TOC: Evaluations And Recruiting Updates

After a great weekend of basketball at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, it's time to take a look at some of Wake's targets. Here are some evaluations and recruiting updates from Wake targets.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina--After a lovely three days and about 20 hours of AAU basketball at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions here is a look at how some of the Wake Forest targets played and how their recruitment is shaping up.

Dominique Sutton, N.C. Gaters-Fresh off his Wake Forest visit, Dominique Sutton played well at the TOC. He led his team to the championship game in the select playoffs. Sutton is definitely an athlete, but the main question is can he shoot it? The 6-foot-5 guard said he enjoyed his visit to Winston-Salem and that they are one of the schools that he likes the most. Wake Forest has not officially offered him, but he said if he gets his grades in order that he expects them to.

D.J. Augustin, New Orleans Jazz-Not having Tasmin Mitchell as his sidekick seemed to hurt him a little. Augustin is still an elite guard, but he hasn't improved much since last year. One thing he has worked on is strengthening his body. The 2006 point guard hit the weights hard and added 10-15 pounds of muscles on his frame. Not much has changed in his recruitment as Wake Forest, LSU, and Texas are his top three schools.

Mike Conley, Spiece Indy Heat-Conley is the guy that makes the Heat tick. He's a pure point guard and always is a pass first player. His jumper is nice as well. The Spiece lost in the quarterfinals this weekend, which was unexpected. Conley's recruiting situation hasn't changed, he and Greg are still trying to wait until the NBA makes a ruling.

Harrison Smith, Houston Swoosh-The older teammate of DeAndre Jordan is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard with a good stroke from the three-point line. Smith goes to the hole strong and handles the ball well. He currently has two offers: UConn and FSU. Still, he said his top four are Kansas, Wake Forest, UConn and Texas.

Eric Wallace, D-One Sports-Wallace has an extremely nice frame and is quite strong, but he's lacking a jump shot that would keep the defense from playing off of him. The defense he plays is a plus and he will block a shot or two as well. It sounds like Wake Forest and North Carolina are the two major players in Wallace's recruitment.

Jodie Meeks, Georgia Hurricanes-Meeks is a better scorer than originally thought, and the game I saw him play he flat out got it done. He almost willed his team to victory over the team that won the whole event. Meeks is very good off the dribble, and he has no problem creating his own shot and knocking it down. Meeks has offers from South Carolina, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, and Colorado. He said that he really likes Wake Forest and Duke.

Alex Stepheson, RBC West-The kid from California looks like a very strong basketball player, and he can be if he wants to. He doesn't seem to play hard all the time. He has a very big frame and has a nice shot from up to 12 feet. He took an unofficial to Wake Forest before the TOC, and said that he plans on taking an official visit to Wake Forest before he makes his final decision.


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