NBA Camp: Day Three Rundown

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The last day of the NBA Camp proved to be a good one. A number of highly regarded prospects had big scoring outbursts including Wayne Blackshear, Jakaar Sampson and Anthony Davis.

Dezmine Wells, SF – It was quite a week for Wells, a 6-foot-3 wing, that has already given a verbal commitment to Chris Mack and Xavier. Although his squad couldn't get the win in the title game, Wells came up big and flat out dominated the game at times. To go with his efficiency in the open court, which we highlighted in our Friday report, Wells has developed a nice mid-range game and he's confident pulling up for jumpers in the 12 to 18-foot range. He finished with 25 points in the championship game.

DeAndre Daniels, SF/PF – During the championship game, Daniels, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound combo forward, put together a stretch late in the game where he took Anthony Davis, who was arguably playing as well as anyone at camp, off the dribble for strong finishes at the rim. He has a versatile game that allows him to play inside or out. He's got a nice stroke to the three-point stripe, but he also has a turnaround jumper from the post in his arsenal. He finished with 11 points in the championship game.

Josiah Turner, PG – The west coast lead guard proved to be one of the better guards in attendance. He describes himself as a "scoring point guard" and he managed to fit that role this weekend. He finished 9th in scoring at the camp going for 11.8 points a game. Turner is extremely tough to handle off the dribble and he seemed to get to the rim at anytime and finished well once he made it there.

Anthony Davis, PF – What Davis, a standout at Chicago (Ill.) Perspective Academy, did in the semi-finals game was one of the most impressive outings I've seen. The 6-foot-9 big man showed a little of everything. Block shots? Check. Run the floor for a bucket? Check. Rebound on both ends? Check. Knock down mid-range jumpers? Check. Davis' game is maturing. He's already known as a terrific looking prospect, now he's becoming a terrific overall player.

Chane Behanan, PF – There's not much more we can write about this 6-foot-7, 255-pound monster. His effort was strong and consistent. His motor was unmatched, and he managed to dominate nearly every post prospect put in front of him. He finished tied for 2nd in scoring with 14.7 points and finished in double figures all seven games he played in. Prior to camp few would have pinned Behanan for camp MVP, but he certainly earned the honor.

Jakarr Sampson, SF – Prior to Sampson's final game of camp he hadn't scored more than 12 points. During his last game he broke out and played at a high level. Sampson finished with a camp high 27 points and scored them in a variety of ways. He was active on both ends, made an impressive euro-step move in transition and knocked down mid-range jumpers. Sampson has come on late and is primed for a huge July.

Tyler Adams, C – During Adams, a Duke commit, first game of the day he played as hard and aggressive in the paint as I've ever seen him. Using his big, physical frame he muscled up with the opposition and took the ball strong to the rim resulting in a pair of monster dunks. Going forward the 6-foot-8 bruiser needs to add more scoring options to his post game, but if he continues to play with the intensity he did Saturday morning he'll find his role at Duke.

P.J. Hairston, SG – A talented scorer, Hairston led the NBA camp in scoring with 15.8 points per game. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound wing has a great stroke from long range and he knocked down a number of three-pointers. We'd like to see his shot selection tighten up, but he's certainly a guy that can put the ball in the basket and can be valuable on the boards.

Sam Thompson, SF – Perhaps he didn't receive enough love during the week. An unassuming kid that goes about his business on and off the court, Thompson quietly strung together a solid week of camp. Although he can, Thompson isn't going to go out and score 20 in a camp game. He plays within the team system and still gets things done. His ball skills are impressive, he's a great passer and he has superb athleticism.

Wayne Blackshear, SG – After watching Blackshear drop 27 points in his camp finale it'd be hard for anyone to think that the 6-foot-5 Louisville commit was still a little banged up with a leg injury. The top 10 prospect sucked it up, played through the pain and dominated the competition. Blackshear scored it in a variety of ways and especially showed his ability to create and hit shots off the dribble.

Cody Zeller, PF – Much like Blackshear, Zeller rebounded from an injury and put together a strong showing in his final contest. During his morning game Zeller ended up with stitches on his chin after taking a charge. That didn't slow him though, as the 6-foot-9 big man scored 25 points in his finale. Zeller is a versatile big that can step out for jumpers or drop in hooks in the post. He finished 4th in scoring with 14.3 points per game.

Hunter Mickelson, C – There's no doubt this 6-foot-10 big man opened some eyes this week. He steadily got better as the camp went on and he averaged just less than 10 points a game. The Arkansas commit saved his best effort for last going for 18 points. Mickelson showed a strong motor, knocked down a 15-footer jump shot and even took a rebound coast-to-coast for a finish. He's gaining confidence and his frame is slowly starting to fill out.

Kaleb Tarczewski claims offers from Georgetown, Kansas, Providence, Boston College, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Indiana, Arizona and Georgia Tech. Duke, North Carolina, Florida and Virginia have placed calls.

Nick Jacobs, of Atlanta (Ga.) South, has a go-to move in his left jump hook. If he turns to his right shoulder he usually drop it in the basket. He also proved to be a pretty good rebounder. Joseph Uchebo was all over the glass in the championship game. He secure a number of rebounds and had a number of tip-ins in the paint.

Although I was turned away watching the game on court two there were plenty of people buzzing about Isaiah Austin's monster dunk on Ryan Taylor. I may not have seen it, but I certainly heard it.

Amir Garrett, a 6-foot-5 wing out of California, informed Scout.com that he'll be leaving his current high school and heading to Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep for his final high school season.


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