Last Saturday’s Nike Hoop Summit was chock-full of outstanding talent. And for the third time in the last four years, the World Select Team outlasted the USA, 103-101.
Duke recruit Luke Kennard was the USA Select Team’s leading scorer with 22 points and did it quietly and efficiently. World Team star and Kentucky recruit Skal Labissiere, “The Haitian Revelation,” should compete for the No. 1 pick in 2016’s NBA draft because he has some of Anthony Davis’ offensive traits.
Here are five more guys who also impressed me and should make an instant impact on the 2015-2016 college basketball season.
1. Ben Simmons | 6-9 | Forward
Committed to LSU
When I watched Ben Simmons in January of his high school junior year, my first reaction was that he is a more athletic and complete player than Duke’s Jabari Parker, who at the time was the consensus No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. I feel more strongly about that than ever.