King James: UNC Target Report II

AKRON, Ohio -- The college coaches were able to attend Saturday's games at the King James Classic and UNC assistant coach Joe Holladay was on-hand to scout some future stars.

Derrick Rose – Mean Streets Express - It's hard to describe how special his play was today. In his game against the Michigan Mustangs he put up 33 points including the go ahead basket with just two seconds remaining in the game. His quickness is untouchable and he has an extra gear that most players can't dream about. In the first five minutes of the game he had already totaled five steals, so he's no slouch on the defensive end.

His jump shot needs a little tweaking as he shoots it a little awkwardly, however it was pretty efficient. The part of his game that stands out the most is his unselfishness. He's not a gunner and really looks for the open man.

Recruiting wise he said that he is open and wants to keep his options open. Don't expect any movement on his recruiting front for a while. However, he did draw UNC assistant coach Joe Holladay to the game.

Delvon Roe – King James Shooting Stars - He didn't have his best stuff Saturday morning, but it's obvious the potential is there. The 2008 prospect is playing the power forward for his AAU team, but he has a great body for a three man and will develop into that position.

Roe rebounded the ball well, flashed a great jump hook move and got a couple number of tip-in baskets. His point total for the contest was just nine, but he's due a big time performance some time this weekend.

Coach Holladay was in the stands watching Roe, and he wasn't the only one, as Michigan coach Tommy Amaker was in the building and Roe noticed.

"I saw him up there," Roe said of Amaker. "But I just try to play my game. They want to see what you can do on the other side of the court. Can you defend? Can you rebound? Can run the floor and can you make your teammates better?"

Roe mentioned UConn, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Ohio State, Indiana, Tennessee and Florida as the teams that were recruiting him the hardest. When pressed, he said that North Carolina was showing some interest but are really still evaluating him at this point.

"Yes they are [interested]," Roe said of the Tar Heels. "I haven't talked to Roy Williams yet, but I have talked to an assistant a little bit. They are interested, them and Duke. They are one of those programs that like to wait a few years and see you develop. But they are interested."

Kosta Koufos – King James Shooting Stars - Coming off an injury, Kosta Koufos looked pretty good against the Fox Valley Skillz scoring 18 points and hit a pair of threes. As advertised he has a good shot, but can be soft at times. However, he gets a free pass because he is coming off the ankle injury.

On the recruiting front, Koufos mentioned Maryland, Ohio State and Louisville as the ones he likes the most. He did mention that he's still open to new schools and could take a visit to Michigan.

North Carolina was on hand for two of his games today. So are the Tar Heels showing a lot of interest?

"Yes sir, pretty steadily," Koufos said.

But are they under consideration?

"Yeah, it's an ACC school, so yeah," he replied.

Tyreke Evans – Team Final – The 2008 sensation had quite a day. In his game at 8 a.m. he fell awkwardly and was put on a stretcher and taken to the hospital. So the anticipated match up between O.J. Mayo and Evans looked as if it wouldn't happen.

However, Evans showed up right at game time and went for 24 points with a sore tailbone and Coach Holladay on hand. Evans still forces a lot of shots, but took it right at Mayo. The two jawed a little and put on a show for the fans. Evans has a knack for getting to the free throw line. He knows how to get the basket and draw the foul as well.

Evans and his Team Final team didn't have enough juice to get past the D-1 Greyhounds as they lost by a couple.

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