One of the hot new names on the summer circuit John Roberson played well at the Nike Memorial Day Classic this past weekend. He, along with a few other players, provided Rivals.com with some insight into their recruitment.
Roberson, a 5-foot-11 scorer from the point guard position, has offers from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, SMU, Rice and Utah. He also listed Arizona State as a school of interest.
Two of these schools stand out as favorites.
"I like Oklahoma and Utah the most," said Roberson. "Coach Capel is really cool, and I also like the Utah staff a lot."
A lethal shooter who is strong with the ball and has a burst to the basket, Roberson is working on developing more of a point guard's mentality.
"I just need to play a little more point guard," he said. "With more experience, I am only going to get better."
The fact is that Roberson is pretty good at the point as is. He does, however, pound the dribble too much and needs to learn to attack the creases of the defense with the purpose of creating a shot for a teammate. Like a lot of scoring guards transitioning to the point, Roberson gets passive and relies too much on jump passing when he is not creating for himself.
Despite, the room for improvement as a playmaking point guard, Roberson is, nonetheless, awful good as just an undersized shooting guard.
Hummel checks out Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt target Robbie Hummel pulled his hamstring early on Saturday, but struggled to get back in action for the championship game and was the key factor in SYF's win.
He provided some toughness around the basket with his rebounding and pushed he ball on the break, making timely passes while scoring 17 points.
Hummel, who has fifteen offers and would like to make a decision at the end of the summer, gave this synopsis of his recruitment.
"I like Purdue a lot, and I like Indiana," said Hummel. "I just visited Vanderbilt before the tournament, and that went well. Iowa is also still in there."
Moore names four
E'twaun Moore, who continues to play solid basketball, named Purdue, Illinois, Tennessee and Iowa as his top four schools.
Davis raises stock
Bouncy and active, Mike Davis of Alexandria, Va., played well for Team Stat this past weekend. South Florida and College of Charleston have offered Davis, who also plays with the DC Assault. His favorite George Washington is also recruiting him along with Virginia Tech, Illinois and Tennessee.
Offers rolling in for Miami prospects
Javi Gonzalez and Freddy Asprilla are reeling in the offers according to Miami Tropics coach Art Alvarez.
Florida, Miami, Florida State, Kansas State, Tennessee and Arizona State have offered Asprilla, and Arizona is showing interest in the big man.
Gonzalez, a 6-foot point guard, has offers from Florida, Miami, Florida State, Washington State, VCU and Kansas State.
Up and coming Wings
The Arkansas Wings got quality contributions from a number of unsung players on their way to a runner up finish at the Nike Memorial Day Classic. Point guard Stephon Weaver and combo forward Kevin Brown were two players who came up big for the Wings.
Weaver hit a number of key shots in the semifinal win over Boo Williams and played tough defense. He is hearing from Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Xavier and Arkansas State.
Brown finished around the basket, was active on the boards and ran the floor. A strong student, he is hearing from Rice, Colgate, Ole Miss, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas State, Texas A&M and Southeast Missouri State.