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Sunday, July 28, 2013
UF commit among standouts in Orlando

By Paul Biancardi, Reggie Rankin, John Stovall

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The AAU Nationals and Super Showcase continued at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex on Saturday with more standout performances from elite recruits and sleepers alike. Among the stars on Saturday were Florida 2015 commit Kevarrius Hayes and ESPN 60 guard P.J. Dozier.

The Super Showcase Gold division will wrap up on Sunday as the semifinals will feature Each 1 Teach 1 versus Team Final and Howard Pulley against Boo Williams. The championship will be aired on ESPN3 at 2 p.m. ET.

Before things wrap up on Sunday, here’s a look at some of the top performers from Saturday’s action in Orlando.
Kevarrius Hayes (Live Oak, Fla./Suwanee)
2015, PF, 6-8, 180
AAU team: Nike Team Florida
Committed to Florida

Hayes is a long, live-bodied forward who makes plays on the glass at both ends with his ability to rebound in and out of his area. He can finish plays on drop-off passes, block shots and excels on the break with his ability to run the floor. He will need to work to develop offensively, but he is a great glue guy with tremendous upside.

Evan Boudreaux
Rising junior power forward Evan Boudreaux is an excellent rebounder who can score inside and out.
Evan Boudreaux (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest)
2015, PF, 6-7, 210
AAU team: NLP

Boudreaux is known for his rebounding and he was aggressive and productive on the glass all game on Saturday, especially on the defensive end. Blessed with great hands, Boudreaux scores in an efficient and effective manner from inside the arc and can also step out and makes 3s. He is comfortable at the pinch post (the elbows) making shots, driving or being a facilitator with dribble handoff action. When attacking the rim he is strong and does not shy away from contact, and as a result he also ends up with points from the free-throw line. When setting a ball screen he will pick-and-roll or pick-and-pop as his jumper is dangerous from behind the arc. A high academic student, Boudreaux holds offers from Northwestern, DePaul, Iowa, Iowa State, Saint Louis and Boston College. Schools showing strong interest include Michigan, Michigan State, Virginia and Stanford.

Spencer Reaves (North Central, Ark./Cedar Ridge)
2014, SG, 6-3
AAU team: Arkansas Blue Elite

This left-handed guard is a scoring threat with range and accuracy well beyond the 3-point arc. Reaves possesses a pure stroke and savvy from the perimeter, and his long-distance jumper falls even when contested. On the catch, he is in the triple-threat position ready to shoot, drive or pass. He also shows a keen understanding of using the shot fake to side step an opponent to stay on the 3-point line or drive to the basket. Inside, he realizes he is a shade under 6-foot-3 so he will use head, ball and foot fakes to score in the paint. However, he needs to rebound down more on the defensive glass to help his team on the boards. Overall, he stays productive by being a confident and smart scoring guard who doesn’t force up attempts. He won a state championship last season and was named MVP of the 2A state tournament in Arkansas. Tennessee Martin has an offer on the table for Reaves, whose parents both played at Arkansas State.

Jon Elmore (Charleston W.Va./Christ School)
2014, SG, 6-3, 175
AAU team: West Virginia Wildcats

Elmore is a heady scoring guard who can make others around him better. With a strong blend of shooting, driving and distributing the ball, his skills are evident. With the ball in his hands on his drives he understand and executes a terrific change-of-speed pace to get past his defender. His passing from his dribble penetration shows excellent vision of the entire floor, and his feel to make the assist at the right time is instinctive. He also employs the drive-and-kick game, and those concepts are a sharp part of his game. His ability to finish in the lane with his aggressiveness is always a possibility. Without the ball he makes scoring cuts that lead to baskets. Knocking down long two-point shots or 3s is not a problem as he is alert to when he is open. When defended tightly, he made several backdoor cuts for layups. What makes him so good is that he keeps a defender and a defense off balance. His dad was one of the best players at Virginia Military Institute and his older brother signed at VMI last year.

