Michigan Bball Camp: Day One Top Three

Who had the best day, particularly in the later part of the afternoon at the Michigan basketball team camp? Here's our top three performers.

1. Cassius Winston

- Winston showed a ton of heart in the late afternoon slate of games. In his second to last game Winston led U of D to a very tight win, putting the ball in his own hands to take some big shots. With a one and one situation at the free throw line, Winston knocked down both to put his team up for good and seal the victory. In his final game of the day against Northland, a tall and talented team, Winston was the key to it all. The young man must’ve been knocked down seven times, hit hard on most of those occasions as well but bouncing back up off the floor every time in front of John Beilein and the coaching staff looking on closely. With the game sent to overtime Winston went right to the rim on the opening sequences and holding on to a lead late in the extra session, Winston hit a couple more free throws to secure yet another win for his team. Not only did Winston have it together with the basketball, he has the mind of a coach, understanding when and how to foul the other team to not allow a three-point opportunity. Winston also had a few eye popping passes that stood out.

2. Jon Teske

- Running the floor as well as anyone at the camp, Teske really impressed getting up and down the floor to be active on both ends. Collecting an estimated 30 blocked shots over the course of the day, Teske’s timing is the difference, able to understand and detect when the ball is going up to not just get a piece of it but send it straight back at the shooter with some authority. Offensively Teske continued his strong day inside finishing hook shots and using his footwork well to create space. During the late afternoon slate of games Teske got his outside jumper working as well, something that clearly makes him extremely valuable to college coaches looking to stretch the floor.

3. Seth Towns

- A big time afternoon session for Towns was highlighted by his midrange and three-point jump shots. Consistently knocking his shot down in rhythm, Towns versatility was really impressive, able to bring the ball up the floor at his size and even defend guys like Cassius Winston on the other end, which is no small task. With the ball in his hands Towns made strong decisions in setting up teammates to get the best shot possible regardless of who was taking it. Towns can rebound, dribble, run, shoot it, defend, and still appears to have a bit to go before he’s fully comfortable in his body (two more years will provide him that time). Overall, the late afternoon set of games were very good to Towns, particularly on the offensive end of the court.

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