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Adidas Gauntlet Finale: All-Tournament Team

By Marcus Carr, 07/21/19, 7:30PM EDT

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Ladera Ranch, Calif. (CA) — Adidas Gauntlet Finale concluded with three high-level days of basketball played, it was difficult to compile an all-tournament team but there were a few players who stood out on the last Adidas Gauntlet event for the summer. 

Guard: 2020 Jaylen Clark, Compton Magic - The 6’6” guard scored the ball on an elite level throughout the whole weekend, and made a case to be regarded as one of the best scoring guards in the 2020 class. On all three levels, Clark had his way whether that was creating his own shot off the dribble or firing off shots on a catch-and-shoot. The backcourt of Clark and Dalen Terry was stellar throughout the weekend as they fed off each other to help lift the Magic into the championship game. One of Clark’s most impressive games came on Friday night where he shot 8-8 scoring 22 points and he carried that same efficiency into Saturday in their final four game against the NY Jayhawks. The Compton Magic guard is expected to be a rising player in prep circles and his scoring and playmaking earned him a spot on the All-Tournament team. 

Guard: 2020 Andre Curbelo, NY Jayhawks - Curbelo is a crafty guard who finds all of the right angles to blow by his opponents and finish around bigger defenders. Playing alongside 2020, Zed Key, allows Curbelo to really show his ability to execute the pick-and-roll at an extremely high level. The Puerto Rico native was an important piece to the success of the NY Jayhawks this weekend and showed he has an elite feel for the game, consistently making the right decisions and limiting lazy turnovers. His playmaking ability ranks in the top 15 of his class, which goes well alongside his feel and IQ of the game. His soft shooting touch allowed him to hit a variety of floaters in all of his matchups and despite being a little undersized he can find his way to the rim against nearly every defender. 

Forward: 2021 Harrison Ingram, Team YGC36 - Named most outstanding player for the Adidas Gauntlet Finale by our site, there isn’t enough to say about the defensive play and passing ability of Ingram. He has a strong frame allowing him to be physical with just about any opponent and switch to guard positions 1-5. He played the position of a point-forward this weekend and was able to turn a lot of heads with his ability to make the right decisions and create open looks for him teammates. Ingram led Team YGC36 to the Finale championship and helped defeat the defending champions, the Compton Magic. For more on Ingram’s play this weekend click here. 

Forward: 2020, Tari Eason, ML20 Enforcers - Between Adidas Summer Championships and Adidas Gauntlet Finale, Eason really hit his stride and raised his stock between the two tournaments. He is a hyper athletic forward with the ability to rise off the floor quickly even on the second or third hop. Playing alongside 5-star recruit, MarJon Beauchamp, Eason was able to score the ball on a high level with the ability to operate in open space. He averaged 22 points over the course of the weekend and showed his will to grab rebounds consistently at a high level. With a strong finish to summer, expect Eason to pick up offers heading into the fall.  

Center: 2020, Makur Maker, Dream Vision - The 7’0” center was a double-double machine for Dream Vision this weekend, he averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds. Maker is an above average ball handler for his size, and can score inside at will. With an extremely high ceiling, Maker will need to pick his shots better and shoot the ball more consistently from outside while trying to play the stretch five role. On the defensive end, Maker makes life difficult for opposing centers and guards driving into the lane being an above average shot blocker with good timing. He provides a lot of second chance opportunities for the offense and crashes the glass on the defensive end and will occasionally get out and run the floor off the rebound.

 

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Ladera Ranch, Calif. (CA) — Adidas Gauntlet Finale concluded with three high-level days of basketball played, it was difficult to compile an all-tournament team but there were a few players who stood out on the last Adidas Gauntlet event for the summer. 

Guard: 2020 Jaylen Clark, Compton Magic - The 6’6” guard scored the ball on an elite level throughout the whole weekend, and made a case to be regarded as one of the best scoring guards in the 2020 class. On all three levels, Clark had his way whether that was creating his own shot off the dribble or firing off shots on a catch-and-shoot. The backcourt of Clark and Dalen Terry was stellar throughout the weekend as they fed off each other to help lift the Magic into the championship game. One of Clark’s most impressive games came on Friday night where he shot 8-8 scoring 22 points and he carried that same efficiency into Saturday in their final four game against the NY Jayhawks. The Compton Magic guard is expected to be a rising player in prep circles and his scoring and playmaking earned him a spot on the All-Tournament team. 

Guard: 2020 Andre Curbelo, NY Jayhawks - Curbelo is a crafty guard who finds all of the right angles to blow by his opponents and finish around bigger defenders. Playing alongside 2020, Zed Key, allows Curbelo to really show his ability to execute the pick-and-roll at an extremely high level. The Puerto Rico native was an important piece to the success of the NY Jayhawks this weekend and showed he has an elite feel for the game, consistently making the right decisions and limiting lazy turnovers. His playmaking ability ranks in the top 15 of his class, which goes well alongside his feel and IQ of the game. His soft shooting touch allowed him to hit a variety of floaters in all of his matchups and despite being a little undersized he can find his way to the rim against nearly every defender. 

Forward: 2021 Harrison Ingram, Team YGC36 - Named most outstanding player for the Adidas Gauntlet Finale by our site, there isn’t enough to say about the defensive play and passing ability of Ingram. He has a strong frame allowing him to be physical with just about any opponent and switch to guard positions 1-5. He played the position of a point-forward this weekend and was able to turn a lot of heads with his ability to make the right decisions and create open looks for him teammates. Ingram led Team YGC36 to the Finale championship and helped defeat the defending champions, the Compton Magic. For more on Ingram’s play this weekend click here. 

Forward: 2020, Tari Eason, ML20 Enforcers - Between Adidas Summer Championships and Adidas Gauntlet Finale, Eason really hit his stride and raised his stock between the two tournaments. He is a hyper athletic forward with the ability to rise off the floor quickly even on the second or third hop. Playing alongside 5-star recruit, MarJon Beauchamp, Eason was able to score the ball on a high level with the ability to operate in open space. He averaged 22 points over the course of the weekend and showed his will to grab rebounds consistently at a high level. With a strong finish to summer, expect Eason to pick up offers heading into the fall.  

Center: 2020, Makur Maker, Dream Vision - The 7’0” center was a double-double machine for Dream Vision this weekend, he averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds. Maker is an above average ball handler for his size, and can score inside at will. With an extremely high ceiling, Maker will need to pick his shots better and shoot the ball more consistently from outside while trying to play the stretch five role. On the defensive end, Maker makes life difficult for opposing centers and guards driving into the lane being an above average shot blocker with good timing. He provides a lot of second chance opportunities for the offense and crashes the glass on the defensive end and will occasionally get out and run the floor off the rebound.