Spiece Run N Slam Notes (Part 2)

In part two of our recap of the Hensley Memorial (aka Spiece Run N Slam) All Star Classic, we recap the performances of Michigan targets Demetrius Jackson, Sherron Dorsey Walker, E.C. Mathews, Wes Clark, and more.

Wes Clark, Family, c/o 2013- Clark is a tough as nails player that simply gets it done on the wing. He shoots it well from the outside and drives well enough to keep the defense off track. Clark is a also solid defender.  Romulus head man Nate Oats stresses defensive intensity on his team and Clark seems to really have bought into that part of his game. Like Mathews, Clark also has work to do, but there's a great deal of upside here.

Sherron Dorsey-Walker, Reach Legends, c/o 2012- SDW had a pretty impressive morning dropping 35 points on Jabari Parker, a top flight prospect out of Chi-town. Dorsey- Walker is allowing the game to come to him and it shows. He is very patient on offense not always relying on the jumper like he was prone to in the past.  He is doing a much better job of getting to the rack to score. Watching his game come together is encouraging because you knew he had it in him it just good that he is starting to show it.  Michigan is definitely still in the picture here.

  • From Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels in Spiece: Day Two, Part A
    • Sherron Dorsey-Walker, SG, Reach Legends – The 6-foot-3 guard has received some good ink over the course of the spring and rightfully so. In a win over Mac Irvin Fire, Dorsey-Walker showed an impressive jump shot both off the catch and dribble. He had no issue getting his shot off against athletic defenders and when pressed he showed an ability to go off the bounce and drop in floaters.

Demetrius Jackson, MBA Select, c/o 2013- Jackson is a strong bodied point guard that gets the job done.  His scoring was not working early this morning so he decided to get teammates involved instead. Once they started rolling his own scoring picked up with an impressive offensive arsenal of floaters, mid-range jumpers, threes, and finishes at the rack. If there is an aspect of his game that best defines him it's his penchant for dribble penetration and kicking to teammates for jumpers.  He also defends well on the perimeter effort is always there playing hard is never a problem with Jackson.  Jackson is a MAJOR Michigan target and the interest is definitely mutual.

  • From Scout.com analyst Brian Snow in Spiece: Day Two, Part B
    • Demetrius Jackson, SG/PG, MBA Elite – Jackson is one of the more under the radar players in Indiana's 2013 class. He is a good athlete who can really shoot the ball. Right now he is more of a small shooting guard than a point guard, but the floor vision is there. Consistency has always been the issue with Jackson, but he absolutely had it working. As the point guard skills develop he is going to be very interesting to watch develop.

Chris Jenkins, Reach Legends, c/o 2012- Jenkins is starting to show a bit more toughness, gradually shedding that soft talk from his naysayers. Scoring inside is becoming a regular occurrence for Jenkins.  This long and lengthy guard-forward is coming along with his game. As he becomes stronger with his handles and jump shot he is certainly becoming a better and improved player.

E.C. Mathews, Family c/o 2013- As one scout mentioned to me today "that kid has a chance to be an All-American." He can be just that good.  At 6'4 with quickness, handles, and the ability to get to the rack at will, Mathews continues to impress. His jumper is starting to come around, and once it does it going to make him even more difficult to handle. Even with a 19 point effort against a talented Spiece Indy Heat team he was very upset.  The loss was all that mattered because he's a kid that truly hates to lose and loves to compete. Defensively he can be tough with his length, but he still needs work on that end of the floor, but there is still a long way to go in this youngster's development.  This youngster is beginning to putting it all together.

  • From Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels in Spiece: Day Two, Part A
    • E.C. Matthews, PG/SG, The Family – One of the more unique prospects of the day, Matthews, a 6-foot-3 guard, showed an impressive all around skill set against the Spiece 16's. He spent majority of the game playing on the ball and pushed the ball when he had the opportunity. He's at his best when he can make plays in the open court, as he has good vision and is a talented passer.

Jaylon Tate, Meanstreets, c/o 2013- Tate is a long armed athlete that gets after it on both sides of the floor. Defensively his effort is constant on each possession, which is all out in your face on every play. Offensively he has a real feel for the game with the pass first attitude which I like in point guards.  He doesn't have to score to lead his team. That said, when it's time for him to go get his own offense he is very quick at getting to the rack to score and shoots it well enough from the outside to give opponents problems.  Michigan made it by his school last year, but has only shown moderate interest to date.  That could well change in the coming months thanks to the way he is playing and his definite interest in the Maize & Blue.

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