Hoosier recruits Hanner Perea, Peter Jurkin, D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Kenny Kaminski at the Adidas May Classic

TEAM SCORE: 16 U Indiana Elite Team Indiana 67, Wabash Valley Prospects 36

INDIANA RECRUITS: North Central sophomore guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 14 points. Sophomore forward Hanner Perea from United Faith Christian Academy in North Carolina had 11. Peter Jurkin, also of UFCA, and Kenny Kaminksi of Medina, Ohio each had four.

JURKIN SAID: “I just have to get stronger and try to work on my offense, my post play and my jump shot.”

MY THOUGHTS: It was just as difficult to get a read on Indiana Elite’s 16 and Under team as the 17 and Under squad. Wabash Valley was one of the scrappier overmatched teams I’ve seen in this tournament, but it was really, really overmatched. One thing you could take from this one, though, is Hanner Perea is obscenely athletic. In one sequence, he basically swallowed a shot from a Wabash player, then threw down an alley-oop dunk on the other end. He’s 6-foot-8, but I think his arms come down to his knees, and his wingspan has to be the same as a 7-footer’s. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had another solid outing just minutes after playing with the 17 and under team. He’s been a workhorse today, and he’s still shooting it well. As for Kenny Kaminski, I’m still waiting.

Here are some video clips from good friend Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall.

adidas May Classic: Kenny Kaminski from Inside The Hall on Vimeo.

adidas May Classic: Hanner Perea from Inside The Hall on Vimeo.

adidas May Classic: D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera from Inside The Hall on Vimeo.