TOC: Wake Targets Final Day; Part I

More notes on Deacon prospects from the Tournament of Champions this past weekend. This edition includes the latest on Dominique Sutton, Jon Leuer, Blake Hoffarber, Evan Turner, A.J. Stewart, DeJuan Blair, Demetri McCamey, Keaton Nankivil, and Eric Wallace.

• After two sub par efforts this weekend, Dominique Sutton put together a good performance in Saturday's evening session. Sutton rebounded well, finished well around the rim, and was critical in D.C. Assault's dominant win over J.J. Hickson and the Worldwide Renegades. We will have more on Dominique Sutton's recruiting situation soon, but he has added two new offers in recent weeks, Miami and Oklahoma.

• Minnesota Magic teammates Jon Leuer and Blake Hoffarber both showed up and played well Saturday night. Hoffarber was especially impressive, scoring 23 including 5 3-pointers in a win. Making it more impressive is the fact that he did all that scoring with one finger broken and not able to straighten out. Hoffarber, who holds seven mid-major offers, visited Wake Forest on Thursday and enjoyed his visit. We'll have a complete story on his visit in the very near future.

Evan Turner said he was going to impress us if we saw him again. We caught his game Saturday afternoon and he was certainly impressive. Turner did a little bit of everything, scoring 23 and recording 10 boards while matching up against another impressive looking Deacon forward prospect, A.J. Stewart. Wake is on his list and we will have more soon. He notes that he's unlikely to visit while here but one may be forthcoming in the next month.

Demetri McCamey, a 6'3 guard, weighs in at over 200 pounds and it shows. Not in his quickness – he has good quicks for his size – but he is a bull who gets to the basket at will. McCamey would be a huge pick-up for the Deacs and Wake Forest is looking like a player at this point. DeaconSports will have a full interview with McCamey and Turner in the week ahead as well.

• A.J. Stewart provided an impressive show against McCamey and Turner's Illinois Wolves squad. The Florida native has bounce and was all over the glass. He also put in 18 in the loss. Wake continues to be on Stewart's list and he will likely take a visit to Winston-Salem in the coming months – after he takes his ACT/SAT. He is currently down to ten schools and will drop it to five by mid-June.

DeJuan Blair, a forward for the Pittsburgh Jots is a big body who has a good game Saturday evening. He is a big body and did well putting the ball in the basket against Keaton Nankivil's Fox Valley Playaz. The Deacs are very much in play here. Stay tuned for more on Blair shortly.

• Keaton Nankivil showed us much more than we expected out of the 6'8 forward. He was a man on the glass, finished well around the basket, and played hard. Nankivil is listing 7-8 schools with the Deacs being one of them. He visited Wake Forest last year for the Tournament of Champions and enjoyed his visit.

• Everything is still status quo with Eric Wallace. He's still an incredible athlete with a big-time ceiling. His shot looks good but still isn't falling. Wallace and AAU coach Brian Clifton know he has improvement to make and with that said, he won't be playing AAU basketball the next few weeks. Wallace will work on developing his game over the next few weeks, mainly his shot. At this point, he doesn't want to give a definite list, but he noted that Wake was certainly still high on his list.


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