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City of Palms Classic eye-catchers

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CityofPalmsClassicEye-Catchers
MikeGilchrist
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GilchristhighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
SF,Elizabeth(N.J.)St.Patrick-SignedwithKentucky
HeiscertainlytheglueandthemotorforthechampionshipwinningSt.Patrickteam.TheconstantsforGilchristareintensedefensiveandaggressiverebounding.InthistournamentGilchristalsoknockeddownjumpersandworkedhiswaytowardstherimforscoringopportunities.
DerrickGordon
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SG,Elizabeth(N.J.)St.Patrick-SignedwithWesternKentucky
SeveralperimeterplayershittimelyshotsforSt.Patrick,butGordonbroughttheconsistentscoringpunchthroughoutthetournament.AsteelycompetitorlikeGilchrist,Gordondrainedshotsfromdeepandcontinuallygottotherim,finishingordrawingfouls,intransition.
ShannonScott
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PG,Alpharetta(Ga.)Milton-SignedwithOhioState
TheMiltonteamisloadedwithhighmajortalent,butitisthecomposedandphysicalplayofScottatthepointthatdrivestheMiltonattack.Scotthittimelypull-upjumpers,gottotheriminscramblesituationsanddeftlydistributedtherocktohisteammates.Hewasalsoanopportunisticdefender,comingupwithsomecriticalsteals.
JulianRoyal
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PF,Alpharetta(Ga.)Milton-SignedwithGeorgiaTech
Royalhasbeenaccusedofbeingtoomuchofafinesseplayer,buthebalancedouthisskilledplaywithsometoughnessinthepaint.Whenhehadtheadvantageinthepostineitherheightorquickness,Royalcapitalized.Healsohitshotsandhandledtheballwellontheperimeterasa"go-to"performerforMilton.
AustinRivers
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SG, Winter Park (Fla.) - Signed with Duke
There isn't a more electrifying scorer in the 2011 class than Rivers. There were times in the tournament when he was simply unguardable. Rivers also showed the ability to be a physical rebounder, savvy distributer and steady defender. A lot of air came out of the bubble after Winter Park's heartbreaking semifinal loss, but overall Rivers had a strong tournament.
Shaqquan Aaron
SG, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei - 2014 Class
Mater Dei needed a perimeter player to step up and make three-pointers, and Aaron was up to the challenge. The freshman was fearless as a shooter. He also defended the post for Mater Dei and showed promise as a scorer off the dribble once he gets stronger. Aaron along with freshman teammate Stanley Johnson have a bright future ahead of them.
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