WV Jamfest: Day Two

Anton Grady

MORGANTOWN, W.V. – Anton Gray, Aaron White and Jaren Sina were among the handful of players who boosted their stock at the Triple S Harley Davidson West Virginia Shootout.

Andrew Nicholas, SF, Jersey Shore Warriors: The one-time Rutgers commitment does a little bit of everything. He's got a lefty stroke that looks like Taylor King's. We were taken by his IQ and passing game; his touch on passes is sharp. He's got range, skills and sits squarely on the mid-to-high fence. Extremely good player.

Anton Grady, PF, Friends for Life: He's not the biggest guy but he's helping his team win and he's always around the basketball. His gift is his live body but he's also a smart hooper. If you're undersized you'd better be active and he most certainly is.

Aaron White, PF, OBC: Throw down a reverse dunk in traffic and you're bound to catch someone's attention. White is another mid-to-high fence sitter who could get propped up because of a lack of national bigs. What we like is how competitive he is in the lane and he's got counter moves when sealed off.

Darrun Hilliard, SF, Jersey Shore: His best game was a 17-point outburst in the first half of a double-OTgame against the Westchester Hawks. Known a lot for his shooting, Hilliard can rebound and he's an underrated passer. He's receiving a host of attention from the Atlantic 10, some higher and a more mid-level offers.

J.P. Koury, SG, Shore Shots: He's definitely Jersey tough. Koury isn't the biggest, fastest or strongest but don't tell him. All of his finishes were with size in the lane and each was stronger than expected. Earned our respect with his play. Mix in some sizzle to his game and he's going to be a guy lower mids covet.

Ryan Arcidiacono, PG, PA Playaz: If you get close enough to him you see the scrapes, scratches and a busted lip. That's how he plays: all out. With an impressive crowd of assistants courtside, he scored 21 in the second half but his team fell in the playoffs. "Arch" was huge in a previous win, taking over in the OT session. He went behind his back in the lane twice for layups and caught fire in the second half of his loss. Tough as they come, he's been impressive to the coaches that have seen him.

Ricardo Ledo, SG, Expressions: Until the playoffs, Ledo's crew hadn't been challenged and they ran game on everybody. He was awesome against Carolina Elite. A very good athlete with range, he's also an explosive player going to the rim and that sets him apart from other guys in his class. He and Birch alternated in terms of wowing the onlookers and in the game we saw it was his turn.

Daniel Ochefu, C, Westtown: He didn't look quite the same as his phenomenal Hoop Jam party. Turns out he's got a hip flexor bothering him which he wouldn't use as an excuse but since we saw him healthy, we'll take up for him. Thursday was a rough day for him medically. In addition to the flexor, he broke out after a game due to an allergic reaction to food. He's a happy go lucky big man with high-level talent who is capable of stronger performances and colleges need to know that. He can pass and owns a body like Jason Fraser.

Jaren Sina, PG, Hoop Heaven: He's not playing on a powerhouse team but his talent is evident. Sina has a tricky handle and he's one of those guys who has all the tricks down. Though young, he carries himself with swagger and confidence. Shot it well in an early game. He'll come out of this event on the radar of a lot of teams who pay attention to the little guys.

Marquis Gentry is a post-grad power forward with a strong body and likely mid-major aspirations. He's got a 2012 teammates named Anthony Livingston who is also a nice post player. … Mid Atlantic Select has a sleeper low-major power forward. Malcolm Miller is long and can shoot it. Length is our summer focus and he's got it. … Mario Moody, a small forward with Sports U., has that live body mid-level guys love to use at different positions to create mismatches. … Siena pledge Robert Poole made a 3 to send it into OT. He had a good day. … Didn't get to see him Thursday, but consensus is that Amile Jefferson has been terrific at this event. …

Navy is the leader of Koury. Yale, Dartmouth, Lafayette and Princeton are in the mix. … Andrew Nicholas favors St. Joe's and Penn State. Monmouth has offered. He's like to stay within a couple hours of home. … Cleveland State is recruiting Anton Grady the hardest. Dayton, Xavier and Michigan State are looking. … Jaren Sina picked up an offer from Seton Hall and has interest from Rutgers, LaSalle, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and Vermont. …

Aaron White has Akron, Miami, Toledo and Duquesne offers. If there's a school he'd love to attend, it would be Syracuse. Iowa, Penn State and Butler are keeping tabs. … Expressions guard Julian Tavares hears from Boston U., Charlotte, Albany and St. Peter's. … Mario Moody is getting hit by Colorado State, Fairfield, Siena, Drexel, Temple and Wagner. … Guard Trey Lewis said Bucknell and Cleveland State are on him the hardest. St. Joe's, Richmond, Dayton, Wisconsin, Penn State, Iowa, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron and Lehigh are watching. …

Props to The Citadel. Chuck Driesell lured Palmetto State native Kenny Manigault back home. Manigault told Scout.com that he's transferred from Wichita State to play for Driesell. .. Vermont received a commitment from guard Four McGlynn. McGlynn played at the Triple S and Mike Lonergan watched all of his games. …

Daniel Ochefu vs. Amile Jefferson drew an afternoon crowd of Mike Rice, John Calipari and John Thompson. Assistants from Villanova, Duke, UNC, Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia and Pittsburgh were there. … North Carolina, Virginia, South Florida, Georgia Tech and Boston College watched Ryan Arcidiacono's final game. …

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