CPHR's first day of watching games at the AAU Super Showcase's and National Championships in Orlando was filled with evaluating top prospects from all over the midwest. We were also able to take in games from Shining Star-Moman, All Ohio Red, Team CBIZ, All Ohio Varsity, and Midwest Athletics/Cincinnati Celitcs; all of whom got off to good starts as teams.
The most impressive performance of the day that CPHR saw by a local team actually came in a loss as Shining Star-Schaeffer lost an exciting 78-70 game to Nike Team Florida. CPHR came away impressed with the heart and depth of talent that this Shining Star team has developed over the month of July. Dayton prospects SG Connon Myslowski (West Carrllton), combo forward Damarion Geter (Dayton Dunbar), and PG/SG Zach Denny (Germantown Valley View) all had their moments for the Stars as did Louis Maniacci of Boone County, Kentucky.
The real story however was the success of '13 SG Monty Boykins, ranked all year in CPHR's top ten, of Lakota West. Boykins was relentlessly attacking the rim and scoring or pulling up from mid-range, without settling for any tough jumpers, on his way to 20+ points against a loaded NTF squad. Several college coaches were on hand and should notice the continued growth of Boykins as he becomes more comfortable with his new teammates. Check back into CPHR later for an interview and recruiting update with Monty.