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July 9, 2011MORE: Great day for Dekker | Thomas stands out in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS - On its third day, the adidas Invitational had a heavyweight battle between the Houston Defenders and Indiana Elite. Amongst a cast of standouts Jeremy Hollowell stood the tallest.
Jeremy Hollowell (2012, Indiana Elite)
Hollowell, who has played well throughout the event, exploded for 28 points to lead Indiana Elite to the win. He stroked jumpers from deep, got buckets off the dribble and produced points with post up play. There was an energy and confidence to his game that had been absent at prior events.
Hanner Perea (2012, Indiana Elite)
Also having a strong event, Perea is often a man amongst boys when it comes to rebounding and finishing at the rim. He is an elite above the rim player and was the dominant player in the paint in this game. Houston Defenders top 30 post player Shaquille Cleare was basically overwhelmed by Perea's athleticism.
Kevin Ferrell (2012, Indiana Elite)
Ferrell has game changing quickness, and he has been using it to full effect. Combined with his court vision and pull up jumper, Ferrell is a high level threat at the offensive point of attack.
Andrew Harrison (2013, Houston Defenders)
An exceptional talent, Harrison has impressed with his court vision and passing ability. With his size and scoring ability, he is an elite prospect at any of the three perimeter positions.
Malik Morgan (2012, Louisiana Dynasty)
A lanky lefty, Morgan can do most everything on the perimeter. He has the skills to be effective at all three positions and also has a quality post up game. An alert defender, Morgan is also a dangerous rebounder. As a scorer, he makes threes and has the ability to knife to the basket.
Solomon Poole (2013, Atlanta Celtics 16U)
Poole isn't a natural point guard, but his insane athleticism gives him the upper hand against any guard he goes up against. When given freedom on defense, he can disrupt opposing offenses. In the open court on offense, he is a wrecking ball to the basket. Poole also did some very nice things coming off screens playing off the ball in the half court offense.
Derek Willis (2013, BA Hoyas)
Willis is an extreme offensive talent. At around 6-foot-8, he is a high level shooter, ball handler and passer. The Purdue commitment will improve defensively as he gets physically stronger.
Jaquan Lyle (2014, Spiece Indy Heat)
Lyle was one of the best prospects at the event regardless of class. As an athlete with a great feel for the game, Lyle impacts the action in a variety of ways. He can produce points, but his passing and aggressive defense impressed the most.
Justise Winslow (2014, Houston Defenders 16U)
Throw Winslow in the one of the best prospects at the event category as well. Winslow, who is the son of Ricky Winslow, uses his powerful athleticism in a variety of ways. As a wing player, he is a major shot blocking threat, a dangerous offensive rebounder and a quality passer. The lefty can also put up points.
Zakarie Irvin (2013, Eric Gordon All Stars 16U)
Playing on a team loaded with quality combo forwards, Irving stood out with his ability to put the ball on the floor and produce positive plays either as a scorer or passer.
Jordan Washington (2013, New Heights 16U)
This big man controls space in a Jared Sullinger type fashion. He has great touch around the basket and competes on the boards as well.
Jaquan Lyle has offers from Indiana, Illinois, Xavier and Purdue. He is also considering West Virginia, Michigan State and Ohio State. Lyle expects to decide on a school prior to his junior year.
Solomon Poole listed offers from Memphis, Louisville, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Florida, Nebraska and Miami. Poole noted that South Carolina is by far recruiting him the hardest.
According to New Heights coach Kimani Young, Jordan Washington and point guard Terrence Samuel have offers from Rutgers, Cincinnati, Villanova, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Oregon State.
Eron Harris came into this event with offers from Evansville, IPFU and Tennessee Tech and interest from Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, New Mexico, Xavier and Jacksonville. His standout play, however, has caught the attention of Wisconsin, and he will be hearing from other high majors as well.