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March 6, 2014
Day 2: Spring Exposure Showcase
Continuing with tradition, the second day of the Orlando Spring Exposure Showcase is reserved for juniors, seniors and invited post-grads. Three Rivals Top 100 players and a 3-star prospect, all in the 2015 class, participated this year.
Dwayne Bacon (No. 27), Antonio Blakeney (No. 56), Adam Prince Ali (No. 75), who passed the ball extremely well, all backed up their lofty status while Chad Brown ran the floor well and showed off his athleticism.
Meanwhile, other players in the Barnett Park gym put their talent on display for the coaches, scouts and recruiting services in attendance.
John Collins, PF, West Palm (FL) Cardinal Newman 2015 - We thought the 6-foot-9 junior was the player of the day. Collins is a good on ball defender, has a quick second jump and very good hands. He boxes out very well. He's a very skilled, fundamentally sound player. He had possibly the play of the day when he caught a pass, turned into the body of 7-foot-4 Tacko Fall and got his shot off as Fall fell. Collins doesn't wow you with great athletic plays, but when you watch him it's clear he understands how to play the game. He looked every bit the part of a Rivals150 player.
Deng Adel, F, Bradenton (FL) Victory Rock Prep, 2015 - The 6-foot-7 Adel is lean and athletic and has good form on his jump shot. He'll set screens for teammates and contest shots on defense. He had some difficulty when bigger forwards backed him down low, but he was able to use his athleticism to get past them to score or shoot from mid-range.
Earl Brown, PF, Williston (FL) Williston, 2014 - Brown loves to set up on the blocks and showed a nice repertoire of post moves. He was able to score with either hand around the rim. He contested shots in his area and was active on defense in general, including diving for a loose ball.
Eric Turner, SG, The Villages (FL) Villages Charter School, 2015 - When Turner is locked in and engaged, few defenders have what it takes to stop Turner from hitting jumpers or getting past them to score at the rim. If the 6-foot-5 guard adds some strength he would be more versatile as a player that could play shooting guard or small forward.
Keith Stone, PF, Deerfield Beach (FL) Zion Lutheran, 2015 - Stone is now up to 6-foot-8 and looked to be about 225 (our player rosters didn't include weight). He has the combination of size, frame and skills that gets coaches excited and tossing around words like "high ceiling". Stone has good footwork and showed more than one way to score inside. He makes plays in transition, but we'd didn't see much of a face-up game. That appeared to be a by-product of no opportunity, as guards tend to dominate the ball in these settings.
Francois Lewis, SF, Orlando (FL) Edgewater, 2015 - The 6-foot-7 Lewis is long and thin but appears to have added weight since we saw him in the fall. He's also a quick jumper and can shoot it pretty well, including beyond the arc. Lewis also showed the ability to put it on the deck and get to the rim from beyond the three-point line. He's very active on defense as well both in and outside of the post.
Other players that boosted their stock at Day 2 of the Spring Exposure Showcase were: 2014: Dillon Victor, Yakhya Mbodji, Evans Moreau, Solomon Kelly, Ahmad Pratt and Abdul Sarki
2015: Elija Adedoyin, Andre Pierce, Terry McFadden, Andrew Salazar, Desmond Frazier, Jaquan Flood, Andrew Moemeka and Armin Radoncic.