Dre's Road Trip: Adidas & Reebok Round Up

GoBlueWolverine's Andre Barthwell is in Indianapolis taking in the Adidas Invaitational. Meanwhile ScoutHoops.com's Evan Daniels is in Philadelphia for the Reebok Breakdown camp. In blog entry one we update the performances of Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin, Drake Harris, Nick Stauskas, Monte Morris and more.

Derrick Walton, PG, Michigan Mustangs 16's – Walton was magnificent today, showing the perfect blend between getting his teammates involved and getting his own offense.  He definitely got his own offense, dropping 33 points.  He is all around game was on point… with him making his presence felt in the scoring, assist, and rebounding columns… and he also played good defense.  As far as recruiting, it's clear that a lot more schools are showing interest.  He is being advised to be non-committal regarding when he will make a decision.  John Beilein was on hand to watch him.  So too were Michigan State assistants Dwayne Stephens and Dane Fife.

Drake Harris, SG, Meanstreets – Harris did alright.  He is so talented that when he doesn't go off you come away disappointed.  If he were on the ball more he could more consistently control the game.  In this game he went long spells without getting the rock.  Regarding recruiting, Harris definitely enjoyed himself at Michigan's elite camp and he made it clear that the Wolverines are definitely in this fight.  John Beilein and lavall jordan were on hand for Harris' afternoon effort.   Dwayne Stephens was there.

Tyler Wideman, PF, Meanstreets – This big bodied kid is a built like a grown man.  He commands his space inside. While he definitely threw his weight around, he wasn't always able to convert.  He missed a few chippys, but overall he played decent.  The big question amongst scouts about this Michigan Elite camper continues to be will he get any taller?

Zak Irvin, SG, Eric Gordon All-Stars – Irvin's game just continues to show impressive progress.  In his morning contest he displayed the aggression that scouts and coaches have been clamoring for.  He ran some point and was effective driving to the basket.  He also had his silky smooth jumper working.  His best shot came at the game's biggest moment.  Down two with the clock winding down, Irvin rose up for the game winning three with two guys running at him and a hand in his face.  He drained it at the buzzer with John Beilein 10-feet away looking on.  Beilein couldn't hide his ear to ear grin.

A little to our east, ScoutHoops.com checked in with reports on Nick Stauskas and Monte Morris at the Reebok Breakout Camp in Philadelphia.

Reebok Breakout: 2012 Standouts

  • Nick Stauskas, SG – Of all the campers, Stauskas was among the most productive during opening day of camp. His reputation is as a shooter, but he really is capable of doing more. He made a couple of plays in transition, had a pair of impressive baseline drives and showed the range of his jump shot. Michigan locked him up early and he appears to be a perfect fit for their offense and style of play.

Reebok Breakout: Underclassman 

  • Monte Morris, PG – To date not many has seen this 6-foot-1 wiry lead guard. So naturally he was under the microscope out of the gate and the talented guard out of Flint (Mich.) Beecher lived up to expectations. When he attacked the basket he created for his teammates and showed impressive vision in the process. Morris didn't show his long-range shot, but he did drop in a mid-range pull-up and a floater.

Stay tuned to GoBlueWolverine for coverage of these and many more targets in the hours and days to come.

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