LAS VEGAS – The Louisville Magic AAU team was arguably the best U-16 team on the circuit this summer, winning the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis and Adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas.
The stud backcourt of D'Angelo Russell and Quentin Snider rightfully received most of the attention, but an assortment of solid role players stepped up as well. Jordan Green was one of those role players, and he stood out in Vegas.
“It was one of my better games,” Green said after a win over Eric Gordon All-Stars. “I've been in a drought.”
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Henry Clay (Ky.) has plenty of talent, but he has developed a reputation for looking great one game and disappearing the next.
“I've been up and down, but I'm doing a better job of getting to the rim early in the game,” Green said. “It gets my confidence up.”
Green holds offers from Manhattan, New Mexico State and Samford, with interest from Cincinnati, Xavier, Indiana, Western Kentucky, Butler and Oklahoma State. He has taken plenty of unofficial visits, including ones to Tennessee, Cincinnati, Louisville, Kentucky, Xavier and Purdue.
Sleeper Jacquil Taylor has high ceiling
Watching the same elite teams over and over can get tiring after four months, so it's sometimes nice to sneak into a back gym and see if there are any sleepers. At Durango High School, with the Oakland Soldiers and California Supreme battling on the main court, big man Jacquil Taylor was playing in the secondary, smaller gym.
The 6-foot-8 power forward from Beaver Country Day (Mass.) has great length and is very good on the defensive end. He has plenty of potential, too.
“My best asset is shot-blocking, rebounding, running the floor,” Taylor said. “I could have been more selfish [though].”
Right now, Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Siena, Stanford, Pittsburgh, and Holy Cross are all on him.
- Calvin Hermanson, Saint Mary's
- Brandon Miller, Utah
- Jai Williams, Saint Joseph's
- David Cohn, Colorado State
- Alec Wintering, Portland
- Zavier Turner, Ball State
- Terrance Taylor, North Texas
- Jordan Prickett, Loyola-Chicago
- Tony Kynard, Bethune-Cookman
- Clemmye Owens, Bethune-Cookman
- Brock Cosey, Chicago State