Orlando: Day Two

ORLANDO - As he seemingly always does, Andrew Harrison was a dominant force on Saturday. However he was far from the only player who stood out as July began to wind down.

Andrew Harrison, PG, Houston Defenders – Quite simply the Texas Titans had absolutely no chance to guard him. Harrison did whatever he wanted in the backcourt and that was no surprise as he has been going it all summer long. Harrison usually does it by distributing, but in this game he was scoring at will both from distance and by going to the rim. It was an impressive display.

Aaron Harrison, SG, Houston Defenders – While he didn't have quite the dominant day that his brother did, Aaron was still excellent. He as always was scoring, and did so in a variety of ways. Maybe what was most impressive is he showed a good IQ for the game. Instead of looking for his own shot, Aaron knew his brother was on fire so he set him up and deferred allowing his team to take over and cruise home with a win.

Julius Randle, PF, Texas Titans – Randle hadn't played much the past few days, but with his final opportunity to go against the Harrison twins in the balance he suited up and put forth an excellent effort. He was driving to the rim, rebounding, getting to the foul line, and overall playing with great effort. Randle didn't post much, but he did almost all of his damage within five feet of the rim where his size and strength advantage was pronounced.

Johnathan Motley, PF, Houston Defenders – An athletic and strong forward, Motley made some nice plays during the game. He didn't guard Randle much, but when he did he did an admirable job. Motely is just now getting used to playing the game, and is still somewhat raw, but the upside here is tremendous and he has gotten better every step of the way.

Derrick Griffin, PF, Houston Defenders – Just a freak of nature athletically, Griffin did what he does. He had a few dunks, rebounded the ball, and played well above the rim. Not very skilled, Griffin relies on his athleticism almost exclusively, but he can get away with it because of his energy and how freakishly athletic he is.

Tahj Shamsid-Deen, PG, Southern Stampede – A small point guard, Shamsid-Deen can flat out score, and then also gets others involved. Against the Georgia Stars the diminutive floor general took over in the second half. He got to the rim and was creative in finishing, beat his man off the dribble and then created for others. His play was huge in the upset win, and certified him as a legit prospect who will get some high-major sniffs.

Tosin Mehinti, PF/C, Southern Stampede – An athletic and physical player on the low block, Mehinti was excellent on the glass against a taller frontline, and then mixed in some offense. He hit a pair of mid-range jumpers which was something new, and then also scored around the basket off of put backs. Add in that he is a good shot blocker, and there is some serious potential with him in a class that isn't loaded with athletic big guys.

Schuyler Rimmer, C, Q6 All-Stars – He is willing to run the floor, has a pretty soft touch down low, and rebounds his area fairly well. Rimmer has become one of the more heavily recruited interior players in the class with his play this summer. While Saturday wasn't his finest showing, he still did some good things and proved more than capable of being a serviceable big who can rebound, defend, and give some offense.

Josh Filmore, PG, Q6 All-Stars – A mid-major point guard for sure, Filmore is fast, can score, and is willing to throw the ball down to the post. Filmore caused problems with his quickness off the dribble, and then also made a few shots from the outside. He is a solid decision maker, and someone who closed out his summer in a good way.

Sam Dingba, PF, Westchester Hawks – The only way to describe him is high-energy. Dingba plays with a motor that very few in the country have. He is a bit undersized, but will rebound in and out of his area, finishes with dunks, and is extremely active on the defensive end. His offensive refinement isn't there, but Dingba definitely can make plays by sheer energy and effort.

Kurt Steidl, SF/PF, Connecticut Basketball Club – Either a big wing with length or a stretch power forward, Steidl was very impressive for CBC. He can drive either right or left, and then is an excellent shooter from the perimeter. At 6-foot-6 he creates matchup problems for defenses because of his length on the wing. He might be best defensively guarding a four, however he is smart enough and understands the game enough to slide in at either spot.

Joel Berry, PG, Each 1 Teach 1 – He has just been an absolute monster all July long, and did it again on Saturday night. Berry scored going to the rim at will, got the ball to his bigs on the block, and then also played excellent defense. Everything is coming together for Berry, and he continues his dominant stretch during the month.

Pascal Chukwu, C, Connecticut Basketball Club – Again Chukwu showed off his enormous potential. The big man blocked shots, ran the floor, and hit shots in the mid-range. Strength is the biggest growth area for him right now, but it isn't like he is frail nor is he afraid of contact. He has only been playing basketball a few years, and if he continues on this path the future is very bright.

Evan Boudreaux, PF, Team NLP – A power forward with major upside, Boudreaux more than held his own against Rimmer during the game. He runs the floor very well, can finish around the rim with either hand and then in is an excellent rebounder. Boudreaux should probably still grow a few inches, and as he continues to mature his game will continue at a high level.

Evan Boudreaux listed an offer from Northwestern. Also interest from Wisconsin, Notre Dame, UCLA, Virginia, Dartmouth, Oregon State, DePaul, and Illinois.

Johnathan Motley claimed offers from Houston, Maryland, SMU, Texas, Marquette, and Baylor with interest from Kansas and Florida.

Tahj Shamsid-Deen has a top four of Richmond, Connecticut, Auburn, and Butler that he plans to visit during August and September.

Tosin Mehinti noted attention from UCLA, Stanford, Murray State, UAB, Tennessee Tech, Ole Miss, Kansas State, Connecticut, and Duquesne.

Kurt Steidl has offers from New Hampshire and Sacred Heart. Also he has interest from schools all over the Ivy League, Patriot, and America East.

Pascal Chukwu says he has no offers, which is sure to change soon.

Head coaches from Florida, Clemson, and Tennessee were watching Schuyler Rimmer. They were joined by assistants from Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Maryland, and Stanford.

Head coaches from North Carolina, Florida, Baylor, and SMU were all present for Julius Randle. Also assistants from Texas, Kansas, and Duke were at the game.

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