USA Evaluations: North

<b>The North featured the top player at the USA Camp in LeBron James. It took home the gold medal as it defeated the East for the title. Here's a breakdown of the players on the roster and how they fared last weekend.</b>

NORTH (Listed in order of leading scorers)

LeBron James, SG/PG/SF (2003): There's no need to debate this point: James is the best high school basketball player in the country. He's supremely gifted and has a bright future ahead of him. He led the tournament in scoring at 24 ppg. Aside from his athleticism, skill level and ability not only create his own shots, but also create for his teammates, the best attribute he has is that his greatness does not come at the expense of others. All of his points come within the general flow of the offense and he rarely forces opportunities. He's an extremely savvy player with a tremendous feel for the game. He sees the floor better than most point guards and has too much in his arsenal for ordinary players to handle on defense. If there's a chink in the armor, it came at the charity stripe where he shot a human .619. Thankfully, he has two high school seasons remaining. After that, the price of admission goes up significantly.

Jeff Horner, PG: He turned in the most consistent effort of any of the point guards throughout the duration of the weekend. He led the camp in steals and was among the scoring leaders and 3-pointer leaders. For Horner, it's about hustle and savvy. He's a very good passer. Where he needs to improve is in the quickness department. He has a little bit of trouble with the faster point guards. However, the total package – scoring, passing, shooting and leadership – is there.

Matt Trannon, SF: Trannon is all about hustle and athleticism. He's is a tremendous athlete who has few peers in that category. Trannon really excels in transition as he runs the floor swiftly and finishes with big-time jams. The 6-6 Trannon was also among the leaders in rebounding, which is a tribute to his energy on the court. Where he needs to improve is with his shooting from the perimeter. However, someone is going to steal him because he'll sign a football grant.

Michael Thompson, C: "Big Mike" will play his best basketball at the college level. He is very much a work in progress but has a lot of tools. This weekend, he seemingly was a little up and down with his offense, mainly because he was struggling a little with his medium-range jump shot. However, at times he gave his team a big boost with some key rebounds and aggressive follow dunks off teammates misses. The key for Mike is to keep improving and stay focused.

Sean May, PF: It was a strange weekend to evaluate May. For starters, he was really banged up but decided to tough it out and play through a sore hamstring and shoulder. However, the bulk of his playing time came in the final two games where he gave his team a boost and proved that he is one of the best low post scorers in the class. He's also a very gifted passer. Considering the injuries and sporadic playing time, he was pretty good though he struggled from the line.

Sean Dockery, PG: This was not vintage Dockery. An ankle injury the first day of the camp definitely slowed him down and he admitted afterwards that the injury was bothering him. With that said, he struggled. He recorded 19 assists but turned it over an uncharacteristic 16 times. Dockery's game is running a team and playing tenacious defense. Sean has to work on improving his 3-point stroke and was 3-13 from downtown at camp.

Marcus White, PF: White averaged nearly 6 rebounds in just 12 minutes of action each game so that was good. He wasn't finishing like he normally does around the basket. Having seen him quite a bit this spring, we have a great feel for his game. He is extremely effective when he catches the ball on the blocks. Move him away from the basket and his face up game struggles as he's out of his range. USA Camp used international rules with wider lanes so that naturally moved him a foot out of his comfort zone on offense. He's an animal on the glass.

Greg Brunner, PF: Brunner wasn't happy with his performance this weekend as he wasn't able to score around the cup and was kept off the boards. Usually, he's very strong underneath because he positions himself well. However, at camp he was an undersized power forward and the height of his opponents definitely limited his effectiveness. As a 6-7 power forward, he's going to run into some matchups with bigger kids that just don't favor him. On the flipside, he's as tough as they come and will give Iowa energy and opponents will have to box him out.

Rick Cornett, PF: If we only had a crystal ball. Cornett hasn't played against the highest level of competition in high school so in events like this he's still making adjustments. But, these situations are good for him because he can measure where he needs to improve. Basically, Cornett needs to work on using his body to create some space for himself in the post. He's big and strong so that's to his advantage. He wants to be good and is a hard worker. Two years from now, after a college coach gets his hands on him, Cornett should flourish.

Paul Davis, PF/C: What amounts to a contusion on his hip took Davis out of the regular rotation. USA trainers told him that contact on the hip could take him out of action so he when he played he was regulated to stepping out and facing up on the perimeter. Though he can shoot it, his game begins inside and he wasn't able to do that because of the injury. His stroke abandoned him in this case. The injury changed his game and this wasn't a good setting to evaluate him.

Kendall Chones, SF/PF: He'll be recruited at the mid-major level as he's a triplet. His two other brothers are receiving attention on the same level though the "5/8" could prevent all three of them from signing with the same program. The 6-6 Chones is a lefty who can shoot it to medium-range.

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