Phog Breakdown: Adidas Classic, Day 2

The swarm of high-major coaches only grew bigger for Day 2 of the Adidas Classic in Indianapolis. Rick Barnes, Tom Izzo, and Mike Anderson (and their respective assistants) were just a few of the new faces in the crowd.

KC Pump N Run

Corey Hilliard – 2011 6'2 PG – If Hilliard was waiting until July to make his push for some major offers, he sure picked the right morning to do it. In front of a crowded middle school gym, filled with Rick Barnes, Bill Self, Ben Jacobsen (and many more), Hilliard willed his team to victory over D'Angelo Harrison's Franchize All Star squad. After trailing at halftime, Hilliard took over by playing smothering defense and dominating the run of play from the PG position for Kansas City. Every trip down court seemed to feature Hilliard, whether through his assist or a tough finish in the lane. Every midwest mid-major coach (and some high majors in need of a PG) will likely be on the phone with Hilliard in the near future.


NE Playaz

Kaleb Tarczewski – 2012 7'0 C – Even though he got some pub yesterday, he deserves more ink today. In playoff competition this morning and afternoon, Kaleb played tough defense and continued to show a slowly blossoming post game. Though he didn't pull out any moves as brilliant as his up-and-under drop stop from yesterday, he made quick decisions with the ball and didn't let anyone stop him from getting it to the rim. When given just the slightest bit of space, Kaleb dunked with authority and it looks like he's realizing just how easy it is for him to power those dunks over most defenders. It's no coincidence that his games seem to draw the largest collection of high-major coaching staffs.


KC 76ers 16U

Ishmael Wainwright – 2013 6'5 SF – Despite the 76ers having a tough go of it against New Heights of NYC, Wainwright made some plays that tease coaches with what he could become. Right now, he is a young kid in a massive frame (his wingspan is enormous) that plays solid defense. His offense is still developing, but he likes to attack along the baseline and, most importantly, is a gifted and willing passer.



The Coach Watch
Once again, Kaleb Tarczewski was tracked closely by the Kansas staff, along with Duke, UNC, Georgetown, Florida, West Virginia, and a host of others.

Ishmael Wainwright drew a nice group of coaches, including Bill Self and Rick Barnes.

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