Tony Wroten, PG/SG, Seattle Rotary – He only played a half against Team Takeover after an altercation at mid-court, but he did enough to warrant some ink. The smooth lefty has good vision and his best attribute is his passing ability. Still we'd like to see the 6-foot-3 guard add more consistency to his jump shot, as defenders will dare him to shoot at the next level. With that said, he's still a nice prospect that can get into the lane and finished once there.
John Manning, C, Team Takeover – In a class that has very few quality bigs nearly every post prospect will get a glance from a higher level. Manning is an intriguing guy because of his size (6-foot-9). He's got a nice set of mitts and good touch inside. He also showed jump hooks over both shoulders. One worry is his lack of lift, so he'll have to compensate by continuing to upgrade his skill level.
Thomas Gipson, PF, Team Texas – An undersized power forward, Gipson does exactly what undersized posts have to do – work hard. On both ends he gets after it and is a willing rebounder. Using his 6-foot-6, 250-pound frame he can clear space and he finishes strong around the paint. To go with his finishes at the rim, Gipson is also starting to develop a face up game that consists of mid-range jump shots.
Julien Lewis, SG, Houston Hoops – It's hard to shoot any better than the way this 6-foot-3 guard did this morning. We had him for six three-pointers and a good majority of them were contested shots. He has a good-looking shot with range that extends out to the NBA line. While he's especially impressive in catch and shooter situations, the Texas commit is solidly built, has good athleticism and isn't afraid to take some contact when he's looking to attack the rim.
Tyler Adams PF/C, Jackson Tigers – A strong and wide post prospect, Adams had his moments in the Tigers matchup with the Houston Hoops. He attacked the glass on both ends. He's got a strong set of hands and finished off a number of put backs in this one. A willing banger and a guy that will go to the glass, Adams must continue to develop his offensive game. He did show a right jump hook, but didn't look real comfortable using it. Going forward he'll need to spruce up his moves inside.
Ladarius White, SG, Jackson Tigers – After being listed as a 2012 prospect for the past few years, White is headed back to the 2011 class. The 6-foot-5 wing prospect shot the ball particularly well today off the catch against the Houston Hoops, but he impressed in other ways as well. For his size he's pretty skilled and is solid athletically.
Myles Davis, SG, Playaz – Playing alongside an unselfish point guard in Myles Mack and a good passer in Kyle Anderson has definitely helped Davis. The 6-foot-2 guard is a terrific shooting off the catch and his range extends to the NBA stripe. Although shooting is definitely his bread and butter, he did make a nice baseline move against D-One Sports and finished it off with his left hand.
Myles Mack, PG, Playaz – Over the course of the past year, Mack, a 5-foot-9 lead guard, has seen his stock raise quite a bit. Almost too unselfish at times, he sees the court well and looks to create for his teammates. Always under control, he makes good decisions and he's a guy coaches will be able to trust at the next level. Although he didn't pull it out against D-One Sports he's also a known marksmen from long range.
Quincy Miller, PF, D-One Sports – Many rode him after the EYBL Houston event a few weeks back. Over the past two days, Miller, a 6-foot-9 versatile four man has done everything he can to prove he's still an elite talent and certainly in the conversation for the top prospect in the country. His skill set is unmatched for a guy his size and he's starting to realize that rebounding is key. He didn't get a lot of help against the Playaz, but he certainly had his moments individually. In the nightcap he dropped 34 and scored it in a variety of ways.
E. Victor Nickerson, SF, Georgia Stars – As a prospect this 6-foot-7 forward is quite intriguing. He moves very well and sits at the top of the Georgia Stars zone using his active hands to create deflections. Offensively he's a pretty good spot up shooter to 22-feet and even showed that he'll go for two dribbles and pull-up for jumpers. Going forward we want to see him spruce up his ball handling, but he's definitely improving and is showing a much more polished game.
