LeBron: Day Three Recap

LAS VEGAS - Play at the LeBron James Skills Academy concluded on Monday, with several players standing out from the crowd. Here's our list of standouts from the final day of camp.

Reid Travis, PF: During the first round of games on Monday, Travis, a 6-foot-7 power forward out of Minnesota, played with aggression and intensity. He scored the ball in a variety ways. He was able to finish with hooks in the paint, ran the floor looking to score, but also stepped away from the rim and connects on mid-range jump shots and even worked in a three-pointer. Size can sometimes bother him in the paint, but his strength and motor help. He's active and aggressive.

Isaac Copeland, PF: The Georgetown commit turned up his intensity early on, on Monday. At 6-foot-8, Copeland is versatile and for his size he's fairly skilled. He made plays in transition, attacked the basket every opportunity he had and showed an ability to finish at the rim. The majority of his points came off athletic drives and nifty finishes, but he did work in a three-pointer off the bounce as well.

Kelly Oubre, SF: Oubre's spring has been impressive. In fact, NBA scouts have been drooling over him since the skills academies began. At 6-foot-7, Oubre has great size for the wing position and he has a strong, chiseled frame that allows him to play well through contact. All of his work during the early session on Monday was done at the rim. He's a very good athlete that finishes well inside and is turning into a pretty good rebounder form the wing position.

Stanley Johnson, SF: Throughout the spring Johnson, a strong, physical specimen on the wing, has proven to be an improved perimeter jump shoot. That shined brightly on Monday. Johnson hit four three-pointers in his night game on Monday. He also mixed in strong drives, tossed in a pair of floaters and finished well at the rim. He's had a strong spring and he put together another strong outing at the LeBron James Skills Academy.

Terry Larrier, SF: One of the biggest risers of the spring, Larrier continued his strong play at LeBron camp. At 6-foot-7, Larrier is a very good athlete that runs the floor looking to make plays. At his size he's fluid enough to play on the wing and he's turned into a pretty good shooter off the catch to 21-feet. The next step in his development is to work on his middle game.

Isaiah Whitehead, SG: His rise and improvement has been well documented this spring. Whitehead's an improved long-range shooter, but he's also a pure scorer. That was on display all camp long. He can fill it up from all three levels and has added range to his long-range shot. He's strong, physical and also a pretty good finisher on his drives to the rim.

Angel Delgado, PF: Delgado never turned his motor off all camp and it led to a very productive couple days in Las Vegas, with Monday being no different. He was all over the glass on both sides of the court, scoring on putbacks and securing defensive rebounds. He pulled up and hit from midrange every now and then, but it was his work inside with his energy that was especially impressive. This kid just doesn't know how to take a play off and it really made him productive. He's a player that many young kids at his position should take notes on.

Cliff Alexander, PF: In Alexander's final game of the camp he continued a long weekend of showing no mercy on anyone with the unfortunate task of guarding him. His size, strength, athleticism, motor and skill made him an incredibly difficult player to guard. He tries to finish everything above the rim, but isn't afraid to step out and shoot or finish with a hook shot. He scored with both hands, got to the line and sunk a hook. It's hard to argue that anyone had a more productive camp than he did.

JaQuan Newton, SG: Everyone knows about Newton's impressive ability to get to the basket whenever he wanted, but he expanded that a little bit on Monday. Newton mixed it up some by hitting from outside, a shot he's improved on. Other than that, Newton did a lot of sticking to his strength of attacking the basket, getting to the rim in both transition and half court settings.

James Blackmon, SG: A player with a great stroke, Blackmon certainly did plenty of hitting outside jumpers during this camp, but he was also determined to get to the basket and at times did it successfully. On Monday afternoon his effort in transition got him a good amount of breakaway dunks and lay-ups. Everyone knows that Blackmon can shoot, and the more he can diversify his skill set the better, which he did a good job of on Monday.

D'Angelo Russell, SG: Russell had a very good Sunday and continued that on Monday afternoon. He hit a couple pull-up three-pointers, but also was relentless getting to the basket in both the half court and transition. Russell also had some nice passes for assists. His assertiveness on defense led to a lot of easy buckets on the other end.

Jaylen Brown, SF: A very capable scorer, Brown was more than that on Monday afternoon. Yes, he showed his pull-up ability from beyond the arc and sunk a floater, but what was really impressive was his passing ability. Brown made some terrific passes to teammates, putting them in position to score. His ability to both hit shots from all over the court as well as create for others makes him an incredibly difficult player to defend sometimes.

* Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon contributed to this report.


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