Andrew Fitzgerald, C – One of the hot names at LeBron James Skills Academy on the third day was Fitzgerald. The 6-foot-8 big man isn't the quickest up and down the floor, but he stills attempts to get out on the break and looks to score. He's got a nice set of hands, is equipped with some post moves on the block and is strong around the rim.
Jordan Hamilton, SF – Scoring clearly comes easy to Hamilton. He did it well at NBAPA Camp and he had it working during his first round of games on Tuesday. The 6-foot-7 wing knocked down a trio of three-pointers in the second half, including one from 24-feet. While he did damage from deep, he also managed to get to the rim and showed he's capable of adjusting once he gets to the tin.
Alex Oriakhi, PF – It's clear that Oriakhi is trying to make a statement. He was terrific on day two of camp and he stepped it up again on day three. Facing off against DeMarcus Cousins, the 6-foot-8, 225-pound dominated the paint on both ends. The strongly built and athletic power forward used his size and strength to back down Cousins and threw down a pair of dunks on the opposing big man. But dunking wasn't the only way he scored, as he hit a 15-foot jumper, a left hook and had a number of put backs around the rim.
John Jenkins, SG – THREEEEE JENKINS! That statement will likely become a staple at Memorial Coliseum when Jenkins makes it to campus. The 6-foot-4 guard can really shoot it from deep and he gets his shot off fairly quick. In the afternoon game he knocked down at least four three-pointers. In the evening he hit three more and knocked down a trio of mid-range jumpers.
Milton Jennings, PF – After a so-so second day of camp, Jennings turned it up during his final game. The skilled Clemson commit got a bunch of touches inside and maneuvered well on the block and scored with hooks and reverses. The 6-foot-9 forward is a terrific shooter, and he showed that part of his game as well. He's starting to get tougher and is spending more time rebounding than he has in the past.
John Wall, PG – The Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God standout closed out camp with a bang. Throughout the camp championship game, Wall laid back and even let Gary Franklin run the point, but with the game getting close the 6-foot-3 guard moved on the ball and took over the game.
Blessed with tremendous speed and athleticism, Wall attacked the rim with intentions of drawing defenders, so he could get his teammates wide-open teammates. He's terrific in the open court and tossed out some impressive assists as he led his squad to the camp championship.
Dante Taylor, PF – It was obvious that Taylor knew he was facing off against DeMarcus Cousins, who is ranked No. 6 in the nation. Taylor went right at the UAB commit and even pinned him under the goal, rose up and threw down a violent slam. Overall he had a great week of camp, as he ran the floor, blocked shots and score inside. Taylor went for 27 points in the camp championship game.
Roscoe Smith, SF – The long, lanky wing had a good showing during his second game of the day. Smith is a smooth athlete that likes to attack the basket from the wing. He made some nice moves to the basket, including a jump stop in the lane that lead to a lay up. He's got a lot of talent and there's a reason so many schools are throwing scholarship offers his way.
Jereme Richmond, SF – The versatile Illinois commit put together a solid effort during his first game of the day. At 6-foot-6 (maybe 6-foot-7), Richmond is a versatile wing that shoots it well from deep and is capable of taking defenders off the bounce and score. Going forward he'll need to get stronger, but he's a big time talent and loaded with potential.
Michael Gilchrist, SF -- It's hard to believe that Gilchrist is just a sophomore-to-be. Playing against guys two full years older, he managed to dominate defenders, especially going to the basket. He's crafty with his drives and is great at adjusting his shots at the rim. He also managed to knock down a handful of deep jumpers. His ceiling is high and is among the best prospects in the 2011 class.
Taran Buie said he has a bunch of scholarship offers. Among the ones he could remember are Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Boston College, Miami, Maryland, Rutgers, Syracuse, Providence and Penn State.
Bill Self was front and center for everyone of Xavier Henry's game. He also trailed Daniel Orton and Harrison Barnes. After Darrin Horn tracked Lakeem Jackson all week and watched him Tuesday monring, before a USC assistant spent the rest of the day following him. Clemson had an assistant tracking Jackson as well Northwestern had an assistant in the building to track David Brown. St. John head coach Norm Roberts spent the day following Durand Scott and Doron Lamb. Roy Williams was in town to check out commitments John Henson and Kendall Marshall. He also peaked at Roscoe Smith.