TOC: Dayton Targets

The spring AAU circuit came to an end over the weekend with two of the most competitive tournaments. Dayton Insider was in attendance in North Carolina to watch the loaded field at the Bob Gibbons' Tournament of Champions. Indiana Elite won the 17 and Under title (their third title of the spring) and has set themselves up to be the country's top team heading into the summer evaluation period.

Dayton Insider had a chance to once again evaluate a handful of Dayton targets and provide Flyer fans a first hand look into some of the possible future UD players.

Lewis Jackson – 5'9'' PG (2008) – Eisenhower H.S. (Indiana Elite/Team Indiana) – What can you say about this lightening quick guard from Decatur, Illinois. He just flat out gets it done. On an Indiana Elite team which is arguably the country's top team, Jackson makes them go. He has not lost a single game on the AAU circuit this spring (23-0). He has guided his team to a victory at each tournament he has been at this spring (Kingwood Classic, adidas May Classic, and Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions). He is a true point guard who is extremely unselfish and looks to make plays for his teammates time after time. He never seems to tire and when he is at his best there is no one who is capable of containing him.

John Moran – 6'0'' PG (2008) – Jacobs H.S. (Illinois Wolves) – John and the Illinois Wolves returned from a few weeks off and put up a good showing in the loaded Tournament of Champions field. John will unofficially visit Butler this weekend (Friday) before returning home to finalize a decision on his college future. Look for word from the Moran family within the next week.

Delwan Graham – 6'6" Forward (2008) – Dunwoody H.S. (Atlanta Celtics) – There is not one thing that Delwan does great but wow can he do everything well. He is a do-it-all player who has a motor that refuses to stop. He is at his best when he hits the boards and runs the floor – very few combo forwards play with the amount of energy he does. He is not afraid to mix it up with bigger post players and shows flashes of great athleticism. He is the player that always plays hard regardless of the score and time on the clock.

Logan Jones – 6'2" Guard (2008) – Madison H.S. (Indiana Elite/Team Indiana) – Dayton Insider learned over the weekend that Logan has given a verbal commitment to play his college basketball for Coach Homer Drew and the Valparaiso Crusaders. Logan is a combo guard who will help the crusaders in their quest to battle for the Summit League title (formerly the Mid Con Conference).

Colt Ryan – 6'3'' SG (2009) – Batesville H.S. (Indiana Elite ONE) – The class of 2009 3-point specialist showed a lot more to his game this weekend at Bob Gibbons than he did at our previous looks at him. He defended well, was strong with the ball and even showed ability to break down defenders off the dribble and created scoring opportunities for his teammates.

Bobby Capobianco – 6'8" PF (2009) – Loveland H.S. (Indiana Elite ONE) – The power forward from Ohio had another strong performance over the weekend and has played consistently throughout the entire spring evaluation period. When he realizes just how strong he is he will become a complete player and a high priority for most Midwest programs. He still tries to finesse his game a little too much instead of overpowering people. He is however capable of stepping out and hitting mid-range jump shots.

Kenny Knight – 6'6" Forward (2010) – Northwest H.S. (Queen City Prophets 15s) – Dayton Insider did not have a chance to see him this weekend, but all reports are that he was exceptional. These reports were justified when you examined the scoring leaderboard – his name was always near the top. Similarly, Bob Gibbons named him to the 20-man 15 and Under All Tournament Team.

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