Chasson Randle, PG, Ill. Wolves: He's in contention for one of the spots on the USA 17-and-under team and if he makes the squad, it'll be because of his versatility and improvement since last season. A combo at heart, Randle has bolstered his point guard game. He's a more confident player who finished in the paint with both hands and asserts himself in big situations. Mix in the fact that he's the top student at his high school and you have the recipe for a top tier recruit.
Tony Wroten, SG, Seattle Rotary: We didn't see his best game of the day which occurred against Mac Irvin. In that one, he reportedly took it right at the Chicago powerhouse. What we saw in the afternoon was a glimpse into one of the elite guys in the country. The transition game is his forte. On the break he's a great finisher or excellent decision maker. When he chooses, defensively he can be a guy that causes problems.
Phil Greene, SG, Meanstreets: For two days we've watched him get buckets with his jumper and quickness to the rim. He'll be a mid-level priority recruit because he's a commodity as a scorer.
Anthony Davis vs. Mike Shaw: On paper this looked too enticing to miss. Meanstreets won a close one but the individual battle lacked any real punch. Davis guarded Mike Blackshear to start and Davis' length kept Blackshear in check. It was only when Davis took a rest that Blackshear went to work and looked strong. Blackshear left with an ankle injury in the first half. Davis finished with 14 points, 8 rebounds and a pair of blocks. Shaw didn't get a bucket until the final quarter and had 2 points and 3 boards. Shaw has a heel injury and wasn't at full strength but regardless, Davis' activity level was greater and the results tilted his way because of it.
Andre Brown, SG, Team Nashville: We saw him in back-to-backs and the lefty owns a nice stroke and makes shots from different spots. He's sneaky with his drives and projects as a solid mid-level guy.
Rio Adams, SG, Seattle Rotary: Andrio Adams is a major prospect. He's the heir to the Rotary throne and he'll be ready to assume the mantle when Wroten and Gary Bell graduate. Where to start? He's very, very athletic. Adams is also strong and confident. The guy is legit behind the line and explosive going to the rim. Once word really gets out he'll go national.
Marcus Paige, PG, Martin Bros: The great point guards own their team and operate under control. Paige definitely has a presence and feel for the position. The lefty made his jumpers, controlled tempo and played at different speeds. We love the guys that have a calming yet assertive impact on the game and he's no doubt one of the best in 2012.
Willie Cauley, Mo-Kan vs. Jay Simpson, Ill. Wolves: Cauley's the hot new center name in his class. He's a long drink of water that is a defensive player. Good instincts as a board man and great length. His offense needs work and he's got to find a go-to move. Simpson yielded at least an inch but he's a physical guy who can face and go and he was able to get his body into Cauley. Cauley's got the higher ceiling and is the long term of the two, Simpson's simply a solid Big Ten player who fits into Purdue's rotation.
Derrick Randolph, C.J. Jones, Ferrari: Randolph might be 5-7 but don't tell him that. Jones is the leader and athletic backcourt teammate. Together, they're quite the pair. Randolph's 3-point stroke made him look like a tinier Tyjuan Porter. Jones is athletic and looked like he could be a defensive back. "I'm too soft for that, I wouldn't want to get hit," Jones said.
Keith Langston, SG, Ferrari: He plays with the 15s. Langston has size and sports a smooth game. Range isn't a problem and he can get his shot with ease. One of the more impressive freshmen we've seen here.
Last night I incorrectly attributed Auburn to Anthony Davis when it should have been Harvard. … Amir Williams is at prom and didn't make it. Ditto for Marquis Teague. … Corey Raley-Ross, a senior, committed to Buffalo on Saturday. …
Carlton Brundidge has a bandaged shooter hand. Physically he's a Big Ten guy and he's wired up to score. … Nnana Egwu flashes immense potential and he's still putting it all together. Down the road it's going to be a nice package. … Scrappy recruiters will respect the game of Spiece Mo-Kan's Clint McColough. He's a multi-position wing and sneaky athlete at the mid-level. … Nino Williams sports a college body and a better jump shot. … Sophomore big Alex Woodbury is pushing 7-feet and how he uses both hands is impressive. … Martin Bros. sophomore Mike Gesell rained 3s until Paige went out of the game and all of the sudden he showed a handle and combo potential. …
Andre Brown has offers from Austin Peay, Lipscomb and Belmont. … Cauley has offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Wyoming. … Chasson Randle indicated that Illinois, Stanford and Purdue made him a priority and are going at him the hardest. … Wolves point guard David Sobolewski owns offers from Southern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Missouri State and Bradley. … Frank Kaminsky lists Wisconsin, Bradley, Northern Illinois, Northwestern and Xavier. …
J.T. Yoho, a tough wing, has offers from William & Mary and Morehead State. … Woodbury lists offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Drake, Creighton, Utah and Nebraska. Kansas and Minnesota are looking. … Rio Adams said Arizona and UCLA and Washington State have offered. Kansas is looking. … C.J. Jones was previously offered by the former DePaul staff. …