NBPA Camp: Day One, Evening, Part B

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The NBPA Top 100 camp finished up day one and Brannen Greene stole the show with his scoring display.

Jabari Parker, SF – In an evening game Parker showed some of the things that have made him such a highly regarded prospect over the last year. He hit a pair of threes, scored in the mid-range, and then also was excellent on defense. Now his shot is still slightly off as compared to where it was a year ago, but there is no questioning that he was one of the best players on the floor, if not the best despite battling through injury.

Brannen Greene, SF/SG – According to the NBPA Camp stats, Greene was the highest scoring player in the second session, and he did have it working. A wing with good size, Greene didn't settle for threes and instead used his strength to do damage going to the rim. Also as usual he knocked in a few shots from deep and was excellent all game long.

Zach LaVine, PG – There aren't many better point guards in the open floor than LaVine. He is athletic, fast, sees the floor well, and has great size. Add in that LaVine can flat out make shots, and he is one to definitely like. A floor general who can also play off the ball, LaVine has a chance to be a big time contributor right away in college.

Aaron Harrison, SG – He is probably the best scorer in the country, and Harrison did nothing to change that with his play on Thursday. Harrison got to the rim whenever he wanted, and then did a nice job of finishing through contact. The one place he really struggled was at the foul line, but overall it was an excellent showing as Harrison scored it well and then also distributed the ball and rebounded at a high clip.

Jordan Mickey, PF/SF – Not the biggest or strongest in the frontcourt, Mickey just knows how to produce and he finds a way no matter what. The forward was knifing through the lane for buckets and then also was good defensively blocking shots. Add in that he rebounded fairly well and finished above the rim, and it was an impressive showing for the Texas native.

Moses Kingsley, PF/C – Kingsley is definitely one of the best shot blockers in the class. He swatted away several shots and then finished plays off by running the floor and dunking it. Also Kingsley found a way to mix in a few mid-range jumpers and had an excellent all-around game. Once he gets stronger, he could develop into a force on the interior due to his athleticism and natural timing on blocking shots.

Anton Gill, SG/PG – There are very few players in the country who have shown more improvement in the last year than Gill. He was solid in every aspect during the evening session while doing most of his damage off the bounce going to the rim. A good athlete, he finishes in traffic and then also can get hot shooting the ball. Also while not a real point guard, he does have solid floor vision and make good decisions with the basketball.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright, PG – There is no player in the country who has a better feel for how to play the game than PJC. The diminutive Californian was excellent in the evening session playing passing lanes, beating his man off the dribble, and as usual making teammates better. Quite simply Jackson-Cartwright did it all to help his team win. Even though he is small, he knows how to play small and does things that always help his team win.

L.J. Peak, SG – If there is one thing that Peak is proving, it is that he can score it off of catch and shoot situations. Peak was left alone in the corner on several occasions and was pure on all of his shots. A good athlete, he doesn't take full advantage of that off the dribble. Still he can make shots and is capable of getting very hot from deep.

Noah Vonleh, PF – Athleticism, length, and a developing skill set, Vonleh has been one of the most productive players so far at camp. He is scoring inside at will, and even is stepping out and making some jumpers. Now he did settle a few times, which he has to get away from, but down low there is not much that can be done to stop him.

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