- NY2LA Invitational
Javontae Hawkins is killing it with Team Detroit, mentions of Monte Morris and the Hickman twins as well.
- Michigan basketball program self-reported 6 secondary NCAA violations since 2006
Not a big deal.
- Sullinger makes Ohio State’s class elite
ESPN ranks Michigan’s class (w/o Colton Christian) fourth in the Big Ten with a B+ grade.
- Another big AAU weekend
Bob Gibbons TOC, EYBL, lots of action this weekend
- Two assistants resign from UConn on eve of news conference
Heads are already rolling at UConn
- OBC 16U Thriving Despite Absences
- Hoops: Class of 2011 guard to visit in June ($)
Sean Grennan video here.
- Sean Grennan Visiting Seton Hall on Friday and More
Plans to camp at Michigan and claims an offer.
This video is courtesy of the REACH Legends AAU program, video of their win over Team Pride (McCormick) from last weekend’s Great Lakes Classic. There are plenty more Jalen Reynolds clips in this one and Team Pride is no doubt a better team than the Grand Rapids team from the other video.
Joe posted a video interview with Jalen Reynolds over the weekend but here’s a chance to see him in action. The competition is not the best but Reynolds’ potential, athleticism, and length are on full display. Reynolds has reportedly been measured at 6-foot-9 with a 7-foot-2 wing span and it’s hard to doubt those numbers after watching him play.
TJ Kelley from InsidePrepSports.net put on a great tournament this weekend in Livonia and I was able to make it out on Friday and Saturday to check out a number of Michigan prospects in action. Here’s the scouting report on the kids that I saw in action:
Jalen Reynolds (R.E.A.C.H. Legends, 2011, 6-9, F, video interview) This kid is the real deal. He has a college-ready body with arms that go for days and hands the size of a small possum. His game is still pretty raw, but his jumper looks smooth and his effort is non-stop. He jumps out of the gym and knows how to use his athleticism to take advantage of smaller, slower forwards. He boxes out better than most kids his size, actually getting position instead of simply jumping over kids. His defense is goo and his lateral movement allows him to patrol the paint and also guard against baseline jumpers. I didn’t see a whole lot of post moves, but his touch around the basket looked relatively smooth. When he gets the ball, he has one thing on his mind: scoring. That’s a good thing at this point because he can pretty much score at will, but he needs to work on his vision because you can bet this kid will be double-teamed. Overall, really good talent and the most impressive player at the tournament in my opinion.
Ray Lee (Team Pride, 2012, 6-2, G, video interview) I was really glad to get a better look at Ray Lee after not really seeing much of him at the Motown Showdown earlier in the spring. I think Lee’s in sort of a tough spot playing for both age groups — I don’t know how these kids play the games they do, but Lee plays double that. I think he was using the 16U game I saw him in to rest a little bit from the 17U games, but in the 17U games I saw I was impressed. Lee is very long and very athletic, at one point barely missing a nasty baseline dunk in traffic. His handle is nice and he can get by just about anyone with his crossover. His shot looks decent, though he didnt shoot much. He plays very good defense, kind of a skinnier Darius Morris type with his long arms and getting into passing lanes. Very good player, and as he said in the interview we’ll be seeing him again at the Michigan Elite Camp.
Malik London is an athletic shotblocker in the class of 2012 from Chillicothe, Ohio who has already drawn a lot of high major interest. London was in action at the Great Lakes Classic with his Ohio Basketball Club AAU team and I caught up with him for a quick interview.