It was your typical first day of action, whereby nothing spectacular occurred, earlier today at the adidas Super Sixty Four at Rancho High School in Las Vegas.
And to illustrate our point even further is the fact that the only two players to score as many as 30 points in a game were 6-foot-3 DeAngelo Harrison from Missouri City (Ft. Bend Dulles) TX and 6-5 Shabazz Muhammad from Las Vegas (Bishop Gorman) NV. However, this was a quiet 30 for Muhammed as nearly half of his points came off free throws long after the game had already been decided.
Harrison had four 3-pointers in his 30-point game earlier against the Compton Magic and he followed that up with a 21-point performance against Dream Vision, which makes him one of the most consistent players of the day, along with 5-11 Jahii Carson from Mesa (H.S.) AZ and 6-9 Quincy Miller from High Point (Westchester Country Day) NC. The latter had 29 points against Kansas City Pump N Run and over 20 points when we left his game this evening to go to another game. The former had 29 points this morning against the Dallas Mustangs and was in the high teens late this afternoon against the J-Smoove Celtics.
Carson also continues to impress us with his explosiveness and ability to penetrate and dish and he did a good job of making 7'1 Jr Isaiah Austin from Arlington (Grace Prep) TX look good as his defending and shot blocking appeared to feed off the fact that Carson was providing him with plenty of scoring opportunities.
We also were very impressed with the 28-point performance by 5'11 Curtis Davis from Dallas (Woodrow Wilson) TX for Urban DFW-Elite against the Northwest Panthers. Davis can play either guard spot. But what really caught our eye were the four treys that he had in the first half and, as a result, he clearly was one of the players who helped himself on the day.
The best 3-point shooter that we saw all day has to be Indiana-bound 6'6 Austin Etherington from Arcadia (Hamilton Heights) IN, who nailed six 3-pointers and scored 22 points for Indiana Elite this evening against the Dallas Mustangs. Also in that game was the 23-point effort by 6-10 Cody Zeller from Washington (H.S.) IN and the 18-point effort by 6-7 LeBryan Nash from Dallas (Lincoln) TX, which came of the heels of his 21-point game earlier in the day against The Magic.