Boo Williams: Clint's Player Notes Pt 2

HAMPTON, VA -- TDD recruiting analyst Clint Jackson was on hand this weekend at the Boo Williams Nike Invitational. Here are some of the top players in attendance and some comments on their performances.

Louis Williams 6-2 SG Georgia Stars -- Williams is still the most gifted scorer in the junior class. He's nearly impossible to guard with his explosive quickness and unmatched athletic ability. Think Steve Francis with a bit of a wild streak. Once someone can get a harness on his wild tendencies -- the sky is the limit. At the same time in any given game -- L-Will can be the most dangerous player on the floor for BOTH teams.

Mike Mercer 6-4PG Georgia Stars -- Mercer is a long lanky junior floor general who can be a nightmare on the defensive side. His long arms and size caused many turnovers and he's starting to come around in the shooting department. He, along with Williams, will be one of the finest college backcourts in the nation for Georgia in the years to come.

Rashad Chase 6-6 PF-WF Georgia Stars -- It's starting to become clear that Chase is a tweener. He's not really tall enough to be a power forward, nor does he have the handle and shot to be a wing forward. What Chase is, however, is a tough, athletic junior forward who can bring the house down in transition and get some rebounds in the paint. He's tough, physical and aggressive near the hoop.

Marcus Ginyard 6-4 PG/SG/WF Boo Williams -- Ginyard ran the point all weekend and really looked good. He was very responsible with the ball and penetrated and kicked the ball to open shooters all weekend. He's a kid who every team needs. He wins. He hustles. He plays three positions and he's an elite level athlete. Love this kid's game. And he doesn't mind playing defense either. And nowadays -- that's considered old school.

Vernon Macklin 6-9 PF Boo Williams -- Macklin, a rangy sophomore, is full of potential. His breathtaking length was frustrating for the opposition all weekend long. He had some monster blocks, ran the floor and had a few nice dunks. Love his potential, but he must work on his skills and decision making.

Scotty Reynolds 5-11 SG Boo Williams -- Reynolds is a scorer/shooter with plenty of range and plenty of confidence. He's going to have trouble defending at the next level because of his size and average speed. But on the other side of the floor -- he's instant offense and he has a remarkably consistent outside stroke. He's shifty and knows how to create enough room to launch. He says Michigan has already offered. Only a sophomore and a good student.

Kevin Love 6-8 PF Oregon Select -- Wow. What a post player. Tough, smart, skilled and a phenomenal passer. He's a thick load down low who outthinks the opposition. A heck of an outlet passer and a super rebounder. Sure hands. Great touch. Smart kid. Only a freshman. His physique is somewhat reminiscent of Linas Kleiza or Kevin Bookout.

Wayne Chism 6-8 PF Memphis -- An athletic power forward who turned some heads this weekend. Chism is only a sophomore but has a big frame and is a fine athlete. He plays with his back to the basket and has no trouble finishing plays well above the rim. He has questionable shooting touch, but plays pretty physical at times. One to watch.

Andrew Bynum 7-0 C New Jersey -- Bynum is a tall center who has very long arms. He's pretty nimble and runs the floor really well for a true center. His length and bouncy legs seem to get him a lot of blocks and he'll finish plays near the rim. Not the most comfortable guy when you take him away from the basket. He'll be a high major center, but still needs to mature a lot in the decision making department.

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