The trio of major events in Las Vegas rolled out the basketballs Wednesday night. Shooting guard Robert Hubbs didn't take long to make a big impression.
Hubbs is a smooth operating wing scorer.
In a loss against the DC Assault, Hubbs of M33M was the top player on the court. His teammate Austin Nichols suffered foul trouble and an off game, so Hubbs took control of the action.
He hit a number of long, long range threes, battled for buckets off the boards and utilized the midrange game.
Hubbs, who is being recruited by most all of the SEC, Duke and others, isn't quite in elite shooting guard status, but he is just beneath that status. At 6-foot-5, athletic and skilled, he projects as a a NBA caliber prospect.
Roddy Peters (2013 point guard, DC Assault)
He didn't finish with his usual efficiency but Peters repeatedly got to the rim. When he did miss on the finish, typically teammates where there for the put back.
As the summer moves along, Peters appears to be growing in confidence and physical ability. He is a commanding presence on the court and has the potential to be an Andre Miller type point guard.
Mamadou Ndiaye (2013 center, Double Pump Elite)
Ndiaye is certainly unusual just for being 7-5. Even more unusual is that he has good hands and a competitive mean streak. The bottom line is that he impacts the game in a major way on both ends. He is always a threat to score and is nearly impossible to score against.
Tyler Dorsey (2015 combo guard, Belmont Shores)
Dorsey is a name to remember. He has explosiveness and creativity to game and is an upper level playmaker.
Daniel Hamilton (2014 shooting guard, Belmont Shores)
When Hamilton came alive, Belmont Shores came back and took over the game. At nearly 6-7, Hamilton is crafty and elusive with the ball. He's a natural scorer who can also distribute on the move.
Kasey Hill (2013 point guard, Florida Elite)
Hill couldn't find the range from the outside, but dished out a high volume of difficult passes on the move. Hill is terrific at getting deep penetration and seeing the third option, diagonal pass.
An exceptional talent, the main question with Hill is whether or not he will develop the capacity to consistently compete at a high level or will continue to turn it on and off effort wise. I'm sure Billy Donovan plans to have an answer to this question.
Chris Walker (2013 power forward, Florida Elite)
Even without a polished offensive game, Walker picks up a lot of points with his effort in transition and on the offensive boards. This was the case on Wednesday night in a disappointing loss for Florida Elite.
Demarcus Croaker (2013 shooting guard, Florida Elite)
Croaker was the main scoring threat for Florida Elite. He feed off Hill's penetration and also created his own buckets with scores on dribble moves. Has the dimensions of a high major shooting guard prospect.
Jordan Mickey (2013 power forward, Urban DFW Elite)
Mickey was exceptionally quick off the floor Wednesday night. He very likely had at least 10 blocked shots.
Offensively he struggled with his face up game, but Mickey is consistently one of the better back to the basket scorers in the 2013 class.
Kendal Harris (2013 point guard, Urban DFW Elite)
Harris came alive at the start of the second half and provided the push to break open the game against Florida Elite.