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Purdue recruits work on games in Fort Wayne

Bryson Scott knows his strength.

"Getting to the rim, either hand, tear drop, anything," he said.

But he's working on becoming a more well-rounded offensive player this spring and summer with his Spiece Indy Heat AAU team.

"My weakness is my pull-up jumper," he said Saturday at the Hensley Memorial Run-n-Slam at Spiece Fieldhouse. "That's what I really want to work on this summer."

Another focus, Scott said, will be a continued effort to get teammates involved in the offense. Though he's an explosive scorer, he wants also to be "more humble and more of a team player."

But he's also still confident with his abilities.

"I think my game is pretty high right now," he said.

Fellow 2013 commits Basil Smotherman and Kendall Stephens also were at Spiece. Stephens didn't play Saturday, though, after injuring his toe on Friday night. That spoiled an afternoon matchup between Smotherman's Eric Gordon All-Stars team and Stephens' Illinois Wolves.

Smotherman, a 6-foot-5 guard, assessed his progress after that game, which the Wolves won.

"My AAU team has been kind of slow a little bit. I haven't been playing as hard as I can, but I've got to pick it up and start scoring and just help my teammates get the win," he said. "I'm just trying to get better, be a better teammate and a better player. Sky's the limit for me to get better."