A top performer throughout the event, Kasey Hill put up big numbers on championship Sunday to lead Florida Elite to an adidas Invitational championship.
Hill can control a game.
In front of his future coach Billy Donovan, Hill racked up the points on Championship Sunday. In the semifinals against Dream Vision he poured in 46 points and then followed with 26 points in the championship game.
The championship game represented the best and the worst of this highly talented elite point guard. In the first half he lapsed into a casual mode of play, coughing the ball up numerous time. But in the second half he scored most his 26 points and controlled the game.
Hill is slippery with the basketball and has an impressive extra gear. He is shooting the ball with confidence from the outside. And he is terrific at navigating the high ball screen.
Look for Hill to streamline and tighten up his game under the tutelage of Donovan at Florida.
Chris Walker (2013 power forward, Florida Elite)
Walker still has a ways to go on the offensive end, but regardless, his athleticism and energy make him an elite force around the basket as a defender and rebounder. If he develops a reliable offensive game, look out. If he doesn't, he still has a niche he can fill at the highest level of the game.
Shane Hall (2014 power forward, Louisville Magic 16-U)
With explosive jumping ability at 6-foot-8, Hall played with toughness and intelligence against the athletic frontline of Team Thad. Not only did he stabilize the interior for the Louisville Magic, he was actually the best interior player in the championship game. His defense and rebounding were outstanding, but he also made some plays handling the ball in transition and scored 14 points in the game.
So far, he has offers from Miami, UAB and Northern Kentucky with interest from Indiana, Virginia Tech and Tennessee, but his recruitment is on the verge of truly blowing up.
D'Angelo Russell (2014 combo guard, Louisville Magic 16-U)
Russell has a uniquely composed style of play and a special feel for the game. He is a killer from the midrange, a more than reliable long-range shooter and a gifted finisher in transition.
Rarely if ever does he get speed up with the ball and knows when and how to deliver the ball to teammates. He also has an understanding of how to move without the basketball.
Quentin Snider (2014 point guard, Louisville Magic 16-U)
Snider, a Louisville commitment, had a terrific championship game. He was strong with the ball and made good decisions against the defensive pressure of Team Thad, and he finished some tough shots on the move. He isn't the most physically imposing player, but he is a catalyst for a winning formula.
Leron Black (2014 power forward, Team Thad 16-U)
Black doesn't have the most refined offensive game, but there is no denying his zeal to compete and play physical. And with his strength and athleticism, he is can be a force at times. A little undersized for his position, it is important that he continue to develop his skill game.
Marcanvis Hymon (2014 combo forward, Team Thad 16-U)
Hymon played a vital cog in Team Thad's success during the tournament. Always around the ball, he is a presence on the court. He has a chance to be that athletic combo forward who can play a versatile role for a team.
Schools are aware of the impact he could have for them. Missouri, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Murray State, Kent State, MTSU and UMass have offered. Memphis, Georgia Tech and Auburn are interested.
Chris Chiozza (2014 point guard, Team Thad 16-U)
Chiozza didn't have his best game during the championship, but he is an impressive prospect with his ability to create offense. His game closely resembles that of Missouri point guard Phil Pressey.
Missouri in fact has offered Chiozza as has Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, VCU, Kent State and Murray State. Richmond, Tennessee, UCF and Memphis are showing interest. Missouri, VCU and Memphis are his three favorites.
DeRon Davis (2016 power forward, Colorado Hawks 15-U)
Davis just might be the top prospect in the 2016 class. At 6-foot-8 he has the physique and skill game to play on the collegiate level right now. All the tools are there for him to be a dominant player for years to come.
Austin Conway (2015 point guard, Colorado Hawks 15-U)
A strong team effort from the Eric Gordon All Stars was too much for the Hawks to overcome in the championship game, but Conway was one of the better looking prospects in the game. He has tremendous speed with the basketball, constantly putting pressure on the defense.
Colorado and Arizona are the two schools recruiting him at this stage.