Josh Scott, PF, Colorado Chaos: The future Colorado Buff was terrific, getting to the line from the beginning of the game to the end. Scott gets the ball in the post, backs in his defender and can either get to the rim via spin move or is comfortable going over either shoulder for a bucket. He does a great job drawing contact and getting to the line but can also finish after the foul. Scott isn't a great athlete vertically but is good enough and will be a tough, strong, hard working player in college.
Brandon Ashley, PF, Drew Gooden Soldiers: It's been a great summer for Ashley and he kept it going on Friday. He started the game with three straight dunks and showed the significant progression of his post moves from a year ago. Ashley's development is going in a great direction and everything that you wanted to see him improve on a year ago, he's done it and then some.
Dominic Artis, PG, Drew Gooden Soldiers: Artis is the reason you never write off a player. He was a decent player a year ago and now he's a very good one. There are other point guards with his handles and other point guards with his vision but not that many who use those two aspects of their game to make their teammates better like Artis does. He also showed the continued improvement of his jumper.
Nick Stover, SG, BTI: Credit should be given to Stover for how far he's taken his game since last year. Stover plays with confidence and deservedly so with his increased shooting ability. He nailed several shots from distance but also was effective around the basket, using his body to create space between himself and the defender, elevating and softly tossing the ball in.
Jabari Bird, SG, Drew Gooden Soldiers: Bird had a very good showing on Friday, particularly late in the contest. The fact that he's already comfortable hitting the midrange jumper is a good sign, but he can also take the ball to the basket where his leaping ability makes him even tougher to stop when sailing in for a score. Bird also did a nice job rebounding from the wing position on Friday.
Dakarai Allen, SG, Play Hard Play Smart: Allen's best offense is still going to the basket, but he did step out to hit a three and a midrange jumper. Those shots aren't consistent yet but with coaching and repetition shooting shouldn't be too much of a concern in college. What Allen is right now is a defender and his long arms, quick hands and lateral mobility make him a menace for whoever he's guarding. Allen can answer any questions a high major could possibly have about him by continuing to work on his jumper over the next several months but regardless, his ceiling is very high.
Jordan Bell, PF, Compton Magic – In one of the more dominant defensive performance I've seen in a while, Bell, a 6-foot-6, maybe 6-foot-7, active and athletic power forward recorded 17 blocks in a loss to New Orleans Elite. He's quick off his feet, has terrific timing and gets his hands on a lot of shots. Bell runs the floor extremely well and is an elite level athlete. Going forward he'll have to develop his offensive game, but he's a talent.
*Javan Felix, a 2012 lead guard, had a solid game in New Orleans Elite's win over the Compton Magic. He went for 25 points and managed a handful of mid-range jump shots.
* Ikenna Iroegbu had some nice drives to the basket but also over-penetrated a little too much. Still, he was more under control than he's been in recent games and that's a good sign.
Javan Felix said UCLA, Texas and Baylor are sticking out to him right now. He's also heard from Miami, Texas A&M and LSU. He claims offers from all six schools.
Jordan Bell said he recently picked up an offer from San Francisco. He said Washington, Arizona, UCLA and USC have also been in contact.
Tad Boyle, along with assistants from UCLA, Washington, Arizona State and Utah watched Josh Scott and Nick Stover.
Herb Sendek, Steve Fisher, Kevin O'Neill, Mike Montgomery, Lorenzo Romar and assistants from UCLA and Arizona watched Isaac Hamilton and Skylar Spencer.
Two UCLA assistants watched Chance Murray.