Big-name stars bow out early at adidas

Editor's note: This is the latest entry in Dave Telep's July Road Trip blog. Throughout the month, Dave will check in each day he's on the road while covering some of the biggest basketball recruiting events in the country. He'll let you know where he is, offer some highlights of the day and give a quick look at what's next.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Like Brad Stevens from Butler, I’m out. Well, at least for a few days.

This blog has been rocking on the road since July 6 and it’s time to shut it down for a few days while I head home to rest up for the next leg of the road trip. We started in Las Vegas and spent time at the LeBron James Skills Academy, then shuttled down to South Carolina for the Nike Peach Jam before finishing up in Indianapolis at the adidas Invitational this past weekend.

So this is the final installment of the July Road Trip blog until Friday, after we go live from the Best of the South in Suwannee, Ga., starting on Thursday.

For the championship of the adidas Invitational on Sunday, we had several surprises.