UA Grindsession: 2013 Prospects

The 2013 group at the Under Armour Grindsession was impressive. Rysheed Jordan and Nate Britt were among the top performers, while Tevon Saddler established himself against the talented collection of prospects.

Rysheed Jordan, PG – It's taken some time and development, but Jordan, a 6-foot-3 guard, is slowly turning himself into one of the top point guard prospects in the 2013 class. Blessed with great size and length at his position, Jordan is one of the more physically imposing guards in his class.

Defensively he's terrific, as he moves his feet well laterally and plays passing lanes quite well. On the offensive end he has a knack for getting to the basket and is a talented passer and finisher. The next step in his development is continuing to improve his long range shot.

Torren Jones, PF – The forward out of Arizona had a solid showing at the Under Armour Grindsession. One of the bigger prospects in attendance, Jones showed his mobility by beating the opposition to the other end of the floor consistently. He has a great basketball frame, has a strong lower half and will fight for rebounds.

Nate Britt, PG – As a youngster, Britt was recognized as one of the top point guards. Now, Britt, a 6-foot-1 lead guard, is starting his junior year of high school and his reputation is only growing. A savvy guard, Britt makes good decisions with the ball, continues to shoot it well and is a crafty ball handler. He was among the best overall prospects at the Grindsession.

Quinton Stephens, PF/SF – A versatile forward, Stephens began building his profile with the Atlanta Xpress squad in July. In camp setting this past weekend he showed improvements and play with confidence. He aggressively attacked the basket, made plays in transition and showed impressive mobility. This is a 6-foot-7 forward to keep an eye on.

Marcus Lee, PF – Coaches are always searching for more post prospects and this is one that college programs will quickly be putting on their radar. He stands every bit of 6-foot-8 and has a long, lanky frame. He moves up and down the floor well, has good hands and showed decent touch around the basket. To top it off, he knocked down a handful of mid-range jump shots at the event.

Conner Frankamp, PG – One of the better guards at camp, Frankcamp played his normal game. The 6-foot guard knocked down deep jump shots, made plays off the dribble and most importantly created opportunities for his teammates. Frankcamp is a high IQ guy and a someone that Bill Self will be able to trust when he heads to Lawrence.

Tevon Saddler, SF – Participating in an event against a number of prospects that were already well known, Sadler didn't back down. In fact, the tough, hardnosed wing prospect, Sadler was among the breakout prospects. He attacked the basket, defended his position and made plays at the rim. Saddler, a 6-foot-4, wiry wing prospect, was among the more productive players at camp and certainly was the talk among the scouts.

*Glenbrook (Ill.) North standout Andrew McAuliffe was solid through two days of ball. McAulliffe may not be the most athletic, but he gets things done with his IQ, skill and touch around the rim.

*There may not be a more exciting player that 2013 guard Aquille Carr. He always sports a smile and races up and down the floor making plays. At just 5-foot-6 he has a standing vertical of just over 30 inches.

*Kris Jenkins appeared to be in great shape. Word is he's dropped 15 pounds since July and it's noticeable. An aggressive combo forward, Jenkins is a unique prospect that brings the energy and effort.

*Wiry wing prospect Riley Dearing is known for his ability to shoot the basketball. Off the catch he's especially a talented shooter. At 6-foot-4 he has good size and has a long, lean frame.

*One of the surprises of camp was Darion Strong. A 6-foot-1 guard, Strong shot the ball well coming off screens and off the dribble. He also made good decisions with the ball.

*Julian Jacobs, a native of Las Vegas, has offers from Utah, Arizona State, Santa Clara, San Francisco and Pepperdine. Notre Dame and UNLV have also shown interest.

*Marcus Lee claims offers from VCU, St. Mary's and Pepperdine. He also mentioned Stanford, San Diego, Arizona and Harvard.

*Tevon Saddler said he's heard from Maryland, VCU, N.C. State, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, St. Joseph, Delaware, Towson and Cornell.

*Rysheed Jordan said Rutgers, Penn State, N.C. State, Kansas, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Temple, LaSalle, Drexel and Villanova had shown interest.


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