Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Day 1 in Vegas

Day 1 of the biggest recruiting week of the year is officially done, so its time for TKR to take a look at how the GU targets played. Stats have been hard to find for many of the games, but we do have results and some write-ups that have helped us.

Adidas Super 64

Las Vegas Prospects- Anthony Marshall and the Las Vegas Prospects kicked off their tournament with an 85-68 victory over EBO. As is usually the case with Marshall, he was raved about for his overall play. Marshall is simply an all-around talent and will do anything it takes to help his team win. This quote from sums up Marshall as a player "The only reason to take him is if you want to win".

Net Gain Sports- Net gain Sports played two games yesterday, and ended up with a 1-1 record. They beat Wisconsin Swing Combo 68-51, but fell to Full Package Athletics 61-55. Net Gain is led by GU recruit Sam Dower. Dower was followed by the GU coaches, and had the full staff at his games. He played very well, scoring 20 points in his 2nd game.

Compton Magic- The finest individual performance of the day might have come from Joe Burton. Compton defeated the Florida Rams 85-76, and were led by Joe Burton's 32 points. I am personally beyond excited to see Compton Magic and the Las Vegas Prospects go up against each other tonight at 5.

Double Pump Elite- Led by the tandem of Anthony Stover and Bak Bak, Double Pump started their tournament with an 83-75 victory over the New Orleans Jazz. Stover was dominant defensively and had the GU staff checking out his game as well. He is tremendously raw offensively, but he has all the athleticism and upside that you can ask for in a prospect.

KC Pump N Run- They are my pick to win the entire tournament, and KC Pump N Run started off their tournament with a dominant 96-68 victory over Ohio Basketball Club. Featuring Jeff Reid, KC has had an unbelievable summer, and it appears they will like their chances to dominate in Vegas.

Reebok Summer Championship

This tournament featured the game of the day as it had Abdul Gaddy and Avery Bradley going up against Kenny Boynton and Brandon Knight. There will not be many better back court matchups then this, and the game really lived up to the hype. In a 12 point loss, Gaddy had 24 points and 8 assists, while Bradley had 20 points. However this could not compete with the Team Breakdown combo of Boynton and Knight. Boynton had 33 points and 5 assists, while Knight had 26 points.

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