Boo: Telep's Friday Report

<b>HAMPTON, Va. –</b> Julian Wright trimmed his list to six schools and that's big news. We've got lists from Wright, Micah Downs and Terrell Harris in this part of our coverage. And, Martell Webster cops to a leader.

Day One, Boo Williams Invitational

News & Notes

The Illinois Warriors' Julian Wright said he's down to six schools. He said he's narrowed his list Arizona, DePaul, Duke, Illinois, Indiana and Kansas. He'd like to take some mid-May visits and decide after the summer. …

Martell Webster's surgically repaired right fibula has him out of action until May. He'd like to take a few visits that month and you can bet that if he does, Arizona gets one. Webster said that the Wildcats are his leader. He says he wants a "coach that will get hardcore with him" and likes Arizona's offense. …

Team Texas swingman Calvin Miles listed North Carolina, UConn, Texas, Kansas, Georgia Tech, Arizona and Oklahoma. … Teammate Terrell Harris listed Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado State, Kansas and UNC. … Team Texas PF Kevin Rogers went with UNC, Arizona, Kansas, UConn, Georgia Tech and Florida. …

Mitchell Johnson of FOH suffered through a difficult shooting day on Friday. However, he's got a 1,200 SAT and 3.75 GPA to make things better. … Jon Brockman, the PF of FOH, says he's hearing from UCLA, Washington, Stanford, Kansas and Gonzaga. He'll visit UCLA May 14 and we're hearing that the Huskies and Bruins are in good shape. …

Team Florida point guard Walter Hodge has been to Florida already. UMass is going to visit him April 21 and Hofstra has seen him twice. … Vytautas Valiulis, a PG on Team Florida, did not make the trip. He was the final cut from the Lithuanian Jr. National Team a few days ago. … Speaking of not being here, Eric Boateng isn't at the Boo but we've got some scoop on him. Apparently UCLA, Villanova, Michigan, Georgia Tech and Boston College were in to see him the first few days of the period. …

Keith Brumbaugh's list reads Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Georgia and Auburn but he might have more (or less). … Micah Downs said that Kansas offered him the other day and that Michigan State, Texas Tech, Gonzaga, UCLA, UConn and North Carolina State are in the mix. … Chris Lowe is hearing from UNLV, Rhode Island, Clemson and Illinois. … Kyle Singler, a freshman on Oregon Select, has a father who played quarterback at Oregon State. …

Illinois Warriors lead guard Ray Nelson says he's hearing from Western Illinois, Illinois, Dayton, Virginia and DePaul. … Warriors guard Josh Tabb is hearing from Illinois, Kansas, Michigan State, DePaul, Nebraska and many more. …

Scout's Seat

Be on the lookout for a lightning fast freshman guard on Team Texas. His name is Brenton Stanton and he's about 5-9 and runs like the wind. … Mitchell Johnson went 1-for-8 from floor but had 7 assists. He also had an uncharacteristic 7 turnovers. … Oregon Select has a shooter named Ryan Staudacher that some mids might like. … Walter Hodge is best when he's playing in attack mode, getting to the rim. …

Jon Brockman keeps a lot of balls alive and his gift is energy and a maximum effort. … Chris Lowe of the Metro Hawks is going to be an outstanding mid-major point guard because he's starting to get more offense and is poised. He's developed a floater. … Sophomore Jonathan Mitchell, a lefty PF, likes to face up on the baseline. …

Angel Santiago is tough getting to the basket for the Illinois Warriors. … Speaking of the Warriors, they've got to have one of the best sets of guards on the circuit. … Kevin Rogers of Team Texas really showed some skill and a variety of ways to score as a forward. …

2005 Checklist

Jon Brockman, PF, FOH: The only other thing that didn't go right for Brockman was that his team fell to Team Florida. Other than that, there's not much to argue with a 23-point, 15 rebound outing. Brockman is a max effort guy who you'd better box out. His offense is right around the goal and even at 6-7 he puts in work.

Micah Downs, SF/SG, FOH: It probably wasn't his best outing offensively, but he locked up Team Florida's best player. This guy is a big time high-major player because he's multipositional, is skilled and at 6-7 has a stroke. Think Mike Dunleavy.

Keith Brumbaugh, SF, Team Florida: Wasn't his day on Friday and his team survived a subpar game from him and still won. Downs did a nice job denying him good shots and his jumper wasn't falling early. He'll have better days.

Walter Hodge, PG, Team Florida: Think ETSU's Timmy Smith. He's a terror getting to the basket and his drives basically won it for his team, not to mention a 9-for-9 effort at the line down the stretch. Still a streaky shooter but a guy who can get to the rack.

Julian Wright, SF, Illinois Warriors: He's a really good, kind of herky-jerky athlete. He had 15 points, showed he can handle the ball and make plays. Has yet to become a reliable shooter but a guy who stuffs the stat sheet, plays hard and uses his athleticism wisely. Most of his points came around the cup. Top 25 prospect for sure.

Josh Tabb, SG/PG, Illinois Warriors: This guy is fast with or without the ball. He's also not afraid to play at both ends and played catch-up on a big time breakaway dunk attempt and block. Lefty has some combo to his game as well.

Terrell Harris, SG, Team Texas: You have to really like long, athletic guards and that's what Harris is. He had 12 points and did some things going to the paint and from the perimeter. He's got Big 12 tattooed to his forehead and he could play for just about anyone in the league. Harris is an explosive guard.

Calvin Miles, SF, Team Texas: He and Harris seemed to flip-flop halves as he was outstanding late and Harris was good early. He went to the post and made some nice face-up plays. Smooth athlete in transition and he's got some bounce.

Kevin Rogers, PF, Team Texas: The lefty has game. He wants to face up his defender and can pop the mid-range jumper. He's athletic inside and finishes plays against the S.C. Ravens. High-major for sure and had 19 points.

Devan Downey, PG, S.C. Ravens: Very fast and likes to the get to the rim. He'll find the gaps and is comfortable trying to get all the way to the cup or will pull up as well. Size could determine just how high he is able to go.

2006 Checklist

Bryan Davis, PF, Team Texas: His 22 points were key as he proved his high-major value. Outstanding on the glass, has a nice, live body and will go to work inside. Already had a short face up and is very comfortable inside.

Solomon Tat, SF/SG, Team Georgia Elite: He's a very physical, athletic and powerful wing player. Loves to get in the paint and get to the rack. However, he made some perimeter shots today and looked good doing it. Well proportioned athlete.

2007 Checklist

Kevin Love, PF, Oregon Select: He's every bit as good as advertised. Talk about a top quality freshman inside? This guy has moves, skill and most especially power. He powered right through kids two years his senior. Highest level college prospect and he's already 6-8 and 235 pounds.

Teams Watched

Team Texas, South Carolina Ravens, Team Florida, Friends of Hoop Seattle, Illinois Warriors, Oregon Select, Metro Hawks, Team Georgia Elite.

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