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Under Armour: Stith makes strong impression

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DUNCANVILLE, Texas - Under Armour stepped forward Friday night with its first full-on foray into the world of Memorial Day events. For the Are You From Here Classic, UA has assembled its top teams and players on the campus of Duncanville (Texas) High near Dallas. Among those standing out Friday night were the wing trio of B.J. Stith, Caleb Martin and Cody Martin.
Team Loaded's 2014 trio impresses
When a team rolls out a squad that features a wing rotation of three four-star, top-50 players from the class of 2014, one would expect those stars to be featured.
That's exactly what Team Loaded does with Virginia commitment B.J. Stith and twins Caleb Martin and Cody Martin.
Friday night, the rising junior wings easily played up to their rankings while demonstrating a wide array of offensive skill.
At about 6-feet-5, Stith is lean and wiry, and is armed with a deadly jumper that he is just as confident shooting off the dribble or catch. He will naturally add strength with maturity and is already a smart and alert ballhandler. He sees open teammates and isn't selfish with the ball.
A twin duo from Mocksville (N.C.) Davie, the Martin twins bring a great deal to the table. They each stand 6-6 and already know how to play physical and have balanced inside/out games. Caleb was the more aggressive of the duo around the rim and he is more likely to attack the rim in past viewings as well. Cody handled the ball a little more and probed the defense for driving creases and attacked once he saw them.
The trio combined for 52 points with Stith taking game-high honors for dropping 24.
Temple has good one in Brown
It's not easy to pick out one player from SportsU/Team Izod. Jet-quick point guard Kasim Chandler runs the show while Jared Nickens and Hallice Cooke chip in from the wing and backcourt.
But Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony wing Josh Brown is as tough as any player in the country and he plays a brand of clean, physical and smart basketball. He doesn't attack as much off the dribble as Marcus Smart did in summer games, but he plays with the same type of chest-to-chest attitude on both ends of the floor. That's energy teammates feed off of.
Offensively he likes to drive to the hoop but Brown isn't a bad shooter. Temple has a very nice player.
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By the time they finally took the floor to play the ATL Xpress, Houston Defenders twins Aaron HarrisonClick Future KansasClick Quick hitsHere to view this Link. Jayhawk Conner FrankampClick Quick hitsHere to view this Link. was in some kind of zone on Friday night. The 6-foot point guard from Wichita (Kan.) North was throwing daggers from beyond the three-point line for KC Run GMC. After hitting four of six from deep in the first half, Frankamp added another seven in the second half to finish with 11 threes and 39 points. He certainly benefited from some bad closeouts, but Frankamp was creating and burying open looks all night.Here to view this Link. and Andrew HarrisonClick Future KansasClick Quick hitsHere to view this Link. Jayhawk Conner FrankampClick Quick hitsHere to view this Link. was in some kind of zone on Friday night. The 6-foot point guard from Wichita (Kan.) North was throwing daggers from beyond the three-point line for KC Run GMC. After hitting four of six from deep in the first half, Frankamp added another seven in the second half to finish with 11 threes and 39 points. He certainly benefited from some bad closeouts, but Frankamp was creating and burying open looks all night.Here to view this Link. and everybody else looked a bit like guys who got started a few hours later than expected. Nevertheless, there were still some impressive flashes.
While Andrew was more focused on running the team, Aaron carried the offensive load. When his brother checks out, the rising senior slides over to the point where he is comfortable running pick and roll or pulling up and draining a three. Because of his strength, Andrew gets in the lane when he wants and is a high-level passer.
