UA commit Simon lights up Adidas event

2014-07-27T00:15:00Z 2014-07-29T09:21:52Z UA commit Simon lights up Adidas eventBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star

UPDATE: Justin Simon and Dream Vision reached the finals of the Super 64 this morning and will be in the championship game at 3 p.m. on ESPNU against Indiana Elite. The full bracket is here. Simon had 12 points in the semifinal game (box score here).


LAS VEGAS – Arizona hosted Chase Jeter and Justin Simon at the same time for an unofficial visit last March.

That produced only one commitment – Simon became a Wildcat in May while Jeter is expected to pick Duke – but the pairing did pay off for the Dream Vision club.

Jeter used the a close bond the two forged that weekend to help convince Simon to join Dream Vision after things changed with Simon’s longtime Gamepoint club

“Me and Justin have had a good relationship from when we took our visit,” Jeter said. “After I heard his team wasn’t playing in the Super 64, I asked him to play with us and from there, that’s how it got going.”

The payoff was no more evident than it was Saturday afternoon. Simon had 14 points and eight rebounds to help Dream Vision beat the Atlanta Celtics for a berth in the Super 64 semifinals on Sunday.

If Dream Vision beats Team Loaded of Virginia in the semifinals at 8:40 a.m. today, it will advance to the 3 p.m. final against either the Indiana Elite or the Florida Elite. The championship game will be televised by ESPNU.


In the Fab 48 across town, UA 2016 target M.J. Cage and Mater Dei (a.k.a. Big Red) reached today's quarterfinals at 9:10 a.m. That tournament will have semifinals at 11:30 before a championship game in the afternoon.


Miles Simon's California Supreme team made today's quarterfinals of the Bigfoot Las Vegas Classic.


A whole bunch of UA recruiting targets made the list of finalists for USA Basketball's U17 team, including Derryck Thornton, T.J. Leaf, V.J. King, Ivan Rabb and Caleb Swanigan.


Our full coverage today: A Q-and-A with the amazingly upbeat Ray Smith, plus seen-and-heard notes on Isaiah Briscoe, Tyler Dorsey, Chase Jeter and Cody Riley.

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