Game Recap: Celtics 80 Lakers 71
*Braxton Dupree, #121, Celtics. The Maryland bound 6-8 power forward is as blue collar as it gets. Does a lot of the dirty work on both ends and will do little things, like sets picks and screens. Very aggressive on the offensive glass. Dupree finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the victors.
*Zane Johnson, #81, Celtics. Recent Arizona commitment is a glue type player. Solidly built 6-6 wing likes to spot up from three, but is also a capable rebounder and passer.
*Terrell Vinson, #79, Celtics. Only a rising sophomore, the 6-6 Vinson impressed with his activity and athleticism. A player to watch in the Class of 2009.
*Corey Stokes, #84, Celtics. Recent Villanova commitment looked sluggish in this game and forced up quite a few shots. Enjoyed strong 17-point output in afternoon game, but shot just one of seven and finished with five points against the Lakers. Would like to see more consistency, but clearly one of the top scoring wings in the 2007 class.
*Malik Story, #71, Lakers. Blessed with solid frame and deft shooting stroke from the perimeter, Story led the Lakers in defeat with 13 points and also grabbed seven boards. California wing is one to watch in Class of 2008.
*Renardo Sidney, #122, Lakers. Just a rising soph, Sidney continues to impress on the national level. Body seems to be filling out and finished consistently in the low post. Tallied 12 points in Thursday night loss to Celtics.
*Edwin Rios, #27, Lakers. The Hispanic version of "The Mircowave," Rios has a knack for putting up points in bunches. The 5-11 Miami (FL) commitment pumped in 11 points and dished out two assists in Thursday night's loss.