2010 adidas Nations: Day 2
Day 2 had two sets of games for the high school guys with a morning set of games after warm ups and then an evening set with the high school and college guys both playing.
Latin America 102 Team Asia 63
Latin America cruised to the win over an overmatched Team Asia. A skirmish nearly broke out as Brazil's spirited PG Davi Rossetto de Oliveria took offense to an elbow to the face and threw the ball at #27 Yang Jinmeng. Tempers quickly flared up for both sides but coaches stepped in and quickly diffused the situation. Team Latin America then took out their displeasure by running Team Asia out of the gym beating them 102-63. If anyone is going to spoil an All USA final it likely will be the Latin squad who hung with Team 2012 on Day 1.
Hanner Parea had some jaw dropping, above the rim plays showing why some feel he's a top 10 player in the class of 2012. The Colombian native had a couple of sweeping running hooks in the final period.
Pitt bound bigman out of New Zealand Steven Adams looks raw offensively but has the length and potential to be an impact center for the Panthers in a few years. The Kiwi had a nice match up with China's Ge Zhaohao.
Team USA 2012 99 Team Europe 90
For Team Europe, Bulgaria's Pavlin Ivanov has been the most prolific scorer in the gym on any team. He's making 25 point games a regular occurrence showing both athleticism and an deft offensive skill level. He's listed at 6'4 but born in 1993 so he still has a chance to grow and further develop. Has excellent potential for Europe and if he grows an inch or two who knows. Ivanov finished with another game high, this time 32 points.
The 2012 squad was led by 5-10 PG Kevin Ferrell out of Indianapolis. Despite being undersized, NBA scouts have taken notice of him. He has proven to be clutch the entire event and he knocked down a 3 pointer in this game at the end of the 3rd to close the gap to 70-67.
After a suspect first day, DaJuan Coleman finally put together a solid performance with a near double double 8 pts and 10 rebs. He appears to be out of shape but understands how to flip the switch and become more intense when a game begins. He's got a lot of hype behind him as a top 3 player in a strong junior class, but thus far hasn't performed well.
Amile Jefferson had 20 pts and 8 rebs. He still needs a lot of weight and plays more as a 4 than a 3 which appears to be his long term position. He still has a lot of skill develpment in front of him as he's most comfortable operating around the basket. But he plays with good enegry.
Team USA 2011 85 Latin America 58
Quincy Miller showed off his tremendous ball handling ability and ability to get to the rim with a number of athletic finishes. He ended with a game high 19 pts, displaying the type of talent that has a number of recruiting analyst considering him for the #1 spot in the senior class over Michael Gilchrist. Miller did a good job of attacking the basket and getting to the line taking a football player's mentality to getting hammered at the rim, even in the head at one point without showing any signs of pain or discomfort. He's tough minded and shows a real toughness in the way he plays.
Wayne Blackshear had 12 points showing the toughness to absorb contact and make plays. He's a physical shooting guard with solid all around skills.
LeBryan Nash is a freakish type of athlete and already has a pro ready body. He threw down one very impressive ally oop where he got way above the rim. There are just a handful of players in the event (college and NBA included) that could have completed that play.
PG Ryan Boatright has impressed with his speed and athleticism but appears out of control too often. he finished the game with 11 pts and 7 ast.
Team USA (2012) 102 vs. Team USA (2011) 91
The 2011 squad held a 51-46 lead going into the half but quickly found themselves in a dog fight with the 2012 going on a big run and building a high single digit lead. The 2011 guys went on a few runs but in the end it was too little too late as the better "team" prevailed. Kevin Ferrell came up with all the big plays late scoring 10 pts in the 4th quarter and finishing with 17 and 2.
Quincy Miller struggled to create his own shot as his crossover began to get a little predictable and he lost the handle a few times. With 2:20 left the ball squirted out as he attempted a crossover and Ferrell took the ball down and didn't waste any time launching the dagger which gave the 2012 bunch a 95-87 lead with 2:20 left. Miller finished with 18 but struggled in the game's final minutes.
Shabazz Muhammad was impressive as he got the game started in dramatic fashion with a baseline drive for a dunk. He's grown an inch since we last saw him at Pangos in May of 2009 and at 6'5 appears to be an elite level prospect. He finished the game with 15 pts and 3 ast.
Quinn Cook had another solid effort with 12, 4 qand 5, however he struggled to contain Ferrell.
LeBryan Nash was the one guy that continued to compete hard when things were bleakest for team 2011 and he led all scorers with 26 points. His aggressive slashing to the basket and strength makes him a real handful for high schoolers, and it was apparant that he hated losing this game.
