Jul 25, 2011

Orlando Day 3 Standouts:

Day III in Orlando brought the start of the 17u Gold and Silver Super Showcases................
  • All Ohio Red: After getting a win in the early game via forfeit AOR had to wait until 9:20 PM to play, and the rest really paid off. Red came out clicking on all cylinders as Elijah Macon was in full scale beast mode. Macon overpowered defenders and finished with ferocious dunks to pleasure of over 40 college coaches. It is that kind of energy that Macon channels in big games that can make him a McDonalds All-American if he stays consistent. Red also got a boost from Lakewood St. Edward's SG Myles Hamilton, a scorer with great athleticism and some grit to his game. CPHR will have much more from Red, including interviews with Elijah Macon and Teddy Hawkins, tomorrow night.
  • All Ohio Purple: Adolphus Washington started the game with a rim-shaking dunk and AOP never looked back against a solid Mid Atlantic Select team out of Maryland. Washington was dominant all game scoring 19 points and defending the other teams' star forward. Jalean Lowe and Tommy Kreyenhagen were knocking down triples for Purple while Jermaine Freeman, Orlando Berry Jr, and Josh Lemons were all able to get to the rack.
    • Note: Dwayne Stanford is doing double duty in Orlando as he is splitting his time between the AAU Super Showcase and the Nike Gridiron Kings event in the same facility.
  • King James: Playing against Nike EYBL runners-up Memphis YOMCA is a tough assignment, and King James simply was not ready to handle it. The game got ugly quick as Jarnell Stokes, Martavious Newby and the rest of YOMCA put their foot down on King James. The standout players for KJ were SG Devon Carter (Cleveland John Hay) and C Pharoah Brown (Akron Brush).
  • Ohio Shooting Stars: The surprise of the event so far, OSS upset Nike EYBL champion Boston Amateur Basketball Club in a David vs Goliath type matchup. A Northern Ohio based team with a lot of solid but not spectacular players, CPHR came away impressed with 6'7 SF David Walker (Stow) and 6'3 PG Jordan Barham (University School).
  • GameTime Magic and Queen City Prophets each started the event 1-1, CPHR plans on watching both of those teams play tomorrow.
  • Non-local players that stood out today:
    • Julius Randle (PF Texas Titans '13)
    • Nerlens Noel (C BABC '13)
    • Rodney Purvis (PG CP3 All Stars '12)
    • Tony Parker (C Georgia Stars '12)
    • Alex Poythress (SF Georgia Stars '12)
    • Gavin Ware (C Southern Phenoms '12)
    • Mitch McGary (PF SYF Players '12)
    • Matthew Jones (SF Texas Titans '13)
    • Mickey Mitchell (PF Texas Titans '15)
    • Curtis Jones (PG Meanstreets '12)
    • Antonio Bishop (PF Meanstreets '12)

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