a spin into a left jump hook.
Brandon Knight, PG, Pine Crest – When Knight wanted to score against Coral Springs Christian Academy he usually did. What was impressive was how he scored. Although he had a few buckets at the rim, it was his jump shot that really impressed up. He had a stretch in the second quarter where he buried three-straight three-pointers, but he also proved true from 15 to 18-feet with the step-in jumper. Knight scored 30 in the win over Coral Springs Christian.
Raphael Akepejiori, C, Sunrise Christian – After watching a half it was clear that Akepejiori is a specimen. At 6-foot-9 he's got a strong, chiseled body that he's not afraid to use inside. Offensively he's still a little raw, but he's capable of finishing around the rim. He's got a strong motor, contests everything on the defensive side of things and runs the floor well.
Juvonte Reddic, PF, Quality Education Academy – This guy has late bloomer written all over him. He's known for his motor, and he's adding to it. He's capable of stepping out and knocking down mid-range jumpers, but what he showed today was intensity on both ends. He finished well around the basket, showed a nice pair of hands and blocked shots on the defensive side of things. He finished with 12 points.
Stargell Love, PG, Quality Education Academy – The more we've watched him over the past two weeks the more we've liked him. His speed and athleticism are his best attributes. Last week his jumper was falling, today he couldn't get it to go. He's at his best in transition and has terrific end-to-end speed. With all of that said, he has to cut down on the turnovers and take better care of the ball.
Scottie Wilbekin, PG, The Rock – After struggling from the field throughout the game, Wilbekin, a 6-foot, 165-pound lead guard, stepped up in overtime. With under 2.6 seconds left, Wilbekin knocked down a step back three-pointer to give The Rock a win over KAMIT. The mid-level guard is a steady ball handler that makes good decisions. Despite not shooting it well in this one, he has great form and appears to be a good shooter.
Juwan Newman, PF/C, KAMIT – Eugence McCory and Jonathan Arledge are the noteable names on KAMIT, but it was Newman that stood out to us. The 6-foot-8 low post prospect was active inside swatting shots and finishing around the rim. He's a relatively quick leaper and a guy that runs the floor pretty well. Going forward he'll need to gain strength and develop more low post moves, but he's a guy to keep an eye on.
Solomon Poole, PG/SG, Providence – The younger brother of Kentucky commit Stacey Poole is going to be a good one. The 5-foot-11 freshman is a high level athlete that's capable of throwing one down at just about any time. He's equipped with terrific speed and is capable of getting to the rim. This is definitely one for high major programs to monitor.
Wayne Martin claims scholarship offers from Mississippi, Virginia Tech, Memphis, Georgia Southern, Miami, Arkansas and North Florida. He said Tennessee, USF, Florida State, Clemson, Central Florida and Florida are also showing interest.
Mitchell Wilbekin, an 8th grader, got a lot of burn for The Rock. He didn't do anything sensational in their match up with KAMIT, but he didn't look out of place and played a composed brand of ball for a kid so young. George Mason signee Jonathan Arledge is a big kid at 6-foot-9. He's got a strong body with long arms and is capable of knocking down mid-range jumpers with consistency. Freshman Malik Martin is going to be a good one. He's already 6-foot-9 and equipped with a pair of long arms. He moves well, has great hands and already has some moves inside. Wayne Martin is definitely one to watch. The 6-foot-7, possibly 6-8, face up four is athletic and active inside. Quincy Miller was his normal self on Saturday. The versatile four man finished with 17 points in 10-point win.
Frank Haith, Billy Donovan and Mike Jarvis were the only head coaches we spotted on Friday. There were assistants at the event from Florida Atlantic, Maryland, Marshall, South Carolina, Miami, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern.