Sunday Hoops Rundown

The Memorial Day Weekend continues to roll along with several Blue Devil targets catching the eye of the team.

Evan Daniels is in Chicago at the Best Buy Tournament. Brian Snow and Josh Gershon represent the team at the EYBL Session 3 in Los Angeles. Additionally, TDD has new contributors Brian Lhee & Kyle Nagata in Los Angeles and Scott Phillips in Chicago.

Jarnell Stokes, PF, Memphis YOMCA: The big man was a rebound machine for YOMCA, keeping his squad in the game against Mac Irvin Fire. Even though he didn't get many touches on offense, Stokes was his normal physical, hard-working presence in the post, fighting for every rebound, ending up with 13 for the game. He's got to demand the ball more, but he's an unselfish player who does the little things to help his team win. - JG

Tony Parker, C, Georgia Stars: The big guy used all of his power to put himself in position to get the ball, but when he got it he didn't just muscle his way to the basket, as he showed a nice spin move to create some space and get an open look from close to the hoop. He played hard on both ends and did well on the glass. - JG

Rodney Purvis, SG, CP3 All-Stars – When it comes to getting into the lane off the bounce, very few do it better than Purvis. He is strong, explosive, and quick with the dribble, and then has the unique ability to just know how to get the ball in the basket. Sometimes he does it with strength and other times with savvy and creativity, but no matter what he can simply be near impossible to guard in a one-on-one situation. - BS

Kyle Anderson, PF/PG, NJ Playaz – After struggling some on Saturday evening, Anderson was back to his usual self on Sunday. The multi positional star had it all working. He was setting up teammates with assists, grabbing rebounds, and also making shots both off the dribble and from the outside. Quite simply there was no matchup for Anderson and his dominance was key in a blowout victory. - BS

Jabari Parker, SF, Mac Irvin Fire: It wasn't Parker's game against YOMCA, as the shots just weren't falling. Despite the fact that he did miss 11 of 17 attempts, the reasons why he's such a highly touted prospect are obvious. He was impressive creating space from his defender in getting his own shot when he wanted, while also being able to take the ball to the rim when he wants. Parker also played tough defense throughout the contest. - JG

Austin Colbert, PF, Team Final – Going against the most physical frontcourt on the AAU circuit was a great challenge for Colbert, and the young man stepped up nicely. He didn't bang with Goodwin and Stokes, but instead faced them up and made shots from the mid-range or went by them off the dribble. Also he did a solid job on the glass. The knock on Colbert has been his lack of physicality, but he held his own in a great challenge, and in the process showed the type of prospect that he is.

Rondae Jefferson, SF/SG, Team Final – Jefferson is quite simply a bad, bad dude. He has a ridiculous handle for a kid his size, and a motor that simply never quits. Add in the athletic ability to finish over taller defenders and an idea of how to score in the mid-range, and Jefferson is just a very tough cover. The kid has absolutely no fear on the court, and was one of the day's best performers. - BS

Kameron Chatman, SF, ICP Portland: The young kid is an intriguing prospect that looks like he has much more growing to do before it's all said and done. The lefty was on point from three against the St. Louis Eagles and made some nice passes in the blowout win. - JG

Theo Pinson, SG/SF, CP3 All-Stars – Pinson had a quiet game in the morning, but the raw tools were still on display. He finished with an above the rim dunk off of a nice pass, and then also took his man off the dribble to the rim. Pinson's shot wasn't falling, but he looks capable of making some, and his athleticism is off the charts. Even in a subpar game, Pinson still had the look of a big time player.

Andrew Wiggins, SF, CIA Bounce – Wiggins hasn't had his best weekend, but he did do some nice things in short spurts. His athleticism is simply freakish as he tried several impressive aerial dunks which drew fouls. Also he scored off the bounce with a few nice moves. The jumper wasn't working for him, but Wiggins still is one of the truly premier players in his class.?

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