John Lucas Camp: 2012 Prospects

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- John Lucas' Midwest Invitational camp got underway on Saturday and ran through Sunday. A number of the nation's top underclassman participated. This recap highlights the top 2012 prospects in attendance.

Daiqon Walker, SG – At 6-foot-1, Walker is a guy that can spend some time on the ball, but where he really showcased his ability was in a scoring role. A speedy guard with pretty good athleticism, Walker slashed into the lane pulling up for mid-range jump shots. He has a strong handle and was much stronger than he initially looked.

Marcus Paige, PG – A true lead guard, Paige is reliable, consistent and trustworthy. Paige makes great decisions, has a good-looking jump shot from and he picks his spots when he attacks the basket. The lefty was among the top prospects at the camp and is certainly among the top point guards in the class of 2012.

Jelon Hornbeak, SG – Unfortunately we didn't get to see him in the games, but during the drills he was especially impressive. During the 4 on 4 drill, Hornbeak went to work offensively. His pull-up jump shot is consistent from 15 to 22 feet and he had no problem getting it off. At 6-foot-4 he has good size for the shooting guard spot and he's a solid athlete.

Mike Gesell, PG – One of the most impressive guards at the camp was this 6-foot-1 lead guard. Gesell, a standout at Sioux City (Neb.) High, plays with toughness, has good speed and a terrific looking jump shot. To go with all that, Gesell has some spring. He got up for a handful of dunks, including a tip dunk that drew rave reviews.

Arroyo Edwards, SG – This was by far the best we've seen from this Wisconsin native. A 6-foot-4 shooting guard prospect, Edwards hunted mid-level jump shots and he knocked them down with consistency. Edwards also proved to be a pretty good shooter off the catch out to 22-feet. He mixed in some strong drives to the rim, but it was clear that his mid-range game has been a point of emphasis.

Quentin Judd, SG – Prior to this event we hadn't heard much on Judd, a native of Maryland. But we certainly left asking questions about the 6-foot-4 wing. He has a solidly built basketball body, an impressive overall skill set and showed he could score in a variety of ways. This is certainly one to keep an eye on.

Isaiah Austin, C – Arguably the top prospect and player in attendance was this 7-footer from Texas. Austin, a Baylor commit, was especially active on the defensive end where he used his extreme length to get his hands on a lot of shots and passes. Offensively he used his mobility to run the floor and was active picking up put back opportunities. When he's at his best, he's as good as any one in the class of 2012.

Cinmeon Bowers, PF – It's hard not to like Bowers, a 6-foot-8, 270-pound active power forward. Every time out he plays with aggression and is active on both ends. This weekend was no different. For a guy his size he's extremely mobile and loves to attack facing the basket. Going forward Bowers could be much more effective if he spent time getting in shape. Still he's a heck of a player.

Joshua Fortune, a 6-foot-4 wing prospect out of Virginia, had his moments this past weekend. Majority of Fortune's work was done from knocking down jump shots. Russell Robinson Jr. is a long, lean post prospect with some ability. Robinson, a southpaw, showed a left jump hook.

Mike Gesell claims scholarship offers from Nebraska, Creighton, Northern Iowa, Iowa, Iowa State, Drake and Utah. Arizona State, Stanford and Notre Dame are also recruiting him.

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