Memorial Day Wknd Recap: Duke

Memorial Day weekend saw several high major prospects dispersed throughout the nation at various events. The Scout.com team was on hand at many of these venues documenting the action. Here's a rundown of the Duke prospects from the weekend.

Jabari Parker, SF, Mac Irvin Fire: After a sporadic start, Parker showed why he's the country's top ranked prospect, as his handles, ability to create his own shot and pull-up jumper are all at a very high level. Parker has fadeaway and stepback jumpers in his arsenal and can take his man off the dribble to get to the basket. He willed Mac Irvin to a big win over Cal Supreme. - EYBL Oakland Day One, Josh Gershon

Marcus Lee, C, Cal Supreme: One of the highlights of the spring has been Lee's improvement since last year and he really seems to be getting better every time out. After a rough first couple minutes, Lee gathered himself and ended up blocking Jabari Parker – amongst others - in each half. He rebounded and started the break and made some very good passes. He's not just an athlete; there's a lot of talent here too. - EYBL Oakland Day One, Josh Gershon

Robert Hubbs, SG, M33M – Despite his team not fairing great in pool play, Hubbs was an absolute beast. Hubbs is athletic, makes shots from deep, creates for others, and has good size at the guard post. Overall there just isn't much on the basketball court that he can't do. Look for Hubbs to be one of the hottest commodities going forward this summer. A do it all guard, he possesses a skill set that simply not many in the class have. - The Best Buy Chicago Classic Day One, Brian Snow

Austin Nichols, PF/C, M33M – Nichols is skilled, runs the floor well, and is getting stronger down low. Still he much prefers to face the rim and score from 12 feet than to go down on the block, but overall it was a good showing for Nichols. Once he gets more assertive on the glass, Nichols will be very difficult to deal with, and it is easy to see why so many colleges are intrigued with his game. - The Best Buy Chicago Classic Day One, Brian Snow

Matt Jones, SG, Texas Titans: Defenders can't give Jones an inch, because he has a quick release, an impressive stroke and hits shots at a high rate. Against E1T1, Jones was the Titans' best player, scoring 15 points with 5 boards. The pull-up game was working and Jones dropped in a floater as well. - EYBL Oakland Day Two, Josh Gershon

Julius Randle, PF, Texas Titans: On defense, Randle played very well, picking up 6 rebounds and leading the break, making some spot on passes to teammates in the open court. On offense, Randle attempted just two shots and while he did get to the line a handful of times, scoring wasn't a priority for him on Saturday against E1T1. - EYBL Oakland Day Two, Josh Gershon

Robert Hubbs, SG, M33M – This cat was an absolute killer all weekend long. Hubbs is athletic, makes shots out to NBA range, scores inside, and is a willing passer. Overall the Swing had absolutely no answer at all for Hubbs who went for 38 points. Already a four-star prospect, Hubbs is definitely going to be in consideration for a big rankings bump with what he has shown. - The Best Buy Chicago Classic Day Twi, Brian Snow

Marcus Lee, C, Cal Supreme: As a scorer, Lee didn't get a ton of opportunities against ICP Elite and didn't score much, but he made several impressive plays regardless. It's been written here before, but his passing really is underrated and his effort is always there. He rebounded his area well – Lee came up with seven for the game – and played tough defense as always, blocking three shots. - EYBL Oakland Day Three, Josh Gershon

Jabari Parker, SF, Mac Irvin Fire: The truth is that in a loss against the Texas Titans, Parker had some impressive moments – he always does – but he wasn't at his best. He missed all five three-point shots and with the outside ball not falling, he had to take it to the basket and/or look for Jahlil Okafor more often than he did. Parker did play hard, had some aggressive rebounds and even when the shot doesn't fall, you usually think it's going to. - EYBL Oakland Day Three, Josh Gershon

Julius Randle, PF, Texas Titans: In a matchup against Jabari Parker and Mac Irvin Fire, Julius Randle and his team came out ahead. Over-handling on the perimeter can lead to turnovers, but around the basket his athleticism, strength and size are near impossible to stop at this level, and Randle kept going strong to the rim, and his opponent had no choice but to foul him. His 11 of 15 made free throws helped him score 23 points, and add in 13 rebounds and Randle's effort is a big reason why his squad pulled off the win. - EYBL Oakland Day Three, Josh Gershon

Matt Jones, SG, Texas Titans: Jones didn't really appear interested in the Parker/Randle showdown and came out guns blazing. The shots were falling early and often for Jones, a big time shooter who ended up with four three-pointers in the game. 19 points and 8 rebounds in a game where he was considered a side note heading in isn't bad. - EYBL Oakland Day Three, Josh Gershon

Jahlil Okafor, C, Mac Irvin Fire: A big body, Okafor knows how to use it and will methodically back down his opponent until he's close to the basket, make a move and finish strong. His hands are magnetic, which helps him rebound in traffic and catch most passes thrown his way. Okafor also looked comfortable with his midrange shot, and if he has that too there won't be many high school players who will be able to do much to stop him. - EYBL Oakland Day One, Josh Gershon

Tyus Jones, PG, Howard Pulley: You always love to see young point guards with the understanding of how to run the position, and Jones gets it. He's constantly trying to create for teammates and even though he's not an elite athlete, he makes up for it with a very high basketball IQ and skill level. He had 14 points, 4 assists and 3 steals in a win over the Oakland Soldiers. - EYBL Oakland Day Three, Josh Gershon

Jahlil Okafor, C, Mac Irvin Fire: Unfortunately for Okafor, he just couldn't get many passes thrown his direction in a loss to Texas Titans. That said, this kid is a beast and did everything in his power to help his team win regardless. 16 rebounds – 9 offensive – say it all about what kind of effort he put forth. When Okafor did get the ball, he would use his body to back in his defender until he was close enough to softly toss the ball in. He scored 12 points, but he's so good on the block that he deserves more shot attempts. - EYBL Oakland Day Three, Josh Gershon

Justin Jackson, SF, Houston Hoops: At 175 pounds, Jackson isn't very intimidating but he quietly goes about his business and is pretty productive in the process. Jackson had pull-up and spot-up threes, also nailing a floater with 45 seconds left that gave his squad a one-point lead in what proved to be a loss to CIA Bounce. - EYBL Oakland Day Three, Josh Gershon

Jahlil Okafor said Ohio State, Michigan State, Arizona and Duke have recruited him most consistently.


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