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2011 adidas Nations: Day 2

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 3:28pm

Day 2 Thoughts:

Andre Drummond / Photo: adidasAndre Drummond / Photo: adidasAndre Drummond confirmed that he will be making a decision on his future on August 10th. Drummond continues to impress with another monster game helping the 2012 Red Team to victory with 20 and 12 vs the latin American team. He also converted a jaw dropping play where he spun baseline and found himself behind the basket arching the ball over the backboard and the shot went in. He seems to like to go for the highlight play a little too often, but you can't say he's not fun to watch. Make sure to catch Drummond in action on CBS Sports Network on Monday.

Bigman Steven Adams out of New Zealand is one of the huge bright spots in camp. On Day 2 he posted a 37 and 14 in their early morning match up with 2013 Red. This was following a 12 point 20 rebound effort on day 1. His jumpshot looks much better than last year at adidas Nations in Chicago as it appeared to have a hitch in it. He's got a huge wingspan, moves extremely well and appears to have a great motor and attitude. Unfortunately we won't get a chance to see Adams square off with Drummond as Asia is not slated to play 2012 Red.

Chris Walker is a freakish run/jump athlete who along with the Harrison Twins helped the 2013 Red squad overcome a late 10 point lead and top Yogi Ferrell, Gabe York and Kaleb Tarczewski to get the win. He's just a junior and has some time but will need to gain a lot of weight and become a 4 or develop a lot better perimeter skills. So far we have not seen any ability to create shots, handle the ball or pass on the perimeter. He's somewhat similar to Amir Johnson with a better motor, but he will need to figure out what position he wants to play and take the necessary steps to fill the holes to his game. Right now, he's still a long ways off. But his package of length and athleticism makes him an intriguing prospect. He followed up a tremendous 27 point, 10 rebound effort in the morning with a double double (10 point 10 reb) performance in the night cap.

Rodney Purvis looked impressive on day 2 showing a willingness to play team ball and looking to get others involved first before creating for himself. He's an elite level athlete with great quickness, excellent handle and thrives in the one on one game. His point guard skills are still a work in progress but seem to be developing.

Playing for the Latin American squad Hanner Parea and Wannah Bail have both been impressive. While their skill level still has a ways to go, they have incredible length and fluidity. Both had their share of acrobatic dunks drawing ooohs from the crowd on hand.

Gabe York continues to impress with his scoring ability. He has yet to show the ability to run the team and is playing off the ball more with Yogi Ferrell running the team when he's in the game. York has made some nice passes but is definitely has a score first mentality. There are questions about whether he can truly develop into a point guard but he has been impressive nonetheless.

Yogi Ferrell had 13 points and 11 boards leading the 2012 Blue squad to victory. He's a polished playmaker, who makes excellent decisions. He lacks a great frame but shows nice strength and should have an excellent shot to make the McDonald's All American game considering the lack of quality PGs in the senior class.

Shabazz Muhammad told me he will try to play on Tomorrow.

College

A number of players didn't bother to show up for the morning practice including Adonis Thomas, Joe Jackson, Will Barton (late), LeBryan Nash, Jelan Kendrick, Yancy Gates, and Dion Dixon.

Despite missing the morning practice, LeBryan Nash looked much better today knocking down three 3 pointers in a short span and scoring a bunch of points. While he has an unorthodox shot, he was feeling it on Saturday. He played very aggressively jumping passing lanes and getting out for breakaways.

Marquis Teague has been the best college guard by a long shot. He's shown the ability to find teammates on the break, he handles the ball on a string, and his strength allows him to finish in the paint. At times he got a little erratic going for flashy plays and making turnovers but displayed some solid playmaking skills for others, which seems to be the biggest debate over his long term potential.

Deshawn Thomas knocked down three 3 balls in a row displaying an excellent outside stroke. He is a bit of a tweener with skills that are suited for both forward spots but showed some nice footwork and solid all around play here.

Ryan Harrow impressed today with his passing ability. He plays a little too flashy, something that two years at Kentucky under Calipari will help to tone down, but he has elite level quickness. He's in a good spot being able to compete with Marquis Teague in practice every day and he'll look to grab a first round spot in the 2013 draft. The biggest thing he needs to add is strength as he gets pushed around and struggles to finish at his current weight. He's definitely one of the most intriguing prospects here.

Travis Wear and David Wear continue to impress with strong, fundamental play. Neither blows you away with any aspect of their games, but both can really shoot it and have the foot speed to get by defenders off the dribble. They look stronger and haven't lost any of their speed and athleticism. They have been holding their own in the UCLA scrimmages this summer against pros and it has really helped their confidence.

