NBPA Camp: Friday AM, Part II

CHARLOTTESVILLA, Va. -- A pair of talented centers -- Myles Turner and Chinanu Onuaku -- stood out during Friday's opening round session at NBPA Camp.

Isaiah Whitehead, SG – Buzz has been building around Whitehead, a 6-foot-4 guard, the entire spring and his strong play is continuing at NBPA Camp. A tough, hardnosed wing, Whitehead can score it at a high level. His scoring package is rounding out. He's always been a fairly consistent shooter from mid-range, but now he's added consistency with his long-range shot. He's been clicking on all cylinders at camp and is due a bump next time we update our rankings.

Angel Delgado, PF – One of the more active post players in the 2014 class, Delgado, who stands 6-foot-8, gets after it on both ends. He currently leads the Nike EYBL in rebounding and likely is up there in that category at camp. He runs end to end looking to plays. He contests shots well, is a very good athlete and plays with energy. He had a handful of finishes in transition during Friday's morning session, but he also flashed a right jump hook. He finished with 17 points and 10 boards.

Robert Johnson, PG/SG – One of the surprises of camp so far is this 6-foot-3 combo guard. In his Friday morning game, Johnson attacked the opposition off the dribble and made plays at the rim. He has good speed, finished well at the rim and also hit a pair of jump shots – one from three and one from mid-range. Johnson finished with 16 points.

Justin Jackson, SF – Jackson has been pretty consistent this spring and summer. He's put up high point totals and shot the ball with good efficiency throughout the AAU season. That continued on Friday, where he was 5-for-6 from the field, including a pair of three-pointers. His other two buckets came off a finish at the rim and two floaters.

Chinanu Onuaku, C – One of the harder playing big men at camp, Onauku was active in the paint, contested shots and rebounded his area. At this stage, those are things we expect from Onauku. He was also actively looking for put back opportunities and dunked drop off passes. In a class that lacks depth at the center position, Onauku is a guy on the rise and certainly has made improvements to his game over the past year.

Anton Beard, PG – Beard was effective running his camp team on Friday, but he also showed off his ability to score. Beard, an Arkansas commit, aggressively looked to get into the paint, where he would either look to kick out to open teammates or finish at the rim. He also showed off his jump shot by hitting a pair of threes. Beard scored 15 points and tossed out three assists.

Myles Turner, C – At this point, it shouldn't be a surprise to see Turner in this space. He's been one of the biggest names of the spring and he continues to get better every time out. The 7-footer can dominate a game on the defensive end with his ability to block shots. He's also a very good rebounder. Friday morning he also showed some offense. He hit a mid-range jump shot and scored off dunks and put backs in the paint. He finished with 15 points and five boards Friday morning.

*For the second session in a row Caleb Martin aggressively looked for his shot. He was spotty with his long-range shots, but he finished well at the rim, scored a bucket through contact and hit a mid-range pull-up.

*James Demery, a 6-foot-4 attacking wing, made plays going towards the rim on Friday morning. He's aggressive with his drives, finishes well through contact and is an impressive athlete.


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