TOC: Player Briefs

We've assembled brief stories, with photos, on DeMarcus Nelson, Rajon Rondo, Jarvelle Scott and Anthony King.

DeMarcus Nelson is not your typical sophomore combo guard. Perhaps he can just play the position of "athlete."

The Belmont Shore star has a chiseled 6-3 frame and remarkable athleticism (which he also uses on the football field as one of the nation's top QBs). He overpowered opposing guards, even posting them up, when not hitting threes. Nelson also battled in the paint, snaring rebounds on both ends of the court and swatting several shots. He was the tournament's fourth-leading scorer, with 26.7 points per game.

There has been some talk that he may be a "1" in college, but this weekend, he looked more like a shooting guard, as his ball handling skills could use some work.

Nelson listed Arizona, California, North Carolina and Duke – and the Blue Devils have reportedly made him a top priority.

Rajon Rondo is a freak.

Standing 6-1 and 155 pounds, the Louisville native has extraordinarily long arms and monstrous hands.

He also is a big-time finisher around the hoop, a nifty passer, an impressive leader and can safely be referred to as one of the best point guards in the Triangle this weekend – and he's only a sophomore.

USC, Louisville, UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Indiana, and the list goes on, he said. He won't be narrowing the list any time soon.

Rondo averaged 23.7 points and was named to the 17-under all-tournament team.

Jarvelle (the hoopster formally known as Warren) Scott displayed both strength and agility, coupled with a soft touch from mid-range.

"I eat players up," the bruising 6-7, 245-pound forward said. "I find player's weaknesses and I capitalize on them."

Wake Forest is making a hard push already, and he also mentioned Arkansas and North Carolina as two other schools under consideration.

The Tar Heels staff made a trip to Scott's high school several weeks ago to check him out, upon hearing that he wanted UNC to recruit him.

When Inside Carolina last spoke with Durham big man Anthony King, he gave the following list of schools: Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, UConn and North Carolina.

At the Tournament of Champions, he listed Clemson, Virginia Tech, ECU and Western Kentucky.

"I like Carolina – I like them a lot – but it seems like they've laid off."

King is about 6-9 and about 230 pounds, and is a nice kid, but he looked like a mid-major center this weekend.

(Photos are by IC photographer Jim Hawkins. Dustin Streeter contributed to this report.)

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