Harrison Barnes, SF: When you're No. 1, all eyes are on you. Barnes set the tone with a focused work ethic in the skill sessions. Once the games began his jumper wasn't as crisp. However, in the second half he finished everything with contact at the rim. Solid start.
Doron Lamb, SG: Here's why we like this guy so much. He's a competitor. Now, his camp team eventually succumbed but he had a run in him, always does. His attempt at spearheading a rally included steals and a series of jumpers. Without him they get pummeled.
Ben Vozzola, PG: It'd been a while since we'd seen him. He's got a frame that you can grow into. He's a 6-foot-4, lean point man who appears to be a good shooter with solid vision. Physically he'll be on the mid to high fence. Excellent communicator.
Trevor Releford, PG: Another guy we hadn't seen in a while but wanted to catch up on his game. He's a very good ball handler who appears to have one of the better handles at his position. Offensively it wasn't his night but he's filled out since last year and you aren't going to take it from him.
Will Barton, SG: Over the course of the spring this 6-foot-6 wing has established himself as the top two-guard and a clear top 10 prospect. On day one of the camp, he made sure everyone knew he was there, as he was a nightmare for defenders. He only shot a pair of jumpers mainly because buckets were coming so easy at the rim. His aerial assault on the rim was noted, as was his offensive rebounding and overall aggressiveness. Barton is consistent with his effort and brings it on the court every time out.
Terrence Jones, SF/PF: Much like Barton, Jones, a 6-foot-8 combo forward, has had an impressive spring, and if he continues to be aggressive and score the way he did on Friday then he'll continue to move up the charts. Using his massive wingspan and intensity, he hit the offensive glass and was a major problem for the opposition. The lefty often times settles too much offensively, but he is the owner of a much-improved jumper and has become much more aggressive on both ends.
Gary Franklin, PG/SG; You have to appreciate what this 6-foot guard does so well, and that's shoot. In his match up in the late game on Friday, Franklin got hot and buried everything he put up. We don't have the final tally, but we are guessing he totaled at least 10 three-pointers, including a stretch of six in a row. Although he still could brush up on his left hand, Franklin is a guy that will find his role at a high major program because of the way he grips it and rips it.
Pe'Shon Howard, PG: It'd been a while since we'd seen Howard completely take over a game. But that's exactly what he did for a few minutes in the opening game of the day. Howard mixed creative drives and dishes with four three-pointers in a big effort. He knows how to use his strong, developed frame, and in this contest he showed an ability to create opportunities for teammates.
C.J. Fair, SF/PF: Out of the gate Fair went to work with mid-range jumpers. The 6-foot-7 forward splashed a pair of spot-up 18-footers, then a play later buried step-in jumper from 12-feet. It's clear he's still slightly cautious of his knee (had knee surgery in the past year), but he appears more mobile each time out. Going forward sprucing up on his ball handling will be key, but we are certainly impressed with his ability to shoot the ball from mid-range.
Quincy Miller, PF: He's becoming an exciting prospect. His body has grown since the end of the high school season and he's added strength. Friday night he was "on" with his 3-pointers and made at least four of them. That's a facet of his game. To take the next step (and he's heading that way), he would need to be become a committed board man. Loved the high/low pass and the increased communication to his teammates. We've got high expectations for him as a prospect.
DeAndre Daniels, PF/SF: Cut from the mold of a 6-7 tweener who will define his long-term position at another time. He's super long, live bodied and rangy. He's got scores of positive physical attributes. Once he adds a post up game he'll be twice as tough to cover. He impacted games more than anyone Friday night on the court we watched.
Ben Vozzola is one of those guys you need to project because of body type. Picture tall for position, rail thin. … Bryce Jones is a good-looking wing prospect who can score. Has to be less casual with the basketball. Turned it over too much. … 2011 SF Jonathan Davis was hawking the ball and got a lot done around the rim. … Joe Jackson had a solid game where he blended scoring with passing. … 2011 wing Adonis Thomas brings energy and physicality. … Combo forward Jordan Salley impacted with his activity. Not sure of his long term position. …Bishop Daniels is a talent. A high level athlete with good speed for the point guard spot, Daniels is a guy with a lot of potential. He does, however, need to settle down and let the came come to him. …Shane Southwell is intriguing. A 6-foot-7 wing, he likes to push the break and is an impressive passer. …In our second look at Alex Tiffin we came away thinking he's going to be a very good player for a mid-level program. At 6-foot-7 he makes quick, decisive moves and plays hard.
Vozzola indicated that Utah was recruiting him harder than any other school. Washington State was worthy of a mention. … Trevor Releford said Minnesota recently reached out to him. Alabama, Missouri and MVC schools like him. Ohio State called. …
Pe'Shon Howard said that Maryland and Stanford were at the top of his list. Following those two are Arkansas, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Alabama. Howard made it clear he's still open with his recruitment.
Iowa State coach Greg McDermott and Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins are both here. They have sons participating in the camp. … .