Big East Players:
Both of the Villanova guys, Corey Fisher and Corey Stokes, can really play. Fisher has a similar game to Scottie Reynolds, but looks to be a little bit quicker. Like Reynolds, he's more a combo guard than true point. I'd say he's right around 6 foot, with a slighter build than Reynolds at this point.
Stokes looks to be a solid 6'5-6'6, with a very solid frame. He has an excellent looking jumpshot, and should be a nice weapon on the wing for kickouts from Reynolds and Fisher.
The DePaul guys, Dar Tucker and Mac Koshwal, competed very nicely. Tucker is a solid slasher who can finish with both hands, but his long range shot still needs a lot of work. He does have nice form, and gets good elevation, so he has a chance to develop into a nice perimeter shooter.
Koshwal runs the floor very well for a big man and should a nice trailer on the break. He's still more of a run and jump player at this point, but has a solid frame and should a solid contributor at DePaul right away.
Justin Burrell's game looks very similar to Trevor Mbakwe's at this point. He's very solid at the defensive end, and finishes very strongly around the room. He does not have any consistent range on his shot right now, but will be a good contributor for St. John's because of his athleticism and rebounding ability.
Johnny Flynn will be a very nice guard for Jim Boeheim and Syracuse. He has a very fundamentally solid shot, and looks to be able to run an offense well. He showcased a beatiful little floater on a couple of occasions. I would be surprised if he does not start from day one. Also, he had the looks of a very pesky man-to-man defender if Boeheim ever decides to play some man next year.
Other standout performers: Kevin Love is definitely the real deal. A very strong rebounder down low, an excellent jump shot well beyond the college arc, an excellent passer, especially from the outlet position.
Anthony Randolph compares very favorably to former LSU star Tyrus Thomas, with the added dimension of being a couple of inches taller and freakishly long. He'll be a game-changer on the defensive end from day one, and has unlimited potential if he can develop his offensive game.
Chris Allen will be an excellent addition for Michigan State. He has a very good looking jumpshot, and can jump out of the gym. Also, he has a good court sense and does not try to force things. I think he could be a better version of former Spartan Maurice Ager.
DeAndre Jordan will be a horse down low for Texas A&M. He looks to be a legit seven footer, runs the court well, and showed some very nice post moves. I would not be shocked if he breaks a rim or two during his college career, as he dunks with serious authority.
Taylor King really surprised me with his overall floor game. He's a noted long range shooter(and he hit a couple of bombs today), but he also made a couple very nice plays off the dribble, resulting in a nice 6 foot floater and an easy assist to Cole Aldrich. He'll give Duke a needed offensive boost along with Kyle Singler.
Demetri McCamey could pass as Joe Chapman's long lost brother.
43rd Annual Roundball Classic 7:00pm, Tuesday, April 3,
2007 The United Center 2007 Roundball Classic
Roster Player Pos
Ht Wt Hometown High School
43rd Annual Roundball Classic
7:00pm, Tuesday, April 3, 2007
The United Center
2007 Roundball Classic Roster
Player Pos Ht Wt Hometown High School EAST:
LaceDarius Dunn G 6'4" 205 Monroe, LA Excelsior Christian Baylor
PG 6'4" 180
Anthony Randolph F 6'10" 210 Cedar Hill, TX Woodrow Wilson High LSU
DarQuavis Tucker F 6'4" 200
Head Coach East All-Stars: Nick Mariniello,
Justin Burrell F 6'8" 220 Middletown, NY Bridgton Academy St. John's
PG 6'1" 175
PG 6'0" 183
238 Chicago, IL
Demetri McCamey G 6'3" 210 Bellwood, IL
St. Joseph High
G 6'6" 220
G 6'6" 193
Alexis Wangmene C 6'8" 245
Head Coach West All-Stars: Loren Jackson, Boys To