Prospect Tracking: April 27th

Dennis Smith, Jr.

The April evaluation period tipped off across the country with three big events beginning. Here's a rundown of the Sunday evening action as it related to Duke targets.

Luke Kennard, SG, KJ Shooting Stars – On his final day in Sacramento, Kennard helped his team secure its first win of the event, a 12 point win over the New Jersey Playaz. Kennard hit five of nine shots from the field and also assumed some point guard duties to finish with 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists in 31 minutes.

Brandon Ingram, Stackhouse Elite - In his final game of the weekend, Ingram slowed down considerably from the floor, but managed to use his game's overall versatility to record a near triple-double. The 6-foot-8 four star prospect scored 10 points, handed out nine assists, and grabbed nine rebounds while also recording three steals in 29 minutes. The only downside was his shooting performance, where Ingram missed 14 of his 17 field goal attempts on the afternoon.

Note: Chase Jeter is not able to play this weekend as he recovers from injury.

Dennis Smith, Jr., Team Loaded - Smith continued to impress the coaches in attendance on Sunday morning by leading his team to an 11 point victory over Dream Vision. After his legs left him later in the day on Saturday, Smith seemed to be completely recharged on Sunday, hitting 11-of-15 shots from the field and 11-of-13 from the free throw line to finish with 37 points, six rebounds, and seven assists. It was the third straight game he recorded a positive assist to turnover ratio as well.

Thon Maker, Team Loaded (Va.) - Maker was established early in the game against Southern Elite, and it led to an impressive 17 point, 13 rebound performance in an easy win. There was little double as to the best player on the court as the talented 2016 big man missed missed only one shot (6-of-7 FG), and bothered countless others though he was credited with three blocks on the afternoon.

Josh Langford, Atlanta Celtics - The five star small forward prospect scored 21 points, grabbed four rebounds, and handed out a team high six assists in a 18 point win over the Ohio Basketball Club.

Jayson Tatum, St. Louis Eagles - Tatum and the Eagles lost a somewhat disjointed game on Sunday to the Spiece Indy Heat. Tatum finished with 18 points and eight rebounds, but shot only 6-of-17 from the floor including 0-of-4 from the perimeter. We'll have a Tatum interview coming this week.

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