Bernard, Reuvers impress at Adidas Uprising Gauntlet

Jules Bernard, a 6-foot-5 2018 wing, has a high level of interest from the Pac-12. Joel Francisco/ESPN

DALLAS -- The first of two Adidas Uprising Gauntlet series previews (second in Atlanta April 22-24) started the NCAA spring recruiting evaluation period.

Here are a few players that impressed and their current recruiting status.

Class of 2017 PF/C Nathan Reuvers (Lakeville, Minn./North): At 6-foot-10, he is extra-long and skilled. Wisconsin and Creighton have offered and head coaches Greg Gard and Greg McDermott were both sitting on the baseline locked into Reuvers’ each and every move. Minnesota, Washington State and DePaul have also offered. Marquette and Nebraska also had assistant coaches in attendance.

Class of 2018 SG/SF Jules Bernard (Los Angeles/Windward School): He is a smooth, lefty shooter/scorer that already has offers from USC, UCLA, Vanderbilt, SMU, Nevada, Colorado State, Utah and Arizona State, with Sun Devils coach Bobby Hurley sitting on the sideline in clear view of Bernard throughout the game. Expect the 6-5 wing to be considered one of the top 2018 prospects.

Purdue head coach Matt Painter was front and center checking out 2018 SG Romeo Langford (New Albany, Ind.). The scoring machine is currently No. 21 in the ESPN 25. Langford’s performance continues to impress and UCLA, Indiana, Louisville, Vanderbilt are also in hot pursuit.

UCLA head coach Steve Alford was checking out ESPN 60 No. 31 PG commit Jaylen Hands (San Diego/Balboa City). He has great ability setting up teammates, finishing above the rim and knocking down rhythm dribble shots. He has the potential to climb the rankings and should be an immediate impact player in the Pac-12 in two years.

Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland has a close eye on 6-11 2018 shot-blocker, rebounder and finisher Kenneth Nwuba (Mouth of Wilson, Va./Oak Hill Academy), a 2018 prospect. Nwuba has an excellent shot of cracking the updated ESPN 60.