Kansas Target Evaluations At adidas Superstar Camp
Thaddeus Young, SF- As the week went on Young improved a little more. It was obvious that his foot injury was nagging him through the first few days. Young took it right at the opposition at every change he could get and did force the issue a little. He's very quick for his size and has some steady handles as well. His left-handed stroke is pretty and in one game in particular he knocked down a trio of threes. Young didn't play that well in the all-star game, but still made a few impressive plays at the rim. Earlier in the week it was reported that Young had narrowed his list of schools down, and that just isn't the case. Young said that he would at least like to wait until the end of the month to narrow his list down.
Daniel Deane, PF- It's hard not to be impressed with Deane. He does so much for his team whether it is diving on the floor for loose balls, setting up to take a charge, or scraping and clawing for every rebound in the paint. Deane's intensity is unmatched and he surprisingly has a very nice touch from the outside. Deane listed Utah, UCLA, Gonzaga, Stanford, and Kansas as schools that he's interested in right now. He must not be ready to make a decision any time soon either, as he said he would be open to hearing from more schools.
Derrick Jasper, PG- This guy was the talk of many of the college coaches in attendance for last few days. He played great basketball all week and that's probably the main reason N.C. State checked him out three different times and Connecticut sent their head honcho to Suwanee to check in on the west coast point guard. His position is going to be a point guard at the next level, and he showed off exactly why. He is quick enough to fill the lane, he sees the floor relatively well, and finishes very well at the rim. He's extremely long and at 6-foot-5 he has a height advantage over most other point guards. Jasper's wing span helps him get his hands on a lot of shots and he loves to get after it on the break.
Quincy Pondexter, SG, SF- The long and lean wing put together a good enough week to not only make the all-star roster, but to be a starter in the game. Pondexter had a decent all-star game scoring most of his buckets off breakaway dunks. He doesn't shoot he ball that well, so offensively he is forced to get to the basket and run the floor. One nice bright spot in his game is his defense. His wingspan is huge and is capable to getting a lot of blocks and steals on defense.