adidas Take 5ive Classic: Day Two

The solid play at the adidas Take 5ive Classic continued on day two. Luke Babbitt showed why he's one of the top players in the class of 2008 and a few youngsters were on full display. Trae Golden, SG/PG, Atlanta Celtics 15's – Against a talented Ohio Basketball Club, Golden displayed the full arsenal on his way to 32 points and the game winning bucket.

Luke Babbitt, PF, EBO – Easily the best performer of the day was Babbitt. In his evening game against the New England Playaz, he got it done inside and out. He showed a lot of versatility, as he scored off drives, spot-up three-pointers and low post moves. His face up game continues to improve and his handle is solid. If weekend efforts like this one continue he'll certainly have a good shot at making the McDonald's game.

B.J. Mullens, C, Ohio Basketball Club – It wasn't the best we've seen from Mullens, but he definitely got after it. Going against the high quality front line of the Atlanta Celtics, Mullens managed to maneuver in the paint for a number of buckets. His favorite move seems to be the right hand jump hook. He also displayed a nice spin move in the paint.

Cashmere Wright, PG, Hoop Planet – This quick and elusive point guard certainly isn't afraid to fire up shots. Even though he puts up too many at times he is still very talented. The 6-foot junior doesn't have trouble getting by defenders, can see the floor and is a superb athlete.

Klay Thompson, SF, Pump N' Run Elite – Playing on a team loaded with talent, Thompson didn't get a lot of shots, but the ones he took usually found the bottom of the net. At 6-foot-7 he has great size for a wing and his stroke is pure. He also showed he could post up if needed and displayed a decent mid-range jumper as well.

Troy Gillenwater, PF, New England Playaz – Going up against Luke Babbitt and EBO, Gillenwater did everything he could to will the Playaz to a win. Prior to fouling out, Gillenwater displayed superior strength in the paint and was able to muscle up shots over EBO's front line. The 6-foot-8 forward also has a nice face up game and can knock down jumpers out to 20-feet.

Terrel Holloway, PG, New England Playaz – The more we watched Holloway the more he grew on us. At 6-foot-3 he has good size for the point guard spot, but he's also capable of sliding over and playing the two if needed. He has a solid pull up jumper from deep and is quick enough to get by defenders and finish at the rim or dish it off for an assist. Against EBO in the playoffs he went for 19 points (majority in the 2nd half) and dished out a handful of assists.

Kris Joseph, SF, DC Assault – In his morning game against the Ohio Gators, Joseph displayed a nice stroke from deep. The mobile wing has great size (6-foot-7) and a solid feel for the game. He's a fairly good athlete and is capable of snagging a rebound on the defensive glass and pushing the break for an easy coast-to-coast finish.

Michael Dixon, PG, KC Pump N' Run 16's – For the second day in a row Dixon impressed college coaches all day. His feel for the game is uncanny and his mid-range game is superb. In Pump N' Run's contest against the Carolina Celtics he had the jumper working, as he drilled a handful of pull-up jumpers including one coming off a ball screen. A lot of schools took notice of Dixon this weekend and he'll certainly become a priority for a few.

Jeff Reid, SF, KC Pump N' Run 16's – Reid didn't waste any time getting it going against Capitol City in an afternoon contest. The 6-foot-6 wing stroked it from deep to the tune of 20 points at the half time buzzer. While we didn't get his final tally, we are sure it was in the thirties. His jumper is pure out to 24-feet and can put it on the floor for one or two dribbles and pull up for mid-range jump shots.

Austin Carroll, SG, New England Playaz 16's - This 6-foot-3 guard knocked down a handful of deep jumpers, but also showed he's capable of handling the point guard duties. He ran the fast break well and made a pair of sweet passes in the open court.

Trae Golden, SG/PG, Atlanta Celtics 15's – Against a talented Ohio Basketball Club, Golden displayed the full arsenal on his way to 32 points and the game winning bucket. At 6-foot-2 Golden has a strong build and the quickness to easily get by defenders. When the Celtics needed a basket, Golden went out and got it whether it was from pulling up for a deep jumper or getting all the way to the rack and finishing.

Trevor Releford, PG, KC Pump N' Run 15's – There aren't many prospects that can dominate a game without taking many shots, but Releford is certainly one that can. Trevor is a much different player than his brother Travis, as he's a pure point. The 5-foot-9 sees the floor and has an impressive handle.

Jeff Reid claims a scholarship from Kansas State. He's also hearing from Kansas, Wichita State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Dayton, Missouri, Iowa and Iowa State.

Derrick Favors said "everyone" is recruiting him. His plan is to narrow his list down to ten schools by the end of the summer.

Austin Carroll says he has scholarship offers from Holy Cross, Rhode Island, Xavier and West Virginia.

Jordan Williams has a pair of scholarship offers (Fordham and UMass). He's also hearing from Notre Dame, St. John's, Connecticut and Georgetown.

Marcus Denmon is hearing from Missouri, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Missouri State, Wichita State and Murray State.


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