After struggling at the NBA Top 100 Camp last month, Brandon Ingram saw the buzz surrounding his recruitment ease a bit. However, the 6-foot-8 small forward prospect seems to have put in some work over the last few weeks as evidenced by Thursday’s performance.
Ingram made seven of his eight shot attempts including both three pointers to finish with 16 points and six rebounds in just 22 minutes of action. The performance caught the eye of Scout.com’s Brian Snow as well as the several coaches in attendance.
“It was easily Ingram’s best showing of the summer,” said Snow. “He was the best player on the floor showing his ability to make shots from deep as well as attack off the dribble and make plays. Highly skilled at his size, Ingram was impressive against stronger players and just made things happen all game long. He was feeling it early, and did enough throughout the game to really open eyes.”
Having visited Duke several times along with the other Triangle schools, Ingram had meant to narrow down his list, but that plan is on hold as he looks to evaluate some other options.
“I want to see both [Louisville and Kentucky],” he told Scout.com on Thursday. “I want to check them out," he added he would also likely make return visits to Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Wake Forest.
"I was supposed to maybe cut down my list but I will do that later, it didn't happen. I'll narrow it down a bit after the summer and after taking some visits."
Ingram is ranked as the No. 26 prospect in the Class of 2015 by Scout.com in the latest rankings of the rising senior class.
- Five star power forward Chase Jeter struggled with his shot, but still impacted his game on Thursday, finishing with 11 points, five rebounds, and three blocks in 21 minutes.
- Jaylen Brown, a five star small forward who reported Duke interest recently, struggled to make an impact against Ingram’s team. Brown shot just 2-of-10 from the field and had trouble holding the ball. It resulted in just six points, four rebounds, and four turnovers.
“His shot absolutely was not falling (2-of-10), and that led to a very average game for Brown (six points, four rebounds, four turnovers),” reports Snow. “He as usual attacked going right, was tough on the glass, and played defense, just offensively he never quite got it going. He even missed an open dunk to sum up his game. The potential is still through the roof with Brown, but it was a disappointing open to his July.”