Real Day: Day One

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– Friday night at the Real Deal In The Rock was filled with good guards like Jahiii Carson, Myck Kabongo and Deville Smith.

Myck Kabongo, PG, Grassroots: The Canadian boys weren't on the same page much of the night but Kabongo's game translated. He blew by double teams and won every race to the rim. He can go at different speeds and shoots it enough to keep defenders honest. His size and speed, mixed with his feel for when to pass and shoot easily make him an elite player.

Jahii Carson, PG, Compton Magic: The former Oregon State commit is fast and slick with the ball. He pounds it into the floor and is almost exclusively right-handed. Despite that, he gets where he wants and loves contact in the paint. He's small but fast and unselfish. He'll be a high-major signee and potential Top 100 prospect.

Hunter Michelson, PF, Ark. Wings: Different effort than we saw last week in Hampton. Michelson played with passion and fire as he went for 20 points. There talent is there and he's already got outstanding touch. As his body matures his game should as well. Strong game vs. Compton.

LaQuinton Ross, SF, MBA: Last spring was an injury-filled time for him. This time around he's healthy and his stroke is definitely on. Ross worked the mid-range game and milked a lot of points out of his jumper. He was matched up against the rangy Jarion Henry, a lefty who tried getting after him. Ross is verbally quiet on the floor but gets his points.

Deville Smith, PG, MBA: Where Deville Smith wants to get, he goes. More lead guard than natural point man, he's fast. Real fast. Athletically he's the kind of guard who will challenge at the rim and launch himself for a dunk.

Gabe York, SG, Compton Magic: In the longest AAU game I've ever seen, York dropped 33 points. His first half was outstanding as he made a series of 3-pointers. He'll be a mid to high-fence sitter and the more elements he adds, the better his chances of playing at a high level. Did wind up with a few bucket attacks along the way.

Isaiah Austin is raw but he does one thing exceptionally well. Austin will take defensive rebounds and immediately look to outlet. It's a skill, and its natural for him. … The Wings went to the bench and brought in 2012 SG Dusty Hannahs, son of a former Expo, and he rained 3s Rotnei Clarke style. … Deville Smith is quite the athlete. The guy is a superior finisher. He did some things others can't from the lead guard slot like chase a guy down and block his shot. The next step is running a team and playing at different speeds. ….

Jarion Henry is a 6-8, lengthy lefty small forward. He's got to tighten his handle. Has tools and athletic ability. … Memphis Magic point man Chris Jones struggled in the first half but then got his floater game working. … Adonis Thomas does everything with authority. He's earned the right to be more aggressive for his team. … Aaron Ross worked hard in the second half for the Wings. David Rivers continues to impress with a diverse and athletic assortment. …

Carson is looking at Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, Butler, Oklahoma, Marquette, Villanova, UNLV and California. … Gabe York lists Oregon State, Stanford, Georgetown and Washington. … Henry hears from Baylor, UCLA, USC, Texas A&M and Kansas. He's a native of California. … MBA's Durrell Robertson gets traffic from UAB, UTEP and Middle Tennessee State…. Deville Smith prefers Arkansas, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Baylor, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

Saw the finest tight end the Philadelphia Eagles ever had, Keith Jackson. …


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