Mike Pegram, Peegs.com

Day 1 Notes: adidas Gauntlet Dallas

New Indiana coach Archie Miller was in the Dallas/Fort Worth area last night to open the spring evaluation period. Peegs.com was also there and lets you know which players got opening night looks.

It was no surprise where Indiana coach Archie Miller opened up his recruit viewing for the first night of the spring evaluation period. Miller was courtside in Fort Worth, Texas for the adidas Gauntlet top three showdown between Romeo Langford and Zion Williamson

Langford and his Twenty Two Vision team got the better of Williamson and SC Supreme, 66-62. Despite not being on with his outside shot, Langford had 28 points on 9-for-15 field goals. Williams had 26 points.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was also there with assistant Jeff Capel. Louisville had assistants Kenny Johnson and Scott Padgett. Kansas head coach Bill Self was present and North Carolina had assistant Hubert Davis.

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The second time slot saw Miller catching in-state point guard Robert Phinisee in a tight battle with Game Elite (Ga.). Phinisee was outstanding, scoring 21 points on 9-for-18 shooting including 2-for-4 on 3-point shots. 

Game Elite pulled out the game, 69-65. C.J. Fredrick, added 12 for Indiana Elite.

Besides Indiana other notable attendees at the game were the head coaches from Xavier, Butler and Iowa.

Phinisee is currently ranked No. 61 by Scout and looked the part of a top 50 player in this game.

Other notables

Our final stop was at a remote gym to catch 2019 power forward Trayce Jackson-Davis of Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.). With Indiana assistant Ed Schilling watching, Jackson-Davis helped lead Team Teague to about a 20 point win. Xavier and Ball State were also in attendance.

The son of former Indiana Pacer Dale Davis, the 6-foot-8 sophomore told us his growth plates are wide open and doctors have said in the past he could grow to as tall as 7-feet.

Schilling also ventured over to the NY2LA event earlier in the evening in Mansfield to catch Bloomington North wing Musa Jallow.

In the final time slot at the main facility at the adidas Gauntlet, Archie Miller caught the Brookwood Elite versus Upward Stars. Brookwood is a Canadian team featuring four-star two guard Luguentz Dort, the No. 30 overall player in the Class of 2018. Dort led all scorers with 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting in a 69-50 victory for his team. Dort may be Canadian but plays high school in Orlando for The Conrad Academy.

Another notable two guard performance came from a player on our latest 2018 hot board, Robby Carmody of Mars, Pennsylvania. Playing here for Ohio Basketball Club, Carmody hit 11-for-16 shots, finishing with 26 points.


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