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Big Shots Recap: Day 1

Standouts

2013 PF LaMarcus White currently holds an offer from Auburn.

Anthanee Doyle (Hollysprings, NC/Hollysprings) : Doyle was the standout of the day for the North Carolina based Showtime All Stars. The 6-foot-4 combo guard poured in 27 points to defeat Justin Coleman and the Birmingham Ice in overtime. Doyle showed an aggressive nature getting to the rim to go along with range from the outside. Currently, Doyle does not have any offers but is receiving interest from several low major programs. Expect that to change over the next few weeks following his performance on Thursday.

LaMarcus White (Columbus, Ga./Kingdom Prep) : The 6-foot-10 power forward from Georgia is a newcomer to the AAU scene but made a splash on Thursday with his ability to get up and down the floor and make things happen on both ends of the court. White even displayed a little range stepping out a couple times to knock down the three point shot. Sources close to White say that Auburn, who has offered, is the early leader however Georgia, Wake Forest, Clemson and Georgia Tech are all following the Columbus Knicks prospect.

John Egbunu (Jonesboro, Ga./Eagles Landing) : South Florida and Stan Heath have a big time prospect coming in the 2013 class in the 6-foot-10 Egbunu. Already possessing a college ready body, Egbunu is more athletic than expected and plays with a mean streak that makes him tough to stop down low.

R.J. Currington (Mouth of Wilson, Va./Oak Hill) : Currington is one of the more athletic wings in the Mid-Atantic for the class of 2013 and displayed that again on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-5 prospect does a good job using his length inside the lane for both scoring and rebounding. The underrated part of Currington’s game is his defense where that length makes it tough for defenders to get shots off and helps him create turnovers off passes.

Justin Coleman (Birmingham, AL/Wenonah) : Coleman was electric Thursday afternoon going for 20 points in a loss. Despite needing to add weight and strength, the 5-foot-10 point guard is excellent at getting into the lane and using body control to finish at the rim. Auburn and Alabama are the two schools currently showing the most interest in adding the skill point guard to their roster.

Grayson Allen (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence Christian) : The talented rising junior showed an array of moves on Thursday that was highlighted by a one handed slam over top a defender in transition. Allen is a fantastic floor leader that has a quick release with unlimited range on his shots. Several schools including Florida State and South Carolina have started to express interest in the 6-foot-4 prospect.

Seventh Woods (Columbia, SC/Hammond) : Usually I would not discuss a player that has yet to reach the ninth grade however with Woods that is getting to be impossible. The 6-foot-1 guard will be a top five player in the class of 2016 and many believe he could end up being the top player in the class. Blessed with agility, strength and court awareness that few his age possess, Woods carved up the action Thursday afternoon.

News and Notes

2013 post player Kennedy Meeks said Wednesday night that while he does not have any favorites at the moment, Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Georgetown all stand out to him the most. Meeks was unsure on official visits heading into the fall.

2013 wing Sindarius Thornwell plans to narrow his list to between seven and ten schools over the next week or so. South Carolina and Clemson are both expected to make the cut while it would be a surprise to not see Florida State, Georgetown, Ohio State and Villanova on his list as well.

2013 shoot guard Matt Howard will also narrow his list in the next week or two. Virginia Tech, Stanford and Harvard are all expected to be on the list which should be whittled down to five before making official visits in the fall.

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