Fab 48: Bossis Friday best
LAS VEGAS -- Nicholas Richards, the No. 9 player in the 2017
class, didn't get
enough touches from his teammates, but he was still quite impressive at the Fab
48 on Friday. Richards headlined an impressive list of top performers.
Nicholas Richards - The No. 9 player in the class of 2017, Richards is
proof that you don't have to put up big numbers to impress. The 6-foot-10
center was a beast inside the lane for Expressions Elite even if he wasn't
getting many touches. Richards competed on the glass, ran the floor, got
physical and played with a huge chip on his shoulder. Richards plays with a
serious edge and isn't out there to exchange twitter handles.
Trevon Duval - The No. 5 overall player in the class of 2017, Duval has
cemented his status as the No. 1 point guard in his class. His decision making
and feel for the game are next level and he can dominate as either a scorer or
passer. His defense has likely been undersold.
Josh Jackson - The No. 1 player in the class of 2016, Jackson picked
his spots but really turned it on late and almost helped 1Nation erase a big
deficit against Each 1 Teach 1. As usual, Jackson was most effective in the open
court where he was every bit as impressive as a passer as he was a finisher.
Dewan Huell - The rising senior big man brings it each and every time
out. He will have to add some weight to his frame in college but he is all
business on the floor and does it on both ends. Huell has great hands, is quick
off the floor and competes on both ends of the floor. Florida State and
Miami continue to get the most talk though he says he has no favorites.
Kevin Knox - The 2017 forward has been a different player since playing
for USA Basketball's 16U team. While he showed flashes of bigtime ability in the
Nike EYBL during the spring, he's really taken his game to a new level in July.
He's active, quick, can shoot with pretty good range and he is getting better
each time out. He's backed up his status as the No. 21 player in 2017.
Andrew Jones - There is absolutely no question that the 6-foot-4
Jones will be in the next edition of the 2016 Rivals150. With coaches like
Sean Miller, Roy Williams, Scott Drew, Bill Self, Billy Kennedy, Shaka Smart and many more on hand to
watch, Jones was once again stellar. It was this time last year that fellow
Texan Kerwin Roach went from unheralded to the top 35 of the class of
2015, could Jones be doing the same in 2016?
Bruce Brown - Like many of the others who stood out on Saturday, it's
Brown's competitive fire that really catches your attention. The BABC shooting
guard and No. 52 player in 2016, he's one of the best defensive players in the
country. He showed that and a willingness to attack the basket on Friday. There
talk that Indiana is starting to heat up in his recruitment.
Schnider Herard - One of the most physically strong big men in 2016, Herard went blow for blow with Dewan Huell and didn't back down. The four-star
got ahead of the pack a few times and showed better quickness off the floor than
good month. Stretch four man or athletic small forward is the question? The way
he's been shooting with confidence from deep adds a dimension of versatility to
his game. He's continuing to push for a move up the 2016 rankings.
Marcus Carr - After a big week in Milwaukee during the second live
period, the 6-foot-1 combo guard was good in the 16U division of the Fab 48.
The Canadian guard has a very good looking jump shot and he's pretty crafty off
the dribble. Had he finished better at the rim he would have had a huge game
Friday night, as it was he was pretty impressive.
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