T.J. Warren, SF, Garner Roads 16's – The 6-foot-7 small forward prospect turned a solid effort into a great game when he nailed a three-pointer as time expired. Thriving in crunch time was just one of the many things Warren did well on Saturday. He's a big wing that as one college coach put it "has a knack for scoring." His shot may look a little awkward but he was on point from long distance and showed off a nice mid-range floater.
Terry Henderson, SG, Garner Roads 16's – Warren is the big name on the Garner Roads squad, but Henderson is a pretty good player in his own right. He has some mid-major interest and we expect that may grown. At 6-foot-4 he has a long frame and still looks very young. His jump shot looks good from 21-feet and he also worked in a few moves to the basket.
Brandon Bolden, C, Celtics South – On Friday he was just OK. Saturday he started to show a little bit more. A legit 6-foot-9, Bolden has a massive wingspan and a skinny frame, but he moves up and down the floor with ease. The southpaw doesn't get many opportunities on the block, but is patient and will wait for drop off passes to convert for buckets.
On defensive rebounds he showed the ball skills and mobility to push the break. He's a long ways away from a finished product, as he must add some things offensively and get stronger. With that said, he's a good-looking prospect that has his best basketball days ahead of him.
Cory Calvert, SG, Colorado Hawks – Thomas is the main guy on the Hawks, but Calvert is a heck of a player in his own right. A crafty 6-foot-2 guard, Calvert shoots the ball very well off the catch and is capable of going off the bounce and scoring at the rim or from mid-range. Mid-major schools would be wise to take a look at this Parker (Colo.) Chaparral product.
Ronnie Johnson, PG, Eric Gordon Central Stars – A number of regional mid-major programs have made him a priority and rightfully so. The 5-foot-10 floor general knows how to run a team. Coming off a state championship run at Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central, Johnson makes terrific decisions and shoots the ball well off the catch with time and space.
Sam Mader, PF, Randolph Bros – It only took a quarter of a game for Mader to catch my eye. A slender 6-foot-8 post prospect, Mader runs the floor well and has a great set of hands. He also showed good touch around the basket and that he was capable of knocking down mid-range jump shots out to 18-feet.
Joel James, C, Florida Rams – After watching the Rams a handful of times in Indianapolis and in Louisville it's easy to see why the Rams coaching staff thinks highly of James. A monster of a big man, James stands 6-foot-11, 270-pounds. Despite his size, he moves fairly well and is active. He caught everything thrown into him inside and he showed he was capable of dropping in a jump hook. Add him to the 2012 possible high major big man list.
Darryl Baker, SG, Southern Indiana Red – Early on Baker struggled from the field, but as the game wore on he exerted himself more and more. A 6-foot-2 guard, Baker doesn't possess great speed, but he does have good body control and is strong attacking the basket. Although he did knock in one jump shot, he tried to attack the rim and showed a nice floater when he does. He finished 5-for-12 from the field.
Chris Thomas, SG, Colorado Hawks – He received some ink yesterday and it was well deserved. Today he was back at it again for the Colorado Hawks during a pool play game. He's a very talented scorer and more than one college coach has compared him to former Xavier guard Jordan Crawford. A high level athlete, Thomas put his jumping ability on display with a monster one-hand oop he flushed on a fast break.
Malik Price-Martin, PF, Florida Rams 16's – In a tight ball game, Price-Martin turned up his play down the stretch. A 6-foot-9 slender post prospect, Martin used his extreme length to snag a pair of key rebounds and also maneuvered for a big bucket late in a pool play game. He showed us more facing the basket than in the past and even hit a fade away 10-footer.
Jared Drew, of Indiana Elite One, said Indiana State and IPFW have offered him a scholarship. IUPUI, Ohio, Notre Dame, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Butler, Wichita State, Missouri State and Oregon State are all also in the mix.
Juan Majok, a 2012 wing prospect, said Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Northern Iowa have all shown early interest.
Sam Mader has one scholarship offer – Wisconsin-Green Bay. Marquette, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, South Dakota State and North Dakota State are also involved.
Jackson Davis, an incoming freshman at Lexington (Ky.) Lafayette, is definitely a guy to keep an eye on. Davis, who already stands 6-foot-7, runs the floor well. Juan Majok, of the Randolph Bros, is a 6-foot-5 athletic wing that caught my eye. He played well in transition and attacked the rim for a monster dunk late in the game.
Darryl Baker drew assistants from Indiana, Purdue and Oakland during a morning game. T.J. Warren had Wake Forest and Indiana checking him out. Branden Bolden drew Tennessee head coach Brandon Bolden, as well as assistants from Wake Forest and Georgia. Ron "Bus" Patterson had Xavier, Indiana and Florida watching him. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo watched Kenny Kaminski. Ohio State and Notre Dame both had assistants checking on Kaminski. Ohio State, Wake Forest and Xavier watched Chris Thomas during a mid-afternoon game.