UK targets in Arizona: Update #3
Posted by ibleedblue040 on May 11, 2008
Here are the upcoming games for each of UK’s targets in the tournament:
Avery Bradley – Northwest Panthers
– Plays Pump N Run Power (0-3-1) in the first round of the Championship Bracket. Pump N Run Power really has no notable players on their squad. Easily the most famous player on Pump N Run Power is Malcolm Washington, son of Academy Award Winner Denzel Washington, although he is not as good at basketball as his dad is at acting. If the Northwest Panthers wins that game, which they most likely will, they will play the winner of the Houston Hoops (2-1) vs. Texas D-1 Ambassador (1-2) matchup. The key player for Houston Hoops is Tommy Mason-Griffin. Mason-Griffin is averaging 14.3 points and 3.3 assists per game in the ACC so far, although he is capable of going off for nearly 20 points as he did in his final two games of pool play (17, 18 points). The key player for Texas D-1 Ambassador is Cory Jefferson, who is rated as the #41 player in the 2009 class and is committed to Baylor. Jefferson is averaging nearly 13 points and 8 rebounds per game in the tournament thus far.
Darius Morris and Michael Avery – Belmont Shores
– Plays Colorado Chaos (1-2) in the first round of the Championship Bracket. Colorado Chaos has one key player and that is Kameron Wilhite. Wilhite is averaging just 5 points and 2 assists per game in the ACC so since their #1 player is not performing it looks like Northwest Panthers are probably going to win. If they were to win they would face the Pump N Run Elite (3-0) vs. Portland Legends (0-3) winner. Pump N Run Elite features a few very good players, one of the reasons they have not lost a game in the tournament yet. Elijah Johnson is the best player on the team though, he is a 6’2″ guard from the 2009 class and is ranked #38 in the nation. Pump N Run Elite is very young too, they feature two players from the 2010 class and one from the 2011 class. The Portland Legends AAU team does not really have a key player, one of the reasons why they are 0-3.
John Wall – D-One Sports
– Plays Inland (2-1) in the first round of the Championship Bracket. Inland has one very talented kid named Michael Snaer. Snaer is rated #71 in the 2009 class and is a 6’4″ shooting guard. Snaer has had a very good tournament scoring wise averaging 19.0 points per game so far in the tournament. If he continues that success they may be able to upset D-One Sports. If John Wall and Co. can win their first round game they will face the winner of LA Dream Team (3-0) vs. REACH Legends (3-0). LA Dream Team has one great player and he is very great (Does that sound right?) at that. Renardo Sidney, the #1 player in the 2009 class, has lead the LA Dream to a perfect record so far. Although he is not posting eye popping numbers Sidney has still been one of the best players in the tournament. He is averaging 13.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game so far in the ACC including 16-11 in his last game. The REACH LEGENDS on the other hand do not have a 6’10” center to control the middle like LA Dream Team does, but they do have two pretty solid Michigan boys. Derrick Nix, a Michigan State signee, controls the middle for REACH while Dion Sims plays the 2-guard. Sims has offers from Iowa, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue.