USA Basketball Mini-Camp: Day Two

OCT. 7 -- Several UCLA prospects, including 2015 five-stars Jaylen Brown and Stephen Zimmerman, performed well at the USA Basketball Mini-Camp...

2015 Standouts

Jaylen Brown, SF: Brown was at it again on Sunday, using his elite physical tools and mental makeup to take it to whoever was defending him. His handle and shooting ability keep improving which is a testament to his work ethic. Brown has the size, length, athleticism, motor and approach to the game to be very successful and everything keeps moving in the right direction for him.

Stephen Zimmerman, C: This was a breakout weekend for Zimmerman, who already is regarded as a five-star prospect. He played with what appeared to be an extra pep in his step during both days of camp. Zimmerman was aggressive on both ends of the floor, had his motor running non-stop and looked to dunk nearly every touch he got near the basket. Zimmerman also faced the rim and hit jump shots and went off the dribble and attacked from the high post. Zimmerman played with a sense of confidence and it showed as you could make a case for him as the top performer of the weekend.

2017 Standouts

Jaylen Hands, PG: Sometimes players can be more athletic than quick and sometimes they can be more quick than athletic; Hands is definitely both. He's very fast in the open court but can explode above the rim. His best weapon is his pull-up jump shot, something he can hit from both midrange and three, but Hands also has the handle and passing ability to be a high-level point guard. He played very well on Sunday.

Troy Brown, PG/SF: An extremely versatile young player, there is no shortage of ways that Brown impacts the game. He's improving as an outside shooter, and knocked down multiple jumpers from long range, but is also a very good passer, who uses his 6-foot-6 height to see over the defense and make some terrific passes to teammates. He's an athletic player who can defend multiple positions and excels in transition.


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