Boo: Friday Evaluations

HAMPTON, Va. -- How did the top UNC targets perform on Friday night at the Boo Williams Invitational? And how did the UNC commit fare? <i>Inside Carolina</i>'s Clint Jackson breaks down the play of Marcus Ginyard, Richard Hendrix and Tyler Hansbrough (pictured) with stats and analysis ...

Marcus Ginyard (Boo Williams)
4 pts, 5 ast, 1 reb, 1 blk

Ginyard, as promised, ran the point for Boo Williams. I really thought he did a great job of running his team. He fed the lanes on the break, pushed the tempo and made really smart decisions with the ball.

He was in a word, responsible, as the point guard.

Liked the way that he made the defense collapse on him before kicking the quick pass out to the shooters. He played really under control tonight – not trying to do too much and making the clean pass to his teammates.

I don't ever think we'll ever see Ginyard play the point exclusively in college, but he has shown that he's more than capable of handling the position when needed.

He's on a loaded AAU team, who led throughout and won by 30, so he didn't play heavy minutes and the team didn't need him to score points. He just ran the show.

Richard Hendrix (Alabama Lasers)
20 points, 9-10 FG, 2-6 FT, 11 reb, 3 blk, 3 ast, 1 stl

Hendrix is a man. When you see this kid's body – his big strong shoulders, powerful legs and thick torso – you just think of power.

Hendrix's physique has changed since last year. He's got the same size – 255 pounds – but it's more muscle mass and he's definitely more defined. He had some awesome drop steps and a sweet step through move on the blocks against the Georgia Stars. His agility and handle is improved from last year – but his bread and butter is still and will always be his post game.

No question Hendrix is going to be a terrific college power forward.

Tyler Hansbrough (St. Louis Eagles)
24 pts, 6-12 FG, 12-14 FT, 7 reb, 2 blk, 2 ast, 3 stl

Our first look at Ty Hansbrough and he is as advertised. Super aggressive. He's about 6-8 with narrow shoulders and strong legs. He's got a nice handle for a man of his size and we loved his energy on the court.

Active. Aware. Anticipates. These three characteristics quickly come to mind when evaluating the tough forward. He hunts for rebounds and attacks the basket on offense. He plays with a lot of heart and emotion and lets his teammates know when they don't spot him on the offensive end.

His highlights included a nice jump-hook over two tall defenders and some spin moves along the baseline. Hansbrough embraces contact and leaves it all on the floor. When he receives the ball on the block – one of two things are going to happen. Either he's going to dunk the ball or he's going to get fouled. This kid is going to spend a lot of time on the free throw line in college.

He also plays hard on the defensive end of the floor. He fights through screens, fronts his man in the post and just throws his body at the rim while going for the rebounds. You'll be hard pressed to find a more intense or more aggressive post player.

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