Kyle Anderson has amazing handles for a 6-8 kid but his strengths are diminished some by his lack of footspeed. It appears he could work on his body a lot and potentially improve on his mobility so he's a guy to keep an eye on. But right now he becomes too enamored with his ball handling ability and over-handles the ball. He finished with 7 and 5.
DaJuan Coleman had 8 points and 7 boards but once again failed to dominate showing flashes but nothing consistent.
Jordan Adams had 18 second half points for team 2012 finishing with 20 and keying the run that put the young guns on top.
Latin America 77 Africa 70
In a game that started incredibly slowly with both teams in single digits well into the first half, the Latin American squad was able to pull away and get the win.
Team Europe 77 Team Asia 70
Pavlin Ivanov went for 27 pts 6 reb, 3 ast displaying his ability to get to the basket and draw fouls. He can get to the rim virtually at will and also shows excellent passing ability. He also displayed his excellent athleticism as he had a big dunk and smacked the back board afterward. He was also able to knock down an open 3 pointer.
Si Yuheng had 27 pts, 4 reb and 3 asdt for Asia.
Perry Jones played much better in day 2. He was out on the break throwing down monster jams. He also showed better decision making while leading the break. He knocked down a top of the key 3 pointer and made one very impressive ally oop in which he had to adjust to the ball in mid air as the pass was off the mark and still converted it.
Tyler Honeycutt has really helped his cause with a solid showing in both days of scrimmages. He had a very nice tip dunk and also drained a few jumpers. He's showing the ability to score in a number of ways on top of being an excellent rebounder. This is the type of showing that should allow him to springboard off of with added confidence going into next season.
Malcolm Lee looked better today getting a breakaway steal and dunk early on. He appeared to be playing with more confidence and wasn't rushing things offensively. By all accounts, he's a good kid with a lot of potential who just needs to develop a little confidence and momentum and he can really blossom.
Ibrahima Thomas took down 4 juice boxes during lunch and they must have given him a boost of energy as he looked much better today getting out on the break and converting some difficult plays. he had at least 4 dunks and showed good hands and finishing ability. He's a player with a lot of agility and length and should get a chance to be an impact guy at Cincinnati this year.
Mason Plumlee has been very impressive with his ability to play above the rim and convert on dunks. He had one two handed dunk in which he caught the ball with momentum and took it up for the flush from 7-8 feet out. He needs to work on his shot as he has had little success facing the rim, but scouts are enamored with his size and athleticism.
Miles Plumlee had 13 points with a number of impressive high flying dunks of his own, one of which coming off an impressive pass from Shelvin Mack
Maalik Wayns had another impressive performance. He went cold at one point turning the ball over twice and missing two shots, but he impressively bounced back showing mental toughness to not get down on himself. He looks as though he's added some weight but his body still looks toned. He had 8 points in one stretch knocking down an impressive 3 and going up for a dunk after steal off of Corey Brewer at mid-court. His dunk made even more impressive considering Brewer was bearing down on him from behind.
Chris Singleton has really struggled with his shot but had one nice segment in which he flushed a thunderous jam and followed that up with a 3 pointer.
Markieff Morris has actually been every bit if not more impressive than his more productive twin brother Marcus Morris "Keif", as the other counselors call him threw down a thunderous one handed tip slam. He also took Sullinger 1-on-1 to the basket with a nice spin move and then knocked down a 3 for scores on three straight possessions.
Jrue Holiday was the other NBA player (other than Brewer) to suit up and looked head and shoulders above the other players. He ripped Josh Selby a number of times and had a higher level of intensity and skill than any guard he faced.
Josh Selby was looking to score a lot and made some buckets but those once again came with some negatives as he turned the ball over and forced a number of ill-advised shots. He does look very strong bulldozing his way through a foul and nearly converting an and 1.
Scotty Hopson turns 21 tomorrow and played very well today. He has elite level athleticism and looks like an NBA athlete when he gets out on the break and flushes one down. He also knocked down a number of three pointers. He needs to develop consistency and become more assertive to deliver on his first round talent.
Maalik Wayns 6'1 Villanova So.
Nolan Smith 6'3 Duke Sr.
Josh Selby 6'3 Kansas Fr.
Iman Shumpert 6'5 Georgia Tech Jr.
Damian Lillard 6'2 Weber State Jr.
Terrell Holloway 6'0 Xavier Jr.
Malcolm Lee 6'5 UCLA Jr.
Shelvin Mack 6'3 Butler Jr.
Xavier Silas Northern Illinois Jr.
Alec Burks 6'6 Colorado So.
Tyshawn Taylor 6'3 Kansas Jr.
Christian Watford 6'6 Indiana So.
