Summer Championships: Monday
Las Vegas - The No. 1 prospect in the 2009 class, Renardo Sidney poured in 30 points as his LA Dream Team came up short in a comeback bid against the D1 Greyhounds. After the game, Sidney named a leader in his recruitment.
"There are a lot of good schools out there, but there's one school in particular that I like," Sidney told Rivals.com. "I love Ohio State and the way they play. I enjoyed watching Greg Oden and Mike Conley, and I think Coach Matta does a great job coaching."
Sidney scored his 30 points in a variety of ways and also grabbed eight rebounds.
For the D1 Greyhounds, William Buford was both sensational and efficient. In 19 minutes of play he scored 19 points on 8 of 14 shooting. Most of those makes came off high level dribble moves to free himself up in the midrange. And Darius Miller played a solid game in a supporting role to Buford, scoring 12 points.
Here is a breakdown on some other prospects from Monday's action:
Brandon Jennings- Scored 35 points as Belmont Shores squandered a second half lead to lose 84-76 to King of the Court. He shot 11 of 25 from the field and 3 of 11 from behind the arc.
Delvon Roe- Played an electric game, scoring 27 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He also snagged 15 rebounds in a match up against Jeff Withey where Roe's athleticism was too much.
Deividas Dulkys- It is always nice to see an inspiring prospect late in the summer, and Dulkys was nothing short of inspiring during first half action against the Richmond Squires. An impressive leaper off both two feet or one, Dulkys flushed down dunks in transition as well as lighting it up from outside. For the game, he had 27 points on 9 of 16 shooting to go along with six rebounds. He has a strong understanding of how to play the game and does a great job of playing to his strengths and avoiding his weaknesses. A number of four-star shooting guards are in danger of being passed by Dulkys in the next ranking.
Tyreese Breshers- The Washington commitment has an uncanny ability to block shots at 6-foot-6. He's quick off the ground and has unusually long arms. Offensively, he showed a quick first step to the basket on drives from the midrange area. He finished with seven points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots.
J'Mison Morgan- Playing in front of Ben Howland, Scott Drew, Bill Self and assistants from Alabama, Texas and Georgetown, Morgan played a productive second half after going to the bench with foul trouble five minutes into the first half. On the game, he had 11 points, six rebounds and three blocks against Drew Gordon and the Oakland Soldiers.
Blessed with good feet and hands and a feathery touch around the basket, Morgan has a chance to be a dominant college center if he improves his conditioning and gets his body where it needs to be.
Drew Gordon- Standing in contrast to Morgan, Gordon was running sprints up and down the court late in the game while Morgan was struggling to keep his hands off his knees. But on the otherside, Gordon doesn't have near the offensive skill set of Morgan, who also stands at least three inches taller than Gordon. With his motor running in high gear, Gordon scored ten points to go along with ten rebounds and three steals.
Chris Brew- This 2009 point guard prospect came off the bench for the Oakland
Solidiers and was quite impressive. In 13 minutes of play, Brew scored 14 points on only six shot attempts.
Wendell McKines- Out of his letter of intent with San Francisco, McKines is expected to find out in the coming weeks from the NCAA Clearinghouse if he is academically eligible for the coming year. The undersized power forward dunked his way to 13 points and grabbed a game high 15 rebounds against Urban DFW Elite.
Nolan Dennis didn't need to play a lot of minutes in the Dallas Mustangs easy victory over the East Coast Fusion, but when he was out there , he was outstanding. The five-star prospect finished with 18 points in 15 minutes of play. Dennis got a lot of help from power forward neil Duvall, who put up 19 points and 8 rebounds in the win.
John Wall- After storming onto the national scene with his strong play at Reebok U, Wall looked awful good on Monday at the Reebok Summer Championships. The 2009 point guard proved virtually impossible to keep out of the lane and continuously commanded a double team. When Wall wasn't getting to the basket, he was dumping the ball off for easy scoring attempts. We never saw him take a jumper, but he did shoot his free throws well. Expect Wall to enter the rankings at a high level.
J'Mison Morgan said he will narrow his list to five schools after the July evaluation period. He did note that Alabama, Baylor, Kansas, Georgetown, LSU, Texas and UCLA are recruiting him the hardest. All of these schools have offered.
Maintaining that he is wide open in his recruitment, Nolan Dennis named Indiana, Baylor, Florida, North Carolina, Duke, Villanova and Texas A&M as schools recruiting him the hardest.
Renaldo Woolridge listed Pepperdine, Arizona State, Marquette, Boston College, Tennessee and Georgetown. All but Georgetown have offered.