Adidas Invitational Day 2 Recap (Part 1)

With many teams facing their final game of the Adidas Invitational Wednesday, the motors were high and the level of competition was amped. GoBlueWolverine caught numerous Michigan targets in action. In the first part of our Day 2 recap we discuss the performances of LaDontae Henton (2011), Jalen Reynolds (2011), Sherron Dorsey-Walker (2012), Anton Wilson (2012), and more.

(Indianapolis, IN) - We'll start off first with an attendee at Michigan's Elite Camp two-weeks ago, Dorian's Pride 17u and 6'5" 2012 wing Anton Wilson (Flint Carman-Ainsworth).  Wilson showed flashes of his talents while serving as the team's second scoring option to 6'7" 2011 forward Tommy McCune (Saginaw).  Michigan, Michigan State, West Virginia, Missouri, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cleveland State, Detroit, DePaul, Eastern Michigan, Oakland and many others were watching in their loss to the Grady Elite Hurricanes 17u.  Many of the mid-major programs in attendance were intrigued by the play of 6'8" power forward Ben Lanning (Grandville, MI.) who rebounded outside of his area, knocked down jumpers from 19 feet and in, and put the ball on the deck while going to the basket.

Another Michigan Elite Camp alum that impressed Wednesday was 6'3" 2012 shooting guard Sherron Dorsey-Walker (Detroit Pershing).  The talented youngster put up 35-points in a victory over Minnesota Magic Elite with seven three-pointers.  A quick shooting sharp shooter, Dorsey-Walker is on Michigan's radar.  In the second playoff game for R.E.A.C.H. Legends squad, he led the Detroit based program with 16-points in a win over a talented Atlanta Express.  There were many coaches in attendance but it was difficult to see who was watching the future mid-major plus player.

The Atlanta Express 16u has a phenomenal player that is sure to gain the attention from the vast majority of college programs across the country in 6'8" 2012 power forward Robert Carter Jr.  He has outstanding touch and runs the floor very well for a big man.  He's strong and knows how to use his body.  The rising junior also took a coachable approach to the game.

The R.E.A.C.H. Legends and the Michigan Mustangs faced off in the 17u Palladium Tournament Bracket and the game was filled with high energy players and division one talent.  6'8" 2011 power forward Jalen Reynolds logged a double-double with 18-points and fifteen rebounds.  Reynolds logged R.E.A.C.H.'s first eight points, including two high powered dunks.  6'5" 2011 forward LaDontae Henton (Lansing Eastern) had a monstrous game with 35-points and 15 rebounds in victory.  Henton more than likely won the admiration of many coaches in attendance and earned a couple more offers after floating in a healthy handful of three-pointers.  Michigan, Arkansas, Central Michigan, Detroit, Missouri, Eastern Michigan, Pittsburgh, Southern California, Temple, and many other programs were on hand to watch two-of Michigan's best players in 2011.

Stay tuned for more Adidas Invitational coverage coming later today.


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