The SYF Players won the 17's title, Indiana Elite-Team Indiana won the 16's crown and Meanstreets were the champions of the 15's division. The Eric Gordon All-Stars finished second in every divison.
Jeremiah Jones, SG, SYF Players – Jones has grown on us the more we've seen him this spring. A 6-foot-3 shooting guard, Jones is a good shooter to 21-feet, but is also capable of attacking and scoring at the rim. The lefty is a hard playing dude that will scrap for loose balls and rebounds. Mid-majors should take a look.
Mitch McGary, C, SYF Players – Overall this 6-foot-9, 225-pound big man put together a pretty good weekend. We liked the effort he put forth and how hard he plays on both ends. On Sunday he finished around the rim, which was something we'd harped on him about this spring. McGary was a big reason SYF took home the 17's crown.
Ron Patterson, SG, Indiana Elite One – Over the course of the past year we've seen Patterson a number of times, but his effort Sunday was the best we've seen from him. He's turned himself into a pretty good long-range shooter off the catch and his shooting off the dribble is much improved as well. On top of that, he's a good athlete that focuses on rebounding the basketball from the guard position. He led I.E.O to the semi-finals of the 16's division.
Kellen Dunham, SG, Indiana Elite One – The second scoring option behind Patterson is this 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Pendleton (Ind.) Heights. Much like Patterson he's a very good shooter off the catch, but where Dunham differs is he's developed a mid-range game that consists of two dribble pull-ups and floaters in the paint. Going forward, Dunham will need to concentrate on adding some muscle to his lean frame.
Kellon Thomas, PG, Indiana Elite One – In the quarterfinals, Thomas, a 5-foot-9 lead guard, was on top of his game. Thomas pushed the tempo, created looks for teammates and scored at the rim. Despite his small size, Thomas makes up for it with his speed and good decision making while running his team.
Gary Harris, SG, D3 Heat – After watching him a few times over the past few weeks, we opted to save him for Sunday. Up against the SYF Players, he didn't disappoint, scoring 36 points in a two-point loss. Harris is more athletic than we've given credit for and on Sunday he looked flat out explosive soaring for rebounds and dunks in the open court. He showed the full scoring package on Sunday, scoring off deep jumpers, mid-range pull-ups for drives to the rim.
Kenny Kaminski, PF, Indiana Elite Team Indiana – We walked up midway through a scoring tear that Kaminski put on in Assemble Hall during a 16's semi-finals. At 6-foot-7, Kaminsky is a face up power forward that has a terrific ability to shoot. Inside the Medina (Ohio) High standout has good touch around the rim and a few low post scoring moves.
Patrick Ingram, SF, Eric Gordon All-Stars 16's – A big part of Eric Gordon's run to the championship game was because of this 6-foot-3 wings play. The Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central product scored in transition, rebounded, defended and even knocked in a few three-pointers. He's got a strong motor and plays hard on both ends.
Hanner Perea, PF, Indiana Elite Team Indiana – During their run to the 16's crown, Perea proved to many why he's such a highly regarded prospect in the 2012 class. Perea's best move of the weekend came when he faced up a defender, took two dribbles to the right side and exploded forward dunking on the opposition. He's a heck of a raw talent that will be a heavily pursued prospect.
Marc Loving, SF, All-Ohio Red – The more we watch Loving, a 6-foot-7, 190-pounder, this spring the more he's growing on us. Long term, he's a heck of a prospect, as he stands 6-foot-7 and has a long, lean frame. Initially we were thinking face up power forward, but we've opted to list him as wing prospect. He moves well enough both vertically and laterally that we think he'll play that position at the next level. The form on his jump shot is good and he has range to the three-point stripe. He's one we'll continue to follow closely.