Recruiting Notes: Stauskas, Donnal Continue to Impress

images[1]The live evaluation period is back in full swing with major tournaments in Orlando, Las Vegas, St. Louis and more. Michigan commitments and recruiting targets continued their strong play this July in front of college coaches from across the country.

Nick Stauskas was impressive in the first half of the live evaluation period and might have been even more impressive through early play in Vegas. Stauskas is averaging 23 points per game through his first five games while knocking down over half of his threes. His Grassroots Canada squad will resume play in the quarterfinals this afternoon. Here are some scouting reports from national and regional scouts in attendance:

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Nik Stauskas, Grassroots Canada: The Michigan commitment had one of the more impressive scoring efforts of the day against the Danny Granger Hurricanes, filling up the shot chart with makes from all over the floor. The 6-6, 195-pound senior has a deceptive burst with the ball in his hands and is a tough matchup on the perimeter with his size and strength.

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Video: Carlton Brundidge 2010-11 High School Highlights

We’ve posted plenty of Carlton Brundidge footage in the past but here is a lengthy compilation of clips from the incoming freshman guard’s senior season at Southfield. The video was put together by Temofe Anyameluna, who goes by the YouTube handle of mofethegreat.

You can find all archived recruiting videos in a searchable format on this page.

Scouting & Video: Zak Irvin and VJ Beachem at Best of the Midwest

Zak Irvin and VJ Beachem both played instrumental roles in the Eric Gordon All-Stars’ championship run at the Best of the Midwest event last week. The performances bookended an impressive first July evaluation for both prospects that earned the pair additional offers, Tennessee for Irvin and Notre Dame for Beachem. Irvin holds a Michigan offer, and Beachem could very well add one down the road, but both prospects appear to be nearing college decisions. Here’s footage of Irvin, with scouting reports and Beachem video after the jump:

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2010-11 Season Highlights: Evan Smotrycz

Our final individual season highlight film features forward Evan Smotrycz. Expectations are high for Smotrycz to make a jump in production next season, but here’s a look at his roller coaster of a freshmen season.

We’ll conclude the highlight series with a final video chronicling the entire 2010-11 season, you can find previous individual highlight reels here or on individual player pages. For more on Smotrycz, make sure to read his report card from April.

Video: Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary Summer Highlights

It’s been a huge July for Michigan commitment Glenn Robinson III and his AAU teammate Mitch McGary. Robinson continues to cement himself as a top 50 player, while McGary, who recently visited Michigan, pushes his way higher in the top five. Here is some footage of the SYF Players AAU squad featuring Robinson and McGary with video credit to

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