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2014 Adidas Gauntlet Orlando: Friday Night Recap
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (7:24 AM CT, Sat May 24, 2014)
Colorado Hawks PF De'Ron Davis had a big outing on Friday.
Colorado Hawks PF De'Ron Davis had a big outing on Friday.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Orlando, FL (Future150) -- The 2014 Adidas Gauntlet-Orlando stop kicked off action on Friday night, with several teams playing key games early on in the weekend. Several prospects wasted little time in putting together strong performances in front of Future150 staff, and we took notice of their efforts.

De'Ron Davis, 2016 PF, Colorado Hawks: The 6-foot-9 Denver product has been considered a top 10 prospect in his class since he entered high school, and he reaffirmed that belief among our staff on Friday night. Highly skilled on the low block, Davis can play with finesse around the rim, or he can play physical basketball. He can stretch the defense with perimeter jump shots out to 20 feet and is an extremely underrated passer. UCLA is the most recent high major school to offer, while several other programs are on the cusp.

Tahjai Teague, 2015 F, EG10: The 6-foot-8 Pike (IN) product is set to see his recruitment explode heading into the summer, if Friday night was any indication. The long and athletic forward can play both the small and power forward spots due to his ability to stretch the defense with his perimeter shooting, which he showcased during his game. In a big win against Team FAST, he finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Right now, Ball State and Western Illinois are the only programs who have offered. That will change heading into the July live period.

Payton Pritchard, 2016 PG, Team FAST: There may not be a point guard in the 2016 class who is as fundamental as the West Linn (OR) prospect. He makes the right decisions every possession on the offensive end of the floor, blending his distributing with his scoring to perfection. He may not be the most athletic kid in the gym, but he knows how to play the game, and has the skills and quickness to create for himself whenever he pleases. He finished tonights game with 16 points, 7 assists & 4 rebounds in a losing effort.

Benny Boatwright, 2015 SF, Gamepoint: One of the more sought after wings in the country, Boatwright has a unique game for a 6’10’’ forward. While he can score around the rim and is a decent rebounder, he also showed a good shooting stroke from beyond the arc. He also showcased his ability to put the ball on the floor and attack of the dribble. He looks like he will be a matchup nightmare down the line, as he was on Friday evening.

Ako Adams, 2016 CG, DC Thunder: While the Thunder was short a couple of players on Friday night, it was Adams that stepped up and provided a scoring punch. He was able to finish through contact at the rim and hit a couple of threes down the stretch. He had a decent sophomore season playing next to McDonalds All-American Romelo Trimble, and looks to be carrying that strong play into the summer.

Robert Baker, 2016 CF, Game Elite: Baker showed flashes of the player he has the chance to become on Friday night. At 6’8’’ he is still all arms and legs, but showed a decent shooting stroke for a big man. He knocked down a couple of huge threes when bringing his team back against a talented DC Thunder squad. While they ultimately fell short, it is easy to see the amount of raw talent that Baker possesses.


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