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July 20, 2013
Under Armour Summer Jam: Day 3
MILWAUKEE, WI - Friday's action of Under Armour Summer Jam presented by NY2LA Sports continued to reveal some of the top players in the nation, along with some of the top sleepers in the nation. Recruits continued to stand out and play hard against tough competition on day three.
Miller Making Strides
Possibly the biggest stock riser in Wisconsin has been 2014 power forward Tory Miller of KC Run GMC, and there is good reason for that.
At 6-foot-8, and with a massive body, he runs the floor like an antelope, rebounds, has great hands around the rim and is developing well on offense. His hustle on the court is tremendous as he works harder than most players of his stature.
Iowa is his latest offer, along with Marquette, Tulsa, Arkansas, Wichita State, Nebraska, Penn State and Providence. He is fielding strong interest from Baylor, California, Tennessee, VCU and Kansas State.
Although the Shockers are a local school, and made the Final Four this past April, it won't go a long way in Miller's decision, he said.
He will cut his list after July, but it will be interesting to see which schools wind up offering this month and after July.
Onuaku on the Rise
At this time last year, DC Assault was looking for an impact big man to pair up with Maryland bound guard Romelo Trimble. Also, at this time last year, most didn't know who Chinanu Onuaku was. As some still consider him to be the little brother of former Syracuse player Arinze Onuaku, he has made a name and reputation for himself.
The 2014 power forward is a big body who continues to get better, Onuaku can rebounds, pass, use his hook shot, and is improving his post moves. He is a great defender and uses his body to his advantage to bang in the post.
His plan, for now, is to cut his list to ten schools after the summer. Following that he will cut it to 5 schools before his senior season and then take official visits during his season. Miami, Xavier, Seton Hall, DePaul and Cincinnati have done the best job of contacting him the most, but more schools could come in.
All staffs of these schools were tracking Onuaku throughout Summer Jam, including Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin who was in the front row for him last night.
Wilson Intrigues Variety
He doesn't blow you away on the court, but every aspect of D.J. Wilson's game is rock solid.
A 2014 6-foot-8 small forward from Team Superstar (CA), he can bring the ball up the court, attack the basket, shoot the mid-range, handle the rock, use his length on defense to his advantage and even run a little point to create mismatches. His upside is through the roof if he continues to improve on all aspects of his game. On top of that, he has extremely good grades.
This is why Wilson is being tracked by Colorado, Boise State, Nevada, San Francisco, Columbia, Cal State Northridge, California, Washington State and others.
As he didn't play AAU last year due to injury, the rising senior will not rush a college decision as he wants to see who gets involved as his stock continues to rise.
Jeter Finds His Game
It was clear that the confidence of Chase Jeter went up substantially as the days progressed at Summer Jam. Playing against different competition than usually, and fairly new to the U17 circuit, Jeter made the adjustment on both ends on Friday.
The 2015 Dream Vision (NV) power forward continued to run the floor, but also grabbed more rebounds. He used his hook shot, some dump passes and a number of post moves to score the ball. His hook shot looked much better and is the key piece to his game until he becomes more physical and stronger. Once that happens, he will be able to go in for tough layups and dunks.
As he and teammate, Stephen Zimmerman, are both being recruited hard, a lot of similar schools are tracking their progress.
Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, Vanderbilt, Harvard, Oregon State, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Boston College, Arizona and Arizona State have been doing a good job, in Jeter's mind, of keeping constant contact and attending games in July. The Eagles recently offered.
2014 Illinois Wolves guards Ore Arogundade and JayQuan McCloud continue to see their stock rise, as well as their amount of offers, as they play their role with the Wolves. Arogundade - a defensive stopper, who can shoot the ball - is being tracked hard by Saint Louis, Drake, Santa Clara, Murray State and UMKC. He hopes to cut his list after July and make visits in the fall. McCloud - who can really attack the rim, score and defend - has the same plan as far as making decisions. He, on the other hand, is being targeted the hardest by Wright State, with Rhode Island, Indiana State and Missouri State targeting him.
2014 Team Loaded (NC) power forward Zane Waterman stepped up on the defensive end as he rebounded and played his role in the low post. Waterman is versatile, agile and can shoot the ball. In June, he spent his first official visit on St. Joseph's, but is unsure where he will look next. Waterman is being contacted most by Charlotte, Richmond, Manhattan, Cincinnati, Appalachian State and the Hawks.
2014 KC Run GMC wing Khadre Lane remains without an offer, but that may not be much longer. Lane believes Missouri State could offer in the near future. When he is playing good defense, it leads to productive offense, and especially a jumper. As he is also considering playing football in college, Lane will weigh both options as he still has no offers in either sport.
2015 WE R1 (DE) shooting guard Trey Lowe has his bread and butter by standing on the perimeter and knocking down three's. He can do more than that, which is why Temple, Seton Hall, St. Joseph's, Rider, Drexel and Boston have offered.
For the latest in college basketball recruiting, head to TheRecruitScoop.com for the latest details and notes on offers, visits, commitments and more. To contact Alex Kline, you can reach him by email at MaryKlineClassic@gmail.com or on Twitter at TheRecruitScoop.