Hoops recruits shine in AAU tourneys

This past weekend several Florida Gators targets took part in AAU tournaments as they traveled all the way to Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Oakland, Calif.

It was another successful weekend for these players, but here’s how many of them did throughout their tournaments:

2013 SF Reggie Cameron (Hudson Catholic/ Paterson, N.J.) Cameron’s team had some ups and downs this weekend and finished out the EYBL session with a 3-3 record. Cameron ended up averaging 17 points and six rebounds throughout the weekend.

He received scholarship offers from Southern California and North Carolina State last week.

2014 PG Richard Lee (Blanche Ely/ Pompano Beach, Fla.) Lee stood out this weekend at the Nike Memorial Day Classic in Atlanta. He averaged 17 points as the 16U squad of Each 1 Teach 1 finished up in the consolation bracket.

2014 PF Jalen Lindsey (Christ Presbyterian/ Nashville, Tenn.) Lindsey helped lead his team to five wins and just one loss. Lindsey said that he played well in every game, but that his last game against Team Final was his best of the weekend. Lindsey was unsure of exactly what his numbers were during the tournament.

2014 SG Dimitri Thompson (Orlando Christian Prep/ Orlando, Fla.) Thompson participated in his second tournament with the 17U squad of E1T1 at the fourth session of EYBL in Oakland, Calif. Thompson played well and started in two of the games. The team finished up 3-3 for the weekend.

Thompson is starting to receive interest from Kansas. He said UF has not been in contact since Norm Roberts left, which is also why the Jayhawks have started showing interest in him.

2014 SG Adonys Henriquez (Orlando Christian Prep/ Orlando, Fla.) Although Henriquez was unable to lead his 16U Florida Rams squad to a fourth-straight championship, the 2014 prospect performed well and averaged 19 points during the tournament.

Henriquez feels like he’s really grown as a player during this year’s AAU circuit.

“I feel like I’ve grown in the mental part of the game,” Henriquez said.

Henriquez and the Rams participated in the Best Buy Classic in Chicago.

2015 Andrew Fleming (The Ensworth School/ Nasvhille, Tenn.) Fleming recently joined M33M and traveled to Chicago this weekend for his first tournament with them. The team fell in the Final Four, but Fleming had a game-high of 20 points.

2013 Dre’Kalo Clayton (Orlando Christian Prep/ Orlando, Fla.) Clayton joined the D12 Warriors last weekend. He was named MVP of the Sunshine Showcase and the Warriors captured the championship.

2013 Austin Nichols (Briarcrest Christian/ Franklin, Tenn.) Nichols also traveled to Chicago with M33M. Nichols averaged 18 points throughout the tournament.

As far as recruiting goes, Nichols said not much has changed, but that he is still high on Florida.

“They will definitely be in my list when I make it,” Nichols said.

Nichols has not set up any visits at this point.

2013 SG Markel Crawford (Melrose High/ Memphis, Tenn.) Crawford traveled to Dallas this weekend for the Under Armour. He was able to contribute in a lot of areas for his team as he averaged 19 points, five rebounds and three assists.

“I did really well this weekend,” Crawford said. “I forced some key turnovers and knocked down the three ball.”

Crawford listed Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee, UCLA, Texas, Marquette and Arkansas as schools he really likes at this point in his recruitment.

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Drew is a senior at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. When not at school, Drew resides in Lakeland, Fla. Ever since working on his high school yearbook, Drew has had an interest in pursuing a journalism career after college. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of his school newspaper, The Samford Crimson, Drew has also been with Gator Country as an intern for one year. He enjoys the finer things in life like Tampa Bay Rays baseball and always making sure to make fun of the Atlanta Braves to Andrew Spivey’s face.