Boo: Telep's Sunday Report

HAMPTON, Va. –-- In this section, we've got school lists from guys like Jon Scheyer and Jay Brown. We've also got the scoop on Richard Hendrix's second visit.

Day Three, Boo Williams Invitational

News & Notes

Alabama Select stud Richard Hendrix visits North Carolina the weekend of May 1st. Alabama and the Tar Heels could be dueling it out for Hendrix. In all likelihood, Hendrix will visit Alabama the weekend of May 14. … Georgia Stars small forward Octavious Spann said he's hearing from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Clemson and Louisville. …

Georgia Stars forward Jay Brown likes Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky and UConn. At this point, we don't think any of them have offered. … Georgia Stars power forward Daniel Emerson did not play much in the finals on Sunday. He's hearing from N.C. State, Marshall, Georgia and Mercer. "I want to go somewhere to play," Emerson said. "I'm not interested in sitting on the bench." …

Illinois Warriors sophomore Jon Scheyer is coached at the high school level by Bruce Weber's brother. He attends the same high school that Duke coach Chris Collins went to and supposedly his father and Ben Braun played high school baseball together. Those are some serious connections. Duke, UNC, Arizona, Kansas, Illinois, Wake Forest, Michigan State and California make the early list. …

In the Silver Division final, Richard Hendrix had 11 points and 6 rebounds for Alabama. Wisconsin Playground Warriors were led by Marcus Landry who tallied 13. …

Scout's Seat

Julian Wright of the Illinois Warriors was responsible for the most impressive athletic feat of the weekend. He actually caught a ball in traffic and went into a 360 move for a (missed) dunk off the catch. There wasn't another player in the event that could have pulled it off. …

Chris Douglas-Roberts of The Family is on the verge of taking his game to another level. However, at traveling team events, kids play a ton of games each weekend. Roberts needs to get stronger so that he can have more stamina throughout the event. …

Kevin Rogers of Team Texas boosted his stock significantly this weekend. When you make a pair of jump hooks over Richard Hendrix its tough not to note the skill level. … Team Texas guard Terrell Harris showed flashes of big time in his game. If he can do it consistently he'll make a serious rise in the rankings. …

Georgia Stars power forward Jay Brown actually dove to intercept a post pass. He also drove baseline for a dunk attempt. Brown could wind up going anywhere from mid-major to possibly high-major though he's slightly under sized. …

Angel Santiago of the Illinois Warriors had a nice weekend. Sometimes he'll take quick shots but he's good at getting to the rim. Santiago had 17 in the championship loss. … Richard Hendrix jammed his shoulder when he posted 25 points and 23 rebounds in his first game of the day. He's ratcheted his game up a few notches. …

17-and-under championships – Georgia Stars 67, Illinois Warriors 64 (2004 champions); Alabama Select 57, Wisconsin Playground Warriors 54 (Silver Division)

2005 Checklist

Louis Williams, SG, Georgia Stars: The Stars won the championship on a day when Louis didn't make a single jumpshot in the finale. He finished with 19 points off drives and stick backs and was deservingly named the MVP of the event. He was a big time scorer here and went 8-for-13 from the field in the title game.

Richard Hendrix, PF, Alabama Select: There's little he didn't do this weekend. Hendrix carried his team to the Silver Division championship. In the semifinal, he went off for 25 points and 22 rebounds AND he hit a 3-pointer. He had the most impressive weekend of anyone here.

Kevin Rogers, PF, Team Texas: He battled Hendrix gamely before running out of gas in the closing minutes. Rogers used skill and savvy to for 19 points and 8 boards against Alabama. He did wonders to establish himself as a legit Top 50 high-major type at the very least. He was very impressive and showed no fear against Hendrix.

Calvin Baker, SG, BWSL 16s: All he did was make the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to send him team into the finals of his age group. Baker was the final cut from the main Boo team and he's a very good shooter.

Calvin Miles, SF, Team Texas: More than once at this event he showed flashes. He's probably getting used to the level of competition and he'll hit his stride by the end of the month. On Sunday, he went to work in traffic, showed body control and looked like a big time wing in the morning loss.

2006 Checklist

Larry Davis, SF, Metro Hawks 16s: His runner in the paint with under a second to go appeared to be the game-winner before Baker's heroics. The Christ The King product blew up in the second half with his perimeter touch and mid-range accuracy.

Teams Watched Illinois Warriors, Georgia Stars, Boo Williams 16s, Metro Hawks 16s, Team Texas, Alabama Select.

All-Tournament Team Louis Williams, Georgia Stars; Michael Mercer, Georgia Stars, Jon Brockman, FOH Seattle; Richard Hendrix, Alabama Select; Scott Reynolds (Soph), Boo Williams; Isaiah Dahlman (Soph), Pulley Panthers

Scoring Leaders ...
28.6 PPG - #23 Williams, L. Georgia Stars
26.3 PPG - #44 Hansbrough, T. St. Louis Eagles
25.5 PPG - #40 Brockman, J. Friends of Hoop
25.0 PPG - #23 Harris, P. Albany City Rocks
22.8 PPG - #33 Hendrix, R. Alabama Select
22.5 PPG - #32 Jefferson, D. California Elite
20.8 PPG - #03 Downey, D. S.C. Ravens
18.8 PPG - #33 Huertas, D. Miami Tropics
18.3 PPG - #32 Adrien, J. BABC
17.8 PPG - #23 Fields, L. New York Gauchos

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