DALLAS – It was a full day of action, but the standout performances were few and far between for the big-name guys. It was Blake Griffin who continued to shine this spring.
Tyrell Reed, PG, K.C. Pump ‘N Run – In the first game of the day, the coach's son didn't shoot the ball extremely well from the perimeter, but he still does all the other little things. Great feel for the game, has terrific instincts and passes it well. The word later in the day was he went for 30-plus against the Metro Hawks.
Maurice Miller, PG, Memphis YOMCA – We saw him for the better part of two games and he was nearly invisible for the majority of them. His team is young, but he needs to be more assertive on the offensive end and take a leadership role.
Rotnei Clarke, G, Team Texas – One of the best shooters we've seen in the spring. Can flat-out knock down shots from just about anywhere. There are questions about his ability to defend, but he's smart, plays hard and can also pass the ball.
Jamelle McMillan, G, Friends of Hoop – The son of Portland coach Nate McMillan's best attribute is his willingness to defend, but he can also knock down shots from the perimeter and distribute the basketball.
Malcolm Armstead, PG, Alabama Challenge – High-majors should be all over this guy. He's strong, tough and fearless. Likes to create and get teammates easy shots.
Blake Griffin, PF, Athletes First – May as well write his name in for the McDonald's All-American Game right now. That's how dominant the Oklahoman has become. Unselfish, takes it strong to the basket, blocks shots, runs the court and dominates on the glass and in the paint.
Terrence Oglesby, G, Tennessee Travelers – Reminds some of Teddy Dupay. Can really shoot the ball from long distance, plays with some swagger and can also pass the ball. Needs to improve his quickness.
Cade Davis, SG, Athletes First – A big-time mid-major guy who could play himself higher, especially with the exposure he'll receive playing alongside Blake Griffin. Can really shoot it and is athletic as well. Needs to work on his ballhandling.
Samardo Samuels, C, Metro Hawks – The young big man had another solid day on Saturday, getting plenty done in the post and also running the floor. He's still a work in progress, but he's a lock high-major guy.
Shawn Williams, SF, Texas Select – The Duncanville High 6-foot-5, 190-pound freshman shot the ball much better on Saturday and proved he could turn into one of the elite prospects in the freshman class.
Tyrell Reed listed North Carolina, Kansas, Stanford and Georgia Tech. He's smart on the court and also off it – with a 4.0 GPA. … Arizona State assistant Archie Miller was shadowing Jamelle McMillan for much of the day. McMillan said that ASU, Virginia, Illinois and Georgia Tech have all jumped in after he wa son the verge of committing to N.C. State prior to Herb Sendek leaving. … Malcolm Armstead lists offers from Middle Tennessee State, Colorado State and Murray State. He said he's also getting interest from Mississippi State, Mississippi and Michigan. … Rotnei Clark (5-11, 160) put up 34 points per game at Verdigris High in Oklahoma. He mentions Arkansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Michigan State. … Cade Davis of Elk City High (Okla.) listed Wichita State, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Montana. … Terrence Oglesby (6-2, 185) has numerous mid-major offers, but mentioned Florida, Mississippi, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Georgetown and Penn State. He also said that Charlotte and Washington State have offered. Oglesby has a 3.5 GPA and scored a 23 on the ACT.
Head Coaches In The Gym – Paul Hewitt, John Calipari, Stan Heath, Oliver Purnell, Mike Anderson, Jeff Capel, Scott Drew, Dave Dickerson, Doug Wojcik, Trent Johnson, Jeff Jackson