UNC Targets in Vegas

The action continues in Las Vegas as the Big Time, Super 64 and Main Event are all into their playoff rounds. There's been no shortage of potential UNC targets in attendance either and it's time to take a look at how some of the guys the Tar Heel staff was focusing on performed on Sunday and Monday.

Greg Monroe - The entire North Carolina staff was on hand to watch the 6-10 lefty as his New Orleans Panthers matched up with Evans. Monroe blocked at least seven shots, scored 16 points and continued to show off his impressive ball handling and shooting skills. His case to be considered the No. 1 guy in the class of 2008 is becoming pretty convincing at this point.

Tyreke Evans - When you get right down to it, Evans struggled a little bit on Monday. At one point he missed nine shots in a row while mixing in three turnovers during a stretch between the first and second half. In a rare occurrence, he was actually yanked out of the game for a while. To his credit, he came back in and was the Tyreke Evans that scouts and coaches have come to know and love as he made some clutch plays and almost helped Team Final pull out a win.

Larry Drew, Jr. - Here's a guy who is going to be a very, very good college point guard. He hits jumpers – though his shot isn't quite as sweet as his father's was – gets into the lane, makes plays for his teammates and plays tough defense. The most important thing a point guard can do is make the game easy for his teammates and that's exactly what he does. He's going to win a lot of ball games down the road.

Delvon Roe - On Monday afternoon, the 6-7 lefty from Ohio waged war with Texas-bound Gary Johnson in a very entertaining matchup. As usual he went to work on the block, got his money jump hook off quickly and hit several jump shots. His most impressive moment came early in the game when he caught the ball on the left block and spun around Gary Johnson before exploding into a ferocious two-handed jam. There aren't 10 better prospects in the class of 2008.

Tyrel Reed- After a very impressive outing on Sunday evening where he manhandled the Juice All-Stars, Reed had a big time showing with Roy Williams in the house on Monday morning. KC Pump ‘N Run lost a tough one on Monday night as Reed and others ran out of gas but he did enough to prove that he's a legitimate top 40 to 50 prospect in the class of 2007. His jumper is money, he makes smart passes and is as competitive as they come. We'll have more on him later.

Travis Releford- According to Releford, "North Carolina is really stepping it up" in their recruitment of the 6-5 wing. He stepped it up on Sunday night during a masterful 33-point and eight rebound outing against Juice. He works hard off the ball and makes great cuts to the hoop, he hit some catch and shoot threes and he got out in transition for easy dunks. He's got a knack for getting himself to the foul line and he's extremely accurate once he gets there. As an added bonus, the 2008 prospect is every bit as good on the defensive end.

Samardo Samuels - Roy Williams caught a half of his game against the KC Keys and assistant Joe Holladay hung around for the second half as the 6-8 insider battled Iowa-bound Jarryd Cole. After a lackluster Nike Camp, Samuels looked much more energized and went after it around the hoop. He can rebound with the best of them and is really starting to run the court well.

Kevin Love - By Tuesday evening the whole world will know whether Love is a Bruin or a Tar Heel. At this point there isn't much left to say about him that hasn't been written. He's skilled, plays hard and is one mean hombre between the lines.

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