Saturday AAU Rundown

Several players appearing on the Duke radar were in action yesterday throughout the nation and Scout.com was right in the thick of it all.

Scout.com is on the scene at all three major events this weekend in Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. Here's a rundown of how those targets appearing on the Duke radar faired.


Jarnell Stokes, PF/C, Memphis YOMCA -- Matched up with 6-foot-9 post Grant Jerrett, Stokes went to work in the paint securing rebound after rebound. Stokes was especially effective picking up offensive boards and turning them into put back opportunities. He also impressed with his mid-range jumper. He hit a handful of 15 to 18-footers and showed nice touch in the paint.

Alex Poythress, SF/PF, Georgia Stars – Picking up where he left off in Hampton last week, the 6-foot-7 combo forward went right to work against Tulsa Elite. The jump shot was falling both off the catch and off the dribble. But he also worked in strong drives and finishes at and above the rim. He's still transitioning from the four to the three-spot, but we think he can be quite effective as a combo forward at the next level.

*With Isaiah Austin holding a significant height and length advantage on him, Tony Parker had to be aggressive, attack Austin's chest and be more active. He was better in second half and showed a mid-range shot.

Robert Carter, C, Atlanta Xpress – In a class full of quality post prospects, Carter, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound center, doesn't seem to get the same type of ink that his counterparts do. But that's about to change. A terrific looking prospect, Carter can really run for a guy his size, is blessed with a terrific set of hands and has great touch inside. Defensively he's always actively looking to utilize his length and timing to swat away shots.

Amile Jefferson, PF, Philly's Finest – Jefferson isn't surrounded by very much talent, and that limits what he is able to do at times because he is an unselfish player, but still he put the ability on display none the less. Jefferson used his length and savvy to score down low, showed an improved face up game, and scored in transition by using his athleticism and quickness to run the floor. He still needs to get stronger for sure, but Jefferson is just very difficult to guard.

Nate Britt, PG, DC Assault – Britt is just the type of kid that a coach wants running his team. He is smart, is able to score, and always makes the right play at the right time. Also Britt understands how to change the pace of play depending on the flow of the game and what his team needs. A lefty, Britt has an excellent crossover that is very tough to contain, and all game long he got by his man with ease. He is just a big time player who will be one of the best floor generals in the class.


*- Jarnell Stokes said he was favoring Tennessee prior to the staff change. Now he's "wide open." He mentioned interest from Tennessee's new staff, Duke, Mississippi, Kansas, Connecticut and Arkansas.

*- Robert Carter said the majority of the SEC and ACC are recruiting him. He noted Florida, Florida State, Kentucky and Georgia as a few of the ones on him the hardest.


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