It didn't take long to realize that this wasn't the same Marcus Paige
that was in Hampton a few weeks ago. In Hampton his knee was bothering him, but in Dallas he looked 100-percent. He raced up the floor tossing out assists to cutting teammates. He also hit pull-up jump shots and made plays in transition. He's among the best point guards the 2012 class has to offer.
Committed: North Carolina
In Hampton a few weeks ago it was Arnaud Moto that made a name for himself from Team Takeover. In Dallas, it was Jerami Grant
that impressed. Clearly more athletic than this time last year, Grant attacked the basket and finished well in the paint. He proved to be a very good scorer attacking from the high post and has a knack for getting to the free throw line. He's a top five small forward in the 2012 group.
Recruiting: Clemson, Virginia Tech, UCLA, Georgetown, N.C. State, Maryland and Virginia
Scoring isn't an issue for New York native Omar Calhoun. Every time we looked at his court he seemed to be finishing a play or knocking down a jump shot. He's aggressive offensively and has really developed a strong ability to score from just about every level. In a class where four of the top 10 lead guards are off the board, Calhoun will certainly be a priority recruit.
Recruiting: Connecticut, Villanova, Louisville, West Virginia, Virginia, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Miami, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and North Carolina
One of the top scorers in the country regardless of class, Jabari Bird
has proved himself as a five-star prospect. He's capable of scoring from all three levels and he's the proud owner of an impressive jump shot from not only behind the three-point stripe, but also from mid-range. He had one of the best dunks of the weekend when he put a one-handed throw down on a defender on the first night.
Recruiting: Arizona, Washington and California
We only took in a half, but it was worth noting that the half was strong. He threw down the best dunk I've seen this summer, but also showed he's capable of taking over a game at just about any time. Attacking the basket, he's extremely tough to stop and once he's in the paint he scores it at a high rate.
Recruiting: Arkansas, Baylor, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi, Kansas, Louisville, Florida State and Connecticut