Reebok AA: Day One Rundown

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.– Thomas Robinson's intensity and effort won over admirers Tuesday at the Reebok All-American Camp. Mix in some Kenny Boynton and a few under the radar kids and Day One at Reebok was entertaining and productive.

Avery Bradley, SG – Competitor. One of the hottest names at Reebok delivered the goods with his intense drives and crisp jump shot. Others should see how tight he is with his dribble. Confidently explodes into his jump shot and is a serious threat to pull it anywhere inside the arc. You appreciate his feel for the game as he works the seams to find room to operate. Top 25 and there to stay.

Thomas Robinson, PF – Beast. He began by terrorizing the second unit. Astutely was promoted to run with the first team group after flying to the ball, blocking shots and dunking. This physical specimen is on the move up the charts. Reminds me of a thinner James Thomas. Some guys wait for shot block opps to come their way. Thomas hunts them down.

Kenny Boynton, SG – In his first game, Boynton had a look to tie the contest and send it into overtime but missed (we were mildly shocked). Next up he was matched against the fast-rising Michael Snaer. Boynton locked him up defensively while throwing his typical scoring resume out there to be judged. Basically, 16 points later he walked off the court, smiling like he typically does.

Aaric Murray, C – He's so new to the game that you've got to temper the expectations and see what he does in spurts. Can block shots and operates strong around the hoop. Solid now with lots of room to improve.


Bradley Gets It Done

Maurice Creek, SG – Red-hot start in his first game out of the game. You've got to like the size and the deep range. Got himself going early on and kept it rocking a good portion of the contest with the aid of a tip at the rim. Projected starter for the Hoosiers.

Dexter Fields, SG – Mid-level programs are going to fall hard for him at camp. Got himself going early in attack mode and looked the part. Played with extreme confidence as he controlled action against the second-teamers. Only thing missed was the cape.

Jake Cohen, C – Big grades, developing body and he's got a chance. All you needed to see was the traffic catch and his hands. Granted, he wasn't playing against the first-teamers but it doesn't diminish the strides he's making. He's got big grades and lots of skill. Strong mid-level kid that should be taken seriously as a prospect.

Brandon Knight, PG – OK, everybody knows this kid is s stud. He's also Boynton's right-hard man and he made a play today that typifies the kind of player he is. With time running down, Knight probed the defense and drew defenders his way. Total decoy because he was looking for Boynton the entire time. Eventually he feathered a pass through the seam to KB for a great look at a game-tying shot. Smart player, intelligent effort. Knight finished up his day scoring 16 and handing out 5 dimes in the evening.

Lenzelle Smith, G - He's that guy you can't begin to classify position-wise. Best with his hands on the ball, making plays. Doesn't have a point's body but has the feel. Playmaker.

Meyers Leonard, C - All you needed to see was him put it on the deck and drive and dunk. One of the last players invited is a high-major lock.

Jarred Shaw is going to be evaluated plenty this summer. Because of his size and potential you can't afford not to. Likely a big C-USA target. … Liked what we saw out of Patric Young, a lived bodied Floridian at the PF slot. … LeBryan Nash made his 3s in the first game. … R.J. Scott out of Louisiana has a tremendous strike and should be a mid-level player. … Renardo Sidney was good today. Cleaned up the mess on the glass and made his jumpers. …

Junior Cadougan gives you an honest effort every time out. Extremely coachable too. … Myck Kabongo, a 2011 point, was the best player on the floor during his game. Loved him at CP3 Camp, NBA and now the hits continue. ...

Jarred Shaw has Tennessee, Texas A&M, Baylor, Nebraska and Oklahoma evaluating his game. … Jalen Courtney, a junior, is hearing from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Georgia State, Missouri and Arkansas. … Patric Jackson hears from Jacksonville, Dayton, Miami, Florida and Florida State. … Aaric Murray has West Virginia, Marquette, St. Joe's, LaSalla and Villanova in his corner. …

Early list for Shaquille Thomas: St. John's, Providence, Rutgers, Kansas, Xavier and Virginia Tech. … Jesse Morgan said Temple and St. Joe's have offered. Oklahoma, Virginia, Nebraska, Providence and Virginia are looking. … Kevin Parrom said Xavier's on him the hardest. Marquette and Clemson are strong with "a lot of Big East's, A-10's and ACC's."

Colin Reddick is getting heat from Harvard, South Florida, South Carolina, James Madison, LSU and Stanford. He feels all have offered. … Thomas Robinson said Pittsburgh and Virginia are on him the hardest. Virginia Tech is also chasing and he'd like to see Texas become involved. … Michael Snaer has USC, UCLA, Arizona, Stanford, Marquette, Florida State, Florida and Missouri on him. …

Avery Bradley indicated that Texas and UCLA were in good standing with him. … Dexter Fields doesn't have offers but gets interest from Pitt, Nebraska, Penn State, George Mason and Murray State. … Kadeem Batts has Boston College, Providence and Cincinnati looking his way. … Jake Cohen has an offer from Penn State, Nebraska and Northwestern. Michigan and all the Ivy's are looking. Davidson was front and center watching. …

Kenny Boynton's crowd featured Billy Donovan, John Calipari and Mike Krzyzewski. … From what we could tell, Bruce Weber and Todd Lickliter were there for Meyers Leonard. …


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