Jayhawk Invitational: Day Two Rundown

LAWRENCE, Kans. -- The second day of the Jayhawk Invitational provided us with a look at a handful of west coast and mid-west prospects. Norvel Pelle, Marcus Smart and Tyree Robinson were among the days best prospects.

Norvel Pelle, C, Compton Magic -- Unfortunately we haven't been provided with many opportunities to see Pelle play, so we were excited to view him at the Jayhawk. Despite being a bit spacey and missing four dunk opportunities in the first game we watched, he has the look of a major prospect that has the ability to one-day play for pay. At 6-foot-9, 210-pounds, Pelle is a big kid with long arms and above average hops that help him on both ends of the floor.

Jahii Carson, PG, Compton Magic – Buzz has circulated the past few weeks about this west coast point guard. Leading the way for a loaded Magic squad, Carson utilized his speed to get easy buckets in transition. He's also got a pretty good handle and a very quick left to right cross over. To go with all of that, his jump shot appears to be on point. He buried a handful of three-pointer in the two games we took in, as well as a mid-range pull-up.

Isaiah Austin, C, Compton Magic – There's a lot to like about Austin, especially long term. At 6-foot-11 and right around 200-pounds, Austin is a tall kid equipped with a massive wingspan. Defensively he's a force blocking shots just based on his length, athleticism and timing. Offensively he has some skills and has good-looking form on his jump shot, which he proved true to the three-point line. While it's a nice addition to his game, we'd rather see him scoring on the low block than taking three-pointers. Regardless he's an elite level prospect and a top 10 player.

Cameron Biedscheid, SF, St. Louis Eagles 16's – Brad Beal and Ben McLemore may be getting the most publicity from the Eagles organization, but Biedschied will eventually have his time. Currently playing for the 16's squad, this 6-foot-5, 180-pound wing has a smooth game. Whether it's rebounding, locking up the opposition or knocking down trey ball, Biedsceid is capable of doing it well. A standout out St. Louis (Mo.) Cardinal Ritter, is a pretty good athlete that excels in transition.

Kellen Dunham, SG, Indiana Elite – In a class filled with talent, especially at the wing spot, there seems to be more and more guys popping up in the state of Indiana. We've heard the word on Dunham and on Saturday we were able to lay eyes on the 6-foot-4 shooter. While he struggled to get shots to fall in the first frame, he had it working in the second. It's clear that he's a knock down spot up shooter, but he's also capable of burying one and two dribble pull-ups.

Marcus Smart, SG, Texas Assault -- He was the rage in Arkansas a few weeks ago, so we were excited to see what Smart, a 6-foot-3 guard, was all about, and he didn't disappoint. Smart, who won a state title last year, is a tough, hard-nosed guard that can affect a game in a variety of ways. His stocky frame takes contact well, he's terrific at finishing in traffic and his jump shot looks good to 21-feet. On top of that he appears to be a winner and a leader, both qualities that the nation's best are looking for.

Glenn Robinson, SF, SYF Players 16's – Although he wasn't real aggressive in their game against KC Pump N' Run, Robinson, a 6-foot-5 lengthy wing, showed some potential. He has a great basketball frame, is a pretty good athlete and rebounds well for his area. Offensively he wasn't on top of his game, but he did complete some put back opportunities and showed good form on his jump shot.

Ed Seay, PF, SYF Players 16's – What we liked most about the Merrillville (Ind.) High standout was his motor. He got after it on both ends, and especially spent a considerable amount of effort attacking the glass. Seay, a 6-foot-8 power forward, showed a nice set of hands and a jump hook that he utilized on the block. Seay also showed good form on the lone mid-range jump shot we saw him knock down.

Dominique Wilson, PF, KC 76ers – We showed up to watch Wainwright and ended up really liking this 6-foot-8, 210-pound post prospect. Wilson has great basketball body that with wide shoulders and a set of long arms. In a heated battle, Wilson ran the floor well, showed a nice set of hands and finished when he had the opportunity in the paint.

Tyree Robinson, SG, Dreamvision – Locked in a battle with 2012 guard Marcus Smart, Robinson did everything he could to keep Dreamvision in the game. Robinson, who has a twin that didn't make the trip, is a quality athlete with a strong powerful frame. Scoring wasn't ever an issue for Robinson, as he scored it from all levels. It's obviously early, but there can't be many of two guards better than Robinson at this stage.

Norvel Pelle said the entire PAC-10 has offered him a scholarship, as well as Kansas, Texas, UTEP and Connecticut. Pelle said he's taken unofficials to UCLA, USC and Washington.

Kellen Dunham picked up his first offer from Wright State last week. He also claims interest from Butler, Purdue and Ball State.

Tyree Robinson said he and his brother have heard from Arizona, Washington, USC, UCLA, Texas, Oklahoma, Stanford, San Diego and San Diego State.

Ishmael Wainwright, a 6-foot-5 forward, is a high level athlete that can really pass. The Kansas City native has a bright future ahead of him. Wes Saunders has a terrific basketball frame. He's got a strong build and a set of long arms. Saunders had his moments on Saturday. He's a quality athlete with a good-looking mid-rang jumper. Mike Caffey, of the Compton Magic, played well on Saturday. He's got a solid handle, a nice pull-up jump shot and really defends. Ron Patterson, of the Indiana Elite 16's, is a terrific rebounder. The 6-foot-2 guard rarely takes a play off. Kellon Thomas lead the way at the point guard spot for Indy Elite. He's a tad small, but he's very unselfish. Kellen Stephen Domingo is just 14 years old and looks like a prospect. He's 6-foot-4 now, but he's got extremely long legs and arms. Khadre Lane, a 2014 prospect, was a standout for the KC Pump N' Run 15's. The 6-foot-2 guard is a heck of a prospect and has high level athleticism.


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