Villanova Team Camp Notes

The first weekend of Villanova Team Camp is "in the books". Here are some notes and observations ...

Class of 2018

Brandon Slater

Villanova commit, Brandon Slater played well for Paul VI at the team camp this weekend.  He was efficient shooting the ball and very active defensively.  Slater uses his long arms and athleticism to be effective as both an on-the-ball and help defender.  He is a willing rebounder who consistently pulls down boards.  On offense, his lefty three-point stroke can be a little streaky but he had a game this weekend where he knocked down four treys.  Slater makes good decisions in transition, is good curling off screens to get to the bucket and he can finish in a variety of ways through contact.

Class of 2019

Seth Lundy (6-6, Wing, Roman Catholic PA)

Seth Lundy plays hard and exhibits quite a bit of competitive fire.  He has a good, wide frame on which he should be able to add strength in the next couple years.  Lundy is a versatile performer who can shoot it out to three-point range, get to the bucket, and create offense for others with his vision and passing ability.  He does not shy away from contact in the lane and makes a positive impact on the glass for his team.  He has good shot-blocking instincts and the length and athleticism to block shots as a help defender and in transition.  It is difficult to project the needs the Cats will have recruiting-wise for the Class of 2019 but it is not difficult to project that 'Nova will stay engaged in Lundy's recruitment.

Eric Dixon (6-7, Forward, Abington, PA)

Dixon is an interesting prospect with a unique build and skill set.  He showed the ability to shoot it both from mid-range and even stepping out to three-point range on occasion.  A variety of low post moves are also at Dixon's disposal when he decides to set up camp in the low post.  Due to his strength and wide body, Dixon is hard for defenders to handle inside and he frequently captures his own misses to get multiple shot attempts in one possession.  Despite his size, Dixon is mobile enough to guard 4s and 5s at this stage and perhaps develop into an effective perimeter defender as well.

Anthony Harris (6-3, SG, Paul VI, VA)

Harris uses his strength to play a physical style of hoops - but also has the quickness to get out in transition and do some damage as well.  He is a good shooter, handles the ball well and willingly shares the ball and sets screens.

Isaiah Wong (6-3, PG, Notre Dame HS, NJ)

Some players have the ability to play basketball at an even keeled pace that defies the norm - Wong is one of those players.  He has an unflappable court demeanor, glides around the court and picks his spots to put on a burst of speed to blow by defenders.  Wong is a good shooter at this stage and is a very good ball-handler too.  His foot speed makes him an on-the-ball defender to be reckoned with.

Lucas Monroe (6-4, Guard, Abington PA)

Monroe has a good basketball frame and athleticism.  He has a developing breakdown handle and the ability to turn the corner on defenders but struggles at times to turn that explosively into a positive conclusion at the rim.  He is a communicative teammate with developing lead guard skills.  He is getting plenty of attention from the Ivies right now given his high academic profile.  However, if he smooths out some of the rough spots in his game he could develop into a mid-major to mid-major plus performer rather quickly.

Class of 2020

Lynn Greer III (6-0, PG, Roman Catholic PA)

Son of the former, elite scoring, Temple star.  A "score-first" point guard, Greer plays his AAU ball for Team Final.  Greer is a very good ball-handler and a good passer.  He can knock down the jumper from both mid and long range.  He made an impressive reverse lay-up with spin in traffic while making maneuvering through traffic in one of his Friday night games that showed great court awareness and skill.

A.J. Hoggard (6-1, PG, Archbishop Carroll)

Hoggard has quickly established a rep for himself with his passing, ball-handling and scoring ability. Top Stories