Adidas Chicago Best Buy Classic

27 May

The Best Buy Classic in Chicago featured some of the best teams and players in the region as well as the country.  Here are a few players that stood out to me.

IMG_1114Leonard Harper-Baker (SF Michigan Hurricanes 2014)- Has Harper-Baker been working out more since the end of the high school season?  Yes.  Leonard is turning into, from what I saw a more consistent scorer and perimeter shooter compared to his high school season.  And his defense against Eric Gordon’s All-Stars was tremendous, blocking shots and causing match-up problems outside.  Expect this Southeastern Jungaleer’s stock to rise this summer.

 

 

Antonio Singleton (6’5″ F Eric Gordon All-Stars 2016)- A real matchup problem for defenders with his combination of athleticism and shooting ability.  Attacks the rim hard and finishes with ease above the rim.  Provided the crowd with a few highlight dunks.

Austin Conway ( 5’11 PG Colorado Hawks 16U 2015)- One of the quickest guards in Chicago this weekend.  A real lighting bolt in transition.  Can score and dish out assists to teammates.  Reminds me a little of Trey Burke.

IMG_1112Brandone Francis ( Combo Guard 6’5″ Florida Elite 2014)- Tough, physical off-guard that can shoot and drive to the basket.  Just an all around true basketball player that has no real weakness in his game.  Holds several high-major offers.

 

Eron Gordon ( 6’2″ SG Eric Gordon All-Stars 2016)- The best shooter I saw at the tournament.  Defenses, please, do not leave this man open from beyond the arch.  It is almost over when that happens.  And on the defensive end, it was hard for anybody get past him with long arms and quick feet.

IMG_1111De’Ron Davis ( 6’9″ F Colorado Hawks 16U 2016)- Davis dominated the down low post and the paint in several of the games I saw him play.  Rebounds, defends, blocks shots, and has athleticism.  Kind of tweener between a small forward and power forward.

 

One Response to “Adidas Chicago Best Buy Classic”

  1. Joseph Frye Jr. June 6, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    As always, your comments of up and coming basketball players is Good. My comments of Southeastern is that its program has really improved with Mr. Ward as well as its players. The should make a run in 2014. #Joe*king82

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