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AAU Preview: CP3 All-Stars Don’t Rebuild…They Reload

Posted on 17. Feb, 2010 by Nolan Shulman in High School


The AAU season is quickly approaching and Flagrant Fouls will be previewing teams likely to make noise on the upcoming circuit.  Over the next 4 weeks we will be providing our readers with an early look at the nations finest club teams. 



CP3 All-Stars





Chris Paul Foundation

Jordan Brand

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tony Edwards

Assistant Coaches: Travis Davis, Antone Williams, Wendall Williams

2010 Schedule

April 1-4   Raleigh NC. Super Regional
April 9-10    Knoxville TN knoxvegas Heat
April 16-18   Pittsburgh PA Pitt Jam Fest
April 23-25   Akron OH King James
May 7-9   Chantlly VA Baltimore NIke Elite Mothers day Tournament
May 28-30   Bob Gibbons RDU
July 9-11   Greensboro NC CP3 Invitational
July 23-Aug 1   Super show case/ nationals Orlando Fl

Notable 2009 Performances

1. Champions of Southern Jam Fest: Beat Boo Williams on their home floor in the title game.

2.  Runner-up at Bob Gibbons TOC.

3. Final Four at Knoxvegas Heat: Lost to Wisconsin Playground Warriors on a Noah Cotrill buzzer beater. 

Key Players Moving On

Reggie Bullock, Kinston (North Carolina) - Reggie has one of the sweetest strokes in the country and his scoring will be sorely missed on the upcoming circuit.  A 6-7 two guard with unlimited range and the ability to get to the goal, Reggie could always be counted on if the offense got stagnant.  He almost always provided CP3 with a mismatch opportunity, an his leadership, scoring, and high character is irreplaceable.  

Melvin Tabb, Enloe (Wake Forest) - Melvin is a hybrid 4 who provided CP3 with an abundance of energy.  Capable of taking his man off the bounce, Melvin always had a nose for the rim while playing for CP3.  A guy who always attacked the glass offensively, Melvin's constant effort was a key factor in his clubs desire to always play to the final whistle. 

Jay Canty, Oak Ridge Military Academy (Xavier) - A defensive juggernaut, Jay always took his defensive assignment to heart. He gave all out effort on both ends of the floor and was very capable of locking up the opposing teams best wing.  Someone's going to need to step up and fill his role if CP3 wants to be as effective defensively. 

Key Players Returning

P.J. Hariston, Dudley (North Carolina) - Hairston will be expected to carry the scoring load with Bullock moving on.  Considering his multitude of talents, it should be a seamless transition.  One of the best scorer's in the class of 2011, P.J. is another CP3 All-Star who can flat out stroke it.  He's got the ability to knock it down from anywhere on the court, he can create his own shot off the bounce, and he's a threat to score every time he touches the ball.  Like Reggie Bullock, Hairston is already committed to play at North Carolina.  Roy Williams has the perfect fit for his system…  A big shooting guard with a superb stroke who understands how to play with other great players and isn't afraid to drive the lane. 

Dezmine Wells, Word of God (Xavier) - Dezmine should be one of the best transition players on the upcoming circuit.  He's quick, has excellent elevation, understands spacing when running the floor, and can flat out hurt the rim.  He gets hoops without having to run anything through him which is always a huge plus.  With Reggie and Canty gone, Dezmine should flourish and be given more of a leadership role. 



Reggie Dillard, Dudley (uncommitted) - Dillard will be expected to occupy the role of defensive stopper this summer.  According to Coach Edwards " Reggie might be the best defender in the state, regardless of class".  With Hairston, Wells, Rankin, and Daniels on the roster providing buckets, someone has to get their hands dirty and Reggie is the perfect man for the job.  He moves really well lateraly, has active hands, understands rotation, when to help, and really prides himself on that end of the court.  He'll likely start the season with the CP3 16's, but, he's a player to keep your eye on. 




New Additions

Marquis Rankin, Zebulon B Vance (Uncommitted)-  With the swing players on lock down, CP3 went out and acquired Marquis to set the table for all the great scorer's and transition players.  Rankin is an ultra quick, ultra athletic floor general who see's the court really well and looks to involve his teammates any chance he gets.  While he can make shots and distribute to his teammates offensively, Rankin is another defensive guy for this year's CP3 All-Stars.  He gets in his opponents face the entire game and moves really well laterally, making him outstanding at on the ball pressure.  A dynamic player on both ends of the floor, Rankin is a huge addition to this years club. 

Bishop Daniels, Word of God (Uncommitted) - Another guard with outstanding athleticism, this young man has serious hops.  Last year for D-One sports, Bishop was known for bringing fans out of their seats.  This summer, along with Dezmine Wells, he should entertain a lot of folks and provide lots of highlights.  With Rankin running the point and PJ locked into the role of scoring guard, Bishop will provide CP3 with a combination of both.  He'll give Marquis a breather by running the CP3 offense as well as play with Marquis when coach Edwards really wants to start pushing the tempo.  Both of these two guards are enormous pickups for CP3. 


Tyler Brunson, Mt. Zion Christian Academy (Uncommitted) - This class of 2012 wing has enormous upside.  Already standing 6-7 and weighing in at 200 pounds, Tyler is an outstanding one on one player with terrific perimeter skills.  As he continues to build strength and learns some of the intricacies of playing in the lane, he should make his way onto everyone's radar. 

Chris Wilson, Terry Sanford (Uncommitted) - Considering this club is sponsored by the best point guard on the planet, it's only fitting that they are loaded at the position.  Although Marquis Rankin and Bishop Daniels are both point guards, Chris will see his share of run this summer as well.  Chris is an extremely hard worker who is in he gym at the sign of dusk every morning.  His jump shot is still a work in progress, but Chris is a guy who can get to the rim and create opportunity for the guys around him.  He's a really tough nose kid who should give CP3 a boost in work ethic. 

As you guys can see, CP3 may have players moving on that are irreplaceable, but the cupboard is far from bare.  They should be even better this year than they were last year.  While their roster is a tad guard heavy, look for CP3 to get out running and use their quickness to their advantage.  CP3 is a threat to win any tournament they enter this summer and their combination of returner's and new comers make them one of the most dangerous teams on the circuit. 



Nolan Shulman- National Recruiting Analyst


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2 Responses to “AAU Preview: CP3 All-Stars Don’t Rebuild…They Reload”

  1. TARHEEL FAN #1 20. Apr, 2010

    PJ Hairston Reggie Bullock GO TARHEELS !!!!

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  2. Christopher Lester 16. Mar, 2010

    What do you think of Shawn Lester’s game ?

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