Bayball Classic 

Top 10 Players at 2007 Bay Ball Classic (Lewes, DE)

Kemba Walker (Rice, NY) – MVP (2008)

16.6 pts, 6 rebs, 3 asts and 3.6 stls

Kemba showed why he is rated as one of the top (PG) in the country at Bay Ball Classic. He will be an impact player right away when he arrives at Connecticut. He is a real floor general with excellent court vision and the ability to get in the lane at will.

Durand Scott (Rice, NY) (2009)

15.6 pts, 5.3 rebs, 4.3 asts and 1.3 stls

Durand had a very solid tournament showing his all around game. He has the ability to get in the lane and finish strong. He also has a solid mid range game along with the ability to knock down the 3 pointer. Durand showed his court vision during the event with continuing passes to hit teammates for open jumpers.

Eric Murphy (St. Marks, MA) (2009)

24 pts, 10 rebs, 2.6 blks and 1.6 asts

Eric showed his ability to score in many different ways during the event. He has a great feel for the game and is fundamentally sound. He has excellent footwork and finishes strong on the inside. He showed his ability to knock down the 3 on a consistent basis.

Dante Taylor (NCA, DC) (2009)

19 pts, 11 rebs, 2.3 blks and 1.3 asts

Dante had a nice tournament showing his ability to finish strong on the inside. He was able to dominate on the post and on the defensive end. He is a 6’8 power forward who has a long frame and is athletic. He has a ton of upside to his game and will continue to develop his game in the future.

Xavier Henry (Putnam City, OK) (2009)

27.3 pts, 6.3 rebs, 2.6 stls, 2.3 blks and 1.6 asts

Xavier came into this event ranked in the top 5 players in the class of 2009. He lived up to the rankings putting on an offensive showcase of his abilities. He led his team to the title of the Cape Ferry Division. At 6’6 his size gives him an advantage playing the shooting guard; he can take smaller guards inside and has the quickness to get by bigger guards. He is a smooth player that makes the game look so easy for him.

Dalton Pepper (Pennsbury, PA) (2009)

18.3 pts, 8.6 rebs and 2stls

Dalton showed his all around game in this tournament helping get his team to the championship game of the Cape Ferry Division. He has range for days on his jumper and also has a very good feel for the game. He is an athletic 6’5 shooting guard who has a pure jumper and hops. He had a couple of monster dunks during the event.

Kyan Andrews (Woodbridge, DE) (2008)

21.6 pts, 11.6 rebs and 1.3 stls

Kyan made a name for himself at this tournament having a great week. He is a 6’5 combo forward who finishes strong around the basket. He is extremely athletic and had the dunk of the tournament when he flushed on a guard from Putnam City, OK. He has a long frame and is able to hit the mid range jumper. He was a beast on the boards. The performances from this event should help his recruitment pick up.

Ryan Pearson (Christ The King, NY) (2008)

23.6 pts and 10.3 rebs

Ryan was a player that I had not seen play yet he impressed me with his play. He played hard every game and was a good finisher on the inside. He was able to score both inside and outside with the ability to hit the 3. He did a good job leading his team at the event.

Greg Robbins (Lower Merion, PA) (2009)

21 pts, 10 rebs, 2.3 asts and 1.6 stls

Greg is a top 75 player from the class of 2009. He has a good feel for the game and is a fundamentally sound player. He has the ability to bring the ball up and also play on the inside. He is 6’5 with a nice mid-range jumper and strong inside post moves. The thing I liked most about his game is that he seems to never get frustrated on the floor.

Nafis Richardson (Hodgson, DE) 2008

23.3 pts, 4.3 rebs, 2 stls and 1.6 asts

Nafis had an off game in the first game of the event but came back nicely in the final two contests. He has the ability to get in the lane at will with his handle and quickness. He is also able to get his own easily and if you give him an inch he will knock the jumper down. He needs to do a better job with controlling the ball he had a lot of turnovers. He helped show people that Delaware has some nice ball players.

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