World-Herald prep recruiting specialist Mike Sautter is in Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta this week to watch the Adidas Gauntlet Summer Championships, Under Armour Rise and RecruitLook Hoops Atlanta Finale.

Adidas Gauntlet

Team Harden Texas 16U 58, OSA 16U Gauntlet 48: OSA used a strong defensive effort to take a 26-24 halftime lead. Tucker DeVries (Waukee, Iowa) led the defensive effort with two of the team's four charges taken in the first half. Preston Murphy Jr. led OSA in scoring with 10 points, Cam Binder (Auburn) had nine, and DeVries finished with eight points.

College coaches in attendance: Nebraska assistant Matt Abdelmassih and Creighton assistant Paul Lusk were there to see 2021 Millard North wing Hunter Sallis. Both NU and CU have offered Sallis a scholarship. Assistant coaches from UCLA, Iowa, UNO, Northern Colorado, Longwood and San Francisco were also in attendance.

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Chauncey Billups Elite (Denver) 73, OSA 16U Gauntlet 70: Omaha Benson forward Denim Johnson provided a spark in both the first and second half. Johnson scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half while hauling in a team-high six rebounds. Hunter Sallis led a balanced OSA scoring attack with 15 points. Auburn’s Cam Binder scored 14, connecting on three 3-pointers, and Preston Murphy Jr. scored 13.

College coaches in attendance: Abdelmassih, South Dakota State coach Eric Henderson, Denver coach Rodney Billups, Drake coach Darian DeVries. Assistants from Tulsa and UC Santa Barbara were also in attendance.

YGC36 (Dallas) 64, OSA 17U Gauntlet 56: OSA was down as many as 16 points in the first half and 12 in the second half. They battled back to cut the YGC36 lead to two with under four minutes remaining but couldn’t capitalize on scoring opportunities down the stretch. OSA was led in scoring with 16 by Chase Thompson, 13 by Jadin Booth (Omaha Westside) and 11 by Latrell Wrightsell Jr.

College coaches in attendance: Buzz Williams (Texas A&M), Rick Barnes (Tennessee), Eric Henderson (South Dakota State) and Jon Coffman (Purdue Fort Wayne) were in attendance. Assistant coaches from Purdue, James Madison, Wright State, Wisconsin, Florida Southern, Memphis, Kansas, Middle Tennessee State, UTSA, Minnesota, Houston Baptist, Texas Tech, North Dakota State, Oklahoma, UCLA, UNO, Texas Teach, Stanford, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma State, North Texas, Air Force, Navy, San Diego, North Dakota, Hofstra, Louisianna Tech, UMKC, SMU, UC Santa Barbara and Troy were also in attendance.

OSA 17U Gauntlet 78, Indiana Elite East 69: Omaha Central guard Latrell Wrightsell Jr. connected on a corner 3-pointer to give OSA a 74-67 lead with under one minute left in the game. OSA was led by Max Polk (Omaha Central) and PJ Ngambi (Omaha Westside) with 15 points apiece, while Zach LaFave (Elkhorn South) scored 14.

College coaches in attendance: UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger, South Dakota State head coach Eric Henderson, East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes, UNO assistant coach Tyler Erwin were in attendance. Assistant coaches from North Texas, Vermont, Elon, Wright State, Miami (Ohio), North Dakota, Northern Colorado were also in attendance.

OSA 15U Gauntlet 62, Game Elite JB (Georgia) 49: Omaha Central guard Jakson Page scored a team-high 16 points. Reggie Thomas (Omaha Westside) scored 12.

Mass Rivals 69, Iowa Barnstormers 58: Lincoln North Star wing Kwat Abdelkarim had 12 points, four rebounds and two assists. Jaren Marshall (Omaha Burke) scored 11 points, had five rebounds and four assists.

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Larry Hughes Basketball Academy 61, OSA 16U Porter 50: Papillion–La Vista guard Joey Hylok led OSA with 12 points. Papillion–La Vista South wing Graham Cassoutt scored 10.

OSA 17U–Franzese 62, Wisconsin United 45: OSA connected on 14 3-pointers in the game. Trey Knudsen (Yutan) made four 3-pointers and scored a team-high 15 points. All 12 of Spencer Schomers' (Creighton Prep) points came from behind the 3-point line, and Colby Tichota (Yutan) finished with 10 points.

» Check back on Friday for more AAU basketball coverage.

Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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