Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Recap: Adidas Summer Events

Adidas Super 64

Showcase Game: 

In the showcase game Game Elite beat Team loaded 73-70 in overtime.  Game Elite was lead by Jaylen Brown (ranked 8th in the ESPN 100).  Brown lead his team to a win with 32 points and 15 rebounds.  He was also MVP of the game.  He showed off his ability to finish down low and run in transition.  He is being compared to the likes of Stanley Johnson.  He is built well and a true athlete.  Team Loaded was led by the #1 junior in the country Thon Maker.  He is 7'0" center with the ability to run the floor, shoot the ball, and is a legitimate rim protector.  Maker had 21 points and 11 rebounds.  He is being compared to Kevin Garnett.  The difference between the two is Maker lacks the motor and determination Garnett has.  Both Brown and Maker had impressive games.

Championship Game:

In the championship game Indiana Elite beat Dream Vision 79-64.  Indiana Elite was led by Ryan Kline and Kyle Guy.  Ryan Cline scored 25 points and shot 70% from beyond the arc.  Cline is a great three point shooter and was named MVP of the game.  He is verbally committed to Purdue.  Kyle Guy added in 16 points.  Dream Vision was led by Chase Jeter and Ray Smith.  Jeter is the #13 player in the ESPN 100 and the #6 PF.  Coach K from Duke was in attendance recruiting Jeter.  Indiana Elite won the game with their unselfish and team first style.

Adidas Nations

Showcase Game:

In the showcase game Team Howard beat Team Europe 52-46.  Team Howard was led by Jaylen Brown and Chase Jeter.  Brown had 19 points and 9 rebounds.  Once again this summer he showed off how easily he can get to the hoop and finish.  Brown will sure to be moving up in player rankings after his strong summer.  He is currently #8 in the ESPN 100 and new rankings come out in September.  Chase Jeter scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.  Jeter is a great rebounder and can score well on the block.  After the game Jeter announced he would be attending Duke after his senior year.  Jeter played with 7 stitches on his forehead after getting elbowed in the head by teammate Justin Simon earlier in the camp.  Overall both teams struggled to shoot the ball consistently, but they both put on a great show.

Championship Game:

In the championship game Team Lillard beat Team Wall 106-78.  Team Lillard was led by Thon Maker and Dennis Smith.  Maker scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.  He shot a perfect 6-6 from the field and also shot 6-6 from the free throw line.  His efforts earned him MVP.  He suggested to his coach before the game he was open to coming off the bench if the team needed him to.  It's not so often you hear about the top player in his class telling his coach he is open to coming off the bench.  Maker is both a talent loaded with potential and also a very unselfish player.  Dennis Smith scored 16 points and shot 6-9 from the field.  He played great defense and also had a few steals.  Smith is ranked 9th in the junior class and already has offers from Duke, Florida, Kansas, and North Carolina.  Other notable talents in the game were Dedric Lawson, Kobi Simmons, and incoming freshman E.J. Montgomery.  Montgomery will be attending last years National Championship winning Montverde Academy.  He will play alongside the #2 player in the country Ben Simmons.

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