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April 27, 2009

Vegas wrap up

LAS VEGAS- When it comes time for Rivals.com to rank the 2012 class, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High School shooting guard Shabazz Muhammad will be one of the first names considered.

At a long 6-foot-3, Muhammad is a top flight athlete with an incredibly high ceiling. Nothing short of a dunking machine for the Las Vegas Prospects, Muhamed is frankly just too good to be playing on the 15-under level. He has a poised game with a lot of skill to go along with his athleticism. His stroke is solid and his ball handling and passing are right on track. He values the defensive side of the ball and his focus is on winning ball games. It is going to be fun tracking his development on the circuit.

Kyle Collinsworth 2010 (Utah Pump N Run Elite)- Collinsworth carried his strong play throughout the event into Sunday. Scoring big numbers for his Utah Pump N Run team, Collinsworth continued to get to the rim over and over. You wouldn't characterize him as quick, but Collinsworth is shifty with the ball and has a great feel for change of pace moves. Defenders simply can't keep him in front and then his strength and leaping ability allow him to finish in traffic and draw fouls.

Robert Sampson 2010 (Pump N Run Elite)- The youngest son of former NBA player Ralph Sampson, is a 6-foot-8 athlete who thrives in the transition game. Adept at cleaning up messes around the basket, Sampson is also a dangerous shot blocker. He moved to Las Vegas this year and is running with Pump N Run Elite. Likely a late bloomer who is still growing, Sampson listed Clemson, Florida State, Florida, Indiana, Harvard and Akron as schools of interest.

Cory Joseph 2010 (Pump N Run Elite)- The Las Vegas transplant joined up with Pump N Run Elite for the weekend and impressed with his play just as he did last weekend in Little Rock. A complete player who can excel at either guard position, Joseph is establishing himself as a five-star prospect and perhaps even an elite prospect.

Moses Morgan 2010 (I Can All Stars)- A physical wing prospect with a game ready for the rigors of college basketball, Moses revealed Indiana as his top school. A big admirer of Tom Crean, Moses plans to visit Indiana and Marquette in June. He has already visited Michigan, and along with these three schools, Texas Tech and Utah have also offered him. Oklahoma, Texas and USC are showing interest as well.

Jaleel O'Brien 2010 (IEBP All Stars)- A well built 6-foot-6 wing, O'Brien carries a heavy load of the ball handling for his IEBP All Stars team. Along with his ball handling and passing ability, O'Brien also shoots an impressive pull up jumper and has the ability to ge to the rim.

Derek Kaster 2010 (IEBP All Stars)- A 6-foot-7 combo forward, Kaster's strong suit is getting to the basket with a couple dribbles and finishing.


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