9:41: Shooting guard Eric Davis has gotten hot in the second half from deep, knocking in multiple jump shots. He also had a steal and a breakaway dunk. To this point he had been quite during my viewings, but he's closing Thursday on a high note.
Whatever his limitations in terms of athleticism and reach, no one can quibble with Luke Maye's production. The undersized power forward has done here what he does on the EYBL circuit, hitting the glass and consistently outworking his opponents. He's also one of the best frontcourt passers in the country.
That concludes today's action. We'll be back at it tomorrow morning, with another 10:45 tip.
9:13: Ray Smith is owning the nightcap round. We ranked him No. 22 in our latest update, and that was a mistake. He's quite possibly a top 10 talent and has been one of the most effective guys here though two days.
If you're curious about the 2016 point guard pecking order, Dennis Smith has been the best here. To this point in tonight's finale, he's outperforming (not often head to head) fellow contender Kobi Simmons.
Blue-chip big man Skal Labissiere has been active as a catcher and finisher, and of course he can step out and knock down a medium-range jump shot as well.
8:05: Brandon Sampson is one uncommitted 2015 wing whose stock continues to rise. He has shot well here and continues to drill long threes with a quick release, albeit he has nearly no follow-through on his shot. He's also a top-shelf athlete, and now he needs to focus on his ballhandling.
While not the most polished guy around, I credit undersized center Horace Spencer for getting the most from what he has. He scraps for every rebound, blocks shots and runs himself ragged changing ends of the court. Now, he needs to cultivate more offense.
Seventh Woods generates all kinds of positional controversy, but the rising junior guard — whether you think he's a point or a wing — definitely can create for himself. He's comfortable driving left, and few possess his penchant for finishing over the top.
5:35: I stopped by the ScoutsFocus event next door at University Hall and watched a handful of promising talents.
Sacha Killeya-Jones is a 2016 big man we'll hear a lot more about over the coming 18 months (more on him a bit later), while Curtis Jones showed off his athleticism and 2017 point guard Matt Coleman continued to build on a fine spring.
The next set of games back at NBA Camp tips off at 7:30.
12:40: Some previously quiet performers have played better in this second round. Carlton Bragg abandoned the perimeter for a stretch and made one powerful post move that he converted into an and-one. Brandon Ingram has put the ball on the floor more effectively in this contest and hit one sweet turnaround fadeaway from 15 feet.
Power forward Cody Riley is the rare rising sophomore to play at this event, and he has acquitted himself very well. The southpaw has knocked in a three in this game (something he does frequently), made a driving slam and been more physical than he has on other occasions. His work has paid off.
Rising junior big man Omari Spellman also had quite a stretch. He buried a three, swatted a shot and made one outstanding offensive rebound in traffic, followed by a short hook from the baseline. Over the next year he needs to work his way into ideal shape, but high-major talent is there.
12:06: A pair of point guards showed well in game one. Rising senior Jawun Evans made numerous unselfish passes to teammates, including to 2016 center Udoka Azubuike. Evans also scored in transition and on one occasion picked star junior Dennis Smith cleanly in the open court.
Smith surely didn't appreciate getting his cookies taken by Evans, but overall there was nothing at all wrong with his performance. As he has done consistently for six months, Smith attacked from the baseline, used shifty stop-and-go moves to get to the rim, hung impressively to finish and also made nice passes off the bounce.
Also in the junior class, 6-10 man Dewan Huell hit a couple of mid-range shots and ran the floor with promisingly mobility.
11:23: There's going to be a home in various postseason all-star games next spring for Ray Smith. The rising senior wing has drilled a three, skied for a couple dunks and showcased good defensive anticipation for steals.
10:50: Games are starting now and our entire team returns for day two. Stay tuned for regular updates.