Dre's Road Trip (Part 2): Adidas Invitational

The talent level is pretty solid here --  the classes of 2013-2015 are impressive. Here are the top kids that I had a chance to take a look at that put in work and raised their stock for the summer.


Derrick Walton
, Michigan Mustangs 16's

http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c= 1&cfg=null&nid=5559564

He put in some serious work yesterday. Derrick had it going early and often as he dropped 33 on an assortment of moves. His jumper was consistent from deep, getting to the basket was not a problem for him at all. It is his ability to run a team and score -- that is, the even balance -- that he has really improved in. His stock continues to soar.


Zach Irvin
, Eric Gordon All-Stars 16's

http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c= 1&cfg=null&nid=4962633

Zach's aggressiveness continues to be his best friend -- when he has it he is a different player. He played the point yesterday, showed the ability to get to the basket to score, and in front of all the college coaches drained a deep three to win the game with two defenders running at him. Zach is really having a nice summer.


Drake Harris,
Meanstreets 15's

http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c= 1&cfg=null&nid=5381876

His talent level is so high you expect so much out of him ... he had an okay game yesterday. He plays off the ball, and that is fine because he can get his shot off -- but he was not involved as much as he should have been. You see the talent getting to the basket to score, his mid range, his handles solid -- it just wasn't enough. With that said he still had a solid outing; the kid just has so much talent.

DeAngelo Russell, Louisville Magic15's- This smooth shooting lefty has such a nice game. For a young kid he is never in a rush, he allows the game to come to him. He is very good at stroking it from deep and going to the basket to score -- his quickness allows him to get to spots before the defense can adjust. Those in attendance are salivating at the prospects of what this kid can do.


Jaquan Lyle
, Speice 16's

http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c= 1&cfg=null&nid=5296217

He's 2014 but the team he is playing on is playing up on the 16's, and he is an interesting player. Yesterday he was a facilitator, setting his teammates up for easy baskets, but at the same time he was putting in work on the defensive end of the floor in the post. Jaquan was blocking shots, rebounding, and playing really good post defense -- and he is a guard at 6'3-6'4. He can handle, he is tough at scoring in the lane, and he just understands the game really well.


Trevon Bluiett
, Speice 16's

http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c= 1&cfg=null&nid=5220057

The 6-5 forward was a load yesterday down in the paint, he pretty much scored at will -- he dropped 28 and probably should have had 38. He has an old school game, he plays hard, he understands what he can do and sticks to that. Around the basket he is tough, he can put it on the deck to score and stick from outside. I had a chance to see him when he was a freshmen and he continues to get better.


Tyler Wideman
, Meanstreets 15's

http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c= 1&cfg=null&nid=5594426

At around 6'6, 240, Tyler is a big, strong-bodied post player who is a load to deal with inside. He is very solid around the basket, very strong hands. I would like to see more post moves from him, but he is still developing. He really moves people around the basket ,and most rebounds that come his way don't leave his area.


Shuker Sanders
, Grady Hurricanes 17's

He had 30 yesterday against R.E.A.C.H and there was nothing they could do about it. Getting to the rack is like second nature to this kid, at about 6'3 he is tough to deal with because his handle is strong enough where you can't impede his progress to the basket without contact. Tough defender, rebounds well for a guard and plays hard.


Perry Poindexter
Eric Gordon All-Stars 15's

http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c= 1&cfg=null&nid=5593570

He plays down low around the basket and gets it done. Long-armed shot blocker at 6'6, 190, and a rebounder who scores well in the paint very -- efficient with the number of attempts that he gets. As his game continues to grow he has a chance to be really good.


Sherron Dorsey-Walker
, Reach 17's

http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c= 1&cfg=null&nid=5196159

The Detroit Pershing wing had 19 in the game I watched on jumpers and some put backs. I would like to see him getting to the basket more off the dribble. He still has the sweet looking jumper, but he went on a stretch where he just didn't play well.


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