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Pitt Jam Fest Day 1 Rundown

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

 

While the rain outside made it hard to do much gym hoping, the ball inside was well worth getting wet.  Day 1 provided us with an opportunity to watch the CP3 All-Stars, Team Takeover Canada, Team Loaded, Team Delaware, and a few teams out of their league.  Here's a look at who caught our eye !!!!

 

Shaquille Duncan, Team Delaware (6-9, 205) 2011 

Duncan was the surprise of Day 1.  He's long, active, and has tremendous bounce.  Shaquille blocked shots with both hands, did a great job starting the break off defensive rebounds, attacked the rim like a man playing with boys, and locked people up as if he were being paid for it.  The Niagra commit is instant energy and plays extremely hard.   Word is that he's reclassifying and will be attending New Robinson School in New Jersey in the fall.

Chris Wilson, CP3 All-Stars (6-1, 170) 2011

Chris is a true point guard in every sense of the word.  Not only does he play with extreme poise, but he is savvy in the lane, understands how to run a team, directs traffic, and willingly distributes the rock.  He kept everyone happy, handing out assists to Bishop Daniels and Rodney Purvis which led to thunderous dunks.  

Bishop Daniels, CP3 All-Stars (6-2, 170) 2011

More of a combo than a true lead guard, Bishop possesses tremendous athleticism and talent.  He's not a great shooter, not a great distributor, but the guy always finds a way to be effective.  He led the fast break, filled the lane in transition, and brought people out of there seats with three of the biggest dunks of the day.  

Rodney Purvis, CP3 All-Stars (6-3, 180) 2013

Rodney is playing up with the 17's this week and looks like he belongs.  He's got a high basketball IQ, plays hard nosed defense, and has unbelievable athleticism.  He got in the lane when he wanted, and did a nice job finishing in traffic.  His shot looks like it still needs some work….good thing for Rodney he's only 15 years old.  

Tyler Lewis, Team Loaded (5-10, 155)

“Great pass! Ohh nice feed! Beautiful dish!” These were some of the words buzzing around the gym when Tyler Lewis was in action today. He is a crisp passer with great court vision and an unselfish mentality; a prime recipe for an amazing point guard. Lewis feeds his teammates with pinpoint, sharp passes, and with both hands.  He dishes from anywhere on the floor, which forces his teammates to keep there head up at all times. While clearly a reach, I overheard comparisons to “Pistol” Pete Maravich and less of a reach Jason Williams ("White Chocolate"). We have to remember that this kid is a 2012 prospect. Although he lacks traditional upside, Lewis is already ahead of the curve.  He fits into the category of "player" not "prospect".  More importantly, Tyler is the best passer in his class. 

Sim Bhullar, Team Takeover Canada (7-4, 300)

Sim was sensational today and showed major improvements in every facet of the game.  He got up and down the floor much quicker than he's shown in the past and looks to be making tremendous strides with his speed, agility, and body.  He also attacked the defensive glass, turned with his head up, and started the outlet.  He established deep possession on more than one occasion, which when your 7-4 means an easy deuce.  He still needs to develop a mean streak, and when he does……sky's the limit.  

Baru Adjehi, Team Loaded (6-9, 220)

Not only does he possess the physical attributes with size and strength, Baru does not take plays off and this statement was cemented by several plays. He had two very impressive run-down blocks, one of them being in the open court. Baru is a swatting machine that can defend opponent’s centres straight up.  He can anchor a team’s help defense and protect the rim with the best of them. He competes on both ends of the floor and moves very well in the open court. In the post, he is not shy to attack the rim with force and his aggressiveness led to contact. He would benefit greatly from working on a hook shot and other counter moves as that would make him a legitimate threat inside.  A very impressive first outing for the big man on Team Loaded.  

Negus Webster-Chan, Team Takeover Canada (6-7, 175)

Negus continuously shows us his great potential as a lead guard.  While he hasn't had as much opportunity to run the offense as he'd like, he certaibly showed flashes of being capable today. Negus has great vision and is able to see over the defense with his height and length.  He displayed his passing abilities in transition, showing the ability to look off his defender and make the right pass which led to a deuce. Think of a pogo-stick with Webster-Chan in mind, as he is a very quick leaper.  Three times I can remember him working the offensive glass with three and four attempts, before finally cashing in.  He was the most versatile player we saw in day 1.  

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4 Responses to “Pitt Jam Fest Day 1 Rundown”

  1. What Matters Today Blog Description » Archives » Canadian Content 21. Apr, 2010

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  2. Coach Smith 21. Apr, 2010

    Was RJ Curington (2013) from Oak Hill Academy there? This kid is the truth.

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    • Nolan Shulman 21. Apr, 2010

      Never watched any 15u this weekend. I know i wrote about Rodney Purvis but that’s only because he played up with 17’s….RJ is the truth…saw him with the rising stars last year…is he with them again this summer?

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