Tyler Honeycutt 6'7 UCLA So.
Chris Singleton 6'9 Florida St. So.
Justin Holliday 6'7 Washington Jr.
Scottie Hopson 6'7 Tennessee Jr.
Quincy Acy 6'7 Baylor Jr.
Khris Middleton 6-6 Texas A&M So.
Mason Plumlee 6'10 Duke So.
JaJuan Johnson 6'9 Purdue Sr.
Marcus Morris 6'9 Kansas Jr.
Perry Jones 6'10 Baylor Fr.
Jared Sullinger 6'9 Ohio St. Fr.
Markief Morris 6'9 Kansas Jr.
Miles Plumlee 6'10 Duke Jr.
Brian Williams 6'9 Tennessee Sr.
Ibrahima Thomas 6'11 Cincinnati Sr.
Thomas Robinson 6'8 Kansas So.
Aaric Murray 6'9 LaSalle So.
Renardo Sidney 6'10 Mississippi Fr.
|00||Quincy Miller||6’9”||SF||Quality Education Academy||Winston - Salem, NC|
|2||LeBryan Nash||6’7”||SF||Lincoln||Dallas, TX|
|3||Kevin Ware*||6’4”||SG||Rockdale||Conyers, GA|
|4||Quinn Cook||6’1”||PG||Dematha||Bowie, MD|
|8||Deuce Bello||6'3"||SG||Westchester Academy||High Point, NC|
|11||Nick Johnson||6’3”||SG||Findlay Prep||Gilbert, AZ|
|12||Jahii Carson||5'10'||PG||Mesa||Gilbert, AZ|
|22||Ryan Boatright||5'10'||PG||East Aurora||Aurora, IL|
|30||Adonis Thomas||6'6'||SF||Melrose||Cordova, TN|
|40||Cody Zeller||6’9”||PF||Washington||Washington, IN|
|42||Damien Leonard||6’4”||SG||JL Mann||Greenville, SC|
|50||Marshall Plumlee||6’11”||C||Christ School||Winona Lake, IN|
|52||Micheal Chandler||6'10"||C||Lawrence Noth||Indianapolis , IN|
*Will not participate
|5||Kyle Anderson||6'8"||SF||Paterson Catholic||Fairview, NJ|
|7||Kevin Ferrell||5’10"||PG||Park Tudor||Indianapolis, IN|
|13||Jordan Adams||6’4”||SG||Central Gwinnett||Lawrenceville, GA|
|15||Shabazz Muhammad||6’5”||SG||Bishop Gorman||Las Vegas, NV|
|20||Winston Shepard||6’8”||SF||Findlay Prep||Fresno, TX|
|23||Jordan Price||6’5”||SG||McCallie School||Conyers, GA|
|24||Xavier Johnson||6’6”||SG||Chaparral||Murrieta, CA|
|25||Amile Jefferson||6’7”||SF||Friends Central||Philadelphia, PA|
|33||Isaiah Austin||7’0”||C||Grace Prep||Burleson, TX|
|34||Jordan Tebbutt||6’5”||SG||Horizon Christian||Tualatin, OR|
|35||Alex Murphy||6’8”||PF||St. Mark’s School||Wakefield, RI|
|41||Wannah Bail||6’9”||PF||Trent International||Sugarland, TX|
|43||Jarnell Stokes||6’8”||PF||Central High School||Memphis, TN|
|44||[Player: D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera]||6’4”||SG||North Central||Indianapolis, IN|
|2||Alioune Badara Diagne||6'8”||PF||Senegal|
|4||Bryan Pamba||6'2”||PG||Ivory Coast|
|7||Tridon Makonda||6'6”||C||RD Congo|
|8||Vafessa Fofana||6'6”||W||Ivory Coast|
|11||Steven Adams||6'10"||F||New Zealand|
Team Latin America
|1||**D'Vantes Rivers- Smith||SG||6'4”||USA|
|5||Gerson do Espirto Santo||F||6'9”||Brasil|
|6||Cristiano Silva Felicio||C||6'10”||Brasil|
|8||Luis Carlos Trevino Siller||PG||5'9”||Mexico|
|9||Jose Luis Aguilera Alonso||C||6'4”||Mexico|
|10||Davi Rossetto de Oliveira||PG||5'10”||Brazil|
Team Europe (Italy)
|8||Ludovico De Paoli||WF||6'5"||Italy|
aran, would love to hear your opinoin on where tyler honeycutt fits as an nba prospect. I have been hyping him for awhile as the nuber 1 nba prospcet in the pac 10, but you dont have him included in your 2011 or 2012 mock drafts. What do you think about him potentially going in either of the next 2 drafts?