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July 27th

2009 Las Vegas AAUs: Top Prospects

Mon, 07/27/2009 - 8:44pm

By Joshua Motenko
Scout, NBADraft.net

While this was surely a down year for scouting prospects in Las Vegas, there was some standout talent nonetheless. Here are the top prospects that we saw over the past week.

The Top 10

1. Perry Jones 6-10 220 SF Seawolves HSSr.

July 25th

2009 AAUs: Day 4

Sun, 07/26/2009 - 4:30am

2009 AAUs Day 4

This was an interesting day of AAU action as many of the top teams with NBA prospects were eliminated on the first day of tournament play after "pool play" rounded out the seedings. Tony Wroten, Isaiah Austin, Perry Jones, and Anthony Bennett are all done, as their teams lost. Here are a few other players who we scouted here in Vegas.

New England Playaz vs. Baltimore Assault

July 24th

2009 AAUs Day 3

Fri, 07/24/2009 - 11:05pm

By Joshua Motenko, Head Scout

Las Vegas, Nevada


LBA Sea Wolves vs. Arizona Magic


Perry JonesPerry JonesThis game ended up being a giant coming out party Perry Jones, the rising senior from Duncanville, TX. Jones is oozing with potential as a carbon copy of a young Tracy McGrady (he even looks like McGrady), and has committed to Baylor.

July 23rd

2009 AAUs: Day 2 Recap

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:05pm
By Joshua Motenko, Head Scout

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Super 64 tournament got under way with pool play on Wednesday and Thursday and the senior class continued to disappoint media and coaches alike. NBADraft.net was forced to scrap our game plan of sticking to the main gyms in order to mine the 300+ teams and half dozen gyms in the area for legitimate NBA talent.

Texas Assault u15 vs. Southern Kings u15

July 22nd

2009 GBOA AAU Tournament Recap

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 11:58pm

By Joshua Motenko, Head Scout

July 21st

NBA Summer League: Top 10 Non-Rookies

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 12:10am

While the rookies certainly provided excitement and quality play, the non-rookies took the top 5 overall scoring average positions. Here's a look at the top 10 non-rookie performers from Vegas.

Top 10 Non-Rookies


1. Anthony Randolph – Golden State / 26.8ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.3apg, 2.2stl, 3blk, 60.9fg%

July 20th

NBA Summer League: Top 10 Rookies

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 12:26am
The 2009 Las Vegas Summer League has finished up and it didn't disappoint. It was a mix of 1st rounders who were trying to prove they were worthy of their selection and 2nd rounders who were out to show that they slipped too far in the draft. Other rookies were just out to show they belonged on a team, or even impress some European team into signing them. Here's a look at the top 10 rookies in Vegas. Tomorrow we'll look at the top 10 non-rookies.

Top 10 Rookies

July 19th

NBA Summer League: Day 10

Mon, 07/20/2009 - 12:03am
The top performers for the finale, Day 10 were: JaVale McGee (31 pts), Sonny Weems (28 pts), Ty Lawson (24 pts), Julian Wright (24 pts), Jaycee Carroll (22 pts), Jordan Hill (21 pts), Goran Dragic (21 pts), Corey Brewer (20 pts),


Washington Wizards (2-2) 89 New York Knicks (0-5) 84

Box Score

July 18th

NBA Summer League: Day 9

Sat, 07/18/2009 - 9:18pm
The top performers for Day 9 were: Jonny Flynn (24 pts), Rodrigue Beaubois (23 pts), Ronald Dupree (22 pts), Ty Lawson (21 pts), Brandon Costner (21 pts), Jasper Johnson (21 pts), James Johnson (20 pts), Sam Young (20 pts), Blake Griffin (19 pts), Nick Young (19 pts), JaVale McGee (19 pts), Pooh Jeter (19 pts)

Dallas Mavericks (1-4) 73 Oklahoma City Thunder (0-5) 54

July 17th

NBA Summer League: Day 8

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 10:07pm
The top performers for Day 8 were: Ty Lawson (26 pts), Sonny Weems (24 pts), Anthony Roberson (24 pts), Nick Young (23 pts), Jason Thompson (23 pts, 10 reb), Jonny Flynn (21 pts), Austin Daye (20 pts, 10 reb), James Harden (20 pts), Jiri Hubalek (20 pts), and Jon Brockman (15 reb).

Detroit Pistons 92 Cleveland Cavaliers 86