LAS VEGAS -- The Michigan Mustangs wouldn't have won the adidas Super 64 title without contributions from much of the roster. The champions were led by Michigan commit Derrick Walton (Detroit/Chandler Park), who turned in an MVP performance and vaulted himself into contention for postseason honors. His running mate Monte Morris (Flint, Mich./Beecher) was no slouch and together they fueled the Mustangs.
Both would tell you Jalen Hayes (Lansing, Mich./Sexton) was the guy who got them over the top. As the tournament closed, the nimble lefty held it down inside and earned his mid-major scholarship.
Here is a look at who stood out on Day 5:
2013, PG, 6-foot-2, 165 pounds
College: Iowa State
Walton is the more nationally acclaimed prospect and rightfully so, but Morris could be the better prospect. The rangy Morris is a steal for the Cyclones and should team with Mathew Thomas (prolific shooter) to form a formidable backcourt for head coach Fred Hoiberg. Morris is terrific in the open court, where he can slither to the rim, and his jump shot is feathery. Although he is a gifted scorer, he also showed he can run a team with aplomb.
Tyrone Outlaw (Roxboro, N.C./Person County)
2013, WF, 6-5, 210 pounds
Outlaw has improved since the April evaluation period due to his improved perimeter shot. He utilizes his strong physique to convert buckets inside off of slashing drives. He has a quick and decisive first step and understands angles, while scoring through contact. Not to mention he plays both ends, especially in the rebounding area.
A.J. Lapray (Salem, Ore./Evangel Christian)
2013, SG/SF, 6-5, 185 pounds
LaPray exploded onto the scene this summer with eye-catching performances. The bouncy wing type is a prolific jump shooter and his ball skills have evolved as well. He made a number of nice passes in the open court and he isn’t afraid to take it to the rim. He claims offers from Oregon State, Rice, Pepperdine, San Francisco, UTEP, Tulane and James Madison. Cal, Arizona State, Florida, Texas, UConn and Maryland are also taking a look.