Ellis again outstanding in Orlando
1 - Perry Ellis: Hit a three-pointer, which made the defenders respect his range, blew by guys on the dribble and did most of his work around the hoop, including a blink-and-you-missed it spin move. Totaled 24 points, 13 rebounds and three assists.
2 - Frank Mason III: Played 39 minutes and controlled the tempo of the game. Played fast but didn’t look as if he hurried. Did a great job of getting the ball inside on lobs and post feeds. Having a great tournament. he totaled 11 points, six rebounds and seven assists and made 2 of 3 threes, making him 4 of 5 in the tournament. Biggest bucket came on a runner late in the game with the shot clock dwindling.
3 - Cliff Alexander: On a day Tennessee’s entire team had 11 defensive rebounds, Alexander had four of his team’s 18 offensive rebounds.
4 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Contributed a strong defensive game, showed his passing skills, held his own on the boards and totaled 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal.
5 - Brannen Greene: The lead had shrunk from 13 points to two points and Tennessee had an answer for every pass until the ball landed in Greene’s hands. Tightly guarded on the right wing, he released a three. The buzzer sounded when it was in the air and the lead quickly became five points with 8:24 left.
6 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Contributed seven points in 19 minutes and made 1 of 3 threes, making him 4 of 18 on the season. His touch is so soft that once he gets more accustomed to college basketball he’ll start dropping those shots.
7 - Landen Lucas: Had three points and five boards in 12 minutes. Missed a shot under the hoop.
8 - Devonté Graham: Limited to seven minutes, he scored two points and had a turnover.
9 - Jamari Traylor: Passes sometimes seem to catch him by surprise, a factor in his three turnovers in 12 minutes. Defenses don’t always treat him as a scoring threat, which enables them to pay more attention to Ellis.
10 - Kelly Oubre: Two-day totals: Nine minutes, two points, no rebounds, no assists, four fouls, four turnovers.
Cliff Alexander - 43
Perry Ellis - 41
Wayne Selden Jr. - 41
Frank Mason III - 36
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 32
Jamari Traylor - 26
Devonté Graham - 24
Brannen Greene - 24
Landen Lucas - 22
Kelly Oubre Jr. - 13
Hunter Mickelson - 6