Spiece MDC: Future Cards Shine Bright

Fort Wayne, IN -- Future Louisville stars Michael Chandler and Ryan Taylor continued their strong play on Day Two at the Spiece Memorial Day Tournament. Louisville prospect Marquis Teague also was in action. InsideTheVille.com has the scoop on all the action.

C Michael Chandler (2011) - 6-10, 225 Spiece Fast Break
Scouting Report: Chandler turned it up in the second half Saturday morning against Triple Threat.

The 6-10 Louisville-bound big man started slowly, failing to finish around the basket in the early going. After the break, however, Chandler began to assert himself at both ends of the court.

Chandler hunted rebounds, challenged shots and attacked the rim offensively while posting 16 points, 10 boards, and three blocks.
Chandler says: Chandler told InsideTheVille.com Saturday that he remains firmly committed to Louisville. He also said he's working friend Marquis Teague hard for the Cardinals.
Breakdown: If Chandler consistently performs like he did Saturday he'll be a McDonald's All-American. When he's aggressive on the boards, challenging shots and attacking the rim for dunks he's an impressive prospect indeed.

SF Ryan Taylor (2011) - 6-5, 200, Spiece Fast Break
Scouting Report: Taylor had an impressive weekend in Fort Wayne at the Spiece Memorial Day Tournament. After going for 17 points Friday night, Taylor came back with an even better showing Saturday morning against Triple Threat. Taylor finished with 18 points, including a monster alley-oop slam-dunk and eight boards.
Breakdown: Louisville fans are going to be pleasantly surprised with Taylor's ability. He's a big-time athlete, an unselfish teammate and does all the dirty work for his team.

This spring, Taylor has shown serious signs that's he's capable of moving out to the perimeter. Three weeks ago, he was draining three's. Friday night, he made several midrange jumpers. Saturday, he took his man off the bounce and dished to teammates for open layups.

PG Marquis Teague (2011) - 6-1, 175, Spiece Indy Heat
Scouting Report: Teague struggled with his outside jumper against Triple Threat Saturday but he did other things to help lead his team to an easy pool play victory.

Teague broke down his man off the dribble and found teammates, played suffocating defense and pushed the tempo at every chance. He finished with 10 points and a handful of assists.
Recruitment Watch: Teague's father told InsideTheVille.com Saturday afternoon that while Marquis would like to announce his decision next month, it's a near certainty he won't announce a college decision until after the July evaluation period.

Teague is playing things close to the vest and his camp isn't talking favorites. Shawn Teague said the plan is to take a few visits before making a decision. Those trips haven't been set yet.

One interesting note, Teague's father said that Kentucky - new to the list - has not offered Marquis a scholarship.

So why push back the time table? Teague could be occupied most of June while playing for USA Basketball. If he makes the USA team he would travel to Argentina to represent his country until June 22. That means no time for campus visits or college decisions.

PG Kevin Ferrell (2012) - 5-10, 160, Spiece Heat
Scouting Report: Remember this little guys game. Though he just finished his freshman season at Indianapolis (IN) Park Tudor, Ferrell plays beyond his age. He's definitely one of the top players nationally in his class because of his maturity, skills and potential.

Saturday, Ferrell showed all kinds of big-time ability. He easily beat his man and finished at the rim or dished to his teammates for easy buckets. Ferrell also has a big-time stroke, and with added strength, his range will only improve. He's definitely a name to file away and remember.
Recruiting Interest: Ferrell's AAU coach said that UNC-Charlotte, Xavier and Butler are already hot on his trail and Cincinnati and Ohio State are snooping around.

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