HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Terrapin Times dropped by the Lawson/Oladipo Camp at DeMatha Catholic HS July 15 to catch a little action. Here are some capsules on several players, mainly from the class of 2016 (unless otherwise noted).
Lamar Stevens, 6-6, F, Roman Catholic HS (Philadelphia, Pa.): Stevens reminds me of Keith Booth and Sean Mosley, in terms of toughness and physicality. I don't think his skill level is comparable, though, to those former Terps. Maryland offered Stevens early, but since has stopped recruiting the combo forward, who now lists Indiana, Pitt, Marquette, Villanova, and Temple as his likely final five. Stevens played very well during our viewing, and was one of the better prospects in camp.
Grant Williams, 6-7, PF, Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.): Williams' stock is rising, and apparently Maryland has shown some recent interest. He's a strong and fairly polished 4-man, though a bit undersized. Williams showed plenty of muscle inside July 15, but has a decent touch to go along with it. He's a big-time student as well, claiming interest from both Harvard, Princeton, and Vanderbilt, to go along with offers from Tennessee, Rice, Richmond and GW.
Dajour Dickens, 6-10, PF, Bethel HS (Hampton, Va.): Dickens has a ways to go, but this long and mobile big man has a chance to be a pretty solid collegiate player. Dickens, who plays for the Boo Williams AAU program, will have to gain strength and polish up his game, but he runs very well, can block shots, and plays over the rim. Give this kid 20 pounds, or a year of prep school, and watch him develop.
Montez Mathis, 6-3, G, Mt. Carmel (Baltimore, Md.) (2018): Mathis, who is rumored to be transferring to Oak Hill Academy, is a talent, but it didn't really show July 14, and he put forth a fairly lackluster performance. At his best, Mathis is a strong slasher, with a decent outside shot, who displays very good athleticism. He'll be a guy Maryland will likely recruit as his game develops.
Hameir Wright, 6-7, SF, Albany Academy (Albany, N.Y.) (2017): Wright has been linked to Maryland, and head coach Mark Turgeon was front and center watching him perform. Wright is a slender 3-man,who moves extremely well up and down the court. His shot was a bit spotty, but he's got good form, and has plenty of bounce. This Albany City Rocks product has the look of a high-major performer, and likely a 4-star guy down the road.
Lawson/Oladipo Camp: Part One
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