Jelan Kendrick, SF, Wheeler – After sitting out the first half, Kendrick took the court in the second looking for scoring opportunities. He clicked off 14 points on 4-for-9 shooting. Kendrick, a 6-foot-6 versatile wing, has a unique scoring ability and can score from all levels. To go with his ability to put the ball in the hole, he's a talented passer that sees the floor well.
Adreian Payne, C, Jefferson – In typical Payne fashion he made a few wow plays, but never fully put it all together. The 6-foot-10 big man has all the tools to be a heck of a player at Michigan State. His length is a factor for the opposition, and he's developing better touch around the basket. His best move of the day was a monster dunk off a drive down the lane. He went for 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Brandon Knight, PG, Pine Crest – After forcing the issue a bit on Saturday, the nation's top floor general put on a shooting display on Monday. Knight appeared locked in and was much more patient with his looks, as he made jumpers from well past the three-point stripe.. To go with his deep jumpers, Knight worked in some no-look passes, finished in transition and led is squad to a win over Jefferson. He finished 14-for-29 scoring 30 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Ralph Hill, PF, Westerville North -- With his future head coach looking on, Hill helped shoot his team to a win. The 6-foot-6 forward knocked down a handful of jumpers, showed a nice set of hands and finished around the rim. Hill was efficient from the floor shooting 9-for-15 on his way to a 28-point outing. He also added nine boards.
Luke Cothron, C, Flora MacDonald – Much like yesterday, Cothron spent a lot of time on the perimeter. Still the 6-foot-9 center finds ways to be productive. He can face up and shoot to 18-feet if he allows himself to get set and when he puts his mind to it can be an enforcer around the rim. He finished 11-for-30 from the field, scoring 23 points and snagging eight rebounds.
Monday was a popular day for college coaches. We spotted a pair of head coaches – John Calipari and Brian Gregory. There were also assistants from George Mason, Ball State, Tulane, Duquesne, Quinnipiac, Michigan State, Michigan, St. Bonaventure, Penn State and Butler.
For the second day in a row 2011 prospect Rayvon Harris impressed us. He plays hard and is aggressive. He went for 14 points and six rebounds. Phil Taylor went for 14 points in Wheeler's win over Lakota East. The Florida International signee hunted three-point jumpers. Devonta White picked up where he left off on Saturday as he pumped in 26 points on 11-for-13 shooting. Georgia State locked in a good one. Donte paced Miller Grove in their win over Wilmington scoring seven point and snagging 10 rebounds. James Bell did it all for Montverde in their win over Wayne. He went 7-for-14 from the field and scored a game high 22 points. Markus Crider had 16 points and six rebounds in the loss. He was 7-for-12 from the field.