Cardinal Authority has been on site for most of the Under Armour event, primarily keeping an eye on prospects that currently hold a U of L scholarship offer. Here's our notebook from day two at the MidAmerica Sports Center in Louisville.
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Kenny Johnson on Watch
On Friday it was assistant coach Mike Balado who represented U of L at the Under Armour event. Fellow assistant Kenny Johnson took over the role on Saturday, watching a group of prospects that currently hold scholarship offers from the Cardinals program.
Is five-star forward Josh Jackson in the process of being named the top performer in consecutive Under Armour events? Rated as the top small forward in the nation by Scout.com and second overall in the 2016 class, Jackson earned that honor in earlier this month in New Orleans.
The 6-foot-7 Napa, Calif., prospect, who includes Arizona, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, N.C. State and UCLA among his scholarship offers, has looked very much the part during the first two days of Under Armour's stop in Louisville this weekend.
He wowed the crowd - fans, coaches and fellow competitors alike - during his first outing on Saturday. He poured in an event best 41 points on 19 of 24 shooting, including 3 of 5 beyond the three-point arc. He also finished with seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in 31 minutes to lead 1 Nation to a 77-68 win.
On Saturday evening to scored 11 points to go with eight rebounds in a 10 point victory. He recorded a double-double in his first outing of the event on Friday evening with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
If Jackson isn't the weekend's top performer, it may be due to the strong play of DC Blue Devils guard Markelle Fultz.
Scout.com 2016 four-star guard Markelle Fultz added a scholarship offer from Louisville after a impressive outing at Under Armour's event in New Orleans earlier this month. The Cardinals join Arizona, Cincinnati, Kansas, Maryland, Miami, Virginia, Xavier, among others to offer the 6-foot-3 Hyattsville (Md.) Dematha Catholic prospect.
Fultz is averaging 22 points and 6 rebounds following three games in two days.
Here's a look at Fultz during his play at Under Armour this weekend:
One To Watch
While watching Team Breakdown, U of L assistant Kenny Johnson must have made a few mental notes on the team's point guard. 2017 point guard Andres Feliz, who has been in the U.S. for just over a year, is a member of the U17 & U18 Dominican Republic national teams.
The 6-foot-2 Orlando (Fla.) West Oaks Academy prospect has displayed the ability to distribute in traffic, as well as being an effective scoring threat by attacking the rim or finding an open spot beyond the three-point arc. Playing over 20 minutes per game, Feliz is averaging nine points through three games.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity," he said. "This is a great opportunity for a lot of guys."
Feliz told Cardinal Authority that he's appreciative of the chance to play for an AAU team that fills the stands with college coaches.
"We got to play better because we know they are watching," he explained following an 11 point, six rebound performance. "Everybody has play to good. There are a lot of coaches here watching us, so we all have to play good."
Feliz earned MVP honors at the Young Stars Showcase last month, an event that features some of the top freshman and sophomore prospects in Florida and Georgia. He poured in 27 points in a 133-113 win.
"I can score and assist, plus I'll go in and get a rebound," he said on Saturday evening.
Hester and Huell
Team Breakdown teammates are having good outings this weekend.
Huell, a 6-foot-9 five-star forward, is averaging a team best 15 points and six rebounds, while Hester, a three-star 6-foot-4 guard, is averaging eight points through three games.
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