In all, there were four prospects that particularly stood above the rest. D'Angelo Russell, of Montverde (Fla.) Academy, Devin Booker, Ahmed Hill and Charles Matthews. All four had dominating moments and scored the ball at a high level.
D'Angelo Russell, SG – In the past I've listed Russell as a point and while he certainly can play the position because of his skill and passing ability, Russell looked like a shooting guard at camp this week. The now 6-foot-4 guard has a smooth game. He finished camp as the top overall scorer and even had a 41-point outing, where he dialed up 10 three-pointers.
The southpaw can clearly shoot it from long distance, but he can also get his shot from mid-range any time he wants. On top of that he's a creative finisher at the rim and in transition. On the defensive end, Russell moves his feet well and was able to get his hands in passing lanes, creating deflections that often times led to fast break opportunities.
Ahmed Hill, SG – The Georgia native was as impressive as any two-guard in attendance at the Nike Elite 100. The 6-foot-4, possibly 6-5 guard, scored it from all three levels and did it efficiently. While he was consistent from three, Hill hunted mid-range shots and is confident with his one and two dribble pull-ups. A very good athlete, Hill gets a lot done in transition, as well. He's strong, capable of finishing through contact and has the leaping ability to make plays above the rim.
Devin Booker, SG – Heading into camp, Booker, a 6-foot-5 guard, was arguably the top pure shooter in his class. At camp, Booker just confirmed the notion. At 6-foot-5 he has very good size and shoots the ball with confidence from well behind the three-point stripe. What stood out at camp was his ability to do other things than just hoist up deep jumpers. Booker scored in transition, rebounded his position well and worked in mid-range pull-ups. He's quickly rising in the 2014 class and is positioning himself for big time scholarship offers in July.
Dorian Pickens, SG/SF – At the Pangos Spring Spectacular in April, Pickens stood out because of his jump shot. Fast-forward to mid-June and it was much of the same from this 6-foot-4 guard out of Arizona. However, Pickens appeared more aggressive in this setting and scored it well from both behind the three-point line and from mid-range. He has deep range on his shot, a fairly quick release and the ability to deck it enough to get shots from mid-range.
Therence Myamiba, SF – Following a strong effort at the Southern Jam Fest a few weeks ago, Myamiba drew rave reviews. His exceptional play continued this weekend. A 6-foot-6 forward, Myamiba has long arms, a strong body and very good athleticism. While he's comfortable shooting off the catch, he's at best attacking the basket, rebounding and defending. His play, especially at the beginning of camp, stood out at the Nike Elite 100.
Jared Terrell, SG – Playing alongside Shelton Mitchell was a bonus for Terrell, a 6-foot-3 strongly built guard. Mitchell, who tossed out the rock as well as anyone at camp, gave Terrell good shot opportunities all camp long. A very good shooter with a developed middle game, Terrell scored it efficiently. The next step in his development is continuing to improve his ball handling. Terrell is a high major two guard.
Jae'sean Tate, SF – It's fun to sit back and watch Tate at work in a basketball game. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound wing is a true competitor and an effort guy in the paint. He'll fight for rebounds, contest shots and guard his position with energy. Tate, who played through an ankle injury at camp, is also a very good passer and while it's not his calling card is capable of mixing in catch and shoot jump shots.
Jalen Lindsay, SF – One of the top wings in the 2014 class shot the ball 40-percent from three in the EYBL this spring. That shooting confidence carried over to camp, where he mixed in shots from behind the arc with finishes at the rim. Lindsay is an impressive all around athlete with good size (6-foot-6) on the wing. Going forward, he'll need to continue to develop his middle game, but he's a high major talent with a lot of natural ability.
Charles Matthews, SG/PG – One of the top overall prospects at camp, Matthews, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, is capable of playing a few different positions. While he's skilled enough to spend time on the ball, I'll classify him as a two guard for now. Going towards the rim, Matthews is tough to stop because of his size, strength and athleticism. Toss in his pull-ups and catch and shoot jump shots and Matthews has a well rounded game. There aren't many in the 2015 class that can match Matthews' talent and game.
Isaiah Briscoe, SG – The powerfully built sophomore-to-be had his moments at the Nike Elite 100 this past weekend. A natural scorer, Briscoe has a developed scoring package. He's confident from mid-range and is able to create space for his jump shots from 12 to 18-feet. Also because of Briscoe's size he's a very good finisher at the rim, as he uses his strength and body to finish through contact.
K.J. Lawson, SF – One of the better 2015 prospects at camp, Lawson, a 6-foot-5 wing, has a long set of arms and is an impressive athlete. In the camp championship game, Lawson worked in a few deep jump shots and showed off an ability to score. The Memphis native is already drawing high major interest and it appears warranted.
*Although just a 2015 prospect, it was clear that Jaylen Brown, of Mariette (Ga.) Wheeler, is extremely talented. A high level athlete, Brown had an eye raising tip dunk early in camp over a helpless defender.
*Vince Edwards showed a very good jump shot at camp. The 6-foot-6 combo forward hunted and hit a number of jumpers from long distance during the four-day camp.
*2015 guard King McClure has a strong, chiseled frame. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound shooting guard is a developed scorer, especially from mid-range. He can create space for shots and shoots the ball well off the bounce.
*2014 wing prospect Evan Bailey shoots the ball at a good clip from long range. He showed good range and was consistent from behind the arc throughout camp. He also handled ball pressure fine and was comfortable shooting off the dribble from mid-range.
*L.J. Peak is a scorer. When I watched his shots from three weren't going down, but he did find ways to put up points at the rim and from mid-range. Peak, a 6-foot-4 wing, is able to create shot opportunities for himself.
*Tadric Jackson is a scorer. The Georgia native is a slightly undersized two guard that needs to get in shape, but he's a player with pretty good athleticism, skill and scoring ability.
*2014 wing Kelly Oubre had a solid camp. At 6-foot-5, Oubre is a very good athlete and a pretty good shooter out to 22-feet off the catch. The next step in his development is adding a mid-range game.