Well, I arrived in Aiken, S.C. just before tipoff of the Playaz versus Baltimore Stars. As it turns out the Peach State Summer Showcase has 30 teams that could not get into the Peach Jam.
[private]In another twist, Jason Morris is playing for Playaz and not at the Peach Jam. His teammate is Nate Lubick. There team won going away as Baltimore had just seven players, but three more came in late.
Lubick was money from the field, going 6 of 7 from the field for 14 points. He added a block and 2 boards. He had 2 turnovers.
Morris scored 10 points, going 2 of 3 from the three point stripe. He showed the ability to hit from the line which will move back in college this coming season.
Head Coaches watching were, Jim Beilein of Michigan, Billy Gillespie of Kentucky, Mike Anderson of Missouri and Sean Miller of Xavier. Assistants from UCLA, Boston College, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Providence, Vandy, Oklahoma, Syracuse and West Virginia.
Lubick hustles and is smart. He needs to add strength, but he is young. He ran the court well and gets to his position on defense. He can pass (1 assist) and position well. Hit 2 of 2 free throws.
Morris is athletic, spaces well, dribbles through traffic well. Has a good handle, but not great. Capable of getting to his man defensively. Needs to block out better. Nice range on his shot tonight with good rotation.
Isiah Armwood is not with the Baltimore Stars due to injury. He was said to be out for none months. Terrell Vinson was not there and I don’t know if he will be.[/private]