Spiece/Hensley: Day One

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – There were two revelations Friday night at the Hensley Memorial. First, 2012 wing Michael Frazier looks like a high-level guy. Second, big man Anthony Davis looks like a major newcomer to the national scene.

Anthony Davis, C/PF, Meanstreets: If every tipster called with a guy like this, life would be good. The calls began last week about Davis and on Friday night he aced the eyeball test. Davis is a 6-foot-9 (and growing), long, agile shot blocker with explosion at the rim and enough offense to be counted as an elite level prospect.

The guy was hidden in a non-descript league in high school, injured at Boo Williams and is an unspoiled prospect ready to be molded into a serious player. Davis chased rebounds out of his area, blocked shots with his elbows and flushed it down when called for. We didn't keep stats but he flirted with a triple-double. Syracuse slid into his gym and offered, but while the Cuse may have been first, but the phones at Perspectives Charter are going to be ringing come Monday morning.

Cody Zeller, PF, Ind. Elite: He appears every bit of 6-10. Zeller made the kind of progress each of his brothers made in advance of their senior summer. He was good in the paint around the rim and he's got perimeter touch.

Kevin Ferrell, PG, Ind. Elite: He's a beep-beep guy. Speed is his friend and he's able to get his jumpshot off as needed. Next up will be playing at a speed other than warp and sharpening up his decisions. There's a reason why the high-majors are on him already.

Michael Frazier, SG, Fla. Elite: This was our first look at him and there's no doubting his future as a high-major player. Frazier nips 6-4 and is a well-constructed athlete. However, he's more than just a guy who goes to the rim. They run him off screens and he comfortably smokes jumpers from mid-range and behind the line. Impressive first evaluation on the sophomore.

Deville Smith committed to Mississippi State Friday evening. … Terrence Jones publicly announced for Washington but within hours of the announcement reportedly "had second thoughts" and had spoken to Kentucky. …

Jeremiah Davis owns a Big Ten body. The combo guard is built for the bumping and grinding and banging in that league. … Nashville area shooter Andre Brown is a potential mid-level kid to watch. … Gregory Lewis of Fla. Elite is a big kid for small and maybe some mids to pay attention to. …

Jeremiah Davis lists Ball State, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Miami, Purdue, Indiana and Tennessee. … Spencer Turner doesn't have an offer but hears from Davidson, Boston College, Purdue, Butler, Iowa, Wisconsin on Ohio State… Zeller has interest from Indiana, Purdue, Butler, Iowa, Wake Forest, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina and Florida. Did we forget anyone? He won't decide until his senior year. … Michael Frazier owns offers from Florida State, Virginia Tech and South Florida. Ohio and Florida are on him. … Anthony Davis has an offer from Syracuse and has heard from Memphis, Ohio State, Kentucky, Xavier, Bucknell, Auburn, DePaul and Illinois. …


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