Future150 Midwest Analyst. Covering Midwest high school basketball.
Orlando, FL (Future150) -- Day 5 of AAU Nationals was a big one as only 16 teams had the chance at a mythical national championship at the start of the day. That combined with the fact that this was the last day of the live period made it easy for kids to want to play hard. Here a few of the guys who stood out.
Tyler Roberson,2013 SF, NJ Roadrunners: Roberson is a big time athlete who can score the ball, on Sunday he did just that, putting 12 points on the board in the 2nd half alone. Roberson has had an impressive week as a whole as he continues to take the Roadrunners as far as possible.
Connor Burchfield, 2014 SG, CP3 All-Stars: One day after making an impression on us, he continued his strong play. Burchfield again hit shots off the catch as well as got into the lane and scored it. It is becoming evident that Burchfield is going to be one to watch down the road as he has the ability to consistently put up numbers.
Gregory Alexander, 2013 SG, Boo Williams- Woods: Alexander shot the ball well again on Sunday morning. He is a pure shooter who rarely misses when his feet are set. UNC-Greensboro had two coaches front and center and are heavily pursuing him.
Desmond Ringer, 2013 C, Southern Select- In a game that lacked much scoring, Ringer was able to score at the basket. He had 12 of his team’s 40 points, scoring most of them by sealing his man and going to work in the post. He brings a lot of energy at both ends of the floor and will be a quality mid-major big man.
Kenneth Geno, 2013 SF, Southern Phenoms: Geno is an undersized forward who is surprisingly athletic. He hit threes and showed good touch on the offensive end but it was the defensive end where he really stood out. He had 5 blocked shots in the game, as guys kept challenging him at the rim and he kept turning them away.
Deonte Burton, 2013 SG, TP Elite: Burton solidified himself as one of the elite scorers in the class this week and Sunday’s performance was a key part in that fact. He had 19 points at the half, hitting 3 threes in the process. Burton also got to the foul line on numerous occasions, and shot 100% from the charity stripe. Marquette fans are going to love this electric scorer.
Sam Singer, 2013 PG, Gold Coast: Singer has had a solid week in Orlando but saved his one of his best performances for their game against TP Elite, finishing with 20 points and 5 assists in the win. Perhaps the most underrated and impressive part of Singer’s game is to make everyone around him better, which he did on Sunday.
Paschal Chukwu, 2014 C, CBC: Chukwu is seemingly getting better every day. The mammoth 7-foot-1 center used his size to create major problems for WV Wildcats, blocking shots and controlling the glass. Chukwu also started the break with some fantastic outlet passes and finished inside when he got the ball. He is a lock to be a high major player.
Shadell Millinghaus, 2013 PG, Albany City Rocks: Millinghaus put up the performance of the day in their game Friday afternoon. He had 29 points en route to a convincing win. He got to the rim whenever he wanted and was an absolute terror in transition.
Chase Connor, 2013 SG, WV Wildcats: Connor came in with a reputation as a big time shooter and didn’t disappoint. On numerous occasions he hit shots well past the NBA three point line. He has unlimited range and rarely misses when he gets his feet set. He can also shoot off the dribble and should be a nice mid-major player.