Jayhawk Invitational: Day One Rundown

LAWRENCE, Kans. -- The Jayhawk Invitational got kickstarted at the Haskell Gymnasium on Friday by key performances from Brad Beal, Shabazz Muhammad and Angelo Cho.

Brad Beal, SG, St. Louis Eagles – You'd be hard pressed to find a better shooter in all of the 2011 class. The Florida commit can really stroke it from behind the stripe and his range extends well past the line. Throw in his college ready frame, his ability to take defenders off the dribble and pull-up from mid-range and his impressive athleticism and you easily have a top 10 prospect.

Angelo Chol, C, Dreamvision – A 6-foot-8, 205-pound post prospect, Chol was efficient offensively for Dreamvision, showing a jump hook as well as a face up jumper to 18-feet. Chol, who is a high level athlete that gets off the floor quickly, is a terrific shot blocker and a guy that goes after rebounds in and out of his area. He'll need to add some strength to his slender frame, but he's got the look of an impressive prospect.

Shabazz Muhammad, SF, Dreamvision – One of the best performances of the day came from this 6-foot-5 wing. Muhammad, a standout at Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, had 19 at half and had Dreamvision cruising in the second session. Using his strong frame and superior athleticism, Muhammad posted the smaller guard defending him and abused him in the paint with mid-range turnarounds and offensive boards. Muhammad is separating himself in the 2012 class and appears to be the best wing nationally.

Winston Shepard, SF, Dreamvison – There's a lot to like about 6-foot-7 hybrid forward. He can play inside or out and has impressive athleticism. Using his long arms, mobility and toughness, Shepard attacks the glass looking for rebounds. After corralling the board, Shepard always looks to push the break and he's especially good when he gets in the open court as he has good vision and can really score at the rim.

Perry Ellis, PF, Pray and Play Players – Going up against a stacked Dreamvision squad, Ellis, a 6-foot-7 power forward, had to do a lot to keep his team close. Ellis did, however, show off a nice skill set. He's got a nice set of hands and proved he can score with either one around the rim. He also showed a face up game, which included a jump shot with good-looking form. ‘

Kaleb Tarczewski, C, Playaz – There's a lot to like about this 6-foot-11, 210-pound post prospect. The Southborough (Mass.) St. Mark's product runs the floor very well for his size, showed nice touch around the basket and doesn't shy away from contact around the rim. Although he brings every ball he catches down to his waste, we liked his ability to finish through contact. The 2012 class is loaded with bigs and this is another high major one.

Shabazz Muhammad said Memphis was the school recruiting him the hardest. He also mentioned UNLV, Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, Duke, UCLA, Louisville and Kentucky. All have offered except UNC and Duke.

During an interview with a large contingent of media, Ellis rattled of a list that included Kansas, Memphis, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Kentucky and North Carolina.

Angelo Chol has his list down to five schools – Kansas, Alabama, Georgetown, Connecticut and Washington. He said all five schools have offered him a scholarship.

Corey Hilliard is a pretty good-looking mid-level combo guard. He attacks the rims and really scored it in transition. Darrius Vick, of the Nebraska Bison Red, is another mid-major prospect that had a good day. The 6-foot-1 combo has a strong frame, is a solid athlete and was the Bison's best scoring option. Christina Kirk, a 6-foot-7 forward for KC Pump N' Run, showed good form on his mid-range jumper, runs the floor and is a pretty good athlete. Brandon Dawson may be the best offensive rebounder in the country. The 6-foot-6 wing is active and always on the glass. Alex Murphy had his moments Friday night. The 6-foot-7 wing is a good athlete that attacks the basket and is a legit high major prospect in the 2012 class.

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