Previewing the KDF Classic

Gold Team
Greg Paulus
Position: PG
HT/WT: 6-1 / 180
High School: Christian Bros. Academy
Hometown: Manilus, N.Y.
Rivals Ranking: No. 6 PG, No. 25 overall
College Choice: Duke
Scouting Report: A consummate point guard, Paulus makes everyone around him better. He can get the ball anywhere on the court at will, either on the pass or the dribble, and can score when he needs to. Not the best of athlete, Paulus may have difficulty guarding quicker point guards. -Jerry Meyer of
Dominic Tilford
Position: PG
HT/WT: 6-0 / 185
High School: Jeffersontown
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Rivals Ranking: Not Ranked
College Choice: Undecided - Considering TCU, South Carolina and others.
Darren Collison
Position: PG
HT/WT: 6-0 / 150
High School: Etiwanda
Hometown: Etiwanda, Calif.
Rivals Ranking: No. 146 overall, No. 26 PG
College Choice: UCLA
Scouting Report: Very fast with the ball, Collison can get to the basket in transition and finish tough shots with either hand. He is also a good with the catch and shoot behind the arc. Lack of strength is an issue right now defensively and when handling the ball against pressure. -Jerry Meyer of
Marcus Williams
Position: SF/SG
HT/WT: 6-8 / 205
High School: Roosevelt
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Rivals Ranking: No. 72 overall, No. 17 SF
College Choice: Arizona
The Dish: "Did everything for us. He rebounded, he scored, he stole the ball, he passed it -- everything. He made all of our big buckets this summer." -Daryll Hennings, Seattle Rotary AAU coach
J.P. Prince
Position: SG
HT/WT: 6-7 / 203
High School: White Station
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Rivals Ranking: No. 23 overall, No. 5 PG
College Choice: Arizona
The Dish: "J.P. has great size for a point guard and can jump out of the gym. He is a great passer and defender also. A lot depends on what day of the week it is. If it is a big game, then you can count on him to play really well. " -Renowned White Station head coach Terry Tippett
Joey Shaw
Position: SG/SF
HT/WT: 6-6 / 170
High School: Deer Valley
Hometown: Glendale, Az.
Rivals Ranking: No. 112 overall, No. 31 SG
College Choice: Indiana
Scouting Report: Not overly athletic, Shaw has a good mind for the game and has very good length for a shooting guard. With a solid skill base, Shaw is most dangerous with his catch and shoot. His athleticism and playmaking ability should improve as he gets stronger. -Jerry Meyer of
Brandon Rush
Position: SF
HT/WT: 6-6 / 202
High School: Mt. Zion Academy
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Rivals Ranking: No. 4 overall, No. 1 SF
College Choice: Undecided - Considering Louisville, Illinois and the NBA.
Scouting Report: Rush is gradually developing the mentality and skill of an elite prospect. A tremendous north and south athlete who can run and jump with the best of the country, he is also a strong one-on-one player who can get to the basket and finish difficult shots. A good offensive rebounder when he puts in the effort, his passing and defense need work and he needs to get stronger. -Jerry Meyer of
Alonzo Gee
Position: SF/SG
HT/WT: 6-6 / 205
High School: Dwyer
Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Rivals Ranking: No. 38 overall, No. 11
College Choice: Alabama
Scouting Report: Gee has very good size and strength for a shooting guard. He is both athletic and can shoot the ball with range. He also has a solid pull up jumper. Solid with the ball, but he is not a creative playmaker with the dribble. -Jerry Meyer of
Ryan Wright
Position: PF
HT/WT: 6-9 / 225
High School: Loyola Prep
Hometown: Misissauga, Ont.
Rivals Ranking: No. 54 overall, No. 15 PF
College Choice: UCLA
Scouting Report: Wright is athletic and has good strength. Very good around the basket, but he is quiet limited once he is 15-feet from the basket. He is a strong rebounder and finsher and hard worker on defense. He has a nice upside in that he should only improve as he gets used to playing against top competition. -Jerry Meyer of
Uche Echefu
Position: PF
HT/WT: 6-9 / 220
High School: Montrose Christian
Hometown: Rockville, Md.
Rivals Ranking: No. 100 overall, No. 25 PF
College Choice: Undecided - Considering Kentucky, Duke, and others.
Scouting Report: The athletic Echefu has an outstanding body. He is quick off the floor and scores the ball very well inside. He can stretch the defense with his developing three point range. His handling and passing of the ball need improving, but he has a very good upside as a power forward. - Jerry Meyer of
Arinze Onuaku
Position: PF/C
HT/WT: 6-8 / 245
High School: Episcopal
Hometown: Lanham, Md.
Rivals Ranking:
College Choice: Syracuse
The Dish: "Certainly he has the body to play. Most kids his age don't have that kind of body. He can bang and hand with the older players and that should help him develop his skills even more. He has good feet and soft hands but he needs to get tougher and that toughness will come if he plays as physical as he does now." - coach Tim Jaeger
Jared Carter
Position: C
HT/WT: 7-1 / 230
High School: Scott County
Hometown: Georgetown, Ky.
Rivals Ranking: No. 113 overall, No. 9 center
College Choice: Kentucky
Scouting Report As a senior, Carter averaged almost 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocked shots per game. He emerged as not only as one of the Bluegrass State's top prospects, but one of the most improved players in the nation.
Vernon Goodridge
Position: C
HT/WT: 6-9 / 215
High School: Lutheran Christian
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Rivals Ranking: No. 24 overall, No. 1 center
College Choice: Miss. St.
Scouting Report: Goodridge is a NBA type athlete who is a shot blocker and defender in the mold of Ben Wallace. His offensive game is raw, but he does have touch around the basket. -Jerry Meyer of
Lloyd "Pinky" Gardiner - Fairdale High School, Louisville, KY
Stu Vetter - Montrose Christian School, Rockville, Maryland