videoThe Super 64 is the final part of the Adidas Gauntlet series that included 32 teams competing all spring and summer to participate in a championship this past weekend. There was individual star power and talented teams that fought hard to advance in this prestigious tournament. Indiana Elite beat Dream Vision in the championship at the Adidas Super 64, which is part of the Adidas Uprising program.

With ton of high-level action, here are my five takeaways from this event:

Team play and AAU basketball are still alive

Adidas Super 64 recap 

July, 27, 2014
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- As each tournament unveiled their brackets, we found ourselves heading to the friendly confines of the Cashman Center where the Adidas Super 64 took place -- and we did not leave disappointed. The day started off with Carlton Bragg dropping 31 points on Jaylen Brown and his Game Elite squad while the evening session ended with an epic comeback victory for Dream Vision over an ultra-talented Atlanta Celtics squad. Sharp-shooter Bennie Boatwright and jack-of-all-trades Justin Simon were the catalysts in the comeback victory.
Best Prospects

Thon Maker (Martinsville, Va./Carlisle)

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Fab 48 recap 

July, 26, 2014
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The Las Vegas stretch of the last evaluation period is exhausting, to say the least. Watching games for at least 12 hours a day can take its toll on the mind and body. However, there is nothing better to get the juices flowing again when you can arrive at the gym and take in an epic matchup of 2016 prospect Lonzo Ball against the terrific trio of Oregon-bound Kendall Small, San Diego State-bound Jeremy Hemsley and Stephen Thompson Jr. The game was sloppy at times and the defensive intensity was an afterthought, but the game exhibited the talents of these four West Coast talents.

Best Player

[+] EnlargeIsaiah Briscoe
AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Jon-Michael SullivanIsaiah Briscoe showed why he's one of the top point guards in the 2015 class.
Isaiah Briscoe (Union, N.J./Roselle Catholic)

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Live in the A.C. recap 

July, 26, 2014
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – For the third consecutive year, Live in the A.C. provided East Coast teams with an alternative to Las Vegas in the third and final week of the summer evaluation period. Here’s a look at some of the major headlines.

Drawing a Crowd

The newly crowned Nike EYBL champions, New Jersey Playaz, served as the co-host of this event and like any good host they put out quite a spread on Wednesday night as Isaiah Briscoe and company were the main attraction for a crowded gym full of coaches.

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Weekly commitment update

July, 25, 2014
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The following is a list of commitments made to Division I schools from July 19-25:

ACC
Louisville
Raymond Spalding PF
HT: 6-9 WT: 200
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 22
Stars: 4

Notre Dame
Elijah Burns PF
HT: 6-6 WT: 200
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 21
Stars: 3

American Athletic Conference
Memphis
Dedric Lewis PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 195
Class of 2016
Positional Rank: 2
Stars: 5
ESPN 60: 7

UCF
Shaheed Davis C
HT: 6-9
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: Junior College

Pac-12
Stanford
Cameron Walker SF
HT: 6-7 WT: 190
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 50
Stars: 3

Atlantic Sun
Stetson
Angel Rivera
HT: 5-7 WT: 160
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: Post Grad

Patriot League
Army
Kevin Olsen PG
HT: 5-11 WT: 155
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

American University
Gabe Brown C
HT: 7-0
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big South
Liberty
Jordan Dembley PG
HT: 6-1
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

WAC
Missouri-Kansas City
Ikem Eriobuna PF
HT: 6-9
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Adidas Super 64 recap 

July, 25, 2014
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LAS VEGAS -- It was our first look at the national talent on the Adidas side of things and we did not go home disappointed. Hosting the Adidas Super 64 at the Cashman Center allows coaches and scouts to stay at one venue and take in the talents of fast-rising senior Jaylen Brown as well as the multi-faceted game of super junior Miles Bridges. However, there were a couple of highly ranked seniors that didn't match the Vegas heat as their performance would fall under the "too cool" category.

