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Monday, July 6, 2009

Hoosier Shootout Notes Day 1

First day of the July evaluation period is over. It was a solid first day at the Hoosier Shootout. Not a lot of big names here because of the Lebron camp and Take 5 tournament in Cincy, but overall solid.

Chrishawn Hopkins 6'2 SG Manual
is a big-time player. Smooth with the ball, great leaping ability, consistent outside jumper, finishes at the rim, unselfish, solid passer...sleeper of the 2010 class.

Neal Beshears 6'6 SF Winchester blew up in the first half of his second game of the day. He is super long, good outside shooter, good rebounder. A lot of schools took notice of Beshears this afternoon.

Spiece Indy Heat-Betts
has a interesting mix this week because multiple guys are at Lebron skills camp. They have Yogi Ferrell, Dejuan Marrero, Rafael Davis, Ethan Jacobs, Stevie Jamison, Brad Elam, Kristian Smith, and A.J. Hammons was on their bench not playing today.

Yogi Ferrell 5'11 PG Park Tudor has been playing great lately and continued it today against guys 2 years older than him. Crafty getting into the lane and finishing or finding open guys. He has also been shooting it very well lately.

Dejaun Marrero 6'5 Bowman Academy is only a legit 6'5 but is a little bit more athletic than I gave him credit for before. He definitely needs to work on his perimeter skills though.

Kennis White 6'1 PG South Bend Washington can shoot it better than I thought. I'm not sold on the rest of his game though. He is athletic getting off the floor, but he doesn't get to the rim often off the dribble. White doesn't handle the ball much and is shaky when he does.

Keegan Clark 6'4 SG Jeffersonville played pretty well for Spiece Indy Heat-Downs today. I didn't know who he was when I was watching him and rated him as a low D-1 prospect and then I found out who he was...he committed to Wright State recently.

Aaron Bluitt 6'1 PG Bishop Chatard looked great at times this afternoon when he was getting to the rim, but his decision making holds him back at times. If he was drive first, shoot if they give him room then he would look much better. He has the talent it is just a matter of putting it altogether now.

That is about it for today. I didn't see many good games. Most were blow outs or just not very good teams. Hopefully, tomorrow things will pick up a bit.