UA Grindsession: 2014 & 2015 Prospects

CHICAGO -- There was a large contingent of talented 2014 and 2015 prospects at the UA Grindsession this past weekend. Who stood out the most?

Rashad Vaughn, SF – One of the better wing prospects in attendance, Vaughn, a 6-foot-5, 180-pounder, scored it in a variety ways at the Grindsession. He's a solid jump shooter to 21-feet and is quite comfortable shooting it from mid-range. To go with his jump shot, he has an impressive frame, is a pretty good athlete and defends his position well. High majors are already tracking his progress.

Kevon Looney, SF/PF – In an event full of quality players, Looney stood out. He's a long, wiry wing prospect that clearly has desire to play at the highest level. Looney has focused on getting stronger and he's added to weight to his frame. For his size (6-foot-7), he's especially skilled. We were also impressed with his effort and energy during the camp games.

Trayvon Reed, C – In a year Reed, a 7-footer, has improved a great deal. He's more confident in his game and was as aggressive as we've seen him. Reed uses his length to block shots and showed effort on the glass by grabbing rebounds. Offensively most of his points came off tip ins, but he did show a face up jump shot.

Cody & Caleb Martin, SF – Both twins had solid weekends at camp and they both looked to score when they got touches. The two rely on their skill to get things done and can score it in a variety of ways. Both are tracking as legit high major prospects.

Isaiah Whitehead, SG – A sophomore at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln, Whitehead is expected to have a monster season for Tiny Morton's squad. The 6-foot-3 guard has a strong build that allows him to play a physical brand of ball. He attacks the rim looking to score and he's capable of completing plays after contact. While getting to the rim isn't an issue, the best part about his offensive game is his ability to shoot it off the dribble from mid-range.

Dominique Collier, PG -- Playing alongside Conner Frankamp and Travis Jorgenson, Collier didn't get a lot of opportunity to play on the ball with KC Pump N' Run during summer ball. But after seeing him in camp, it's his best position. Collier is a wiry guard with speed, athleticism and vision. He will need to get stronger and add weight, but he's a talent that we will hear more and more about.

*Theo Pinson is one of the top overall talents in the 2014 class. An elite athlete, Pinson is especially tough to contain in the open court and is a very good finisher around the basket.

The D.C. area has been pumping out guards at quite a rate recently. Next on the list is Romelo Trimble. Just a sophomore, Trimble, of Arlington (Va.) Bishop O'Connell, has solid frame, good feel and an ability to score.

*Although he's just a freshman Ray Glassman faired quite well in the vertical testing. The 2015 prospect is around 6-foot tall and a guy that is not only athletic, but he's fast and plays well in an up-tempo environment.

*A talented guard prospect out of the Philadelphia area, Shep Garner was among the standout players at the event. His best attribute is his ability to rip the nets from long range. He's also a pretty good athlete.

*King McClure, a native of Texas, didn't shy away from the competition. In fact, the 6-foot-1 freshman-to-be was aggressive, handled the ball well under pressure and scored from all three levels.

*Of all the prospects in attendance, Horace Spencer was among the best. A member of the 2015 class, Spender is mobile, athletic and confident in his ability. He's way ahead of the curve for a freshman and has an incredibly high ceiling.


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