Hoop Hall: Day Three

Nigel Williams-Goss

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The final day of the Hoop Hall Classic was easily the best, as Jabari Parker had a statement game, Aaron Gordon played well and Nigel Williams-Goss sparked Findlay's comeback win over Montverde.

Hallice Cooke, SG, St. Anthony – The Oregon State signee was a big reason St. Anthony was able to escape with a victory over Tift County. He hit a handful of three-pointers and scored off a floater with a under a minute to go to make it a two possession game. The 6-foot-3 guard is a reliable shooter off the catch, but he's capable of handling the ball some too. He scored 11 points, including three three-pointers. He also added three assists.

Josh Brown, PG/SG, St. Anthony – Brown filled the stat sheet against Tift County. He scored 14 points (5-for-8), grabbed nine rebounds and tossed out five assists. Brown is a tough, hardnosed guard that plays hard on both ends of the floor. He rebounds well from his position, is a pretty good passer and has developed some consistency with his mid-range pull-up. He did turn the ball over seven times, so that's an area for improvement.

Tim Coleman, SG, St. Anthony – Coleman was St. Anthony's best scoring option, especially in the first half against Tift County. The 6-foot-4 wing hit one three and a pair of pull-ups off the bounce. His other buckets came off drives to the rim or off of put backs. He's active on the glass and plays physical. He finished with a team high 15 points and added seven rebounds in the St. Anthony win.

Donell Tuff, PF, Tift County – An enforcer in the paint, Tuff was the biggest surprise of the St. Anthony/Tift County game. At 6-foot-6, Tuff is a very good athlete that plays well through contact and attempts to block everything in the paint. He's tough and knows how to use his athleticism. He scored 17 points and threw down some impressive dunks over St. Anthony defenders. He also added seven rebounds.

Aaron Gordon, PF/SF, Archbishop Mitty – Unfortunately Aaron Gordon didn't have any help against Lone Peak. Despite the blow out loss, Gordon managed to impress in a major way. An explosive athlete, Gordon had the highlight reel play of the weekend when he caught an oop one-handed and viciously threw it down on a defender. He dunks everything around the rim, but he's also skilled enough to step outside and hit 22-foot jump shots. At 6-foot-7, Gordon is always active on the glass, defends well and is a pretty good passer. Gordon finished with 27 points on 13-for-25 shooting. He also reeled in 12 rebounds.

Nick Emery, SG, Lone Peak – One of the best shooters in the 2013 class was at it again on Monday. Up against Archbishop Mitty, Emery, a 6-foot-1 guard, didn't waste any time hoisting up threes. He hit four of his eight long-range attempts. All four of them were off the catch. He also worked in drives to the rim and tossed out three assists. While his reputation is that of a shooter, he's certainly capable of attacking the basket and is a crafty finisher once there.

Conner Toolson, SG, Lone Peak – Somehow Toolson has managed to stay under the radar and hasn't pulled in a Division-1 offer. That should change soon. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard is a very good long-range shooter and benefits from playing alongside Emery and Haws on the perimeter. On national television Toolson went 6-for-6 from three and scored a team high 22 points.

Jabari Parker, SF, Simeon – One of the best performances of the weekend came from Parker, Scout.com's No. 2 player. He pumped in 28 points on 12-for-18 shooting and scored them in a variety of ways. He hit a trio of threes off the catch, but also made numerous off the dribble pull-ups. Parker is slowly getting back in shape and looked like the dominant Parker we saw last spring. It was a statement game for the Duke commit.

Kendrick Nunn, SG, Simeon – To go with Parker's big game, Nunn stepped up for Simeon as well, scoring 21 points on 7-for-14 shooting. Nunn struggled early to get his shots to go down, but he ended up hitting a pair of deep threes and scored it well when he attacked the basket in transition. Nunn also added eight rebounds and tossed our four assists in the win.

R.J. Curington, SG, Oak Hill – The senior guard has put together a pretty strong senior season. His jump shot is his best weapon and he was on the mark today hitting three of his five three-point attempts and going 7-for-12 overall from the field. Off the catch from three, Curington is pretty consistent and he's developed a one-dribble pull-up as well. Curington is one of the better available 2013 shooting guards.

Sindarius Thornwell, SG, Oak Hill – Going to the basket is what Thornwell, a South Carolina signee, does the best and he showed that against Simeon. He has a nice first step, plays well through contact and is a very good finisher once he gets to the rim. Thornwell also worked in a pair of three-pointers and scored a team high 27 points. He also grabbed five boards and tossed out five assists.

Nigel Williams-Goss – It was only fitting that Williams-Goss got to take and make the game winning three-pointer against Montverde. The tough as nails guard headed to Washington brought Findlay back from down 11 points in the second half. It started with an And 1 finish. Then he hit a 6-foot runner and followed it up with four free throws. In all, Williams-Goss finished with 26 points on 8-for-12 shooting. He also added five rebounds, four assists and turned it over just once.

Dakari Johnson, C, Montverde – During the first half especially, Johnson dominated the lane. Using his big, wide frame, Johnson cleared space, grabbed the boards in his area and scored off of right jump hooks. We've touted his rebounding before and on Monday it was the offensive glass that he went to especially. In all he finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Devin Williams, PF, Montverde – Williams has had a strong senior season and that impressive play continued at the Hoop Hall Classic. The 6-foot-8 strongly built power forward was physical in the post and active on the glass, where he reeled in a game high 15 rebounds. He also showed some stuff on the offensive end, as he hit two mid-range jumpers and scored with both hands at the rim. The West Virginia signee is on the rise.

Tadric Jackson, SG, Tift County – Although Jackson struggled from the field shooting just 5-for-14, Jackson managed to have a major impact on Tift County's games against St. Anthony with his passing. He tossed out nine assists and a showed great court vision. He spent quite a bit of time on the ball, looked to get his teammates involved and turned it over just twice. He finished with 13 points in the loss.

T.J. Haws, PG, Lone Peak – The 2014 class is full of quality lead guards and Haws continues to prove he's one of the better ones. He's dangerous because not only can he run a team and create opportunities for his teammates, but he's a terrific shooter from both three and from mid-range. Haws hit just two of his six three-pointer attempts, but worked in five mid-range pull-ups from 12 to 18-feet. He finished with 18 points and six rebounds in the blowout win over Archbishop Mitty.

*All four of Brannen Greene's field goals against St. Anthony were three-pointers. He finished 4-for-6 from three and 4-for-10 from the field. He scored 14 points and five rebounds in the loss.

*Jaylon Tate shot the ball just three times, but he helped control the game for Simeon. He tossed out eight assists and added 10 points, as he hit seven of his eight free throw attempts.

*UNLV signee Christian Wood has an impressive upside. At 6-foot-10 he can step out and shoot the ball and has good touch around the basket. He scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the win over Montverde.

*Reggie Cameron scored a game high 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting. He hit a pair of three-pointers on five attempts.

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