As my week of Vegas Tournaments continued I saw both days of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational at the Orleans Hotel. The tournament featured 8 teams with 4 teams in one “upper bracket” and 4 in another bracket.
There were several legit NBA prospects and even more European prospects playing as Arizona, Butler, and Santa Clara had several players each. Butler was able to come from behind in the 2nd half to defeat Arizona in the championship game. Andrew Chrabascz, a senior F for Butler, was named MVP.
Below I have put together my own version of the All-Tournament team (5 players) plus a few honorable mentions. These are players who I thought deserved it for the play in this tournament, so no other factors were included, such as hype coming in, or what the player had done in the past.
All Tournament Team
G- Jordan Davis, G, 6’2”, SO, Northern Colorado
The breakout start of the tournament. Back in his hometown, Davis put on a show. He leads the country in usage rate and showed why here. Plays like a mix of Russell Westbrook and Damien Lillard, Davis scored at will and got the paint over and over. Athletic and quick guard who is an excellent rebounder for his size. Davis is definitely a pro prospect and a player for NBA teams to monitor.
G- Jared Brownridge, G, 6’3”, SR, Santa Clara
Big time scorer who can play on and off the ball. Had a big time scoring output in the 2nd game vs Vandy w/ 36 points. Loved his demeanor throughout the tournament, he never gets rattled. Pro prospect who should do very well in Europe.
F- Kelan Martin, F, 6’7”, JR, Butler
Versatile wing with pro size and strength. Can handle the ball well and showed he could create and score off the bounce. Played consistently well in both games.
F- Andrew Chrabascz, F, 6’7″, SR, Butler
Fundamental and skilled forward who knows how to play and makes winning plays on both ends. Can stretch the floor with his shooting ability.
F– Lauri Markkanen, F, 7’0”, FR, Arizona
Talented stretch 4 from Finland showed why so many NBA teams are so high on him. He has a pure stroke from deep, can handle the ball like a guard, and has fluid movements. Very high upside.
Dusan Ristic, C, 7’0”, JR, Arizona
Rawle Alkins, G, 6’5”, FR, Arizona
Nate Kratch, F, 6’8”, SR, Santa Clara
Jeff Roberson, F, 6’6”, JR, Vanderbilt
Tyler Lewis, G, 5’11”, SR, Butler