The spring travel season continued on Saturday in Chicago as teams took the floor for the annual Hall of Fame tournament. With the “live” evaluation period looming ahead next weekend, players like Tyler Miller of the TP Elite were polishing their skills on the hardwood. We continue our coverage of the HOF with a look at some more players who shined on the courts in the Windy City yesterday…
2013 HALL OF FAME-DAY 1 RECAP-PART 1
(Note – Listed in alphabetical order)
Bobby Frasco – 2014 – G/F – Fundamental U
6-5 – Prospect HS – Arlington Heights, IL
Frasco was deadly from the outside Saturday night against the Milwaukee Rebels, knocking down at least five 3-pointers. The junior got hot towards the end of the game to help Fundamental U come back and push the game into overtime.
Tyquone Greer – 2014 – G/F – Meanstreets
6-7 – Orr HS – Chicago, IL
Greer had a complete scoring performance against Full Package Saturday night. The 6-7 wing got into the paint and got there often. Greer came on late in the game and was nearly able to save Meanstreets, who fell in a close one.
Keith Hayes – 2015 – PG – Full Package – Bullock
5-11 – Glenbard West HS – Lombard, IL
Hayes is a strong, athletic guard who knows how to use his body and maneuver through traffic. The sophomore scored 18 points in a loss to Illinois Attack Saturday morning. Hayes excited throughout the game with his transition play and court awareness.
Jaycee Hillsman – 2014 – F – Meanstreets
6-5 – Simeon HS – Chicago, IL
Hillsman impressed with his quick shooting stroke from the perimeter as well as a few strong finishes inside. The versatile forward was a handful for his opponents, scoring inside and out.
Damontrae Jefferson – 2015 – PG – Milwaukee Rebels
5-8 – ACD (FL) – Milwaukee, WI
Jefferson had the performance of the tournament Saturday night, scoring just under 30 points in a triple overtime win over Fundamental U. The 5-8 point guard could not be contained and is a special player with the ball in his hands. Jefferson can free himself from just about any defender, and knock down shots from the perimeter, but also has tremendous athleticism to play above the rim.
Aaron Jordan – 2015 – SF – Illinois Celtics
6-4 - Plainfield East HS – Bolingbrook, IL
Jordan put together a huge second half for the Celtics, aiding their comeback win over NIBA Saturday morning. Jordan did a little bit of everything, slashing to the hole and scoring from the outside. The lanky, 6-4 swingman showed good ability to rise up over his defender and score in the paint.
Kevon Looney – 2014 – SF – Milwaukee Rebels
6-9 – Hamilton HS – Milwaukee, WI
When he wanted to score, Looney did just that. The nation’s No. 5 ranked player in the 2014 class, was patient and attacked when necessary, as he was defended well for most of the game. Looney came on late in the second half and throughout overtime to help the Rebels survive Fundamental U.
Tyler Miller – 2013 – SF – TP Elite
6-6 – Nicolet HS – Milwaukee, WI
Miller scored 17 points for TP Elite in their route of City Rocks Saturday afternoon. Miller put home a number of strong finishes inside and worked hard on the boards. The unsigned senior is a late blooming talent who looks primed for a big spring and summer campaign and should collected Division 1 interest moving forward as he’s a qualifier as well with talent, upside, and an ability to make things happen on both ends.
Jerrell Reid – 2013 – F – City Rocks
6-7 – Troy HS – Albany, NY
Reid is very intriguing with his ability to shoot from mid-range and beyond the arc. The 6-7 forward has an excellent, quick release and loves to spot up and find open spaces in the defense.
(Note-Listed in alphabetical order)
Anthony Mosley – 2015 – G/F – D-Rose All-Stars
6-0 – Providence St. Mel HS – Chicago, IL
Mosley was tough to handle in D-Rose’s win over Basketball Paradise Saturday morning. The Chicago native is long and used his length very well to create scoring opportunities and finish some tough baskets. The sophomore scored 17 points in the win.
Nate Navigato – 2015 – F – Mercury Elite
6-6 – Geneva HS – Geneva, IL
Navigato stretched the floor for Mercury Elite in their win Saturday afternoon. The sophomore swing man had it going from the outside, displaying a nice catch and shoot game, as we as the ability to handle the ball on the perimeter.
Jake Nowak – 2015 – G/F – Basketball Paradise
6-2 – Plainfield North HS – Plainfield, IL
Nowak had a big first half for Basketball Paradise against D-Rose All-Stars Saturday morning. The sophomore shot the ball well from the outside and was a big reason his team had a substantial lead at half and nearly pulled out the victory. Nowak finished with 16 points, spotting up on the perimeter and showing a good shooting stroke.
Malcolm Whitney – 2015 – PG – Full Package – Connor
5-9 – Hyde Park HS – Chicago, IL
Whitney did a very nice job of running the show for Full Package in their Saturday afternoon win over the Illinois Wolverines. The sophomore played his best in the second half, attacking the rim, dishing off to his teammates, and making plays defensively.
NEWS AND NOTES
Aaron Jordan has an offer from Hampton and interest coming from Cal-Poly, Purdue, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Creighton, Duke, LSU, and VCU.
Keith Hayes listed interest from DePaul, Marquette, and UAB.
Anthony Mosley is receiving interest from Oregon State.
Damontrae Jefferson claims offers from Cleveland State, New Mexico State, and Portland. He also indicated that Florida, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Baylor, Seton Hall, and Missouri State are showing interest.
Jaycee Hillsman has an offer from Bradley. Louisville, Kent State, Memphis, Tennessee, Iowa, Ohio, Miami (FL), and DePaul are expressing interest.
Tyquone Greer listed offers from DePaul, Providence, Bradley, and Illinois State. Illinois, Miami (FL), Arkansas, and Baylor have expressed interest.
Note: Evan is a contributing editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM. He is also the football and basketball recruiting analyst for Badger247. Follow Evan on Twitter @Evan_Flood.
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