Prior to RBK U, Allan Chaney wasn't a household name on the club circuit. Now the 6-foot-8, 220…
Triple S Shootout: Day 2
Allan Chaney, PF, Conn. Phenon Elite – At last week's Reebok U., Chaney was the breakout performer. However, it was hard to gauge just how good he was given the nature of the style of play. On Sunday the answer became clear: he's high-major good. His club took apart the D-I Greyhounds and Chaney handed them 19 points and 15 rebounds despite a noticeable lack of touches. In his morning game, Chaney was somewhat lackadaisical and went through the motions; his team did win by slaughter rule. When the lights came on it was a different story and he was ready to go. The offers are about to begin piling up. Miles Plumlee, PF, Blessed IJN – Why in the world did we ever take this guy out of the Top 100? His final game at NBA camp was a precursor to his summer which has been top notch. The versatile Stanford-bound forward has been aggressive in showing he can work it inside and the touch has always been there. Givens Is A Worker Evan Ravenel, PF, Tampa Fastbreak – An hour down the road is the blueprint for this guy: he's got the same body style as DeJuan Blair only not as big. A priority mid-major recruit, Ravenel can step out to mid-range and there's quite a fight ensuing for his services. Sam Givens, PF/SF, Renegades Black – This young man is the mid-major answer to Nasir Robinson. Positionless when you try to project him in college he's simply a kid who gets it done. He tallied 20 in a win over National Christian and gave a tremendous frontline fits with his energy. Zeke Marshall, C, Pitt. Storm – The near 7-footer has improved in his confidence since May when we last saw him. From a prospect standpoint it will be interesting to see him when he's surrounded by Division I players at some point. There's room to improve with his rebounding and instincts and right now he's showing flashes of achieving. He's one to monitor closely as we think he's got a chance to put the pieces together quickly. One of those guys who if he ever falls head over heels in love with the game lookout! In news outside of the building, a source told Scout.com that big man Andre Clark committed to Oklahoma. We're waiting to hear word if he's headed there in the fall or will be Class of 2008. … The Greyhounds were not prepared to get peppered defensively by Connecticut Phenom Elite. Elite's guards got in the grills of William Buford and Darius Miller and took the fight to them. Buford scored 17 but wasn't himself and Miller was held in check with 9. … Eshaunte Jones clicked off 6 3-pointers for Blessed IJN. … G.E.S.U.S. has a pair of players. Academic oriented big man Keith Wright drew most of the Ivy League. Meanwhile slasher Kelvin McNeil has earned admirers this week. … Jamal Turner's court vision against the Greyhounds was on display and he'll prove to be a valuable performer at Fairfield. … Rodney Magruder used to be a baseline warrior but his game is expanding and improving. He's one to watch in 2009. … Chaney's recruitment is going to be interesting to watch. Providence, Fordham, Rhode Island, Seton Hall, St. John's and Massachusetts were the pre-blow-up schools. Ohio State, Florida, UConn, Virginia (recent offer), West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Texas A&M are in the mix now. … According to his AAU coach, Bryan Benson is hearing from New Hampshire, Princeton, Marist, High Point and Richmond. James Madison could be a player if it gets involved. … Tulane and Wichita State were front and center all day long for Ravenel. … Allan Chaney might not have noticed but we did: Billy Donovan flew in for one game and watched Chaney in the morning. Providence's Tim Welsh, Penn State's Ed DeChellis, St. Joe's Phil Martelli plus assistants from Temple, Fordham, Ohio State, Michigan, Virginia and Connecticut trailed him all day. … Pittsburgh and Duquesne watched Zeke Marshall. … Among the head coaches trailing Darius Miller was Kentucky's Billy Gillispie and West Virginia's Bob Huggins. … 2009's Mason Plumlee was watched by Georgetown's John Thompson plus assistants from Missouri, Ohio State and Tennessee. … Billy Gillispie monitored Dakotah Euton while Huggins watched Noah Cottrill play on the same team. … Rutgers trailed Quintrell Thomas all day. Pitt and Villanova peaked in at night. … Drexel was front and center for Sam Givens. … "I got you back." East Coast Scholar Athletes Logan Thomas to Miles Plumlee. The 6-foot-8 Plumlee dunked right on Thomas only to get the same treatment a few plays later.
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