Every year the Bass Pro Tournament Of Champions in Springfield, Missouri is one of the premiere high school basketball tournaments. It is the most attended high school tournament in the country and this year was no different. This years tournament feature some great talent from the 2012 and 2013 classes and was won by Westbury Christian who was led by Baylor bound LJ Rose. Check out the player evaluations from some of the stars of the tournament.
2012 PG LJ Rose – Westbury Christian (TX) The Baylor bound 2012 PG is pure point guard. Rose, who was named the MVP of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, looked to be in complete control of himself and his team throughout the annual tournament in Springfield, MO. The ball look like an extension of Rose as he brings it up the court. His vision and awareness were tremendous as he set up his teammates for wide open shots all over the court. His ability to draw defensive help by penetrating the lane combined with his awareness of where his teammates are on the court led to easy opportunities and led to Westbury winning the tournament championship.
2012 PF/C Tony Parker – Miller Grove (GA) Parker was clearly the premier big man at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions. His soft hands, quick feet and smooth jumpshot makes him a threat on the block or from 10-15 out. Parker knows how to use his body to create space on the block, snag rebounds and block shots without picking up fouls. Despite nursing an injured leg and missing most of the first half during Saturday’s game against Christ the King Parker came back in the second half and finished with 19 points. His toughness and will to win are also reasons why so many schools are hoping to see Parker wearing their jersey colors next season.
2012 SF/PF Dorial Green – Beckham – Hillcrest (MO) DGB is what Dorial is known as around the Springfield are, but freak athlete might fit better. DGB is said to tbe the #1 football prospect in the country and his basketball skills aren’t too bad either. DGB got to the rim and finished with authority, showed a 7-10 foot jumper and was a beast on the glass and on the defensive end of the court. DGB also showed “grab it go” ability as on multiple occassions DGB would snag a rebound and then go baseline to baseline for the finish. Oklahoma and Missouri both had football coaches in the house in hopes of showing DGB just how much they would love to see him on the field for them next season.
2013 SG Tyree Robinson – Lincoln (CA) Three point shot machine. Robinson was bombs away during the TOC, including dropping over 30 points against Miller Grove on Friday night. Robinson is athletic, active and once he gets it going on the offensive end he is impossible to stop. Robinson isn’t afraid of contact either as he showed the ability to finish with contact for the And 1, or made his way to the free throw line for two shots.
2013 SG Tyrell Robinson – Lincoln (CA) Tyrell is a bit bigger and stronger than his brother and his game suggest the same. Tyrell is more of a penetrate and finish guard, which he did multiple times, as well as he is very active on the glass. Tyrell is very consistent with his game too as during each contest throughout the weekend Robinson played the same role for his team, and never disappointed.
2012 SG/SF Archie Goodwin – Sylvan Hills (AR) Goodwin is simply one of the more fun players to watch in the 2012 class. Scorer, scorer, scorer. Goodwin can drop buckets from anywhere on the court and that’s just what he did throughout the tournament. Goodwin has also spent some time in the weight room as he looked much bigger and stronger on the court. The added muscle to his frame certainly helped Goodwin get to the rim and finish with contact. Goodwin hit three’s, got to the rim, pull up jumpers – whatever was needed to get his team points Goodwin did.
2013 PG Isaiah Lewis – Christ The King – Lewis is one of the premiere point guards in the 2013 class. He is quick and can get to the basket at will. He is a good finisher and that will only improve as he puts on more strength. When he plays under control he is tough to stop. His shot selection is sometimes not as good as it should be but that will improve as his game matures. He will be fun to watch grow and whoever gets him will be getting a great one!