Wednesday Hoops Recap

On the second day of action in Augusta, several Blue Devil targets put on shows in front of several college coaches. Highlighting the day was Rasheed Suliamon's performance(s). TDD runs down the Duke prospects in our Wednesday update.

Rasheed Sulaimon, SG, Houston Hoops -- Sulaimon continues to produce points in bunches. The 6'3 Duke bound guard opened his Wednesday with a 21 point performance against Athletes First despite his jumper being somewhat off target (6-of-18, 3-of-10 3PA). The second game of the day saw Rasheed find the fang from all over the court, hitting 12-of-20 shots to finish with a game high 30 points. Sulaimon is the tournament's leading scorer, but it hasn't been enough as the Hoops are just 1-3.

Tony Parker, C, Georgia Stars -- In the opener against Team Takeover Parker struggled from the floor and on offense in general. He hit just 2-of-11 shots from the floor but did manage to make his presence known on the glass, pulling down 12 defensive boards and blocking five shots to finish with six points, 14 rebounds.

Alex Poythress, PF, Georgia Stars -- Much like Parker, Poythress struggled in the 9:00 AM opener, hitting just 2-of-7 from the field and finding himself in foul trouble. He finished with just four points, five rebounds, and four turnovers.

Rodney Purvis, SG, CP3 All-Stars -- Purvis was keyed in on from the start in the opener, and managed just eight points on 3-of-8 shooting thanks in large part to foul trouble. His effort to become a true combo guard capable of playing either position continued, however as he logged a 6-0 assist to turnover margin. In the nightcap he began to hunt his shot a bit more, but still played the roll of setup man quite a bit. Purvis finished the fourth game of the event with 18 points, six rebounds, and eight assists against just three turnovers.

Julius Randle, PF, Texas Titans -- Randle continues to draw a crowd each time he steps on the floor. On Tuesday the athletic forward started his day with a 19 point, six rebound, and four block game against the Baltimore Elite. Always attacking the rim, Randle connected on all but two of his field goals while getting to the line a game-high 12 times. When the Titans returned to the gym later in the evening, Randle posted another strong outing with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists.

Matt Jones, SG, Texas Titans -- The Lone Star shooting guard struggled in the opener, hitting just 2-of-11 from the floor and 0-for-6 from behind the arc. Even with the off morning, Jones was able to regain his form in the second game of the day, hitting 11-of-20 shots including 5-of-10 from behind the arc to finish with 27 points and six rebounds.

Jabari Parker, SF, Mac Irvin Fire -- Parker, the nation's top rising junior, looked the part on Wednesday. His opener saw the 6'8 forward go for 26 points, 12 rebounds, and three assists. Had Parker found his stroke from the free throw line (2-of-7), he'd have posted the event's best stat line against BABC. In the encore performance of the day, Parker seemed almost effortless in posting 25 points and 12 rebounds as the Fire rallied to beat the All-Iowa attack.

Nerlens Noel, C, BABC -- In the game against Parker the nation's top ranked center in 2013 continued to host block parties in the paint. Noel recorded 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and swatted eight shots to help BABC roll past the Fire. After just missing the triple-double in the opener, Noel made sure he eclipsed the double-digit rejection mark early against the CIA Bounce. In all Noel finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 blocks.

Theo Pinson, SF, CP3 All-Stars -- Pinson had his worst statistical day of the EYBL season in the first game of the day. The 6'6 wing was held to just two points to go along with four boards. He had a somewhat better evening, adding six points in 11 minutes as the All-Stars grabbed an 11 point win despite another foul plagued evening from the 2014 star.


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