Kameron Chatman, SF – His shot selection needed a little bit of work, but that was about the only negative to his game. Chatman showed off his impressive athleticism by grabbing a few rebounds and also finishing home a dunk. Then he went to work from the outside with a great touch and knocking in several triples. Overall once he gets stronger and more experienced he should be a big time performer.
Myles Turner, C – When the rankings are updated Turner is going to be very high in them, and he justified that yet again with a dominant performance on Friday night. Quite simply Turner completely takes away the rim on defense, and he is impossible to score over. Offensively he hit a few shots from the outside and was able to showcase his skill along with his elite defensive prowess. When it comes to long term potential few have more of it, and Turner absolutely dominated on Friday night.
Leron Black, PF/SF – Again Black managed to hit a couple of threes and show that his work on the perimeter is beginning to pay off. The outside shooting is an added dimension to Black's game that makes him tough to guard, and his rebounding is still high level. Black also blocked a shot or two and was physical inside, and is becoming the inside/outside threat that he has always tried to be.
Kevon Looney, PF – The motor was running as usual for Looney, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Milwaukee (Wisc.) Hamilton. Defensively he was active and was able to get his hands on shots and he also rebounded on both ends of the floor. He runs the floor looking score and is aggressive when he has opportunities. Looney also worked in a pull-up three-pointer.
Craig Victor, PF – Two weeks ago Victor was one of the best players at Pangos Camp. Friday he proved that effort wasn't a fluke. Victor has made an effort to play with energy every time he steps on the floor and that was evident. He gets on the glass as well as any power forward in 2014. He's athletic, active, defends the post and plays with toughness. Friday night he hit four mid-range jump shots and also worked in a three.
Reid Travis, PF – Slightly undersized, Travis makes up for it by being very athletic and strong. He used that toughness and rugged play to his advantage during the morning game. Travis mixed it up on the glass and finished through defenders with strength. Also defensively he held his ground well and challenged shots. Add in an improved mid-range jumper and Travis is definitely one to watch.
Kelly Oubre, SF –The best performance of the night session came from Oubre, who went for over 20 points. The 6-foot-7 wing connected on three catch and shoot three-pointers. Using his strong body and high-level athleticism, Oubre finished well at the rim and made his way to the free throw line a handful of times. Oubre has had an impressive spring and his stock certainly appears to be on the rise.
Isaiah Whitehead, SG – Buzz has been building around Whitehead, a 6-foot-4 guard, the entire spring and his strong play is continuing at NBPA Camp. A tough, hardnosed wing, Whitehead can score it at a high level. His scoring package is rounding out. He's always been a fairly consistent shooter from mid-range, but now he's added consistency with his long-range shot. He's been clicking on all cylinders at camp and is due a bump next time we update our rankings.
Chance Comanche, PF/C – The final session on Friday was easily Comanche's best effort. With three games under his belt, Comanche looked more poised and played with a greater confidence than the previous games. He finished off plays in the paint and ran the floor for a score. At 6-foot-11, Comanche has lengthy arms a good-looking frame. He still needs to get stronger, but there are a lot of tools to work with.
Turner on the rise
If you file through our current 2014 rankings, Myles Turner isn't listed. But don't worry, that will change soon. In fact, that's going to change in a major way.
At the beginning of this past high school season, Turner was an unknown. As the season wore on phone calls began to trickle in from college coaches and he quickly became a priority to watch during AAU season.
It only took a few events to determine that Turner, a 7-footer out of Euless (Tex.) Trinity, is an elite prospect.
Turner is a dominant defensive player. With his size, length and jumping ability, he's one of the best shot blockers in the 2014 class. At NBPA Camp, he looks confident and at times dares the opposition to attempt to get a shot over him.
On top of that, he runs the floor well, has great hands and can face up for jump shots. He'll need to spruce up his offense, but he's just scratching the surface of his long term potential.
We will update our 2014 rankings prior to the July evaluation periods and look for Turner to not only jump into five-star status but in or near the top 10 range.
McLaughlin will run solo
One of the more close to the vest recruiting processes in 2014 has come from 6-foot, 170-pound Etiwanda (Calif.) point guard Jordan McLaughlin. There hasn't been too many leaks from those close to the kid about where he's leaning towards college and he certainly hasn't revealed much publicly.
McLaughlin has, however, made it clear that he's on his own timetable and in no rush to make a decision. That's forced colleges to seriously consider other point guards, something McLaughlin has noted.
"I'm trying to stay up in the rankings so I have the upper hand on the other point guards," McLaughlin said.
If a school that is recruiting McLaughlin takes another point guard, that's going to significantly hurt its chances of landing him.
"I don't want to go to a school that is bringing in two point guards in the same class," McLaughlin said.
Wright still wide open
About a month ago, 6-foot-5, 185-pound shooting guard Namon Wright made the decision to switch high schools during his senior year from Los Angeles Pacific Hills to Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep.
With the move, Wright figures he could end up getting a lot more recruiting attention, something that could delay the four-star prospect's decision.
"I might build my list up when I get to Findlay just because I'm going to get a lot more looks being at a powerhouse school," Wright said.
Wright identified Oregon, UCLA, USC, Florida State and Gonzaga as the schools recruiting him the hardest and still doesn't have a timetable on a decision.
"I could make a decision early or late," he said. "I'm not sure."