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National Prep Showcase: Top performers

Recruiting wrap: Committed to VCU.
Performance: Like Gabriel, Jenkins outperformed his current ranking (No. 60 in 2015). He has added strength, improved some as a shooter and showed playmaking abilities he hadn't in the past. Jenkins has the tools to be a big-time defender as well.
Bruce Brown
Saxton's River (Vt.) Vermont Academy
Recruiting wrap: Committed to Miami.
Performance: One of the meanest and nastiest wing players in the country, Brown was relentless in attacking the basket. He's more athletic than he has gotten credit for and he is tough as nails. If his jumper ever matches his driving, rebounding and defense, look out. His status as a top 50 prospect appears to be safe.
Kodye Pugh (2017)
Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy
Recruiting wrap: Stanford, SMU and Vanderbilt are his most recent offers.
Performance: The lefty swingman was all over the floor playing with incredible energy. His skill is starting to catch up to his athleticism and ideal basketball body type as he showed improved ball-handling and mechanics on his jump shooting.
Marcus Ottey
Geneva (Ohio) Spire Institute
Recruiting wrap: Visited Valparaiso and UIC in the fall. New Mexico State, Detroit and Toledo have also offered.
Performance: What a weekend for the incredibly tough and very athletic point guard. He is built like a football player but showed outstanding quickness and was tough to keep out of the lane. He is just a so-so jump shooter, but with a lack of available point guards, more offers should be pouring in.
Matthew Moyer
South Kent (Conn.) Prep
Recruiting wrap: Committed to Syracuse.
Performance: Moyer is a long and athletic combo forward who runs the floor in transition, gets on the glass and plays aggressively at the rim. That's what he did at the NPS and he has a good body to work on in the Syracuse weight room. Ranked No. 40 overall in 2016, he didn't disappoint.
Taurean Thompson
Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy
Recruiting wrap: Visited Syracuse in the fall, mentioned Seton Hall and Rutgers as others active.
Performance: A four-star prospect, Thompson burst onto the scene because of his face-up ability. Because he doesn't want to be labeled a finesse player (his own words), he has hit the weight room hard and made an effort to try and score around the rim and play strong on the blocks. He's one of the best available post players in the country.
Alpha Diallo
Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy
Recruiting wrap: Visited VCU. Florida, Indiana and others taking a look.
Performance: Diallo played hard on both ends of the floor and made plays attacking the basket when his team needed tough buckets. He showed defensive promise, is a fine athlete and has improved the mechanics on his jumper. The jumper isn't yet falling at a tremendous rate, but his current ranking of No. 110 in 2016 looks appropriate.
Tremont Waters (2017)
South Kent (Conn.) Prep
Recruiting wrap: Took an unofficial visit to Duke in August. Connecticut, Providence, St. John's and others involved.
Performance: Waters is a shoot-first point guard who is undersized at about 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9 but has deep range and well-developed skill. It was good to see him creating for others at times when his jump shot wasn't falling from deep. He must add strength.
Rodney Culver
Delray Beach (Fla.) Elev8
Recruiting wrap: Took official visits to Cleveland State and Ohio.
Performance: Culver helped his stock as much as any player in the event. The three-star wing showed excellent versatility in playing point guard, shooting guard and small forward at times. He has good size at 6-foot-4, is a good athlete and plays hard. He would be a terrific get for either program he visited.
Tyson Jolly
Delray Beach (Fla.) Elev8
Recruiting wrap: Committed to California.
Performance: A former top 75 player in the class of 2015 before he headed to prep school, Jolly was everything his team needed him to be. The four-star showed outstanding toughness as a rebounding guard, played in-your-face defense and he's an athlete with explosion in transition. Jolly looks like he's focused on improving his ball-handling and pull-up jumper from between 15 and 17 feet.
Ted Kapita
Daytona Beach (Fla.) DME Academy
Recruiting wrap: Signed with Arkansas in 2015 but did not meet eligibility requirements.
Performance: The No. 53 ranked player in 2015's final ranking, Kapita looked a bit rusty at times. But, the 6-foot-9 power forward also made effective use of his strong shoulders and ability to make 12-foot jumpers. He also got things going on the glass in his second game. He says he is focused on improving his standardized test score and that he hopes to qualify as a 2016 prospect.
Deng Gak (2017)
Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy
Recruiting wrap: SMU and Cincinnati have offered.
Performance: Given that the thin and mobile junior big man only arrived from Australia a few months ago, the level he's playing is quite impressive. He rebounded well, showed promising skill by catching, facing the hoop from 17 feet and sweeping the ball by defenders to drive. He's skinny but looks like a legit high-major target.
Ian Sistare
Northfield (Mass.) Mt. Hermon
Recruiting wrap: Vermont, others involved.
Performance: A three-star prospect, Sistate plays incredibly hard and showed an impressive willingness to be physical. He was on fire from the three-point line all weekend long and can play either the point or shooting guard position. He looks to be a quality mid-major level prospect.
Matt Turner (2017)
Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy
Recruiting wrap: Rutgers and Seton Hall offers, Georgetown, Virginia and more looking.
Performance: A physical, fast and tough guard who is 6-foot-3, Turner is establishing himself as a legit high-major prospect. He can make pull-up jumpers, made very good decisions in transition and showed real commitment on the defensive end. He could make a push for the Rivals150 in 2017.
Eric Bossi
National Basketball Analyst
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