During the July circuit, we covered nearly two dozen events across the country and saw a lot of players. Here is a look at who impressed us during our travels:
Who was the best player you saw this summer?
Paul Biancardi: Zak Irvin, SG
(Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern)
I saw the Michigan commit numerous times at the adidas Invitational in Indianapolis. He has a combination of athletic ability, skill and feel for the game that helped him dominate the action, but he utilizes his different skill sets to operate within the flow of the game. His long-range jumper is accurate, and if a defender gets too close, he will drive to the basket with a long first step. Plus, he has the size to score over defenders in the painted area. When he gets out in transition, he can spot up for a jumper or cut to the basket for a high-flying finish. He also moves without the ball by cutting and using screens to free himself. Overall, he is a clutch performer, arguably the best player in Indiana and the player who best helped his team win all summer.