Recruiting confidential: Top PGs Dennis Smith Jr., Lonzo Ball face off in Vegas

Lonzo Ball and Dennis Smith both stuffed the stat sheet on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Kelly Kline/Adidas

Throughout the July evaluation period, the team at Recruiting Nation and ESPN basketball insider Jeff Goodman will provide news, notes and rumors from all the top events. Check back throughout July for the latest from around Recruiting Nation.

Adidas Uprising Summer Championships (Las Vegas)

A highly anticipated matchup between two of the elite point guard prospects in the nation never quite started due to Dennis Smith Jr.'s squad, Team Loaded North Carolina, being vastly more talented than UCLA commit Lonzo Ball's squad, Big Ballers VXT.