Players To Watch At The Nike Hoop Summit

Andrew Cassadyover 6 years


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The Magnificent Seven are on their way to the NBA so now it's time to get ready for Cal's next group of Cats. There is still a lot of uncertainty about how the 2015 class is going to shake out but one thing that isn't in doubt is that several members of Kentucky's class will be playing today in the Nike Hoop Summit. The game is tipping off now on ESPN2, here's a list of the players to keep an eye on:

Team USA

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Brisco running the point (VIA KEN WAZ USA BASKETBALL)[/caption]   Isaiah Briscoe: Coach Cal's next point guard has been garnering some rave reviews for his offense so far at the Hoop Summit where his driving and dishing led Team USA to a win in last night's scrimmage with the Ex-Legends. Kentucky's head recruiter at the Hoop Summit can get a head start on building chemistry with his future teammates in today's game. Stephan Zimmerman: Zimmerman became a Kentucky lean when the roster opened up earlier this week and Mama Zimmerman is a big fan of Coach Cal. I think it is very likely that Big Zimm will be coming to Lexington next fall. Zimmerman should have his hands full today against Diallo, Maker, and Labissiere before potentially playing together next season. Jaylen Brown: Earlier this week the number two player in the class cut his list down to eight schools: Cal, Georgia,  Michigan, Georgia Tech, Kansas, UCLA, UNC, and Kentucky. Brown sat out last night's game with a strained hip flexor but he's expected to be in action today. The Georgia native was the first player Cal visited when recruiting opened last fall. Will he be the next small forward Cal sends to the NBA? Brandon Ingram: Coach Cal has been chasing Ingram for a while now but it's hard to imagine the talented wing will leave the Tarheel state. Especially with Duke's Justice Winslow now heading to the draft. You can't count out Coach Cal in a recruitment but the deck isn't stacked in Kentucky's favor on this one.

The World

Skal Labissiere: By all accounts, Skal has been the most impressive player at the Hoop Summit so far and it hasn't been close. Evan Daniels reported the big man was scoring from all over the court and as you can see in the photo above, he's been putting on some mass. It's going to be fun to see the big man in action for the first time today. Tai Wynard: The wood chopping man has been struggling to score against the length of Diallo so far at the Summit. As one of the youngest guys in Portland he still has a lot of time to develop and grow into his game. Perhaps he will have a better showing today against the players of Team USA. Cheick Diallo: It's been pretty quiet on the Diallo front since the big man took home MVP at the Mcdonald's All-American game. One storyline to watch is what will happen if Slice decides to take a job at St. John's. Could be very likely that Cheick decides to follow Coach Rohrssen the Big Apple. Please don't go Slice! Thon Maker: With Maker there are several question marks remaining in his recruitment. Not only where he will be going to school but when? The big man has been trying to reclassify to 2015 but still has some coursework to go. That means it could be December before he arrives to whatever campus he chooses. Since you have to be one year removed from high school to enter the NBA draft does that mean a team could have the 7 footer on campus for a year and a half.   Which players are you looking forward to seeing today?

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