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NBAPA Top 100 Report – Mychal Parker will trim his list on July 15th

parkerHere is the second of several interviews from the NBAPA Top 100 Camp. [private]

This is Mark Watson reporting from the NBA Top 100 Camp with Mychal Parker sitting beside me.  Mychael, talk about your experience so far.

My experience has been really good.  I’m real excited to be here because you have to be chosen to be here.  I’m excited to play against some of the guys here, many that will make it to the NBA.

A lot of people are wondering what’s going on with your recruitment, can you talk about that?

Maryland, Miami and Virginia are being aggressive.  All of them have offered already.  N.C. State, Carolina and Virginia Tech have offered except for Carolina.

How would you describe your game to someone that had never seen you play?

I’m a great slasher.  I try to be a good leader on the court, being vocal.  I’m working on my shot to make it more consistent this season.  I’m just working hard.  I like to play defense as well.

So, you like to play “D?”

Yes sir.

Tell us about Mychal Parker off the court?

Sometime I like to be relaxed, but I will go with my Dad and work out and lift weights.  Just chill, man.

With you playing in so many AAU tournaments, how much spare time would you say you had at these events?

Spare time? (smiling) None!  So whenever I get a chance, I’m chilling.

You’ve now played in three games – who are some of the toughest players you’ve gone up against thus far?

Michael Gilchrist, Roscoe Smith and Reggie Bullock.  I went up against those three.  I wanted to go up against the top players and shut them down, I didn’t want them to go off on me.

Back to recruiting, do you have a timeline on when you’ll make a decision?

Next spring, but I’ll cut my list this July.

When?

July 15th.

So, when that list is made that’s it?”  Nobody else gets in?

Yes sir.

Who will play the biggest role in helping you make the final decison?

My father.

Did you learn your basketball skills from him?

Yeah definitely, he taught me everything.

Your mom?

My mom?  She was just a girly girl.

A girly girl?

Yeah

In a perfect world what would happen in the next two years of your life?

For one to be the best I can be on the court and off the court.  And two, just make something out of my life.

Mychal Parker, thanks for your time and good luck the rest of the way.

Thank You. [/private]

BDN prospect notes from Slamfest VIII

Here are some general comments and news on prospects that participated at this past Saturday’s  Slamfest VIII in Richmond, Virginia. 

Marshawn Powell (6-7) Powell is an active workman like player who is sure to make Arkansas fans happy.  Powell has a really nice inside/outside game and

Gbinijie and Parker square off during Slamfest VIII
Gbinijie and Parker square off during Slamfest VIII

made use of the baseline this past Saturday.  Powell showed off his three point touch going 2 for 4 and ended the game with 18 points, 8 rebounds.

Hippolyle Tsafack (6-8) – It didn’t take long for those in attendance to take notice of the little known young man from Cameroon.  He showed off a chisled body and worked the boards with authority grabbing 11 rebounds to go with 18 points on 9 of 11 shooting.  BDN Premium has more on this fairly unknown prospect where we interviewed the biggest surprise at Slamfest VIII.

Mychael Parker (6-5)The Miller School packed quite a one-two-three punch in Powell, Tsafack and Parker.  Parker had 16 points and 8 rebounds in his schools 68-49 win over Christ Church.  He is an active tweener which drew Gininije for much of the game.  Parker is being heavily recruited by Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Michael Gbinijie (6-6)I thought he took a lot of shots where his body and or feet weren’t squared up.  He didn’t finish strong in my opinion, but he was going up against the aforementioned three amigos from Miller School.  He likes to float outside a lot, yet he has more size than anyone else on his roster.  He shot 5 of 14 from the field for 14 points to go with 4 rebounds.

Steven Pledger- The future Oklahoma guard scored 28 points to go with 7 rebounds and 4 steals for his guard heavy Atlantic Shores team.  Pledger is a strong guard that forces the issue and drains his free throws when he is fouled.  He had a breakout season for Boo Williams during last years AAU play.

Josh Hairston – One of the most consistent kids I’ve seen.  He continues to get better and always hovers around 24 points and double figure boards.  BDNP will have an interview with the Duke commitment coming this week from the event.

Andre Dawkins – The future Dukie showed off his athleticism more-so than I have ever seen him do.  While he struggled a bit by his standards on his way to 15 points, he found other ways to help his team, with 4 blocked shots.  Did we mention his team high 9 rebounds?  BDN Premium will have an interview up shortly and Dre is always entertaining.  We will also discuss his game more on the members message board.

Brandon Britt (6-0) This guard unexpectedly stole the show, winning the player of the game for Atlantic Shores in their 85-62 blowout over Deep Run.  Britt was unconcious hitting 12 of 19 from the field which included and amazing 10 of 14 three pointers.  He’s a kid people will now keep an eye on.

James McAdoo (6-8) BDN Premium will have an interview with this talented youngster up this week.  He’s long, quick with the ball or without it and has enormous potential.  McAdoo dropped in 21 points to go with 10 boards, but his Norfolk Christian team lost a 53-29 decision to Henrico.  This guy is the real deal.

Travis McKie- He helped his team stay close with powerful DeMatha and showed off his athleticism.  The problem is that he waited to showcase that talent until the second half.

There were several other good players, one or two which BDNP will cover.  Coaches from Clemson, Virginia and Duke were there to watch the games.  Our premium section will have in depth analysis and interviews with the kids who may interest Duke, including Hairston and Dawkins.