The strip of Vegas was secondary on Wednesday night as teams from across the country took center stage in the desert as the final installment of the July “live” evaluation period hit the hardwood in Nevada. Reid Travis delivered one of the biggest performances of the night as the talented forward dropped an impressive double double performance on opening night. We look at that and more as we recap day 1 from the Adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas…
Kendal Harris – 2013 – PG – Urban DFW Elite
6-4/190 –Berkner H.S. – Dallas, TX
A tough physical guard with athleticism and explosion, Harris scored off the bounce, showed solid dribble penetration skills, finished in transition, and locked up on the defensive end in an impressive 18 point effort to help push Urban DFW Elite past the Florida Elite.
Zak Irvin – 2013 – G/F –Eric Gordon All-Stars
6-7/190 – Hamilton SE – Indianapolis, IN
Was dominant from start to finish on Wednesday as he dropped 19 points in a victory over the Atlanta Celtics and drilled 5 trey balls in the process. A strong opening night effort for Irvin who continued to impress with his range and perimeter stroke on Wednesday night.
Jordan Mickey – 2013 – F – Urban DFW Elite
6-8/210 – Grace Prep – Dallas, TX
Mickey was stellar on opening night but this time is all about his defense as he had 6 highlight blocks in the first half and smothered super-athletic wing Chris Walker in the 2nd half to keep him scoreless and help his squad to the victory. Really brought a nice effort to the table but most importantly he was willing to lock up and serve as a dominant force defensively in Las Vegas.
Reid Travis - 2014 – F - Minnesota Pump n Run
6-7/225 – De La Salle H.S. – Minneapolis, MN
Travis delivered a big time performance to the tune of 29 points and 10 rebounds on a variety of slashes, jumpers, and baskets in the paint. A strong physical wing that can dominate the game on both ends, Travis was stellar on opening night in Vegas.
Braxton Tucker – 2013 – G/F – Northwest Panthers/Team Bradley
6-6/200 – Spanaway – Tacoma, WI
Dropped 15 points in the win on Wednesday night and he was in the right place at the right time throughout the evening. Attacks the glass well, collects rebounds, finishes around the rim, and found ways to contribute across the board with intangibles, effort, and production on both ends.
Anthony January 2013 – F – Dreamvision
6-8/205 – Taft H.S. – Woodland Hills, CA
The long athletic wing showed why many are hot on his trail as he displayed his versatility and athleticism on opening night with a variety of baskets. Athletic wing, long, with tremendous upside showed why many around the country are in hot pursuit of his services. He rattled off USC, Long Beach State, Kansas, Memphis and UNLV too name a few. He’s most recent contact with West Virginia who seems to be showing a lot of interest.
Ben Moore – 2013 – F – Team Rose
6-9/180 – Bolingbrook H.S. – Chicago, IL
He continues to impress with his size, length, and athleticism and that was on display again Wednesday night as he dropped 12 points while showing his versatility and potential in the process. One to pay attention to as he continues to elevate his play this month.
Jalen Moore – 2013 – SF – Utah Pump N’ Run
6-7/185 – Sky View H.S. – Smithfield, UT
The Utah State commit finished with 18 points in the loss on Wednesday but impressed with his ability to finish in transition and in the paint. A solid talent with some upside, Moore opened some eyes with a solid effort on opening night in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Marquise Pryor – 2013 – PF – Team Rose
6-9/220 – Chicago Orr – Chicago, IL
Delivered a solid and dominant performance on both ends as he attacked the glass and finished around the basket with consistency. Continued to open some eyes with a solid effort on Wednesday night.
RECRUITING NEWS AND NOTES:
Anthony January lists USC, Long Beach State, Kansas, Memphis, UNLV, and West Virginia as a few of the schools showing interest right now.
Reid Travis rattled off Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa State, Lehigh, Harvard, USC, Washington State, Creighton, Northwestern, Northern Iowa, Penn State and a host of others looking for this athletic wing talent to join their program.
Treshaun Lexing indicated that Cal-Poly, Washington, Washington State, Colorado, Oregon, Santa Clara, and Gonzaga are on his trail right now.
Fresh off a 21 point effort for New Heights, 2013 SF Hassan Martin indicated that Kansas State, Iowa State, Florida, Rhode Island, U-Mass, and St. Josephs are some of the schools in the mix right now.
Isaac Hamilton said Washington, California, UNLV, San Diego State, U-Conn, Florida, USC, and UTEP are a few of the schools involved right now.