Las Vegas Evaluations: Standouts

Las Vegas Evaluations: Standouts

There were numerous players that were standouts during the Las Vegas tournaments. WildcatAuthority.com takes a look at each of them.

Arizona has the recruiting momentum and during the July evaluation periods, many prospects and commits were able to really stand out nationally.

Brandon Ashley: It was a good summer for Ashley, who solidified his status as a top ten prospect. No matter the event, Ashley was able to be a force. The Bay area native, who is transferring to Findlay Prep, was even able to show more and more versatility as the summer went on. Shooting the 18 footer will be an important part of his game and while he is working on being more consistent, Ashley showed he can knock it down. Not to mention his face up game is one of the best in the country at his position. Depending on what system he plays in at the next level, his potential could gradually increase.

Jabari Bird: In the spring and in the early summer Bird was having problems being consistent and could not really get his jump shot going. At one point it looked like his confidence was shaken, but at Peach Jam and every event after that, Bird was once again a problem for defenders to contain. When he plays with confidence, he can get to the basket, shoot the ball with a hand in his face, and attack the rim, which he does better than any other guard in the class.

Gabe York: At this stage in his development, York still has days of frustration when his offense is being forced. But when he lets the offense just come to him, he is a very dangerous scorer. Several times in July, York filled up the stat sheets because he was comfortable with the game flow and his part in making his teammates successful. His scoring prowess should make Arizona fans eager to watch him play.

Kaleb Tarczewski: He has even admitted to having some confidence issues this summer but when he went up against some of the top centers in the country, he showed up. Tarczewski was put up against Andre Drummond, Isaiah Austin and Cameron Ridley. Drummond was the only tough guard for Tarczewski, as he is for any player in high school, and he had really good offensive games against all three and solidified himself as an elite big man.

Shaqquan Aaron: The class of 2014 is looking very talented in the early stages and a few of the prospects are putting in work against all of the older kids. Aaron played with So Cal All-Stars and was a major reason for their success. The 6-foot-6, 165-pound wing can do it all and really showed his passing skills later on in July. His spot up jump shot looks great and with a high ceiling you know that he will only get better.

Justise Winslow: This kid's ability is off the charts. It starts with athleticism, as he is a high flyer, but he is getting better at other parts of his game. He hit a few big three point shots in July and the lefty is still working on his form and mechanics, but has a chance to be a good shooter. Winslow's feel for the game is amazing and he is a really good passer. However, he is still adjusting to when to score opposed to when to pass, but he projects to be a top player in the class of 2014.

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