SUWANEE, Ga. -- The action at the Under Armour Association
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Finals heated up on Friday as bracket play was in full swing. The competition
was fierce and some of the top prospects in the country proved exactly why they
are ranked so high. Rivals.com takes a look at some of the top overall
1. Thon Maker: The Canadian forward is going to make
one lucky college coach very happy when he commits to their school. At
6-foot-11, he's the rare prospect that can legitimately handle the ball, shoot
from the perimeter, while also dominating around the rim. Maker was absolutely
terrific in Canada Elite's semifinal win over Mo Williams Academy.
2. Terrance Ferguson: There aren't many better NBA
prospects in the 2016 class than Ferguson. A 6-foot-7 shooting guard, Ferguson
has great length and athleticism for the position and possesses one of the
prettiest three-point strokes you will ever see. He's a candidate to win both
the dunk contest and 3-point contest someday.
3. Deandre Hunter: The 6-foot-7 standout had a really
good showing in a win over Sports U on Friday night. He's got a pure stroke and
can make plays off the dribble. His lack of strength will be an issue, but that
should come in time.
4. Naji Marshall: In a tight game with Team Felton,
Marshall was terrific down the stretch for DC Premier 16U. An athletic 6-foot-5
wing, he was getting to the rim whenever he wanted and finishing at the rim with
crafty maneuvering. Towson is his only offer, but high-majors are tracking him.
Mark Turgeon was courtside to see him Friday along with two assistants.
really good day for Canada Elite in their two wins to push them into the
championship game on Saturday night. At 6-foot-8, he's able to play some point
forward due to his ball handling and play-making ability.
6. Marcus Ottey: Rivals.com didn't know much about
6-foot-2 guard coming into Friday, but it was hard not to notice him in Canada
Elite's semifinal win. He broke out for several impressive dunks in transition
and knocked down some shots from the perimeter.
7. Breein Tyree: The three-star guard started the game
off with a quick seven points and helped Sports U make a big comeback late
against Philly Pride, but it was too little too late. Tyree finished with at
least 20 points and connected six three-pointers.
8. Robert Woodard: He just finished his freshman year
of high school not too long ago, but you would never know it by looking at him.
Woodard, already 6-foot-6 with an imposing body, has a well-rounded game
offensively and absolutely dominates on the boards. Mississippi State,
down the road.
9. Brion Seagraves: The 6-foot guard caught fire from
downtown in the second half against DC Premier 16U and did a great job running
Team Felton's offense. He's quick off the dribble and threaded the needle on
some pretty passes in transition.
10. Derek Cook: The Georgia native is another player
that had his versatility on full display on Thursday. Somewhere around 6-foot-4,
Cook can legitimately play all three positions in the back-court due to his
size, athleticism and skill level. What makes him an even more intriguing
prospect is he's now shooting the ball much better. High-majors will want to
start monitoring his progress.