TOC: Top Player Notes

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – There were only three sets of games Friday night, but there was a ton of talent on display at the Smith Center. IC's Clint Jackson scouts some of the top performers. (Pictured: Jordan Farmer)

Jordan Farmar 6-2 Jr. PG Pump Bros. – What a nifty floor general. This kid has a Dan Dickau fro and a sweet controlled game. He shoots it well and really runs the show like a seasoned veteran. He plays very well under control and has a great understanding of spacing and creating for his teammates. He's a very nice player.

Enrico Tucker 6-1 Jr. PG-SG Pump Bros. – We still consider him one of the best leapers on the planet. This kid jumps like he was shot out of a cannon. He's still rather smallish for big time college basketball, but he Tony Bethel on his way to Raleigh, it looks like they won't recruit another point guard.

Lorenzo Mata 6-8 Jr. PF Pump Bros. – Nice high major power forward who could sneak under the radar if not seen enough. We liked the way that he ran the floor, the quick feet near the basket and his appetite for the glass. He did some nice things with his back to the basket as well.


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Tyler Smith 6-6 So. WF SE Pump-N-Run – Another Cadillac athlete who has a strong body and a flair for the dramatic play. He had a couple of blocks in transition that were simply breathtaking. He plays hard and sometimes intimidates the opposition. Reminded us a little of Dahntay Jones or Adam Hall. A sure fire high major prospect.

Mike Williams 6-8 Jr. PF SE Pump-N-Run – Williams is so complete for a forward. He runs well. He has skills off the dribble and with his back to the basket. He combines good savvy with a soft mid-range jump shot and lots of intangibles. He's going to be such a good 4 year college basketball player.

James Mays 6-8 Jr. PF-WF NC Gaters – An intense freak of an athlete that has fire in his soul on the hardwood. First and foremost – his athletic ability is the most attractive thing about him. We loved his aggressive nature and all out attack mode Friday night and can't wait to see more of him on Saturday.

Rashon Clark 6-6 Jr. WF Long Island Panthers – Clark is a Vince Carter like leaper who loves to dunk. And dunk he did. On peoples heads, over peoples backs and just randomly through the lane as rebounds bounced off the rim. He didn't do much with the dribble, but his awesome dunks were enough to warrant a crowd of gurus with recorders after his game.

Josh Wright 6-1 Jr. PG Long Island Panthers – This kid is a pure point. He's quick and savvy and shoots it well too. His agility is good enough to scoot past most defenders and get to the basket or draw the defense to kick assists to open shooters. This kid is a darn good player that turned some heads tonight.


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