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Friday night only offered a quick look at 2014's Malik PopeClick It wasn't a hugely productive night, but D'Angelo AllenClick Turning our eyes toward the state of Minnesota, the best prospect in the state may be rising junior shooting guard Rashad VaughnClick The ATL Xpress is a long and athletic bunch. Class of 2014 five-star Trayvon Reed isn't just its biggest player, but he's also the most athletically gifted. The 6-foot-11 big man runs the floor like a wing, is quick from one side of the lane to another and will get stronger. He shows some promising offense when he gets the ball and it's up to him to be a bit more aggressive in creating opportunities on the offensive glass.Here to view this Link.. The 6-5 four-star from Robbinsdale (Minn.) Cooper currently ranks No. 26 in the class of 2014 and it's easy to see why. An instinctive scorer, Vaughn already blends athletic drives and pull-up jumpers seamlessly, and looks as if he has plenty of room to grow. He listed offers from KansasClick The ATL Xpress is a long and athletic bunch. Class of 2014 five-star Trayvon Reed isn't just its biggest player, but he's also the most athletically gifted. The 6-foot-11 big man runs the floor like a wing, is quick from one side of the lane to another and will get stronger. He shows some promising offense when he gets the ball and it's up to him to be a bit more aggressive in creating opportunities on the offensive glass.Here to view this Link., BaylorClick The ATL Xpress is a long and athletic bunch. Class of 2014 five-star Trayvon Reed isn't just its biggest player, but he's also the most athletically gifted. The 6-foot-11 big man runs the floor like a wing, is quick from one side of the lane to another and will get stronger. He shows some promising offense when he gets the ball and it's up to him to be a bit more aggressive in creating opportunities on the offensive glass.Here to view this Link., TexasClick The ATL Xpress is a long and athletic bunch. Class of 2014 five-star Trayvon Reed isn't just its biggest player, but he's also the most athletically gifted. The 6-foot-11 big man runs the floor like a wing, is quick from one side of the lane to another and will get stronger. He shows some promising offense when he gets the ball and it's up to him to be a bit more aggressive in creating opportunities on the offensive glass.Here to view this Link., [tm]Georgetown[/tm], [tm]Iowa State[/tm], ColoradoClick The ATL Xpress is a long and athletic bunch. Class of 2014 five-star Trayvon Reed isn't just its biggest player, but he's also the most athletically gifted. The 6-foot-11 big man runs the floor like a wing, is quick from one side of the lane to another and will get stronger. He shows some promising offense when he gets the ball and it's up to him to be a bit more aggressive in creating opportunities on the offensive glass.Here to view this Link., MinnesotaClick The ATL Xpress is a long and athletic bunch. Class of 2014 five-star Trayvon Reed isn't just its biggest player, but he's also the most athletically gifted. The 6-foot-11 big man runs the floor like a wing, is quick from one side of the lane to another and will get stronger. He shows some promising offense when he gets the ball and it's up to him to be a bit more aggressive in creating opportunities on the offensive glass.Here to view this Link. and MiamiClick The ATL Xpress is a long and athletic bunch. Class of 2014 five-star Trayvon Reed isn't just its biggest player, but he's also the most athletically gifted. The 6-foot-11 big man runs the floor like a wing, is quick from one side of the lane to another and will get stronger. He shows some promising offense when he gets the ball and it's up to him to be a bit more aggressive in creating opportunities on the offensive glass.Here to view this Link.. Vaughn also mentioned LouisvilleClick The ATL Xpress is a long and athletic bunch. Class of 2014 five-star Trayvon Reed isn't just its biggest player, but he's also the most athletically gifted. The 6-foot-11 big man runs the floor like a wing, is quick from one side of the lane to another and will get stronger. He shows some promising offense when he gets the ball and it's up to him to be a bit more aggressive in creating opportunities on the offensive glass.Here to view this Link. and Michigan StateClick The ATL Xpress is a long and athletic bunch. Class of 2014 five-star Trayvon Reed isn't just its biggest player, but he's also the most athletically gifted. The 6-foot-11 big man runs the floor like a wing, is quick from one side of the lane to another and will get stronger. He shows some promising offense when he gets the ball and it's up to him to be a bit more aggressive in creating opportunities on the offensive glass.Here to view this Link. as programs that have recently checked in.Here to view this Link. is another 2014 wing with potential. Long and athletic, Allen line-drived a couple of jumpers and he looked comfortable handling the ball in space. Rebounding the ball is something that comes easily for him and he chases missed shots above the rim with both handsHere to view this Link.. After I sat down, he drove for an and-one opportunity, hit an NBA-range pullup and blocked a shot within about a minute and a half. The 6-foot-7 forward is one we'll look forward to watching more this weekend.
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