Thursday was a very long day for our Arizona Preps' staff as we covered games in Las Vegas at all three events - Big Foot Hoops Las Vegas Classic, The Fab 48 and the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships. While driving back and forth between each of these three events, it made for a very long day of basketball and coverage.
Here are the top individual performers that I observed from the day's action at the Big Foot Hoops and Fab 48 events . . .
Jared Martin 6-5 SR SG/SF Saguaro HS - 2018 Class
Martin shot the basketball extremely well on Thursday and was able to break the game wide open for his Powerhouse Hoops team as a result. Martin made shots from almost anywhere on the floor and also handled the basketball effectively for his team in their win that I observed. Gaining a lot of recruiting attention as a result from low to mid-major programs. Deserving of higher recruitment.
Trey Wood 6-9 SR PF - Anthem Prep Academy - 2018 Class
Wood is a nice athletic talent that runs the floor hard and make plays at the rim. Showed a strong ability to score in transition and finish plays over and around defenders on Thursday. Can score with either hand around the basket, and also uses his length to make plays. A big-time sleeper prospect that continues to play very well and is worthy of serious recruitment.
Caden Hoffman 6-0 SR PG Rancho Solano Prep - 2018 Class
Hoffman continues to play very well and has really grown on me over the past two years of watching him compete. He plays with serious confidence as a player and always seems to make the right play on the floor. He makes shots at a consistent rate and makes the game look easy - makes open shots, finishes drives to the basket and gets the basketball to the open man. A nice recruiting target for a smaller college program.
Majok Deng 6-5 JR SF Salpointe Catholic HS - 2019 Class
Deng (pictured) is back in action after missing some time in the spring, and he did not disappoint as he competed at his normal high level - utilizing a serious motor and athleticism to make plays for himself and his team. Deng ran the floor hard and made plays in transition and at the rim. He also made shots from the perimeter in his team's big win on Thursday.
John Olmstead 6-9 JR Morenci HS - 2019 Class
Olmstead is a serious prospect for Arizona's 2019 class - a long, tall and mobile post player with a nice overall skill level. Olmstead is very active and is a good scorer on the low block - able to score with either hand effectively. He runs the floor very hard and finishes strong around the rim. A very good looking sleeper prospect.
Viewing Notes: Desert Vista High School's 6-foot-11 senior post Steele Bennett injured his foot on Thursday in his team's narrow loss. Bennett will get x-rays today to make sure of the severity of the injury....Chandler HS 6-foot-6 senior wing Tevian Jones helped lead his Cal Supreme (CA) team to a big win over Team Final on Thursday, but did not score much. Jones scored primarily on floaters and in the open floor in the win.... Tri-City Christian Academy 6-foot-7 junior forward Walter Talley scored 13 points for Cal Supreme (CA) 16U team in limited action, after not playing much for the Cal Supreme 17U squad on Thursday.