USA 2012

# Player Pos. Height High School Home Town
23 Jordan Adams G 6' 4 Oak Hill Academy (VA) Lawrenceville, GA
5 Kyle Anderson G/F 6' 8 St. Anthony (NJ) Fairview, NJ
33 Isaiah Austin F/C 7' 1 Grace Prep (TX) Burleson, TX
32 DaJuan Coleman C 6' 9 Jamesville Dewitt (NY) Syracuse, NY
3 Andre Drummond C 6' 11 St. Thomas More (CT) Oakdale, CT
4 Kris Dunn PG 6' 3 New London (CT) Oakdale, CT
31 Perry Ellis F 6' 8 Heights (KS0 Wichita, KS
11 Yogi Ferrell G 5' 11 Park Tudor (IN) Indianapolis, IN
22 Shaq Goodwin F 6' 7 Southwest Dekalb (GA) Decatur, GA
25 Amile Jefferson F 6' 8 Friends Central (PA) Philadelphia, PA
24 Xavier Johnson F 6' 6 Mater Dei (CA) Dana Point, CA
15 Shabazz Muhammad G/F 6' 6 Bishop Gorman (NV) Las Vegas,NV
1 Rodney Purvis G 6' 4 Upper Room Christian Raleigh, NC
55 Cameron Ridley C 6' 9 Bush (TX) Richmond, TX
30 Winston Shepard F 6' 8 Findlay Prep (NV) Fresno, TX
40 Jarnell Stokes F/C 6' 8 Central High School (TN) Memphis, TN
50 Kaleb Tarczewski C 7' 0 St. Mark s School (MA) Clermont, NH
34 Jordan Tebbutt G 6' 5 Oak Hill Academy (VA) Tualatin, OR
12 Gabe York G 6' 2 Orange Lutheran (CA) Walnut, CA

USA 2013

# Player Pos. Height High School Home Town
15 Shaqquan Aaron G/F 6' 7 Mater Dei (CA) Apple Valley, CA
50 Clifton Alexander C 6' 9 Curie (IL) Chicago, IL
10 Nate Britt G 6' 1 Gonzaga College (DC) Upper Marlboro, MD
14 Elijah Brown G 6' 2 St. Edward (OH) Westlake, OH
33 Rodney Bullock F 6' 7 Kecoughtan (VA) Hampton, VA
4 Keith Frazier G 6' 5 Irving (TX) Irving, TX
43 Derrick Griffin F 6' 8 Terry (TX) Rosenberg, TX
3 Isaac Hamilton G 6' 4 Crenshaw (CA) Los Angeles, CA
32 Thomas Hamilton C 6' 9 Whitney Young (IL) Chicago, IL
2 Aaron Harrison G 6' 5 Travis (TX) Richmond, TX
5 Andrew Harrison G 6' 5 Travis (TX) Richmond, TX
11 Kasey Hill G 6' 2 Montverde Academy (FL) Clermont, FL
41 Trey Lyles F 6' 7 Arsenal Tech (IN) Camby, IN
35 Jordan Mickey F 6' 7 Berkner (TX) Richardson, TX
20 Solomon Poole G 6' 1 Terry Parker (FL) Jacksonville, FL
21 Malik Price Martin F 6' 9 Monsignor Pace (FL) Miami, FL
55 Karviar Shepherd C 6' 10 Desoto (TX) Cedar Hill, TX
24 Chris Walker F 6' 8 Holmes County (FL) Dunwoody, GA
1 Nigel Williams Goss G 6' 3 Findlay Prep (NV) Henderson, NV

Collegiate Counselors

Player Pos. Height College School Year
Will Barton G 6' 6 Memphis Sophomore
Lorenzo Brown G 6' 5 NC State Sophomore
Dion Dixon G 6' 5 Cincinnati Senior
Yancy Gates F 6' 9 Cincinnati Senior
Ryan Harrow PG 6' 0 Kentucky Sophomore
Tu Holloway PG 6' 0 Xavier Senior
Joe Jackson PG 6' 0 Memphis Sophomore
Pierre Jackson PG 5' 10 Baylor Junior
Perry Jones F 6' 11 Baylor Sophomore
Rob Jones F 6' 6 Saint Mary s College Senior
Jalen Kendrick F 6' 6 Mississippi Sophomore
CJ Leslie F 6' 9 NC State Sophomore
Damian Lillard G 6' 2 Weber State Junior
LeBryan Nash F 6' 7 Oklahoma State Freshman
Reeves Nelson F 6' 7 UCLA Junior
Mason Plumlee F 6' 9 Duke Junior
Miles Plumlee F 6' 10 Duke Senior
Thomas Robinson F 6' 8 Kansas Junior
Ralph Sampson Jr F 6' 10 Minnesota Senior
Jared Sullinger F 6' 9 Ohio State Sophomore
Marquis Teague PG 6' 2 Kentucky Freshman
Adonis Thomas G-F 6' 6 Memphis Freshman
Deshaun Thomas F 6' 7 Ohio State Sophomore
David Wear F 6' 9 UCLA Sophomore
Travis Wear F 6' 9 UCLA Sophomore
Kyle Weems F 6' 6 Missouri State Senior
Patric Young F 6' 8 Florida Sophomore
Trey Zeigler G 6' 5 Central Michigan Sophomore

