Tyrell Robinson, PG, Lincoln: Credit should be given, Robinson has definitely improved his game over the past few months. He's become a better three-point shooter and added a floater to his repertoire, one that was on point on Wednesday. He's also adept at attacking the basket and is improving his passing. Robinson forces some shots and passes sometimes but he has made strides in his game, and the 24 points he scored against Sheldon kept his squad in the game.
Day Three: Robinson's outside shot has improved but he's best right now at getting to the basket and he did a nice job of slashing to the hoop and drawing contact on Thursday. Robinson is still developing as a point guard and will have to keep learning how to use his athleticism to make his teammates better. He scored 17 points in the loss.
Tyree Robinson, SG, Lincoln: Robinson's three-point shot has been a lethal weapon for him all event and nothing was different against Sheldon. Robinson nailed a three-pointer with seconds left that would have given Lincoln the win if not for a last second make for Sheldon immediately after. Still, while Robinson wasn't necessarily at the level he was the night before, he still had some good moments in the game, particularly with his shooting.
Day Three: It wasn't Robinson's game overall, but he did have a nice third quarter, helping his team stay in it against La Verne. When it looked like La Verne was pulling away, Robinson knocked down a big midrange jumper and three ball, keeping his team in it. After a slow first half, Robinson did answer back in the second half and finished with 16 points, but it wasn't enough in a loss to La Verne Lutheran.
Dakarai Allen, SF, Sheldon: After a slow start in the first half, Allen picked up his defense and helped take over the game on that side of the court. His long arms and quickness make him a terrific defender, as evidenced by the eight steals he amassed on Wednesday. Allen also contributed 12 points, mostly on takes to the basket, although he did knock down a three. Always strong on the glass, Allen added nine rebounds as well. Down one with moments to go, Allen got the ball, quickly went up the court and made a perfect pass to an open teammate for the game-winning and buzzer beating assist.
Day Three: It wasn't a good shooting day for Allen, but he played hard defensively, using his athleticism and innate length to block shots and rebound. Lost in Allen's game is one of his best qualities is his competitive spirit, as it is clear watching him how important winning is. Allen will have to improve his shooting but he impacts the game in too many other ways to hold that too much against him.
BeeJay Anya, C, DeMatha: After dominating the game before, Anya let teammate Jamari Grant have the spotlight on Wednesday, but the big center still had some very good plays. Mayfair just didn't have a body that could compete with him on the offensive glass and when Anya got the ball in the paint, it was usually an easy two. The big kid plays hard and is fun to watch.
Day Four: Anya's size, strength and athleticism were just too much for Windward to handle. When he got the ball, it was almost an automatic two points because Anya was going to bruise his way towards the basket and go up for an easy two. Anya's effort to get in better shape has been well rewarded, as he's a terrific player and prospect now.
Brandon Randolph, PG, St. Bernard: One of the usual questions about Randolph is how good of a shooter he is, and he made a statement on Wednesday, knocking down three three-pointers in the closing moments, ending with 27 points on the night. Randolph was also strong to the basket, pulling up for some floaters, one of the strengths of his game. A strong guard, Randolph always does a good job on the glass and Wednesday was no different.
Day Three: The strong point guard got off to a quick start with his three-point shot and floater, but cooled off in the second half, as he couldn't get shots to fall that normally do. Still, he had 16 points and was tough on the glass, as usual.
Day Four: Randolph is a scoring point guard and did plenty of that at will against Torrey Pines, scoring 29 points in the win. Holding a slight lead at the end of the game, Randolph came up with back to back assists, sealing the victory. Scoring was no problem for Randolph throughout the week, as he was one of the top players at Torrey Pines.
Aaron Gordon, PF, Archbishop Mitty: Gordon had a slow start but took over the fourth quarter, putting his team in position to win. He didn't really get many touches in overtime, which hurt his squad in the extra period. Down double digits, Gordon played point guard and used his handles to get to the basket, where he scored lay-ups and drew the foul in consecutive plays. He'll have to add to his post moves when his back is to the basket in a half court set, but athleticism, size and effort go a long way and they help Gordon have some dominant moments in almost every game he plays in.
Jordan Wilson, PG, Windward: The little point guard scored 20 points in a big win over Archbishop Mitty, but the buzzer beating three-pointer to send the game to overtime and lightening quick takes to the basket for layups in overtime were the primary reasons why his squad pulled off the big semifinal win. Wilson put his team on the back and outshined one of the nation's top prospects regardless of class in Aaron Gordon.
Isaiah Bailey, SF, Compton: Bailey never really got going until late in the game against La Verne Lutheran, but he definitely make his baskets count. The wing had some huge three-pointers in the overtime periods, putting his team in position to win, even though Compton fell just short in quadruple overtime. Credit Bailey for stepping up and hitting some big threes with the game on the line, as it's not usually a strength of his. He finished with 21 points.
* Brodricks Jones and Chance Comanche don't always score a ton of points, but the 2015 St. Bernard posts are terrific prospects at this stage and both appear as if they have plenty of growing to do still.
* DeMatha guard James Robinson didn't need to play much in a blowout win, but continued his hot shooting from beyond the arc from the night before.
* Grant Jerrett just can't get the ball from his teammates and it's leading to a La Verne team that has been upset in consecutive games. La Verne takes on the Robinson twins of Lincoln on Thursday and if Jerrett doesn't get many touches, it could be another loss for his squad.
* Taft's Brandon Perry is undersized but has a big body and loves to compete. The 17 points and 13 rebounds he compiled against Taft were big parts of the win. * Taft's backcourt of Kris Yanku and Steven Jones combined for 20 points against Windward. On top of that, Yanku did a nice job distributing and Jones played tough defense, as usual. * St. Bernard senior post Emmani Grant had a very good second half for his team, scoring many of his game-total 16 points later in the contest. He had some nice takes to the basket and was efficient in the paint.
* Torrey Pines senior Garrett Galvin continued his scoring ways, putting up 23 points against Taft. Galvin has been one of the top performers at Torrey Pines.
* 2014 Newark Memorial post Matthew Thomas gave good effort on Wednesday and the big kid is definitely someone to keep an eye on moving forward.
* 2012 St. Thomas center Jeremy King's size and mobility should land him on a D-I squad next season. He played hard against La Verne and had some big layups and rebounds. * La Verne's 2014 point guard Brian Beard made several big plays for his squad in a win over Lincoln, using his good quickness to drive to the basket or create for his teammates. He's undersized but fun to watch.
San Diego State had three coaches – including head coach Steve Fisher – in the gym to see targets Brandon Randolph and Dakarai Allen.
Washington assistant Jim Shaw hung out in the bleachers all day but when Aaron Gordon took the court, he headed down to behind the basket. Gordon is a big target for the Huskies in 2013.
Jeremy King has offers from Loyola (Ill.), U.C. Riverside and UNC Greensboro. He also officially visited Cal Poly and hopes to stay on the West Coast.