Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cashing Out in Las Vegas

It's all over in Las Vegas for the best high school players in the world. 5 days of grueling, non-stop action is in the books and the results are somewhat shocking.

The Adidas Super 64 was taken by a team north of the border as Grassroots Canada defeated Joe Burton's Compton Magic 88-79 yesterday. The championship game went into overtime and that is when five star Tristan Thompson turned it on. Thompson and Jason Calliste had 15 of Grassroots 20 overtime points and

Joe Burton is out to prove to everyone that he is more like Kevin Love and not Pierre Niles. The Compton big man had 23 points in a losing effort. He had an excellent tournament however, especially passing the basketball from the post.

Grassroots Canada dominated Zag prospect Tyler Honeycutt's Pump N' Run in the semifinals 79-55.

Staying in the Adidas tournament, Sam Dower's Net Gain Sports won the Gold Division title yesterday by defeating Team Puerto Rico. The Gold Division is for teams who finished third and fourth in their qualifying pools.

Net Gain Sports is paced by Gonzaga prospect Sam Dower. Dower, who is racking up the scholarship offers, has been offered by Cal and Penn State recently. Dower led all scorers with 19 points in the 64-59 victory.

Kenny Boynton and Brandon Knight led Team Breakdown to a championship in the Reebok Championships. This was undoubtedly the most talented tournament of the three in Vegas.

In the Main Event tournament, Solomon Hill and Chris Cunningham's California Supreme took home the Platinum Championship. They defeated the formidable Houston Hoops 79-70 in the championship game.

It was an impressive showing for every Gonzaga prospect that took part in the action in Las Vegas. Two titles, a semifinal, and plenty other good games and impressive stat lines. Whoever the Zags get will surely be impressive. Every schools list of who they want is starting to take shape and verbals should be rolling in soon.

Keep checking TKR for all Zag recruiting information.

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