adidas May Classic: Day 2

The second day of the adidas May Classic featured some top players, but not many stellar teams. Curtis Kelly made an appearance for a different New York AAU team and Daequan Cook made a statement without the likes of Greg Oden and Aaron Pogue. Overall it was a solid day of basketball at day 2 of the adidas May Classic.

Bloomington, IN--The second day of the adidas May Classic featured some top players, but not many stellar teams. Curtis Kelly made an appearance for a different New York AAU team and Daequan Cook made a statement without the likes of Greg Oden and Aaron Pogue. Overall it was a solid day of basketball at day 2 of the adidas May Classic.

Run Down From Day 2

Casey Crawford, K.C. Pump N' Run-At 6-foot-7, he bangs in the paint and has a very nice touch on his jump shot. He has 3 point range and has a very potent mid-range game. He put up 25 points in the morning and 21 in a game against Curtis Kelly.

Eshaunte Jones, Blessed INJ Elite-The 2007 prospect played well all weekend for Blessed IJN Elite, and was key in a comeback against the Queen City Prophets. He scored 15 points in the second half comeback by shooting threes and running the break.

Adrion Graves, Queen City Prophets-The first thing he did was take the ball to the rake with authority, so the next question is can he shoot? He answered my question by knocking down a number of mid rangers and a few threes. His face resembles Eric Hicks and while he can't dunk with the authority Hicks does, he has some major hops.

Jamelle Horne, Compton Magic-He's definitely an athlete and runs the break very efficiently. In order for Horn to be a big time player he needs to develop a jump shot that is dependable.

Jesse Woodard, Compton Magic-Woodard looks like he's been lifting since I last saw him, as he seemed to have bulked up some. He's strong with the ball and sees the floor well most of the time, but his jump shot is suspect.

Mike Conley, Spiece Indy Heat-Conley put in a typical performance Saturday afternoon against the Queen City Prophets. He didn't put up many shots, but he saw the floor and dished it out. This kid is quick and can control a game without putting up shots. Conley also said that he is "confused" about his recruitment and needs to think about it for a little while. From the way he talks, don't expect a decision from him soon.

Daequan Cook, Spiece Indy Heat-With the two big guys not in action, Cook put the team on his back. Cook scored every way possible Saturday afternoon including a few throw-downs. Cook's game is silky-smooth as he gets and takes the shots he wants. He put up 26 in one afternoon game and he played no more than 16 minutes.

Joevan Catron, Mean Streets-At his 6-foot-6 size he can bang with the bigs in the post. Catron went right at the Atlanta Celtics 7-footer and backed him down a number of times. He has a knack for getting to the line and is a smart player overall. While Catron is an undersized power forward he plays harder than most big men do and that makes up for his lack of size at times.

Bobby Fisher, Mean Streets-Fisher played great at the Spiece Run N' Slam two weeks ago and he kept up the great play in Bloomington. The Chicago native can handle the ball and will pull the trigger from just about anywhere on the court. His range is deep and he can create his own shot. Originally, I thought he was a mid-major...he might be higher.

Javaris Crittenton, Atlanta Celtics-Yesterday Crittenton put on a show going to the basket and finishing, but today he faced off against a zone and was forced to take more jump shots. While his jumper is shot from his shoulder, it has improved since last year and if it keeps improving he'll have the whole package.

Curtis Kelly, NY Skyriders (Team Roc)-Normally he plays with the Guachos, but Team Roc snagged him for the weekend and it took them until the second half to get used to him. But in the second half Kelly took over scoring on a few easy put backs, a trio of dunks, and a fade-away from 10 feet. Kelly is a top 20 player for sure and has already received offers from Syracuse, UConn, Pittsburgh, Villanova, Georgia Tech, and St. Johns.


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