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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Spiece Memorial Day Tournament-Part 2

Part 2

Spiece Indy Heat 2012

Yogi Ferrell 5'9 PG-Yogi continues to impress me with his improved outside shooting, quickness, ability to get to the rim, and only rarely being out of control.

Dajaun Marrero 6'6 PF-I'm not sure if Marrero will grow anymore...facially he looks matured and at 6'6 this could cause a problem for him. I'm guessing the offers he has project him to be an athletic 3 man, but he needs more range, handles, and explosiveness to be a 3. A lot of work for someone with big-time offers.

Raphael Davis 6'3 SG-The recent Purdue oral commit was wearing an IU shirt under his jersey. No story here, but it is fun to tease Purdue fans about.

Spiece Indy Stars 2012

Austin Burgett 6'7 SF-The versatile forward exploded against St. Louis Gateway in the first half. He had 2 dunks in traffic, a few 3's, and some nice drives as he showed his full offensive game against a solid team. I like him more than a lot of other guys in the 2012 that already have the big-time offers. He is already skilled for a legit 6'6 kid at that age.

Rhett Smith 6'4 SF-A true inside/outside threat. Most young taller guys are really just hanging around the perimeter shooting when open and not doing much else. Rhett is posts well with good post moves and he also drives the ball very well especially baseline from the perimeter.

Ron Patterson and Kellon Thomas
were solid as is the norm.

Spiece Memorial Day Tournament

There were not as many loaded teams this weekend as there were in Bloomington last weekend. I will do a couple of reports but nothing like last week. I am going to try to organize them a little bit better this week instead of jumping around so much.

Spiece Indy Heat-Betts


Steven Jamison 6'4 SF
-Long, decent athlete (not a freak athlete), streaky shooter, above average motor. I would like to see him improve his handles and shooting to be a true SG at the next level.

Ken Mullens 5'9 PG-Quick and strong were the two things I saw from him since Teague and Thomas do a lot of the ball handling on the team.

DeShaun Thomas 6'7 PF-Transitioning to more of a SF but still is a post first. Handles the ball better than he shoots it in terms of perimeter skills although his range is getting better and more consistent.

Kristian Smith 6'4 SF-Intriquing prospect to me. I haven't seen him a bunch but looks like he could be a low D1 or D2 type of player. Decent length, solid shooter, ok athlete.

Marquis Teague 6'2 PG-The man, the myth, the legend. Great athlete, very quick, jumps very well, slow release of jumper but usually creates so much space it doesn't matter.

Ethan Jacobs 7'0 C-Showed a good looking jumper to 17 feet, blocked a bunch of shots. I would like him to be more aggressive and tougher inside especially rebounding. He lacks that "I'll rip your head off to get the ball" type of attitude that all great big men have. A fast developing player after not playing much early in his career. Could be a big-time player if he has a year of prep school.

Russell Byrd 6'7 SF-A true 6'6 or 6'7 shooter that is quick for his size and at least tries to defend quicker, smaller perimeter guys. With some added muscle he could definitely guard 4's in the Big Ten, but it looks like he would like to stay a 3 man in college.

More to come soon.