UA Grindsession: 2012 prospects

Glenn Robinson (Kelly Kline)

LAKE BARRINGTON, Ill. -- The Under Armour Grindsession was full of terrific young talent, but littered in was a handful of impressive 2012 prospects. Glenn Robinson and Dan Ochefu were among the top seniors in attendance.

Daniel Ochefu, C – When we evaluated Ochefu in late July there were clear improvements. Fast forward to late September and he's still getting better. A 6-foot-9 post prospect, Ochefu is clearly a worker and he's becoming more and more aggressive.

He changed the game on the defensive end and was a presence grabbing rebounds. Offensively he was comfortable shooting hooks over his left shoulder and he finished around the rim. Ochefu was one of the top players at camp.

Aaron Ross, PF – Instead of being at Arkansas for his freshman season, Ross, a 6-foot-7 forward, is at St. John's Military located just outside of Milwaukee. Although it is unclear what his intentions are for next year, it is clear that he can shoot the basketball. He has good range on his shot and consistently rips the nets from mid to long range.

Shaquille Cleare, C – Mark Turgeon and the Terps will be thrilled once Cleare makes it town. The 6-foot-9, 280-pound big man will help Maryland right away from a rebounding and post presence standpoint. Easily the biggest prospect in attendance, Cleare was aggressive around the rim, caught tough passes thrown his way and finished through contact.

Andrew Martin, C – Much like Ross, Martin, a 7-foot center, is spending a post-graduate year at St. John's Military. Although we didn't get a strong look at the big fella, he did showed a good set of hands, played hard and was a capable rebounder. He is tracking as at least a mid-level prospect.

Darrick Wood, SG – Wood is at his best when he gets the ball on the break or has an opportunity to make a play in transition. He's a talented all around athlete that is blessed with an impressive leaping ability. Wood, a St. John's commit, has been working on his jump shot and that was evident by him knocking a three-pointer and a pair of mid-range jump shots when we watched him.

Glenn Robinson, SF – As the summer wore on Robinson continued to get better. He doesn't play passively, as he did early in his career, and he's developed his frame. The 6-foot-6 wing may be one of the more underrated wing prospects in the country, as he's athletic, has developed his jump shot and is an improved scorer. Michigan is getting a difference maker in Robinson.

Robert Carter, PF – One of the top post players in the country, Carter, a 6-foot-9, 245-pounder, scored it at will at times in Chicago. While he's at best in the paint, Carter showed off his long-range shot and attacked defenders off the dribble. He's a terrific overall scorer and should be able to contribute in that regard as soon as he hits a college campus.

*San Diego State has a good one in Skylar Spencer. Although he's a bit raw offensively, Spencer has a solid basketball frame at 6-foot-8, 210-pound and played with energy throughout camp.

*There aren't going to be many guards in the CAA with the burst that Frank Mason has. The 5-foot-10 guard loves to get up and down and is capable of breaking down defenders and getting into the paint.

*Jeremiah Jones is a guy that seems to be a little better every time we see him. He checked in at No. 5 in camp in the vertical testing and he was aggressively looking to score on the court.

*During the two-day event the Under Armour staff put the campers through a number of combine style drills. The 2012 prospects did particularly well in the vertical testing.

Glenn Robinson had the highest vertical at camp. Darrick Wood checked in at No. 2, while Jeremiah Jones closed out the top five.

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