PJ: Telep's Session 4 Report

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – Brandan Wright posted his biggest scoring total of the event while Boo Williams continued what could be its march to another major championship.

Teams Evaluated (Pool D) – Boo Williams, Pulley Panthers, All-Ohio, Team Florida, The Family, Murfreesboro Stars

2006 CHECKLIST

Brandan Wright, PF, Murfreesboro – We credited him with 31 points and 7 rebounds as he patiently waited out his own guards who sat back and jacked up 3-pointers. Wright made the most of his 15 touches, converting 11 buckets. Around the basket he wasn't to be denied against Team Florida.

Boo Williams Team – There's no question this crew is the prohibitive favorite to win the tournament. College coaches are now getting to see what scouts have been privy too all spring: this squad is loaded. Boo brings Top 100 talents off the bench! Scott Reynolds and Duke Crews have been their best players through four games. When Reynolds – who mysteriously misfired on 1-for-7 from 3-point range – scores big, Boo wins. Crews has been a beast inside too.

DeShawn Sims, SF, The Family – Much more focused than he was at Nike Camp, Sims was all over the glass and making his perimeter shots in the nightcap. The Family needed him to be a major scoring threat and he was just that. 14 points, 9 rebounds for the big fella.

James Dews, SG, All-Ohio – Frustration was setting in for Dews who couldn't purchase a bucket for most of the night. Then, about midway through the second half when All-Ohio began to make its run, Dews' shot started falling. His 3-pointers enabled All-Ohio to close the gap. With a few seconds remaining, he launched a 3-pointer that rimmed out and Josh Chichester's tip in came just after the buzzer, providing onlookers with one of the most exciting finishes of the tournament.

2007 CHECKLIST

Durrell Summers, SG, The Family – We had him for 13 points and 5 boards in the final session of the day. The news here is that Summers is beginning to draw quite the head coaching crowd as his rise up the charts continues. The jumper wasn't cooking on Wednesday but he looked awfully athletic tipping balls in at the rim.

Nick Calathes, PG, Team Florida – Hard to imagine him stringing together a better first half of basketball than he did against Murfreesboro. This guy loves to play and was getting it done. He's not a sexy athlete or a slick handler, he's just a guard with a brain, a feel for the game and a unique ability to involve everyone around him. Calathes recorded 22 points and 8 assists.

NEWS & NOTES

We've got a pretty good source who's saying that Georgetown is going to be a major factor with Vernon Macklin before it's over. Coach John Thompson was in the building for his game on Wednesday. … Head coaches spotted watching Duke Crews: St. John's Norm Roberts, Wake Forest's Skip Prosser, Florida's Billy Donovan, Virginia's Dave Leitao, Georgetown's Thompson, Illinois' Bruce Weber, Sean Miller of Xavier and Cincy's Bob Huggins. Crews said Wake and Cincy recently offered. He'll cut the list in August to five; presently it reads Xavier, St. John's, Maryland, Georgetown, Virginia, Florida, Florida State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, UNC. …

Isaiah Dahlman sat out with an injury and Steve Alford, Tom Izzo and Dan Monson watched him watch the game. … Schools we caught sneaking a peak at Summers: Duke (Coach K), Michigan State (Izzo), Ohio State, Kansas, Michigan. …

Mike Krzyzewski, Chris Collins and Steve Wojciechowski watched Brandan Wright. So did Kentucky's Reggie Hanson. Wright's "solid" Top Three are Kentucky, Duke and UNC with Wake Forest, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Kansas and Vanderbilt making up his second tier schools (which by the way, have little chance if any). Wright, who has been to UNC and Duke but never to Kentucky, said official visits are going to be the difference maker with his recruitment. …

Ramar Smith sat out as his knee was bothering him for the second straight game. …

SCOUT'S SEAT

Look for Reynolds to have a big game shooting in next time out. He had multiple chances rim out and him Wednesday night and you could see a big number in his future. …


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