July Eval Period: Day One Recaps

The July evaluation period is underway which means events and arenas across the country are filled with prospects vying for the attention of the dozens of college coaches who are now legally able to attend. Several Kansas targets have made impressions early, and Phog.net is here with a quick recap from Scout.com recruiting experts.

Adidas Invitational: Day One - Indianapolis - Evals from Scout.com national recruiting analyst Brian Snow

Chris Walker - PF - Florida Elite - Walker was only average on the offensive end in terms of scoring, but on the glass and blocking shots he was a monster. He controlled the glass, and against a talented Urban DFW Frontline, Walker made it hard for them to score down low. As usual he did have a few highlight dunks, but overall it was the other things that were most impressive with Walker.

Jordan Mickey - PF - Urban DFW - Despite his team having a losing effort, Mickey was solid. he showed that he can score in the mid-range with al title floater and down low with a hook shot. Add in that he hit from near the three-point line and he is a good rebounder, and Mickey is someone who showed well for himself despite going against one of the biggest front lines on the circuit.

Other notables: Kansas head coach Bill Self was spotted in attendance for the game between the Florida Elite and Urban DFW. The Jayhawks are recruiting three big men between the two teams, in Walker, Mickey and Urban DFW forward Karviar Shepherd.

Reebok Breakout: Day One - Philadelphia - Evals from Scout.com national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels

Jermaine Lawrence - PF/SF - It didn't take Lawrence, a 6-foot-9 versatile forward, long to et into scoring mode. While a little banged up from an injured ankle, Lawrence still managed to pump in jump shots from both mid-range and out to the three-point line. Lawrence is a confident scorer that moves fluidly and is a very good athlete. His mid-range pull-ups were crisp and he even worked in a step-back jump shot from 18-feet.

Rysheed Jordan - PG/SG - During Jordan's first game of Reebok Breakout camp, he was in attack mode the entire contest. At 6-foot-4, Jordan is al one, physical talent at the guard spot. He can get where he wants on the court and is a tremendous finisher at the basket. To go with his finishes at the rim, Jordan also buried a pull-up from 18-feet.

Other notables: Allerik Freeman's mentality is to put up points. He hit on four of his six three-point attempts scoring 13 points in his first game of Reebok Breakout camp.

Detrick Mostella, a standout at Decatur (Ala.) High, is a tremendous all-around athlete. The 6-foot-2 guard knocked down a three off the catch, hit a pull-up from 15-feet and had a handful of finishes at the rim.

(Note - Mostella is a prospect in whom the Jayhawks are reportedly showing increased interest, and one for Kansas fans to watch)


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