LAS VEGAS — The third NCAA basketball evaluation period tipped in force off at 5 o’clock at three major venues Wednesday night, each swarming with college coaches galore.
The Cashman Center (Super 64), Spring Valley High (Big Foot Classic) and Bishop Gorman High (Fab 48) were the gathering points.
My first stop of the period (that wraps Sunday evening at 5) was Bishop Gorman where I watched eight games (split between two adjacent courts in the school’s “main” gymnasium) that were part of the “Fab 48 Tip-Off.”
It was a cool opportunity for me to watch several players that I had not watched and evaluated during the spring or early summer.
More on those young gentlemen will come later.
The first two games that forced me to use my amazing “split vision” technique of evaluation (I jest, of course; it’s enough to create a mild case of whiplash) were Team Texas eventually lost to New Heights of New York, 71-56, on Court 1 while the Las Vegas Prospects held on to knock off San Diego Supreme Court, 60-56, on Court 2.