Charlie Weber (Day Two)

BOWIE, Md. – The day belonged to the duo of Tywon Lawson and Chris Wright. Triple Threat's double-headed guard tandem is the class of this event and it showed on Saturday at the Weber.

Tywon Lawson, PG, Triple Threat – His 36 point first half (DNP 2nd half) in an afternoon game was vintage Lawson as he connected on 8 3-pointers. What was impressive is that in getting 36 points, his shots came completely within the flow of the game and he wasn't hogging it, he was just that hot. His speed with the ball in the quarterfinal win over D.C. Assault couldn't be denied. He went for 21 points and got himself to the line 16 times, converting 13 chances. An inadvertent elbow to the throat by a teammate was the only way he was slowed down. Super day for the Top 10 recruit.

Paul Harris, G/F, G.C. Ballers – A very physical contest on one of the smaller satellite courts with another New York crew only showed why he's highly regarded. Guys were chirping in his ear (big mistake!) and he took over in the second half to spark the Ballers. Like we haven't seen that before!

Daniel Bryant, PG, Inner Strength – Somehow this guy always finds the winner's circle. The 5-foot-9 (maybe) point guard was a stud for Palm Beach Lakes last year when he signed with Georgia Southern but didn't qualify. Expect him to remain a coveted mid-major recruit this fall. All 18 of his points in a huge upset win over Team Melo and he orchestrated the entire thumping.

Louis Birdsong, PF, Baltimore Stars – This young man brings tremendous energy to the table. An aggressive tipper at the rim, rebounder inside and strong enough player to be a threat from mid-range. He was flying around the cup Saturday morning and you really can't draw up many better undersized mid-major power forwards.

Chris Wright, PG, Triple Threat – What kind of a day did he have? A very big one. He went for 20 in the first half of one game and then proved him mettle as the day went on. We had him for a game-high 26 against Assault when he was drilling 3s at a proficient rate. When you're playing against a D.C.-based team you know it's going to be tough and physical and Wright kept attacking. He and Lawson were way too much to handle. The pair had been looking forward to playing this weekend together and now is two games away from a title they should win.

Dino Gregory (pictured), PF, Baltimore Stars – He's a fine looking player and getting better. The 6-foot-7 power forward is always in good position and does a lot of things well around the basket. He had 14 in the morning opener.

Donte Greene, PF, Team Melo – His boys lost early on Saturday largely because his guard buddies didn't get him the requisite touches he needed. When the guy goes 6-for-11 from the field with 13 points and 9 boards, you know he was working. One day he'll be a small forward but until then he's versatile, extremely athletic and now he's attacking the rim with authority.

Chris Braswell, PF, Triple Threat – There aren't many guys that have his abilities. Showing more of a presence inside, Wright delivered the goods in the nightcap against Assault (13 points). Eventually he'll be a true inside-out guy and he shows flashes inside of playing with explosion and skill. The things he does – shooting, rebounding, playing facing the basket – translate at an extremely high level. He's easily one of the 25 best prospects in his class.

Miguel Paul, PG, Team Amare – Coming off a strong freshman season he's been tabbed one of the better young guards in Florida. In the game we caught he struggled (3-for-10 from the field) but he's got a chance. There's a presence about him at the point and he's committed at both ends.

Chad Wilson, PG, Riverdale Baptist – We'll give this young man a ton of credit. He was playing against two of the best points guards in the land in Lawson and Wright and he fought for everything. Having never played a high school game, this was a tall order but you can tell he's got a presence about him at the point, has tons of toughness and there's no question that he's a guy to watch in the future.

One source helped us clear something up about Paul Harris. This season is being counted as his senior year and he's eligible for the McDonald's game which we knew because he's never been on the ballot. Syracuse fans can rest easy knowing that despite being 19 years old, he's not NBA eligible since this is his senior year. The source said that word came indirectly from the NBA in regards to his status. …

Ro Russell, the AAU coach of Theo Davis, said his prospect remains committed to Iowa State but is attending Philadelphia Lutheran. The hang-up with his transcript dealt with grades achieved as a freshman in Canada. …

Not much has changed with Chris Wright. The main players remain N.C. State, Wake Forest, Villanova and Duke. …

According to his AAU coach, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are well aware of 2009 wing Terrence Boyd of D.C. Assault. By the way, Boyd is a strong attacker of the rim, especially for being a freshman. …

Passed along to us from a source was news that Raymar Morgan did not make the trip as planned to UConn this weekend. …

Junior Dino Gregory is already hearing from Xavier (offer), Maryland, Illinois and Virginia Tech. … Louis Birdsong is visiting George Mason in October and lists VCU, Winthrop (likely visit), East Carolina, James Madison and Old Dominion (likely visit) …

Braxton Dupree has seen Maryland and Georgetown thus far. He said Maryland, Clemson, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Miami are charging hard. … Anthony Johnson, a PF with Team Amare, is hearing from Ball State, Jacksonville, Campbell and the College of Charleston. …

Shane Walker said Maryland, Virginia Tech and Georgetown are in the mix. … Daniel Bryant said that Florida recently came to watch him at North Atlanta Christian and he's heard from Auburn, Missouri and Alabama. …

Lefty Marcus Ashton, a senior out of Gwynn Park, has offers from UTEP and Jacksonville. George Mason and George Washington are showing interest. …

Braxton Dupree has terrific feel and great hands. Don't be surprised when his college team runs some offense right throw him in post because of his unselfishness and ability to find teammates. … The winner of this year's Ben McCauley look-a-like contest is non other than future Wolfpacker Dan Werner. …

Marcus Ashton of Triple Threat displayed a variety of offensive skills. The lefty will let it rip from the perimeter and is a strong slasher to boot. He plays with a scorer's mentality and should be a fine mid-major prospect. … Hillary Haley was an offensive key for Assault. The guy loves to play in attack mode and is a straight shot maker as a small forward. …

"Raymond, just don't let Tywon get the basketball and we'll be fine."

D.C. Assault coach Curtis Malone to guard Raymond Brewer as he matched up against Tywon Lawson. Some things are easier said that done. Lawson finished with 21 points.


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