What we learned: Lebron Skills Academy

The Lebron James Skills Academy was completed on Monday. After two days of games, we learned a few things about numerous Arizona prospects. Read on for more on Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Stanley Johnson, and more.

LAS VEGAS - With the completion of the LeBron James Skills Academy, another camp is in the books for a few of Arizona's recruits. Here is what we learned the last few days:

  • Parker Jackson-Cartwright is healthy and back in control of his team's offense. The offense flowed much smoother with Jackson-Cartwright on the floor. The Arizona commit seems to have grown a few inches and had little trouble finishing in traffic when he attacked the basket.

  • Cliff Alexander was clearly a player that the caught the attention of the opposing teams. The big man had multiple defenders on him just about every time he touched the ball. It slowed his offensive game down, but he was still able to be a dominant force on the glass. Alexander used his big body throughout the camp and was able to muscle defenders around and get prime position on the boards.

  • Jaylen Brown had a great showing throughout the camp. The forward had a quick trigger at times, but was hitting from nearly everywhere on the floor. He was one of the better offensive performers on his team. Brown also showed off his passing skills throughout the day, finding multiple teammates for easy baskets.

  • Stanley Johnson was one of the most unstoppable players on the court for most of the camp. He was hitting three-pointers, driving to the basket, and scoring with ease. There aren't going to be many high schoolers that can stop him and Johnson showed why he is without a doubt one of the best players in the country.

  • Malachi Richardson took some time to get comfortable with his team, but showed much more aggression on the second day of games. He wasn't overly successful at finishing, but showed some of his skills on offense. He had great form on his jumper and blew past a few defenders a few times in order to get to the rim.

  • Thon Maker is a player that has incredible upside. He is incredibly athletic for being seven feet tall. Not only is he aggressive on the defensive end, Maker also gets up and down the court swiftly. He is still raw offensively and needs to add some weight, but he does have great hands. He is a prospect whose development will be one to watch over the next few years.

  • Isaiah Briscoe did just about whatever he wanted on offense during the camp. The guard ran the point position for his team and led it to the championship game. He showed his ability to easily get to the rim and score. Briscoe also hit multiple contested three-pointers throughout the camp.

    The biggest thing that stood out for Briscoe was his ability to get his teammates good looks at the basket. He found his teammates in transition for easy baskets, but also highlighted his court vision in half court sets as well.

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