Double Pump Summer Tip-Off: Day Three

WildcatAuthority.com was in attendance for the third day of the Double Pump Summer Tip-Off. Read on for evaluations of Isaac Hamilton, Brandon Randolph, Jordan Bell, and more.

CARSON, Calif. - Many Arizona prospects were eliminated from the Double Pump Summer Tip-Off on Friday, but that does not change the fact that there were still some impressive performances.

2013

Isaac Hamilton: It was a rough day overall for Hamilton, who had been one of the better players in the tournament this week. On Friday, the guard could not get his shot to fall in either game and as a result he and Team Jennings Black fell in the playoffs to a RC Bulls team that just flat out played them.

Hamilton figured out that his jump shot was not going in for him and he adjusted by getting to the lane which is definitely one of his offensive strengths. However, on Friday, this epiphany came too late and Hamilton scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half.

Competition will get even better later on in July and it will be interesting to see how his game grows even more than it already has.

Jordan Bell: Bell was solid all day, as he has been for the week. He and his California Supreme Red teammates will be playing in the semifinals on Saturday morning and they have a good chance of advancing thanks in part to the play of Bell on both sides of the court.

The combo forward made sure to attack the rim on Friday and even got a highlight and-one play with a thundering dunk. That play got his teammates amped and they ran away with a 15 point victory.

Bell is still finding out what he's really good at on the offensive end, but if he keeps attacking the rim he will be effective.

Brandon Randolph: In the game that ultimately eliminated Team Jennings, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound guard started off well by hitting two threes and hitting a mid range jump shot as well. He has good stroke on his jump shot even though he prefers to attack the rim.

He seemed to fade away in the second half and still has to learn how to impact games, especially when his teammates need more production from him. Randolph still rebounded well, which is a great strength for him.

2014

Parker Cartwright: The 2014 guard continues to be impressive against anyone he goes up against. Despite his size, he can finish well inside and showed so again on Friday with several strong finishes that resulted in fouls, plus the basket.

Another part of Cartwright's game that is impressive is his ability to get steals. He is great at anticipating the passing lane and picking the pockets of his opponent.

Devin Burleson: Despite limited touches, Burleson was able to make to his presence felt. He showed nice touch on a few 15-foot jump shots and was active on the boards.

He also displayed soft hands by catching a few errant passes and scoring off a few tip ins. Defensively, he rotated well and had a nice weakside block.

While Burleson needs to pick up his intensity level and work on getting stronger, he displayed some nice skills for a player his age.

Namon Wright: Wright displayed his impressive athleticism by getting out on the break and finishing a few tightly contested layups.

He also displayed nice touch out to 15 feet and while almost all his shots came off hustle plays, it was immediately apparent that he has some impressive physical tools. Wright is certainly a player to keep an eye on.

Michael Luke contributed to this report


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