Steve Taylor, PF – During Taylor's first round game he played with energy. He hit the glass, as usual, but where he surprised was with his ability to score. Taylor, a 6-foot-7 active forward, made plays facing up defenders and also showed a nice hook shot with a defender on his back. When he's this aggressive and finishing inside he's tough to handle.
Amile Jefferson, PF – He's had a strong past month. Coming off leading NBA Camp in scoring, Jefferson looked solid during the opening round games. Despite his lanky frame, Jefferson will fight for rebound and mix it up in the paint. He's skilled enough to score inside, but is also capable of stepping out and hitting jump shots out to 21-feet.
Omar Calhoun, SG – The first day of games weren't kind to the 6-foot-4 Connecticut commit. That changed on Friday. Calhoun got hot from long range, burying at least three threes and mixed in a number of drives to the rim and finishes in transition. He's had a strong spring and is one of the better scorers the 2012 class has to offer.
Mitch McGary, C – One of the popular big men in Akron showed why coaches are begging for services early Friday. The strongly built 6-foot-10 center faced up for buckets, including a three-pointer and a pull-up from 12-feet. But he was also active around the paint looking for put backs and finishing through contact.
J-Mychal Reese, PG – Arguably the best available lead guard was on top of his game during the morning session. Reese is quick and has a tricky handle that keeps defenders off balance. He was able to get into the lane and drop in floaters or dish out assists. He also mixed in a couple of pull-up jumpers and a long-range shot.
T.J. Warren, SF – The class of 2012 has a handful of guys that can flat out fill it up. Ricardo Ledo is one of those guys, as is Omar Calhoun, but Warren is pushing them for the top at the pure scoring category. At 6-foot-7 he's great at creating space and opportunities for himself. His game is coming together and his scoring package is impressive.
Prince Ibeh, C – Coaches are always looking for another big man to pursue and Ibeh is a guy under the microscope at camp. At 6-foot-10, maybe 6-11, Ibeh has good size, length and mobility. Right now he's more effective on the defensive end because of his shot blocking ability. He's certainly one for high majors to continue to follow during July.
Willie Cauley, C – He hasn't overwhelmed scouts or coaches in attendance, but his play has been study and he's showcased what he does best. At his size (7-foot) he runs the floor extremely well and has a great set of hands. He still needs to develop his offensive game, but he certainly has the potential to be a pretty good ball player down the road.
Danuel House, SG – Over the course of the past few months House has put together some strong outings, but his second game on Friday was the best I've seen from him. He buried a trio of threes early in the game and then began working his way to the basket. Despite his wiry frame he was able to score through contact and finished a pair of plus one finishes.
Shaquille Johnson, SG – A number of times throughout camp I looked across the floor to the opposing court and the Auburn commit was throwing down a dunk or tipping in a miss. The 6-foot-5 wing is a high level athlete, but he also proved he could hit jumpers to 21-feet here in Akron. He's one we will continue to track over his senior season, as he looks much improved.
Jaren Sina, PG – Back-to-back impressive days for the 6-foot lead guard headed to Alabama. During the second game session Sina made great decisions with the ball and was a sure handler. He also tossed in a pair of three-pointers and was able to create shot attempts for teammates.
Jabari Parker, SF – Some are touting him as the best player in the country regardless of class and that's an interesting debate and argument. Parker raised the stakes with his play this spring and that's carrying over to July. In a mid-day game he got out on the break, attacked the rim and finished at will.
Anthony Barber, PG – Cat, as he's known to most, had a solid showing during the second session of games. When he's able to push the break and get out in transition he's quite effective, as he can score it at the rim and is equally as good dropping off assists to teammates. Barber has impressive speed and is among the fastest end-to-end players in high school basketball.
Troy Williams, SF -- One of the better wings in the entire 2013 class, Williams, a 6-foot-6, is a tremendous athlete with a legit jump shot. He hit a three off a curl and another off the dribble during his second game of the day. Throw in a few drives to the basket and finishes in the open court and Williams had a productive camp game.
Emmanuel Mudiay, PG – For a guy his age, Mudiay plays with terrific poise. A 6-foot-3 guard, Mudiay played on the ball at camp, which we think is his position. His vision and passing ability are among his best attributes. With that said, he can score it too and looked comfortable pulling up for mid-range jump shots.
Noah Vonleh, PF – After a relatively slow start to LeBron Camp, Vonleh broke out in his last game. The 6-foot-8 power forward hit a trio of three-point shots, finished a pair of buckets at the rim and tip dunked in a miss off the rim. His size, mobility and athleticism are intriguing and it appears he's just scratching the surface of his potential.
*Isaiah Hicks is certainly a talent. The 2013 power forward hunted jump shots, ran the floor and showed a nice set of hands. He's a terrific looking athlete loaded with talent.
*In a class loaded with big men, Daniel Ochefu, a Villanova commit, is a pretty solid one. He won't impress on the offensive end, but he will with his ability to contest shots, rebound and play his role.
*Tyler Roberson, a 6-foot-7 combo forward, is having a great spring. Up against upperclassman, Roberson wasn't quite ready physically, but he found other ways to produce. He faced up for buckets and was active.