Adidas Championships: Bossis best
LAS VEGAS -- One of the breakout stars of the summer is Mass Rivals combo
forward Wenyen Gabriel. He showed again on Saturday at the Adidas
Summer Championships why his stock is as hot as any player in the country.
Wenyen Gabriel - There aren't many prospects in the
class of 2016 who are hotter with college coaches than the 6-foot-9 combo
forward who currently ranks No. 84 in the Rivals150. The word currently is the
key here because when rankings get redone after the summer Gabriel is going to
make a massive jump and may even be a candidate for five-star status. He was
good for 16 points (4-of-4 from 3) eight rebounds and three blocks in a Mass
Markus Howard - Early on in a morning playoff game
against California Supreme in the Las Vegas Classic, things looked bleak for the
Las Vegas Prospects. They were down just under 20 points and looked listless.
Insert the 2017 point guard who went off. Howard scored 29 points including a
floater down the lane just before the clock expired to give his team an overtime
win. Most of the points came while being heavily contested.
Mustapha Heron - The five-star shooting guard and the
New York Rens were bounced in the round of 16 at the Adidas Summer Championships
by Kansas Pray 'N Play but not before Heron made his mark. The five-star rising
senior shooting guard finished off a spectacular showing in Vegas going for 30
points, four rebounds and four assists. He hit deep shots, scored through
contact and did everything in his power to keep his team alive.
Makai Ashton-Langford - Ranked in the
2017's top 50 nationally, the 6-foot-1 point guard was also quite impressive in
a Mass Rivals win. Ashton-Langford was tough off the dribble, hit a few mid
range jumpers while playing tough and physically on the defensive end. He
finished with 19 points, three assists and three steals in the game we watched.
Solomon Young - The Houston Hoops were heavy favorites
during their Las Vegas Classic playoff game with the Norcal Wildcats but nobody
bothered to tell Young. The bruising and athletic power forward is slightly
undersized at around 6-foot-6 and he was a monster for the Wildcats in their
wire to wire win over the Hoops. He crashed the glass, scored with power and
made a game winning play late when he gathered himself after a hard cut and
found a teammate for a dagger three.
Daejon Davis - The four-star combo guard from Seattle
and the class of 2017 is one of those kids who has a great feel for the game and
does a little bit of everything. He got key rebounds from the wing, hit a few
jumpers and showed the ability to rotate between point and shooting guard on
both ends of the floor.
Silvio De Sousa - The class of 2018 will get an
initial ranking sometime during the latter part of August. When that happens,
look for the athletic, quick and tough power forward to be ranked very highly
and he should be considered a lock for five-star status. His Florida Eagles team
did a borderline wretched job of getting him the ball and because of that they
took a loss in the Las Vegas Classic. But, when De Sousa got the ball in scoring
position he was pretty much unstoppable.
Rechon Black - Playing for the Chris Paul -- who was
there to help coach -- sponsored Team CP3 15U squad, the 6-foot-4 Black was
proof that you don't have to score a bunch to impress. Black looks like a big
time point guard in the making because of his exceptional floor vision and
quickness. He beat pressure with off (left) handed speed dribbles and had one of
the most impressive plays of the day when he followed up an athletic finish at
the rim by racing back down the floor to swat a transition layup at the rim.
Jonah Mathews - California Supreme fell to the Las
Vegas Prospects big comeback, but Mathews had some shining moments. He was hot
with the jumper early, which isn't a huge surprise because the four-star two
guard is known as a shooter. But, he also made a few nifty plays off of the
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