Sam Thompson, SF, Mac Irvin Fire – Yesterday we thought Thompson was pretty good, today he was terrific. He's extremely versatile and can play a variety of positions. He's a much better athlete that we've given him credit for and he's got a terrific feel for the game. At 6-foot-7 he's got great size for playing th wing spot and he's active not only on offense, but also on the defensive end.
Kyle Wiltjer, PF/C, Oakland Soldiers – A skilled 6-foot-9 post prospect, Wiltjer has an impressive all around skill set. He can score over either shoulder and has a face up game that allows him to shoot jumpers to 22-feet or even attack off a dribble or two. Wiltjer was much better on Sunday for the Soldiers than the previous day, as he was more assertive and aggressive.
Jakaar Sampson, SF, King James – The progression Sampson, a 6-foot-7 wing, has made over the past few months is impressive. His skill set seemingly gets better every time out and he's being more aggressive on both ends. Although we never exclusively watched his court on Sunday every time we looked up he made a play. A high level athlete with a great basketball body, Sampson's jump shot is also starting to come around.
Rakeem Christmas, PF/C, Team Final – Known as one of the best post prospects in the country, Christmas lived up to his stature on Sunday. A 6-foot-9 big man, Christmas is a terrific post defender equipped with tremendous athleticism and length. He's got great timing and seems to contest everything. Offensively he's underrated and showed off a nice right jump hook and was aggressive when he got the ball in the post.
Rasheed Sulaimon, SG, Houston Hoops – This junior-to-be has it going on and off the court. He's got high-level grades and a high major game to match. His jump shot is silky smooth from behind the three-point stripe, but he's also more than capable of taking defenders off the bounce, creating space and pulling up for mid-range jump shots. He's fairly crafty looking for shots and has a quick release.
J'Mychal Reese, PG, Houston Hoops – During the first half especially, Reese, a 6-foot-1 2012 prospect, had his game working. Using his quickness and crafty ball handling he got by defenders and finished with floaters in the paint. He's also a pretty good shooter from deep, as the lefty elevates high and has a pretty quick release on his pull-up jump shot.
Anrio Adams, SG, Seattle Rotary – We came to watch Tony Wroten and Gary Bell, but it was this Seattle (Wash.) Franklin standout that impressed us the most during a morning game against Team Takeover. The 6-foot-3 guard ripped the nets the entire game showing good range and impressive stroke from the three-point stripe. Although he spent some time on the ball and is a solid handler, he's more of a two-guard at this point. It was just our first look, but we walked away thinking he's a high major prospect.
Kyle Anderson, PF, Playaz – Up against D-One Sports Anderson had his game working. Anderson is extremely skilled and shoots the ball well out to three-point stripe. He's got a great set of hands, handles the ball pretty well and has terrific vision. He's an interesting player because of his size and versatility. He went for over 20 in an afternoon game.
A.J. Hammons, C, Spiece – We've seen the progression for this kid over the past year and we can see the light slowly coming. The 7-footer out of Carmel (Ind.) is being more aggressive on both ends and is starting to show his potential. Offensively he has a go-to move in a right jump hook, now we'd like to see him add from there, but he already has what many young posts are missing. Defensively he contests shots and he certainly got his hands on quite a few on Sunday. 2013 Checklist-->
Isaac Hamilton, SG, Team Texas – We've heard all the rumblings about this 6-foot-4 freshman guard and he lived up to the hype when we caught his morning game. He's got a quick first step and creates space from defenders easily. Overall he's equipped with an impressive skill set and a talented shooter from both long and mid-range. At this point he's got a wiry frame, so he'll need to add strength going forward, but there's a lot to like about this 2013 prospect.
Although we didn't want their court exclusively we spotted George Fant having a good game. He's a strong, aggressive undersized post that is having a big spring. Ky Madden had a few big games on Sunday. The 6-foot-6 wiry wing has good vision and scored it well off the dribble. Kedren Johnson is a big guard that sees the floor well. Although he doesn't have great speed he's pretty skilled.