Troy Baxter (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon)
2016, PF, 6-8, 180
AAU team: Nike Team Florida

Baxter is a bouncy forward who finishes above the rim thanks to his length and live legs. He runs the floor, scores around the rim and is a capable multiple-position defender. He will have to continue to hone his ball skills, but he has all the potential to be a special player. Baxter has interest from Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, Virginia and Stanford.

Antonio Woods (Gastonia, N.C./Northside Christian)
2014, SF, 6-4, 180
AAU team: Team Charlotte

Woods is a strong, physical and tough wing who competes on both ends of the floor. He made open 3s, finished at the rim and easily defended both wing positions. He has a good feel for the game and is productive on a consistent basis. Woods has offers from UNC-Charlotte and Virginia Tech, among others.

C.J. Turman
Rising senior center C.J. Turman will be physically ready to make an impact in college right away.
C.J. Turman (Madison, Ga./Morgan County)
2014, C, 6-9, 220
AAU team: Southern Stampede

Turman is a big, strong and physical center who runs the floor well for his size and posts deep in the lane, where he simply powers through contact with drop-step moves. He rebounds with great force and can defend the paint with his physical presence. He will need to continue to develop offensively, but Turman has a college-ready body that will allow him to hold his own from Day 1 at the high-major level. He has offers from Tennessee, Wake Forest, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, Florida, Miami and Houston.

P.J. Dozier (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley)
2015, SG/PG, 6-5, 180
AAU team: Upward Stars

Dozier, ranked No. 22 in the ESPN 60, is a long and athletic scorer who can get buckets at all three levels. He makes offense look easy, with the ability to score on the break, in the midrange with pull-ups, in the lane with floaters and behind the arc on open 3-pointers. He is a smart player who can also slide over to the point and not miss a beat. Dozier has a good handle, excellent court awareness and fantastic vision. His ability to score and his basketball IQ are special, not to mention his overall talent. He has offers from Clemson, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, NC State, Ohio State and South Carolina.

Jalen Fisher (Arlington, Tenn./Bolton)
2016, PG, 6-1, 160
AAU team: Team Thad

Fisher is a young point guard with great size already. He has represented himself very well this week in Orlando, playing up in the 17-and-under division of the AAU Nationals with Team Thad and coach Norton Hurd. Fisher has solid pace to his game and seems to understand when to score and when to set up his teammates. He is a good passer and a good scorer off the dribble, and he is more of a slashing scorer than a shooter at this point. Shot consistency will be the key in his development, but he is an elite point guard in the 2016 class.

Gavin Skelly (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake)
2014, PF/C, 6-8, 220
AAU team: Team Work

Skelly is a strong combo post and is part of a lethal 1-2 punch for Team Work. He passes the look test with flying colors and is a very good athlete for his size. Skelly can overpower his opponent on the low block or step out and hit face-up 17-footers. He can be nearly dominant at times, but he needs to become more consistent with his effort and not play to the level of his competition. Skelly has more than 30 scholarship offers and should have a fun time making a college decision this fall.

Peyton Aldridge (Leavittsburg, Ohio/LaBrae)
2014, PF/SF, 6-7, 200
AAU team: Team Work

In boxing terms, Aldridge is the jab to Skelly's cross for Team Work. Aldridge is very skilled for a 4-man, as he can pass well and is a more than solid ball-handler for his position. Aldridge is also a good shooter with range to 20 feet. He is best with his feet set when shooting, but he can do a little off the dribble and is an effective driver to the basket. Aldridge has more than 20 offers himself, and it’s his versatility and ability to impact the game at so many levels that has everyone intrigued.

Chance McSpadden (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park)
2015, SG, 6-3, 180
AAU team: Nike Team Florida

McSpadden is a lefty wing guard who has all the tools for success. He is a solid but sometimes streaky shooter with range to 22 feet, and he is a good athlete who can slash to the cup. McSpadden also has a competitive spirit that makes him dynamic. His will to win inspires his teammates and makes him an even more impressive prospect.