Abdul Gaddy, PG – The Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep product seems to be everything a college coach would want in a point guard. He's got a high basketball IQ, can break down defenders off the bounce and has an efficient mid-range game. He went for 11 points in his morning game.
Donnavan Kirk, PF – The spring was a success for Kirk and so far his performance at NBA Camp has been one as well. The 6-foot-8, 205-pounder ran the floor looking to score, dropped in jump hooks over the left shoulder and hit a turnaround jumper from 10-feet. Miami locked up a solid post prospect that is becoming a pretty consistent scorer on the block. He went for 10 points and four boards for the game.
Kenny Boynton, SG – Scoring certainly isn't a problem for the Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage standout. In the first half Boynton broke down defenders and attacked the basket looking for scoring opportunities. In the second half he changed his tune and hit a handful of pull-up jumpers. Boynton went for 15 points and five boards in his morning contest. He's currently third in scoring through four games at the camp.
Jack Cooley, PF – The Notre Dame commit seemed to be all over the court during his second game of the day. He was active on the glass on both ends and had a bunch of strong finishes at the rim. What makes him valuable is his motor and he proved he's capable of bodying up with some talented big men. He went for 10 points and seven boards last night.
Peyton Siva, PG – Siva got hot during his second game on Thursday. Heading into the second half, he'd yet to score and seemed content on dishing out the rock. Then he caught fire and knocked down three three-pointers in a 15 second span and added two more triples in the half. For the game Siva went for 17 points.
Roger Franklin, SF – Up until last night, Franklin was having just a so-so camp, and then the light came on. Franklin went to work inside and out, scoring at will on the opposition. He was active, sought out mid-range jumpers and was all over the offensive glass. The 6-foot-5 wing put up 20 points and four boards during his evening contest.
David Wear vs Travis Wear, PF – The Wear twins haven't been real visible this spring and when they've played their play has been less than inspiring. On Thursday the two went head-to-head and that clearly turned into a personal battle, as the two competed to the point of a verbal exchange.
When it was said and done, David scored more points (17) and his team won. The 6-foot-9 big man scored off of mid-range jumpers, put backs around the rim and he even knocked down a three-pointer over his brothers outstretched arm. Despite coming up on the losing end, Travis still played pretty well. He hit a three-pointer, had a sweet adjusting finish at the rim and corralled a couple of offensive rebounds for put backs.
Jared Sullinger, C – When Sullinger is motivated and opts to use his body to shield defenders, he's incredibly tough to stop on the block. He favors going over his left shoulder for jump hooks and he's capable of throwing his weight around in the paint to clear space. To go with his ability to score inside, Sullinger also knocked down a spot-up 15-footer. For the game he went for 14 points and seven rebounds.
C.J. Leslie, SF – Although he didn't play Wednesday night due to an injury, Leslie was ready to go Thursday morning and put up a respectable effort. The 6-foot-7 long, lanky wing is a versatile prospect that's equipped with a decent handle for a guy his size. During his first game of the day, he attacked the glass and even took some defensive rebounds coast-to-coast for strong finishes.
Brandon Knight, PG – It's been a while since we took a glance at Knight and we were quickly reminded why we like the 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard so much. To go with the pull-up 18-footer that he knocked down, Knight used floaters and nifty finishes in the lane to score. His best move was a drive from the wing, where he finished with his off hand over the arm of an defender.
Doron Lamb, SG – When the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Bishop Loughlin products mid-range game is on point, he's incredibly tough to stop. Although he lacks strength and even athleticism, he's a heady offensive threat that is capable of going off for buckets. He dropped in 13 points and snagged five boards in his morning contest.
Josh Selby, PG – Coming off a terrific effort at the Nike Hoop Jamboree, Selby hasn't disappointed against older, stronger group of guys. The Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha product used Sullinger screens to get open threes and drove the lane looking for buckets. Selby was a pest on the defensive end and managed to get in the passing lanes a few times, which led to run out buckets for his squad.
After taking Wednesday off, Dominic Cheek gave it a go with an injured hand on Thursday. Normally known as a guy that goes off the bounce and attacks the rim, he sought out and knocked down jumpers today.
Durand Scott was his normal active self on Thursday. He seems to be all over the court and he uses his length to get in passing lanes and cause havoc on the defensive end.
Despite not getting the ball much within the offense, Nate Lubick attacked the offensive glass, seeking offensive rebounds and put backs. He also ran the floor looking for scoring opportunities.