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Andrew White, SF, Team Loaded – With a number of head coaches looking on, White, a 6-foot-6 wing out of Charlottesville (Va.) Miller School, dialed in from long range against Team Jennings. He knocked down a half dozen three-pointers, had a pair of strong finishes at the rim and rebounded his area well. White, who finished with 29 points, is playing with confidence and looks like one of the better shooters in the 2012 class.
Glenn Robinson, SF, SYF Players – In what was one of the more impressive performances of the summer, Robinson, a 6-foot-5 impressively built wing, went 8-for-10 from the field, scoring 19 points and grabbing nine boards in a playoff win over Playground Elite. Robinson, who is headed to Michigan, appeared more athletic, as he snagged rebounds in and out of area. He also looked more comfortable as a scorer and he did it from all three levels on Thursday.
Mitch McGary, C, SYF Players – With Robinson doing damage from the perimeter, McGary, a 6-foot-10, 235-pound big man, was locking down his area. Any board in his vicinity found its way to his mitts. He scored by facing up and attacking, off put backs and pumped in eight free throws. McGary finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks.
Ronnie Johnson, PG, Eric Gordon – In the last year Johnson, a 5-foot-11 lead guard, has made believers out of most recruitniks. A quick, but poised point guard, Johnson drove the ball, looked to kick to teammates and made open shots. A terrific decision maker, Johnson is a true set up man that will fit in nicely at Purdue.
Quenton DeCosey, SG/SF, Sports U – Following Hoop Group Team Camp, DeCosey, of Metuchen (N.J.) St. Joseph, began to get some run from college coaches. Since then a number of schools from a wide range of levels have been tracking the 6-foot-5 wiry wings every move. On Thursday, DeCosey looked like a pretty good long-range shooter, but he also used his athleticism to finish at the rim with either hand.
Keith Frazier, SG, Dream Vision – In a first round playoff game, Frazier wasn't shy about looking to score. In fact, when Dream Vision needed a bucket in the first frame, Frazier dialed up a three or hit a mid-range jump shot. A wiry wing out of Irving (Tex.) High, is having a strong summer and it continued at the Summer Jam.
Rysheed Jordan, PG, PTP – With his team in danger of being eliminated, Jordan upped his effort on defense and recorded at least five steals in the last eight minutes of PTP's loss to 43 Hoops. For a point guard, Jordan has terrific size (6-foot-4), he has impressive passing ability and he can score it at the rim. Unfortunately PTP was eliminated, but he was still able to make an impression in a losing effort.
Brandon Randolph, PG, Team Jennings – Despite a lackluster effort from his team in the opening round of the playoffs, Randolph showed why he recently made his way into Scout.com's top 100. The 6-foot, 175-pound is a strong, quick guard that is comfortable attacking the basket and hunting mid-range opportunities. A pretty good athlete and solid handler, Randolph was especially effective with his pull-up floater. He's a high major guard in 2013.
Monte Morris, PG, Dorian's Pride – Our first look came at Reebok Breakout Camp last week. On Thursday he showed up in Milwaukee with Dorian's Pride. The 6-foot-1 wiry lead guard is a true set up man that looks to create before he looks at the rim. When he does look to score, Morris has a good-looking shot to 21-feet, good touch around the basket and a sweet mid-range floater.
Matt Thomas, SG, Wisconsin Playmakers – Since the evaluation period began there's been some buzz surrounding Thomas, a 6-foot-3 guard from Onalaska (Wisc.) High. In the first half we took in, Thomas shot the ball quite well. He didn't get a ton of looks, but took advantage of the ones he did by hitting a trio of three-pointers and a pull-up from 18-feet. While he didn't do much off the dribble, he was strong with the ball and looked comfortable handling it against pressure.
Kevon Looney, SF, Running Rebels -- Although his offense wasn't necessarily working when he took the court on Friday, the high major prospect made sure he was effective rebounding the basketball and on the defensive end. Looney, of Milwaukee (Wisc.) Hamilton, has a terrific frame with wide shoulders and long arms. He did his best on Shabazz Muhammad late Thursday and he held his own against the best in 2012.
Rashad Vaughn, SG, Net Gain Sports – One of the better sophomore prospects of the day was this 6-foot-5 shooting guard. Blessed with a strong, chiseled frame, Vaughn has an impressive build and size for a 2014 prospect. In a mid-afternoon playoff game, Vaughn, who is known for his athleticism and ability to get to the rim, had it working from long range to the tune of four three-pointers.
Cliff Alexander, C, Team D-Rose – Nationally Jahlil Okafor and Dakari Johnson are the two centers getting publicity in the 2014 class. But it won't be long before Alexander is a household name among college coaches and those that follow recruiting.
A legit 6-foot-8, maybe 6-9, Alexander has a strong frame and is a solid athlete. His effort is one of the many attributes that stood out, as he was active and aggressive on both ends. He affected a lot of shots on defense and even knocked in an 18-footer on offense. He finished with 26 points in a playoff win.
*The always active and aggressive Winston Shepard was up to his tricks in Dream Vision's first round playoff game against the Milwaukee Rebels. He hit a jump shot, rebounded and was a nuisance on defense.
*St. John's commit Jevon Thomas is a quick lead guard that can get into the lane. Thomas, a standout at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln, has had a strong July and is making good decisions with the basketball.
*In his first game of the day for the Milwaukee Running Rebels, David Burrell pumped in some points. A 6-foot-4 wiry shooting guard, Burrell showed deep range, sliced his way to the rim and proved to be a high level scorer.
*After a rough first half, Duane Wilson turned up his play against the SYF Players. The 6-foot-2 guard showed good speed, an ability to get his own shot and solid jump shot from 21-feet. He got better as the game went on against the Players.
*Adonis Filer is a talented combo guard. Playing for the SYF Players, Filer races up and down the court, is an impressive athlete and always appears to be in attack mode.
*Denzel Watts, of Dorian's Pride 16's, appears to be a solid mid-level lead guard. He had a few schools checking him out on Thursday. Watts has a strong frame, to go with his solid handle and speed.
*The word around the gym was that Joseph Stamps went for an unheard of 65 points in an early morning game. In the game we took in he had around 15 and certainly had the look of a talented scorer and shooter.
*Daniel Hamilton looks much improved since watching him during his freshman season. The 6-foot-5 wing is still quite thin and needs strength, but he showed good touch when he attacked the basket.
*Andrew White said he has offers from Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Richmond, USF, Miami, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Providence, BYU, Utah, ODU and George Mason. He also has interest from Louisville and West Virginia.
*Andrew White drew Seth Greenberg, Rick Pitino, Mark Gottfried, Brian Gregory and Chris Mooney, as well as assistants from Wake Forest, Alabama and Texas during his first round playoff game.
*Intriguing 2013 guard Matt Thomas had head coaches from Drake, Wisconsin, Iowa State and Marquette watching him. Assistants from Notre Dame, Michigan, Northern Iowa, Creighton and Tennessee also watched him.