Asia 2012
# Player Pos. Height Team Home Town
131 Steven Adams C 7’1” Scotts HS Wellington, NZ.
3 Duo Ban PG 6’1” Shanxi China
8 Yan Cao 2G 6’6” China Army China
42 Jinming Cui 2G 6’4” Jilin China
109 Tianyi Lui W 6’3 Jilin
19 Kailun Guo 2G 6’3” Liaoning China
27 Delong Han 2G 6’5” China Army China
28 Jesse James PG 6’1” Marina Fountain Valley, CA
44 Yubo Ji W 6’7” Zhejiang Guangsha China
45 Qingxiang Li PG 6’3” Zhejiang China
90 Jordan Ngatai W 6’7” Mana HS Wellington, NZ.
22 Viko Noma’aea PG 6’1” Sierra Vista Las Vegas, NV.
119 Yinglun Shao W 6’8” Guangdong Hongyuan China
94 Yue Wang C 6’10” Foshan China
132 Pengfei Yan C 6’10” Shanxi China
78 Pengfei Zhu W 6’6” Dongguan Baining China

Australia 2012

# Player Pos. Height Team Home Town
18 Tom Daly G 6’2 Adelaide Adelaide
17 Mirko Djeric G 6’4 AIS Canberra
56 Nick Duncan C 6’6 Sydney Sydney
13 Dante Exum G 6’4 AIS Canberra
99 Joshua Derksen F 6’71/2 AIS Canberra
16 Darcy Harding F 6’6 Canberra Canberra
43 Matthew Jackson G 6’6 Melbourne Melbourne
14 Michael Luxford G 5’11 Melbourne Melbourne
110 Darcy Malone C 6’7 Canberra Canberra
26 Owen Odigie F 6’5 AIS Canberra
59 Jack Purchase F 6’6 Melbourne Melbourne
47 Cade Towers F 6’7 AIS Canberra

Africa 2012

# Player Pos. Height Team Home Country
118 Obij Aget C 7’0” La Lumiere Sudan
135 Ahmed Hamid Ahmed PF 6’8” Trent International Egypt
133 Aly Mohamed Aly C 6’9” Trent International Egypt
75 Ousmane Ba C 7’0 ” The Rock HS RD Congo
107 Zena Edosmwan PF 6’7” Taft Nigeria
102 Michel Enanga PG 6’2” Monte Verde Cameroon
106 Khadim Fall PG 6’5” Le Mans, France Senegal
46 Kevin Harley W 6’8” Poitiers, France Senegal
15 Abdoulaye Harouna PG 6’4” None Niger
136 Peter Jurkin C 7’0” United Faith Christ Sudan
74 Emmanual Mudiay PG 6’3” Grace Prep Congo
93 Abdoulaye Ndoye W 6’8” None Senegel
100 Clint Ndumba Capela PF 6’8” Chalon, Saone Congo
101 Anthony Racine PG 6’4” Insep, France Maurice Island

# Player Pos. Height Team Home Country
54 2 Matej Kljaic PG 6'2 Slavonski Brod Slavonski Brod
55 INJ Mislav Brzoja
56 4 Stripe Cubric PG 5'9 Dubrava Zagreb
57 12 Tomislav Grubisic W 6'3 Jolly Sibenik
58 57 Filip Kordic W 6'6 Darda Osijek
59 85 Stipe Krstanovic C 6'8 Cibona Zagreb
60 58 Marino Kucan W 6'6 Kvarner Rijeka
61 50 Mario Mtasovic W 6'7 Slavonski Brod Slavonski Brod
62 39 Dino Respesa W 6'6 Beneton Trevison
63 24 Roko Rogic PG 6'1 Cedevita Zagreb
64 83 Domagoj Vukovic C 6'9 Kvarner Rjeka
65 20 Stefan Zadravec PG 6'2 Zagreb Zagreb

Latin America 2012

# Player Pos. Height Team Home Town
103 Alesandro Alberto PG 6’3” Taft Panama
71 Wannah Bail W 6’8” Trent Int. Bahamas
36 Enrico Bueno G 6’4” Brazil
125 Ricardo Gathers PF 6’7” Riverside New Orleans, LA
96 Joel James C 6’10” Dwyer Jamaica
5 Anthony Martinez PG 6’2” Gahr Los Angeles, CA
117 Hanner Perea PF 6’8” La Lumiere Columbia
73 Chris Reyes W 6’7” Damian Chino, CA
95 Kaileb Rodriguez PF 6’9” Thunder Ridge Denver, CO
72 Mauvin Saunders 2G 6’5” Kinkaid Bahamas

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Ryan Harrow plays for NC

Ryan Harrow plays for NC State, not kentucky?

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Nevermind, I never knew he

Nevermind, I never knew he transferred.

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I hope Wannah Bail goes to

I hope Wannah Bail goes to the University of Houston. I work there and it would be cool to get a good recruit. He probably won't though, we aren't that good of a basketball school anymore. lol

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When you say that Drummond

When you say that Drummond "will be making a decision on his future on August 10th", do you mean that he'll announce what college he's going to, or he'll announce if he's going pro in 2012 or not?

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