By Bryan Kriss - firstname.lastname@example.org
Day one of the Fab 48 is in the books and there were several exciting games to get the event started. There have been a number of big-name coaches on hand and even some appearances from former AAU stars such as John Wall who was cheering on his former D-One Sports squad. Here are some of the standouts from day one:
Jabari Parker (Mac Irvin Fire) - Jabari Parker was impressive on day one. He showed his improved explosiveness on a few impressive dunks, but also showed his range with a number of three pointers. Parkers handle for a player his size is impressive as well.
Kuran Iverson (Long Island Lightning) - We would have liked to see Iverson attack the basket a little more often, but his talent was still impressive. He finished a number of monster dunks and hit a few three pointers to get a majority of his points. He also displayed impressive ball handling and vision for a wing player.
Kyle Anderson (NJ Playaz) - Kyle Anderson will never be the quickest or most explosive player on the floor, but he will always be one of the most skilled. His unique skill set for his size made it difficult for opponents to defend him and he hit a number of mid-range jumpers while also setting up his teammates.
Deonte Burton (TP Elite) - Burton is a powerful wing who was scoring at will in there only game of the day. He can knock down threes, but can also bull his way to the rim with his strength.
Katin Reinhardt (Belmont Shore) - Reinhardt was a crowd favorite against the Juice All-Stars. He was using his tight handle get past defenders with ease and made a number of impressive no-look passes. He also shoots the ball very well deep.
Brandon Ashley (Drew Gooden Soldiers) - Ashley has improved his jump shot since the last time we saw him. He hit a couple of three pointers and did a good job of scoring around the basket like usual.
Chris McCullough (Team SCAN 15s) - McCullough didn't dominate the game by any means, but at close to 6-foot-9 he impressed with his athleticism. With the way he moves he could definitely have a future at the small forward position if he makes strides with his shot and handle.
Jabari Bird (Drew Gooden Soldiers) - Bird got the crowd on their feet with a couple of impressive dunks and blocks. His size and athleticism make him a very intriguing young prospect.