Best Senior

[+] EnlargeJaylen Brown
Kelly Kline/AdidasSeveral big-name college coaches were in attendance to watch small forward Jaylen Brown take to the court in Las Vegas.
Jaylen Brown

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LAS VEGAS -- The first night of the evaluation period landed us at Bishop Gorman High School for the Las Vegas Fab 48, and there was a plethora of talent on hand. While Dwayne Bacon was converting buckets at all three levels, super sophomore DeAndre Ayton displayed glimpses of his immense talent at both ends.

Best Player

Brandon Sampson
2015, SG, 6-foot-5, 170 pounds
AAU Team: Louisiana Elite
LSU was three-deep (coaches) while Sampson showed off his repertoire. The willowy shooting guard facilitated the offense on occasion, but he was at his best creating space with the dribble and launching jump shots from the mid-range to the 3-point line. He still needs to get stronger for the next level, but his shooting skills and bouncy nature make him one of the elite 2-guards in the country.


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Talking with Diamond Stone, Jaylen Brown 

July, 22, 2014
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As we enter the final evaluation period this weekend, all of the nation’s top prospects will try their best to impress their suitors one more time. College coaches will be wearing bold shirts sitting front and center to try to catch the eye of their potential future stars.

Last weekend, the Under Armour Association's “The Finals” tipped off in the Atlanta suburb of Suwanee. The event brought some of the best prospects in the country including ESPN Top 10 center Diamond Stone (No. 4 overall) and small forward Jaylen Brown (No. 8 overall). I sat down with both to get to know them better find out where their minds are at during this crucial juncture.

If you were a college coach what would you tell yourself to work on?

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LOS ANGELES -- After covering the LeBron James Skills Academy, the next week of the July evaluation period took us to various tournaments such as the Double Pump Best of the Summer, Pangos Cream of the Crop, and the Battle at the Beach. There were a plethora of national talents such as Lonzo Ball, T.J. Leaf, Kendall Small, and Elijah Thomas that stood out, but it was players like 2016 talents Mitchell Lightfoot and JaQuori McLaughlin who gave us a glimpse of the future of West Coast hoops.

Most upside

Ernie Sears

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- The Peach Jam continues to be an event college coaches flock to so they can evaluate and recruit talent for their future rosters. This past weekend, many of the biggest stars on the high school circuit competed for the Nike EYBL championship at the Peach Jam, and the New Jersey Playaz walked away champions in the 17-and-under division.

With so much talent and so much on the line, here are my five takeaways from the event.


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Las Vegas has historically been the capital of the summer basketball circuit.

Some years, Orlando managed to take the title.

This year, though, the summer recruiting trail has a new main attraction, held last week in the 150-mile stretch between Atlanta, Georgia, and North Augusta, South Carolina.


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Peach Jam Day 4 recap 

July, 20, 2014
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- You won’t find a more competitive grassroots environment than what we saw Saturday during the quarterfinal round of the Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam, as teams were battling to hold on to their seasons. Heading into Sunday's semifinal action, only four teams remained in the 2014 EYBL season.

Here’s a look at some of the most impressive performances from Day 4 on Saturday:


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SUWANEE, Ga. -- It was championship Saturday along with continued heated competition in the consolation brackets on the last day of the Under Armour Association Finals. The Grind Indy Hoosiers were the 15U champions, New Heights (N.Y.) was 16U champion and We R1 (Del.) was 17U champions.

Overall, there were many excellent individual performances on Saturday. Here are a few that stood out on Day 4.


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Peach Jam Day 3 recap 

July, 19, 2014
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – With pool play starting to wind down and teams battling to advance to Saturday’s quarterfinal round, Friday’s action was hard fought from start to finish. Here’s a look at some of the most impressive performances of the day:


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Suwanee, GA -- Bracket and tournament play are in full effect at the Under Armour Association Finals. These teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack as they get closer to the championship.

Here's who caught our eye on Day 3.

Point guards who are making their point
Jawun Evans

Evans' blinding speed and quickness is tough to contain. He gets to the rim and finishes on the break because he can push the ball up the court. He hits the open jumper with range out to the arc and runs the half-court offense. Evans also is a great playmaker when the shot clock winds down. Defensively, he can pressure the ball and is tough and can compete on each and every possession.


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