Its that time of year where some of the nations best, regardless of class, come to Charlottesville, VA to test their game in an environment that fosters competition and individual accountability. Here are some of the top performers from yesterday's action:
7-0 C Walker Kessler (Woodward Academy)- Didnt show any rust from a limited spring season. The stretch 5 has a good stroke hitting the trail three or pick-n-pop, currently leading the camp in 3pt shooting percentage after two games. Kessler showed good mobility and although having a slight frame, will battle on glass.
6-5 W Dhamir Bishop (Imhotep Charter, PA)- The long bouncy wing can score in a variety of ways, evident in his leading camp scoring average after the first day. Shot it well off the the catch and bounce as well as creating to attack with his above average ball skills.
6-8 F Precious Achiuwa (St. Benedicts Prep)- A lesson for young players, when you play hard you always look good. Achiuwa brought his lunch pail to UVA. He used his motor to attack the glass on both ends and defend ball switches. He showed ability to make shots 15-feet in and has solid ball skills.
6-8 F Donta Scott (Imhotep Institute)- The combo forward has a non-stop motor. He was always around the ball and stayed active on the glass and in the passing lanes. Is this new age of switching screens, his ability to switch and guard multiple positions makes him valuable as a defender.
6-3 G Isaiah Wong (Monsignor Bonner, PA) - Combo who can definitely run your team but who is at his best getting buckets. Did a good job of getting to the basket and finishing with contact. When not getting into the paint Wong can score it from the perimeter. Can un point but gets buckets, got team in offense, strokes ot well but very comfortable attacking Basket and finishing with contact
6-5 G Jaden Springer (Rocky River, NC) We won't see Springer for the rest of the week due to eye injury during his second game but he left an impression prior to being sidelined. Springer gives maximum effort on both ends that makes him one of the best rebounding guards in the country. He was very efficient with the bounce and finished consistently in the paint. His pulp game is very effective which opens up his attacks on the rim.
6-5 G Anthony Edwards (Holy Spirit, GA) - Coming off a stellar spring and a loud performance at Pangos, where he was tabbed as top player, it was easy for Edward's to put his game on cruise control coming into this week. He brought enough energy into game one where he was his usual self of above the rim finishes, shot making and attacks off the bounce. Edward's is looking to stake claim as the top shooting guard in 2020 and the stage is set.
6-5 G Keon Johnson (The Webb School, TN)- He didnt come into camp with a huge reputation but I look for that to change by the end of the week. He used his athleticism and ability to attack off the bounce to finish tough plays in the lane. Solid shooter with ability to hit three and mid-range. His length and willingness to guard made it tough on his opponent. Played passing lanes well.
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