Adidas Invitational Day 3 recap


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The adidas Invitational transitioned smoothly into bracket play as the games became more intense on Day 3 with an opportunity to advance on the line. Here are a few players who stood out.

Zak Irvin (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern)

2013, SF, 6-foot-7, 215 pounds

College: Michigan

He is starting to separate himself from everybody else and may be the best overall player at the adidas Invitational. He is an aggressive scorer with a high skill level and excellent athletic ability. He has terrific size for a small forward and consistently knocked down 3-pointers on the break or coming off screening action in the half-court set. He can also get all the way to rim with his drive or find an open teammate. Overall, Michigan landed itself a player who competes hard and can fill up the stat sheet.

Isaac Hamilton (Los Angeles/St. John Bosco)

2013, SG/PG, 6-5, 185 pounds

He has a very good feel for the game and working on converting himself into a point guard. He is a willing distributor who understands he is responsible for running the offense. When he breaks off from the set play, he is a dangerous scorer who can knock down long-range and pull-up jumpers. Defensively, he pressures the ball by moving his feet, and his length makes it difficult for his opponent to make passes. He can play anywhere on the perimeter and be successful. He said he likes California, Florida, Gonzaga, San Diego State, SMU, UCLA, UConn, UNLV, USC and Washington.

Daniel Hamilton (Los Angeles/St. John Bosco)

2014, SG, 6-6, 175 pounds

The youngest of the Hamilton brothers, he is a pure shooting guard who excels in transition. He can stroke it from behind the arc or escape from defenders with a shot fake and knock down a pull-up jumper. He is good at creating fouls when he drives to the basket and is a better passer than people give him credit for. Overall, it's hard to find a better shooting guard out west in the 2014 class. He already has been hearing from Gonzaga, Louisville, San Diego State, UCLA, UConn, UNLV, UTEP and Washington.

Jonathan Williams (Southfield, Mich./Southfield-Lathrup)

2013, SG, 6-foot-3, 177 pounds

College: Toledo

Williams had a great day scoring the ball from 3, by getting to the rim and in his midrange game, in addition to making plays on the break. He runs the outside lane very well, hustles and plays with energy on every possession. Williams is a versatile scorer who is also very capable of defending both guard positions. It is noticeable that he has added some strength since we last saw him, and his upside is tremendous.

Byron Zeigler (Detroit/Detroit Community)

2013, SF, 6-7, 195 pounds

Zeigler is an excellent athlete who continues to improve his skill level. He excels in transition and is a pretty good slasher in the half-court set. Zeigler had pretty good shot selection, knocked down open 3s when his feet were set and did a good job passing the ball when he drew a second defender. Zeigler must continue to build his midrange game and add to his rebounding production, but he has made positive steps forward with his overall game. Zeigler has offers from Dayton, Detroit, Eastern Michigan, Iowa, Iowa State, Providence and Tennessee. He also has received interest from Florida, Georgetown and Western Kentucky and has taken an unofficial visit to Indiana.

Jamontae Davis (Madison, Tenn./Hillsboro)

2013, PF, 6-7, 196 pounds

Davis is a long, lean, athletic forward who runs the floor very well and uses his length and athletic ability to finish above the rim on the break or when he receives drop-off passes or gets an angle that provides a clear path to the rim. He works to contest shots and rebounds well in his area. However, he will need to hone his ballhandling skills to continue to build his game. Davis has offers from Middle Tennessee State, Murray State and Tennessee State. He has interest from Auburn, LaSalle, Lipscomb, Temple and Tennessee. Davis has taken unofficial visits to Auburn, Middle Tennessee State and Tennessee State. Davis said Middle Tennessee State stands out the most, because it has recruited him the hardest.

Mohamed Bah

(Quincy, Mass./Lee Academy)

2013, C, 6-9, 228 pounds

Bah has great size and athleticism. He runs the floor pretty well, and although he is raw and still learning English, he can do three things pretty well: rebound, block and dunk. He scored with power drop steps and from drop-off passes created by dribble penetration. He is working to improve his rim running and shooting, but Bah has off-the-charts upside and is a player we will follow very closely. Gonzaga, Lehigh, St. Bonaventure, Towson and Vermont, among others, have Bah on their radar this evaluation period.

Chris Davenport

(Montverde, Fla./ Montverde)

2013 SF/PF, 6-6, 210 pounds

He is a high-energy player who puts an honest effort into his defense and rebounding. He can score on drives to the basket or knock down a 15-to-17-foot jumper, but he is smart enough not to always rely on that jumper. He will sprint the floor in transition, looking to finish a break and go to the offensive glass for some second-chance points. Davenport needs to work on his ballhandling so he is able to create space on the floor or make a one-on-one, but he's a hard worker who cares about making winning plays. He has offers from Clemson, College of Charleston and USF. He also likes Florida, FSU, Georgia Tech and Tennessee.

Montgomery Evans (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral)

2013, PG, 6-0, 170 poundsHe competed with a high level of energy, pushed the ball on the break with good pace and demonstrated a burst of speed off the bounce. He played with his head and eyes up and will find and hit open teammates, especially off ball-screening action. He also will make jumpers behind ball screens or will pull up and knock down a 3 in transition.


We liked the length, athletic and finishing ability of 6-6 forward Hassan Martin (Staten Island, N.Y./Curtis). He is a quick leaper who rebounds and excels on the break. Martin has very good upside.

Houston Hoopstars Elite have two solid wing players in SF Ben White (Sugarland, Texas/Fortbend Dulles) and SG Jaylen Brooks (Houston/Eisenhower). White has a competitive spirit, works to win every possession, can shoot out to 15 feet, defends and looks to block out. Brooks is small in size but big with confidence

ESPN 100 SF Brannen Greene (Juliette, Ga./Mary Pearson) was playing for the Florida Rams but is now playing for the Atlanta Celtics. He has one of the better strokes in his class, and thanks to his great size he can see over defenders. The Kansas commit will stretch out any defense or bust a zone.