Arinze Onuaku C, D.C. Assault: This block of granite has high-majors keeping tabs on him. He's never been a big producer with us in the gym lack the lack of size throughout the Class of 2005 makes him a guy the bigs need to look at. At the highest level he'd be a very nice complimentary post player. Get him the ball in scoring position and he'll finish but he's not a consistent initiator of offense.
Tony Aker, SF, FOH: After the game we learned that he's a big time football recruit who is hearing from the Badgers, Irish and Buckeyes. That makes sense because he didn't back down at all against Assault. He finished with a hard-earned 20 points and made plays. If he finds that the gridiron isn't for him, he's a mid-major hoopster.
Matt Mortensen, SG, Utah Select: He's very dangerous behind the arc and frankly displayed one of the sweetest strokes we've seen this summer. He's got a strong body, though not overly athletic. He understands how to get his shot, gets it off quickly and like we said, the accuracy is there. He busted at least 5 3s in the morning game.
Daniel Deane, PF, Utah Select: Eventually he fouled out of his morning game. In June, he was one of the 10 best underclassmen at the Hoops Jamboree. Now, he didn't play to that pedigree on Saturday but he's a leave-it-on-the-floor type guy.
News & Notes
Assistants from Maryland, Penn State and Georgia were in the gym watching Arinze Onuaku. After the game, Arinze said that Georgia, Michigan, Maryland, Charlotte, Georgetown, St. John's and St. Joe's were chasing him. He'll decide in the fall. Charlotte 49ers coach Bobby Lutz was on hand watching. … Tony Aker, despite his interest in football, is hearing from Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa and Miami-OH for hoops. …
Among those in attendance watching Daniel Deane of Utah Select were assistant from Notre Dame, Oregon, Gonzaga and UCLA. The Zags skipper, Mark Few, also caught some late game action. … Matt Mortensen said that he'll take his Mormon mission right after high school so he can play four straight years of college buckets. Interested schools include Utah, Marquette, Oregon State, Gonzaga and BYU. …
Norm Oden's Michigan Mustangs are going to be a tough bunch next year. K'len Morris, a promising junior guard, looks to be the headliner. … Speaking of promising youngster, S.C. Topps has a trio of talented underclassmen as well. …
Dante Cunningham of the D.C. Assault plays with a lot of energy. … Buchi Awaji wore it out from mid-range and is a nice athlete for a mid-level program. …
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