McDonald's AA: Day Two Recap

CHICAGO -- Kyle Wiltjer was the big name during the second day of practices. Adonis Thomas, Marquis Teague and Cody Zeller also had their moments at the ATTACK Center.

Cody Zeller, PF – It's hard not to notice the similarities in Cody and his older brother Tyler. He runs the floor, has a great set of hands and a nice scoring touch around the basket, all of which is similar to his brother. Today the youngest Zeller even knocked down a handful of mid-range jump shots and slipped in a few run out buckets. He'll have a major impact at Indiana from day one.

Rakeem Christmas, C – For the second day in a row Christmas showed his talent. Blessed with impressive physical and athletic tools, Christmas blocks shots with ease and can be a force on the backboard. He stepped out and knocked down an 18-footer during a scrimmage drill and mixed in some low post finishes. His up and under move to score over an out stretched defender was easily the best move he made all day.

Johnny O'Bryant, PF – For a stretch on Monday, O'Bryant played an aggressive brand of ball. He was active inside and made a handful of low post finishes. His best move was a spin into a right jump hook. When he plays with purpose and attitude, O'Bryant is a load to handle on the block. Going forward he'll need to continue to get in shape and work on his body, but the talent and ability is there for him to be an impact player at LSU.

Marshall Plumlee, C – Next year Marshall will join both of his brothers – Miles and Mason – at Duke. And with both ahead of him he'll have the opportunity to learn from them and get better. One area that the youngest Plumlee excels at is his work ethic. Prior to practice he was working on his right hand jump hooks. A pretty good athlete and rebounder, Plumlee was active during the scrimmages today and mixed it up inside.

Marquis Teague, PG – The future lead guard for John Calipari was a problem for the opposition during scrimmages today. His speed, hesitations and pure athleticism was on full display. He will be terrific at the pace Kentucky wants to play. He's a playmaker and that was evident during the Monday practice session.

Kyle Wiltjer, C – The talented post prospect headed to Kentucky had as good of a day as anyone. In fact, he was matched up with Anthony Davis on a number of occasions and he managed to use his skill set and IQ to score over his extreme length. Wiltjer has an "old man's" game. He has running hooks, a terrific looking jump shot and a number of low post moves. This was arguably the best we've seen of him.

Michael Gilchrist, SF – During our time watching the East team Gilchrist seemed to settle for jump shots. As the shots weren't falling, the top five prospect started attacking the basket and was more successful scoring. At the rim he's tough to handle, as he uses his length and he's much stronger than he appears. He's a fun prospect to watch because of his motor, energy and attitude on the court.

Adonis Thomas, SF – Thomas' college ready frame and athleticism has been well documented. But the knock has always been his jump shot. Today, though, his jump shot was a weapon. The 6-foot-5 chiseled athlete had an impressive three play sequence where he buried a pair of pull-up jumpers and then a deep three. He'll be a factor at Memphis from the jump, as he has the potential to be a lock down defender, a high level rebounder and a strong finisher.

Quinn Cook, PG – The Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill standout had a pretty solid day for the East squad. He has a reputation as a scoring lead guard, but today Cook managed his team and showed exceptional vision in transition. He's a crafty guard that knows the game and can make plays by creating for his teammates or for himself.

Wayne Blackshear went down with a shoulder injury in the middle of practice. Per a source, his status is unlikely for the game on Wednesday. Amir Williams and Khem Birch both left practice as well due to getting poked in the eye.

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