Alex Poythress, PF/SF, Kentucky – As he did all week during practice Poythress was very impressive during the game. The athletic and long wing scored the ball well both inside and from deep and used his impressive skill level to make a lot of things happen. Also Poythress brought the energy and effort all game long.
Kris Dunn, PG, Providence – After a strong opening day of practice Dunn tapered off and the game was a prime example. He had a few turnovers early and never really seemed to get in the flow of the game. Dunn will need to value every possession more in college and capitalize on his definite physical gifts.
Kyle Anderson, SF/PG, UCLA – As usual Anderson was a threat for a triple-double. It isn’t always the most pretty game, but Anderson is very effective. He had several impressive passes, knocked in a deep jumper, and also did a decent job of rebounding the basketball. There is just so much he can do on a basketball court, and showed a pretty good preview of that during the game.
Rodney Purvis, SG, North Carolina State – Purvis had a good scoring game. He did it mostly in a garbage man type of role, but did show off the athleticism and strength that make him such an intriguing prospect. He will need to continue to improve the jumper, but Purvis did have a few highlights going to the rim off the bounce. Overall it was a very strong close to the week for Purvis.
Gary Harris, SG, Michigan State – As he was most of the week, Harris was struggling to make shots and just didn’t have it working on offense. Defensively he was solid with a few blocks and steals, but offensively he just really struggled. He does bring things to the table, but in this environment he didn’t stand out.
Tyler Lewis, PG, North Carolina State – Typically you can rely on Lewis to always make the right decision at the right time, but he seemed to playing to the cameras some. Still as usual he made a few nice passes but really struggling at times to get his jump shot to fall. Lewis didn’t do a ton on the defensive end, but he did show a desire to throw the ball down low to teammates which isn’t always seen in an all-star game setting.
Amile Jefferson, PF, Undecided – No player does more of the dirty work down low than Jefferson. While his numbers aren’t huge, he did some good things both rebounding and on the offensive end. Jefferson showed improved range and more ability off the dribble than he has in the past.
T.J. Warren, SF, North Carolina State – At the end of the day Warren just puts points on the board. He did it in a variety of ways some off of offensive rebounds and some with his jumper. He was just solid overall nothing spectacular but that is how Warren is effective with a smooth and efficient offensive game.
Perry Ellis, PF, Kansas – This isn’t the best environment for Ellis because he isn’t the most assertive personality, but he did show the skill level where he can face the rim and either score off the bounce or be a threat with the jump shot. Also Ellis looked fairly athletic which was a good sign.
William Goodwin, PF/C, Memphis – Goodwin was quiet for the most part. He didn’t get a ton of touches though he did improve in the second half after not being very involved in the opening stanza. He will need to raise his energy level on every possession, but the strength and athleticism are there for sure.
Tony Parker, C, Undecided – Parker had a solid evening by rebounding the ball and converting some on the block down low. He played around the rim which was good to see and really battled especially in the second half. His strength is impressive, and Parker was using that to his advantage against a thinner West frontline.
DaJuan Coleman, C, Syracuse – It wasn’t the best week of practice for Coleman, but with the bright lights on he came to play. Coleman used his huge body to carve out space down low and rebounded well. Also he finished through contact and dunked things when he had the chance. When Coleman plays like this his immense ability is very easy to see.