T.J. Bell, PF, Indiana Meanstreets – In the first game of the day Bell, a 6-foot-7 power forward, was active and aggressive for the Indiana squad. He scored with his right hand in the paint and owned the offensive glass, scoring off put backs and tip-ins. Although he's not the quickest, Bell was willing to run the floor and finished when he had opportunities in the open court. Bell finished with 25 points against JSA Indiana.
Mike Ramey, SG, Indiana Meanstreets – With Bell scoring inside, Ramey looked to score from mid-range. A 6-foot-5 two guard, Ramey showed a comfort level from 15 to 18 feet and connected on one and two dribble pull-up jumpers. Off the catch, Ramey didn't show a real quick release, but he hit his looks and showed range to 22-feet. Ramey went for 13 points in the first half and finished with 18 for the game.
Darryl Baker, SG, Southern Indiana Red – Last time we watched Baker he showed a little more getty up in his jumping ability. Unfortunately he may have lost some of that when he broke his leg last year. For his sake hopefully he's still in the process of gaining it back. Regardless Baker still showed OK athleticism, but was especially impressive as a crafty handler who was able to create shot opportunities. He rarely gets his shot blocked and worked his way to 28 points in his opening game.
Devin Davis, SF, Eric Gordon All-Stars – We got our first look of him in Pittsburgh and he earned the print there. On day one in Bloomington, Davis looked even better. A 6-foot-5 wing with a 6-foot-10 wingspan, Davis covers a lot of ground, is a pretty good athlete and stays active on both ends grabbing rebounds and getting deflections. Offensively he scored off drives to the basket and in transition. He's going to need to continue to develop his jump shot, but he has the look of an impressive long-term prospect.
Basil Smotherman, SF, Eric Gordon All-Stars – While Davis scored at the rim Smotherman, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound wing, hunted and made jump shots. He struggled to get it going in the first, but in the second half the southpaw drained a trio of three-pointers and was fouled on another. Defensively he needs to learn to move his feet when guarding the ball, but off the ball he did a good job and was active in the passing lanes.
Zavier Turner, PG, Eric Gordon All-Stars – While the wings played a big role in Eric Gordon's scoring, Turner made some big plays down the stretch, including a big floater to tie the game late. A 5-foot-9 lead guard, Turner defended well, got in the lane and created opportunities for the weapons he had around him.
Colin Hartman, SF/PF, Indiana Elite Stars – Since seeing him during the high school season, Hartman looks a little taller and showed more versatility in his game. A knockdown shooter with range well behind the stripe, Hartman attempted to attack the rim and showed an all around impressive skill set. He's got a lean frame and moves fluidly. He's a pretty good-looking prospect, but we are interested in seeing how his body and lateral foot speed develop.
Milos Kostic, C, Indiana Elite Stars – The up and down affair that the Eric Gordon All-Stars wanted to play wasn't exactly Kostic's game. With that said, the 6-foot-8, 200-pound freshman managed to score a few buckets in the paint. He has a nice set of mitts, showed a jump hook over both shoulders and even showed good form in knocking down a 15-foot jumper.
Vitto Brown, PF/C, Spiece Indy Stars – It's only been a few weeks, but Brown looks taller and was certainly more effective than when we saw him in Pittsburgh at the Pitt Jam Fest. At 6-foot-7 he's equipped with a set of long arms and a fairly strong frame for a 2013 prospect. He's capable of getting up and down the floor and has nice touch with his right hand inside, including a right jump hook.
Bryson Scott & Brenton Scott, PG, Spiece Indy Heat – The twins from Fort Wayne (Ind.) Northrop were both effective against the Indiana Elite South in their own ways. Bryson is better off the dribble and attacking the rim, while Brenton appears to have the better stroke from long range. Bryson appears to be the better long-term prospect, as he's a little quicker and is craftier off the bounce.
Damon Brown, a 5-foot-10 lead guard for Indiana Meanstreets, showed a good handle and decent speed during the opening round game. He's an unselfish guard that looked to set up his teammates. Matt O'Leary, of Indiana Elite Club Storm 16's, was effective facing up defenders and shooting off the catch. The 6-foot-6 forward buried a handful of jump shots and showed range to 21-feet against Southern Indiana Red. While Davis and Smotherman did majority of the scoring for the Eric Gordon All-Stars, Zakarie Irvin hit the biggest shot of the day. The 6-foot-4 knocked down a three-pointer as time expired giving them a one-point win over Indiana Elite South.
Indiana Elite Stars guard LaBradford Sebree made some key plays against the Eric Gordon All-Stars. A stocky guard, Sebree was physical and hit a few mid-range jumpers. Spiece Indy Heat's freshman Richard Freeman is a pretty good-looking prospect. At 6-foot-5, he's got a pair of long arms, moves well and is a solid athlete. His best basketball days are ahead of him. The Indiana Elite South squad has a pair of big men – Maverick Morgan and Mark Donnell -- we will continue to follow. Both stand right around 6-foot-8, showed good hands and a turnaround jump shot.
Former Indiana and current NBA standout Eric Gordon was in Assembly Hall checking out his 15's group, which his brother, Erron Gordon, who is still in middle school, played on.