Jayhawk Invitational: Day One

Lamonte Bearden

KANSAS CITY - The Jayhawk Invitational got off to a solid start on Friday night. Wisconsin product Lamonte Bearden absolutely stole the show, and some other prospects also improved their stock.

Lamonte Bearden, PG, Wisconsin Swing – All Bearden keeps doing is impressing. While he isn't an elite athlete, Bearden is very quick and has the ball on a string. Bearden hit defenders with a few ridiculous spin moves, and then scored it well. Also he has good court vision, and is now bordering on someone who will get significant high-major attention.

Myles Turner, C, Texas Select – POTENTIAL is the clear word with Turner. With coaches from all over the Big XII and the nation watching, Turner showed his gifts. He hit a three, blocked shots, rebounded the ball well, and had some idea of how to play down low. Turner is still pretty raw, and he is a bit stiff in his movements, but at a legit 6-foot-11 with long arms there aren't many people capable of changing a game like he can.

Brekkott Chapman, PF, Utah Prospects – Chapman is an extremely skilled forward who can play all over the floor. Defensively he is probably best at the power forward spot because he isn't great laterally, but on offense he can do a lot. He has a nice stroke from three, can bring the ball up the floor, and knows how to pass. He isn't elite at any one thing, but his skill level is very intriguing and Chapman is productive.

Jared Stutzman, SF, Utah Prospects – He is a shooter through and through. Stutzman has one of the more pure strokes you will ever see. Also Stutzman has a good understanding of the game and knows how to get open and move without the basketball. While he isn't a great athlete, and doesn't do a ton outside of make shots, he does that one thing at an elite level.

Xavier Adams, SF, Texas the Dream – Adams is a versatile kid who could probably play shooting guard, and at times showed the ability to guard on the post. He makes shots, is a pretty good athlete, and is a tough kid who plays hard. Adams can get better off the dribble and needs to finish better through contact, but it was a good showing for him.

Malek Harris, PF, Illinois Wolves – Whenever watching him play you can't help but to love what he does on the court. Harris is just an animal on the court who plays as hard as anyone. What was good to see is Harris actually played some point guard in the game, and was making plays off the dribble. He is still a faceup four, and not someone who will score with his back to the bucket, but Harris rebounds, makes plays, and brings a level of toughness to the court that is tough to match.

Ore Arogundade, SG, Illinois Wolves – Quite simply Arogundade had it going. He went for 26 and did it virtually every possible way. Arogundade hit threes, scored off the dribble, and finished around the rim as well. He is a good athlete with long arms, and now his skills continue to show improvement.

Joe Burton, SG/SF, Houston Defenders – A good, not great, athlete, Burton played with a little bit of fire today on the floor. He rebounded some, and finished around the rim. Burton still shows the flashes, but was a bit more consistent today with his effort and production. He needs to continue to refine his skills, but Burton definitely has the potential to be a high level wing with his skills and college ready body.

Lamonte Bearden picked up a recent offer from Oregon State.

Brekkott Chapman listed offers from Utah, BYU, Utah State, Arizona State, Arizona, and Colorado. Also he had a recent in-home visit with UCLA and Kansas has placed a call.

Iowa had an in-home visit with Malek Harris who picked up a recent offer from Oregon State.

Malek Harris drew coaches from Iowa, Xavier, Dayton, Oregon State, Wisconsin, and Missouri

Brekkott Chapman had Oregon State, Utah, Kansas, UNLV, BYU, and Memphis watching

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