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May 15, 2008

Top surprises from the Prather Memorial

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The Wallace Prather Memorial Classic had plenty of surprises to talk about after last weekend's event in Atlanta.

There were five, however, that stood out more than others in the eyes of Rivals.com's Justin Young.

Prather Top Surprises
Cameron Baskerville, Lou Will Elite
He wasn't really a big surprise for the locals at the Prather but his recovery and production may have been after a bad injury he suffered over a year ago. The long-armed, 6-foot-6 forward showed several good parts of his game. He rebounded out of his area, he knocked down a number of three-pointers and he proved he could get it done in the mid-range.

Baskerville has all of the parts of a really good mid-level prospect. His confidence is back to where it was pre-injury and the strong student should see his recruitment continue to bring in a variety of schools this summer.

DeAndre Daniels, Nashville Celtics
The 6-foot-8 forward from the class of 2010 was one of the biggest surprises of the weekend because of his production and overall potential. A relative unknown from a national perspective coming into the event, Daniels gave a great first impression.

He hit a three-pointer at the buzzer of one game to send the contest to overtime. His perimeter skills were solid and he finished around the rim and grabbed some rebounds out of his area. For programs looking for a nice sleeper in the rising junior class, Daniels is a good one to start with.

Ryan Harrow, Lou Will Elite 16
There may not have been a guard in the entire tournament field that was faster and more slippery than the 5-foot-10 guard from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga. Harrow was a blur with the ball in his hands and because of his size and speed, he was able to sneak into small cracks in the defense.

His frame is tiny but his game was big. Harrow's ball-handling skills and overall basketball are tremendous for a 2010 prospect. He'll have to continue to fill out, but his game was one of the best of any point guard in the tournament.

Emery Kelly, Birmingham Storm
You'd never know that the 6-foot-7 forward was playing with new teammates for the first time at the Prather Memorial. The Mississippi native played well in his role for the club.

After opening some eyes at the Real Deal on the Hill with the Jackson Tigers as a bouncy and aggressive post player, Kelly stepped up in the spotlight and delivered from the wing with a number of long-range shots. The Jackson (Miss.) Provine product will be one to watch this summer for the high-majors.

Guillaume Sabour-Pina, Team Breakdown
Kenny Boynton, Brandon Knight and Keith Clanton may get a majority of the pub for Team Breakdown, but don't overlook Sabour-Pina. The 6-foot-8 forward has quietly enjoyed a very good spring period.

His role is simply defined for Breakdown - rebound, block shots and be the primary post presence for the team. Suffice it to say, he's exceeded his role. His face-up game works when he needs it to work, too. According his AAU coaches, his recruitment already includes offers from some high-majors. His play at the Prather warranted that.

MORE: Prather: Sunday action | Prather: Saturday action | Rivals.com Hoops Tour



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