Las Vegas: Day One

Tre'Shaun Lexing

LAS VEGAS -- The action at the adidas Super 64 tipped off on Wednesday and V.J. Beachem, Kelly Oubre, Craig Victor and Tre'Shaun Lexing were among the major standouts on day one.

V.J. Beachem, SF, Eric Gordon All-Stars – Early on against the Atlanta Celtics, Beachem and his teammates were on a roll from long range. Beachem pumped in a trio of threes off the catch, but also made a pair of nice plays in transition and dropped in a floater. Beachem, a 6-foot-6 wing, looked to score with confidence and appeared to be a perfect fit for Mike Brey and Notre Dame.

Zak Irvin, SF, Eric Gordon All-Stars – Much like Beachem, Irvin, a Michigan commit, had his shot working against the Atlanta Celtics. Irvin buried five three-pointers, including one off a crossover move from the wing. While his jump shot is clearly his biggest weapon, Irvin also got out in transition and made a few plays at the rim.

Calvin Hermanson, PF, Clutch Players – A skilled power forward, Hermanson showed a lot of ability on the offensive end against an athletic bunch in Team Rose. At 6-foot-7, Hermansons attempted to face up defenders and showed range on his jump shot. He managed to jab off the defense and hit jump shots, but also was fluid and mobile enough to make things happen in transition or off of drives. He's an intriguing prospect because of his ability to make plays on the offensive end of the floor.

Tre'Shaun Lexing, SF, Northwest Panthers -- In one viewing in April it was clear that Lexing had some talent but he made it blatantly obvious just what he's capable of on Wednesday night. The lefty has a smooth shooting stroke and he was very confident hitting from long range. On one play he posted up his defender about 10-feet out, turned around and shot a fadeaway jumper, which he nailed. He successfully got to the basket, and made some nice passes to teammates. Lexing is very much deserving of the high major attention he's receiving.

Jordan Cornish, SG, NO Elite – A strongly built two-guard, Cornish looked for shot opportunities from mid to long-range. While his shot was a bit streaky on Wednesday, it's clear he's a scorer that can fill it up in a hurry. On a team with a very good wing – Kelly Oubre – and an accomplished low post player – Craig Victor – Cornish was a perfect compliment.

Kelly Oubre, SF, NO Elite – In a tight contest with Indiana Elite South, Oubre hunted shots from long-range and finished with five, all off of the catch. The 6-foot-6 wing also managed a couple of finishes in the paint, including a plus one play that gave NO Elite the lead for good with under a minute to play. Oubre is a pretty good athlete that should develop into a good defender and rebounder at the next level.

Craig Victor, PF, NO Elite – With Oubre and Cornish knocking down three-pointers, Victor was getting things done from mid-range and in. Although he did knock down one three, he also hit a mid-range jump shot and maneuvered well in the paint for buckets. A very good athlete, Victor actively pursued the ball off the glass and snagged every possible rebound in his area.

Jeremy Lieberman, PG, BTI Double Pump -- Lieberman is a talented point guard who has a serious weapon in his pull-up three-pointer, which he can get off in a hurry and he's not afraid to shoot it from NBA range. While Lieberman can really shoot it, he also did a nice job playing hard and distributing to teammates.

Payton Dastrup, C, Arizona Select -- It was a really productive game for Dastrup on Wednesday afternoon. He hit four three-pointers, confidently made a right hook from the high post, had a long jumper for two and made several nice passes. For a young center, Dastrup's skill level is definitely advanced and the key question with him will be watching if he can maintain mobility as he puts on weight. Also a good kid and hard worker, there are a lot of reasons to like Dastrup as a prospect.

Ahmaad Rorie, PG, Northwest Panthers -- The California commit is a scoring point guard who is comfortable shooting the three or driving closer and pulling up to nail the midrange jumper. He gets good lift on his jumper and is able to create space between himself and the defense to get his shot off at any time. He's definitely score-first, but his jumper gives him a good weapon to build his game around.

*The Atlanta Celtics struggled to match Eric Gordon's barrage of three-pointers, but Celtics guard Morris Marshall tried to keep up from behind the arc. Marshall connected on three three-pointers, plus a pull-up from 15-feet.

*Athletically there aren't many in the 2013 class that compare to Solomon Poole. He's a terrific leaper, has very good speed and should turn into a very good defender at the next level because of his lateral quickness. Poole played well, despite a double-digit loss to Eric Gordon.

* 2014 Arizona Select forward Jake Toolson's specialty is his shooting and he looked good on a catch and shoot three and also a fade-away midrange jumper.

* Arizona Select's 2014 point guard, Noah Robothom, had a nice game against BTI Pump. He hit a couple three-pointers, nailed a long two, scored on a putback and played unselfish basketball running the point guard position.

* Northwest Panthers' 2013 guard Dez Trent is a strong player with a quick release on his three-pointer along with a good looking stroke. He hit three early three-pointers in his Wednesday evening game.

*Payton Dastrup listed Arizona, Arizona State, Ohio State, Florida, Virginia, Oklahoma, BYU, Utah State, U.C. Davis, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Kansas, Michigan, Notre Dame, Georgetown and Boston College.

*Tre'Shaun Lexing listed offers from Washinton State, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, Gonzaga, Cal Poly and Santa Clara with interest from Washington and UCLA.

*Kelly Oubre listed scholarship offers from UCLA, Connecticut, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas Tech, USC and Arizona. He also mentioned interest from North Carolina and Kentucky.

Arizona head coach Sean Miller, Virginia head coach Tony Bennett, Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek and Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak along with assistants from USC, Utah, BYU, Colorado and San Diego watched Payton Dastrup.

USC head coach Kevin O'Neill, UCLA head coach Ben Howland, Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar, California head coach Mike Montgomery, Washington State head coach Ken Bone, Colorado head coach Tad Boyle, San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher and assistants from Utah, UNLV and San Diego State watched Isaac Hamilton, Namon Wright and Anthony January.

Ken Bone, Tad Boyle and an assistant, Herb Sendek and an assistant, Steve Fisher and Larry Krystkowiak watched Tre'Shaun Lexing.

Sean Miller and assistants from Utah and New Mexico watched Jaron Hopkins.

*Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon contributed to this report.

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