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Monday, May 18, 2009

AMC-Report 2

This AMC report is from observations that I saw on Saturday mainly. I watched games from 8am to 11pm with only a break to drive from game site to game site. It was a very good day of basketball.

Kyrie Irving NJ Roadrunners-Irving did not have the explosion that I saw in Pittsburgh. It was like he was sick, injured or just really tired. He was still pretty good but he wasn't crazy impressive. It was more flashes of brilliance instead of the constant wow plays he made in Pitt.

Cody Zeller Indiana Elite One-Zeller just like his brothers runs the floor really well. He also made some very good passes. He is still a work in-progress but that progress is being made very quickly. I expect that at this time next year he is going to be a great player.

Marshall Plumlee Indiana Elite One
-Plumlee might be more raw than Zeller. Plumlee had an impressive rip and drive to the baseline that was a flash into what he could possibly develop into. Right now, he dominates the boards and blocks shots for IE One. He is hyped as the best Plumlee unfortunately I did not see his brothers when they were his age.

Spencer Turner IE ONE-Spencer shot it really well from 3 in the game that I saw. He is smart with the ball although he is definitely looking to shoot the ball any time he touches, but that's not too much of a problem with his shooting ability. He is a decent defender because he understands the game and anticipates things well right now. His strength is also a plus for him. Quickness is the question to decide what level he can defend at in college.

One correction from my Run N Slam report. Alex Gauna was not at the game when we played him therefore he could not have dominated us. The guy that I thought was Gauna was actually Matt Kamienicki.

Keith Appling Michigan Mustangs-Appling dominated the game by constantly breaking his man down 1 on 1 and getting to the rim then finishing every time he got into the lane. He also showed he was fantastic from the mid-range. He isn't very tall but he is so explosive laterally and vertically he makes up for it easily.

Alex Gauna Michigan Mustangs-The Michigan State commit is a beast in the lane. Strong and a legit 6'9 with good touch around the basket. He also looks like he has a solid face-up game up to 16 feet. He should be a good one for Coach Izzo.

Matt Kamienicki Michigan Mustangs-I really like Kamienicki's game. He plays mostly on the perimeter and can shoot it very well. He also can post up and dominate smaller defends depending on the match-up. I think he is a great mid-major player and possibly higher.

Griffin Mckenzie Eric Gordon All-Stars- Great game vs. SoCal All-Stars. He is decently athletic for a big guy and also has range to the 3point range. He should be a perfect fit for a good mid-major program.

Ron Patterson Spiece Indy Stars-Patterson continues to impress as he dominated the game that I saw. He had a stretch where he scored 13 straight points in the second half by scoring from all over the court and showing his complete game. Explosive off the dribble and great range...tough to defend.

Jordan Manual Eric Gordon-Manual shot the ball well this weekend. Does he have any post game? I didn't see it. Is he a true 3 at the next level especially at the high major level? I do not think so but he could develop into it. He is so long that he could definitely bother wings when he guards them just with his length alone. He talks way too much on the court to opponents.

P.J. Hubertz Indiana Elite (Fox)-Hubertz can flat out shoot it from 3. One of the best in the class of 2010 for the state of Indiana. He is ok handling the ball but not great and he rarely looks to get to the rim.

Ronald Ross Indiana Elite (Fox)
-Ross is a strong wing. He is explosive off the dribble and can score with ease at the rim. I want to see more of Ross to see what exactly he can and can't do.

This is about the half way point for Saturday. I need a break so this will be continued later today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

About Brent Calhoun, Pat Mullins AND the Indy Elite guys have been trying to steal players from that Spiece team since last year. Burgett, Patterson, and Thomas, have all been approached by him. I guess he finally snagged one!