Adidas Nations – 2011 Propsects Review

 

Evan Daniels VIDEO Review HERE

The 2010 Adidas Nations tournament has concluded and Evan Daniel from Scout.com provides us with his thoughts on the top recruits.

We will only focus on the three that have Kentucky on the list as possibles, Quincy Miller, LeBryan Nash and Quinn Cook.

Quincy Miller, although UK is still on the list, seems to be leaning towards Louisville along with Deuce Bello. Calipari’s attention has moved from Miller to Anthony Davis and most believe if Davis commits to UK, which sources at other sites say he will, Miller will not sign with the Cats.

Kentucky is still in the running for LeBryan Nash and Quinn Cook and both would be great additions to the already strong 2011 Class of Gilchrist and Teague. Nash is the No. 4 and Quinn Cook is rated No. 23 in the overall player standings, according to Rivals.

Here are the Kentucky excerpts from Daniels update |

Quincy Miller, PF – Arguably the top player and prospect in attendance, Miller was dominant at times offensively. His ball handling is much improved, he’s placed an emphasis on rebounding and he’s beginning to show a killers instinct. We’d still like to see him bring it on defensive every trip, but at his size (6-foot-8) he has a versatile game that allows him to step out and attack or shoot jump shots. He also had the dunk of the event, maybe even of the summer, when he threw down a one handed tom-a-hawk on a help side defender.

LeBryan Nash, SF – While Miller was touted as the best player of the weekend, Nash wasn’t too far behind. A tough 6-foot-7 small forward, Nash took it right at the opposition, often times over powering defenders for buckets. When he plays hard and shows a motor, he’s extremely tough to guard, as he has the speed and athleticism to get by guys, but he’s also a more than capable shooter to 22-feet. Nash also has a nasty streak and if he gets it in the paint there’s a good chance he’ll try to throw down a powerful dunk.

Quinn Cook, PG – It’s been quite a summer for Cook. He won a Gold Medal in Germany and now he has a MVP trophy from the adidas Nations championship game. Cook, who is known for his leadership, is a unique lead guard prospect. On his recent teams, he’s been relied on to score from the point guard spot and he’s more than capable. His jump shot is true to 22-feet, he changes speeds well and he can create opportunities for teammates.

With at least four scholarship slots available for 2011, and most likely up to 7 slots, Coach Calipari will once again be in a reload situation with the Cats. Top talent is the name of his game, and signing Miller, Nash or Cook would fit right into the Calipari mix, especially when you consider that the 2012 class is being touted as “Loaded” with Big Men, something that has been a shortage over the last two classes, the Cats should find themselves right back at the top of the spotlight for 2010, 2011 and 2012, once again loaded with talent at just about every position.

Go Cats!!!

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