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Locked On Suns Sunday: Instant reaction to the 2018 Jerry Colangelo Classic

We go over No. 7 Tennessee’s upset of No. 1 Gonzaga at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Rui Hachimura, Admiral Schofield, and Brandon Clarke headlined the possible first-round picks.

On today’s episode, we come to you live from Talking Stick Resort Arena immediately following the Tennessee-Gonzaga game at the 2018 Jerry Colangelo Classic.

After seeing Deandre Ayton in-person at this event last year, what were our thoughts on this year’s crop of top prospects? Rui Hachimura stood out for Gonzaga, and he could be a fit next to Ayton if the Suns put together some more consistent winning efforts.

Brandon Clarke, a Phoenix native, really showed out on Sunday for the Bulldogs in a loss. Clarke has extreme bounce and athleticism, which was displayed on both ends often against the Volunteers. Do we envision Clarke as a riser for the 2019 class? Absolutely.

AZ Central’s Greg Moore, who was in attendance for this event as well, stopped by the podcast for a few minutes to discuss Hachimura and Clarke.

Finally, we hit on the star of the game: Admiral Schofield. Tennessee’s veteran leader has not only dramatically transformed his physical profile under head coach Rick Barnes, but Schofield’s improved shooting stroke could really help boost his stock later on. In Tennessee’s victory, Schofield poured in 30 points, 25 of which we’re in the second half.

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