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Dallas: Adidas Gauntlet Day 1 Standouts - Johnson, Bridges & more shine

By Pat Lawless, 04/27/19, 8:30AM EDT


Who shined on day one of the first session of the Adidas Gauntlet?

Jalen Bridges

Dowar Jioklow (New World)

New World’s Dowar Jioklow put together an impressive performance to open up the live period. The class of 2020 prospect has always had potential, but it looks like he is starting to turn the corner. He stands 6’7” with the ability to play out on the perimeter, which makes quite a difficult matchup. He scored 19 points and shot 5-7 from three. I’d expect more schools to get involved in his recruitment in the near future.

Bowen Born (Iowa Barnstormers)

The Iowa Barnstormers started things off with a 68-55 victory over New World and their point guard Bowen Born played a big part in that. Born ran the show for the Barnstormers and displayed excellent feel for the game. He did a nice job of putting his teammates in positions to score, but his scoring ability was the most impressive. Born scored in a variety of ways, whether that was off the bounce and shooting from deep. Born is definitely a prospect to keep an eye on.

Donovan Johnson (Wildcats Select)

Wildcats Select was one of the most talented teams in attendance yesterday. Class of 2020 guard Donovan Johnson was tremendous and checks a lot of boxes as a prospect. Johnson made an impact in multiple ways with his playmaking ability. Johnson filled it up from three as he went 4-5 and finished with a total of 25 points. He was very efficient from the field and definitely rose his stock with his performance yesterday.  

Jalen Bridges (Wildcats Select)

Wildcats Select had another standout in wing Jalen Bridges. He started out hot knocking down multiple threes and eventually got going again as the game went on. As many have pointed out already, Bridges is a member of the class of 2019 but plans on reclassifying to 2020. I could definitely see more schools step up an offer him the option to remain 2019. Bridges scored 20 points in a 70-62 win over the Riverside Hawks.

Keon Johnson (EAB)

EAB’s Keon Johnson was one of the best prospects in attendance yesterday and showed it. Johnson got after it from the jump against Game Elite JB and dominated with his athleticism. He was unstoppable off the bounce and got to the rim at will. Johnson is excellent in the open floor but has definitely made great strides with his play in the half court. He finished with a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.