Written By Evan Daniels
Scout.com Recruiting Analyst
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- For the second day in a row the McDonald's All-American's practiced and for the second consecutive day Keith "Tiny" Gallon impressed us.
Keith Gallon, C – He’s known as “Tiny” and compared to what he was a year ago, the 6-foot-9 big man is just that. He says he’s lost over 70 pounds and is clearly in the best shape of his life. The Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill standout should be proud of the effort he’s put in to get in shape. He’s more mobile, nimble and powerful than he has been in the past. We are expecting a good showing from during the big game.
Michael Snaer, SG – A strongly built, burly two-guard, Snaer showed why many have him ranked so high. During practice on Monday, Snaer attacked the rim and used his strength and toughness to score once he got there. He also showed off his spot-up jumper during the West’s scrimmage session.
John Henson, PF – There’s a possibility that Henson is the best long term prospect in this game. He appears to be pushing 6-foot-10 and his length is a hindrance for the opposition. Despite the lack of strength he gets his hands on a lot of shots and today in a scrimmage he had a big block on Mason Plumlee and a few plays later stripped Gallon. We are also impressed with how confident he’s become handling the ball, as he was looking to push the break.
Maalik Wayns and Peyton Siva, PG – Both East point guards were pushing the ball up the floor every chance they got, so it was fun watching them go at it. Siva is more athletic and a better shooter, while Wayns attacks the rim a little bit. Wayns showed off his impressive vision in transition, while Siva showed how to finish in traffic as he rose up on a fast break and flushed one home.
Tommy Mason-Griffin, PG – For a few minutes during the West’s scrimmage, Mason-Griffin really had it going. He’s tough to contain off the dribble because of his speed and ability to handle the ball so low to the ground. He’s also capable of getting his shot off, and showed an ability to bury jumpers off the bounce, as he hit an 18-footer and a pair of pull-up threes on three straight possessions.
David Wear and Travis Wear, PF – The twins out of Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei have guarded each other for majority of the past two days. As has been stated plenty of times in the past, their games are identical and they each have an impressive skill set. The go-to move is usually a jump hook if they catch it on the block, but they are very capable shooters to 18-feet.
Ryan Kelly, PF – It appears that Kelly has grown since we last laid eyes on him. On Sunday and Monday he had the jumper working, and although his team didn’t do much scrimmaging, if he got a good look he usually buried it. Kelly spent time playing on the wing and even guarded Dominic Cheek at times. His development over the past two years has been incredible too watch, and he seems to improve every time out.
News & Notes
Unfortunately it looks unlikely whether Wally Judge will be able to play in the game on Wednesday. The Kansas State commit suffered a tough fall on Sunday and has a bruised spine. He was seen wearing a neck brace today.
Lance Stephenson is still not here. The top 10 wing played on Saturday and was scheduled to fly to Miami on Sunday, but missed his flight, and has now missed the first two days of practice.
The Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln standout is scheduled to announce his college decision on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. He will choose from a list that includes Kansas, St. John’s and Maryland.
The Powerade Jam Fest, which will include a dunk contest, three-point contest and a skills competition will be Monday evening and televised on national television.
The game itself will be played Wednesday evening. The boys action tips off at 8:00.