Ikenna Iroegbu, PG – In the past, Iroegbu has always thrived in the up and down setting that is camp ball. But today was as good as I’ve seen him even in that environment. After a terrific outing in the morning, Iroegbu came back with another tremendous effort to close the camp.
Iroegbu used his speed to get where he wanted on the floor. He pushed the break when had a chance, but also showed a much-improved middle game. He knocked down a handful of pull-ups from 15 to 18-feet and also worked in a few three-pointers during my two viewing. It was an eye-opening effort for the talented guard.
Seth Berger, PF – A lean forward out of Washington, Berger drew my eye because of his activity level and skill set. He played hard, made smart plays when he had the ball in his hands and show an ability to knock down shots to three. The 6-foot-7 forward is tracking at the mid-major level.
Detrick Mostella, SG –Mostella, an electric athlete, impressed on-lookers through the first two days at camp. While his athleticism is one his best attributes, it was his jump shot that stood out during his final game on Thursday. Not only did he hit three three-pointers, but he also hit a catch and shoot 18-footer, a left finish in the lane and an adjusting finish at the basket.
Rashawn Powell, PG/SG – The more I see Powell the more I like him. Now I do think he’s more of a combo guard than a true point guard, but that’s fine because he has a unique ability to get points. He’s dangerous when he gets into the lane because he’s turned himself into a pretty good finisher on both sides of the rim. Powell is also a threat to pump in deep jumpers. Powell’s value is in his ability to get points.
Zena Edosomwan, PF/C – Over the past few years Edosomwan has developed his game. He’s playing as confident and as aggressive as he ever has. Edosomwan is a 6-foot-8 strongly built post player that can play through contact and has developed a couple of ways to score on the block. He’s capable of scoring with either hand around the basket. Edosomwan also hit a three-pointer in his mid-afternoon camp game.
Aquille Carr, PG – Trash talking to Carr may not be the best the idea. In a late game Thursday a fellow camper went that route and it turned ugly quick. Carr quickly began churning out points. It started by tossing in a floater in traffic, before he nailed pull-up three-pointers on consecutive possessions. While he’s small (5-foot-6) and can get out of control at times, he has elite speed and tremendous athleticism.
Austin Nichols, PF – Following up a solid effort at the LeBron James Skills Academy, Nichols had a strong Reebok Breakout Camp. When the 6-foot-8 power forward hits the floor it’s easy to notice his skill set and the many ways he can score the basketball. He has hooks over both shoulders, shoots it from mid-range and will run the floor looking to score.
Josh Newkirk, PG/SG – A talented combo guard out of North Carolina, Newkirk showed a lot of raw ability in a mid-afternoon camp game. Newkirk consistently hit mid-range jump shots, but also was extremely tough for defenders to guard in transition. He had no issues getting to the rim and got fouled on finishes at least three times.
Tyler Roberson, PF – His 11-for-22 outing from the field had coaches buzzing. In all he finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Roberson was as active and aggressive as I’ve ever seen. Early on he made his presence felt on the glass, as he reeled in offensive boards and tip dunked misses. Then Roberson began working from mid-range, where he made jump shots and even dropped in a floater on the baseline.
Roddy Peters, PG – The transformation of Peters has been fun to watch. A physical lead guard, Peters is tough. Over the past year he’s made improvement to his ball skills and has gained confidence. He attacks the rim with aggression and has no issues playing through contact. From mid-range and in he can score, but he’s also a talented passer with good court vision. He moved into Scout.com’s Top 100 last week and he’s proving that he was certainly worth of that ranking.
Jared Terrell, SG – There aren’t many in the 2014 class that compare to Terrell in the scoring department. At 6-foot-3, Terrell has a physically developed frame and he knows how to use it to create space and when he’s attacking the rim. His jump shot is arguably his best attribute, as he’s a terrific shooter off the catch, but just as capable going off the dribble and pulling up for mid to long-range shots.
Devin Robinson, SF – For the second day in a row, the lengthy 6-foot-6 wing prospect showed off his raw ability. Six weeks ago, Robinson hadn’t received a letter from college coaches. Now, he’s set to hear from a ton. Robinson is a smooth athlete that shoots it well from mid-range out to three. On Thursday he also mixed in a floater. He’ll need to add weight to his frame, but he has a lot of potential and a great looking stroke.
John Crosby, PG -- The guard out of Baltimore (Md.) Polytechnic has nice physical attributes, as he stands 6-foot-2, has a nice set of long arms and good strength already. On the court he flashed some nice passes and a few nifty finishes at the rim. He certainly has some talent, but there’s room to add to his game. The next step in his development is adding a jump shot to keep the defense honest.
Rashad Vaughn, SG – It doesn’t take long to get Vaughn, a 6-foot-5 wing, to get going from the perimeter. While it was hard for him to get clean looks and enough touches to really heat up, Vaughn showed off his range by nailing a trio of three-pointers. Vaughn is a legit scorer and a guy that is will quickly become a priority recruit for many.
*2014 forward Riley Norris is a good shooter off the catch. At 6-foot-7, 185-pounds, Norris likes to step out, face the rim and shoot three-pointers. He connected on a handful of long-range shots in a morning game.
*Kamall Richards proved that his scoring spree during The Opening day wasn’t a fluke. The 6-foot-5 wing can get points in a variety of ways. He hit jump shots, but is also a strong finisher at the rim. Going forward he’ll need to gain confidence in his off hand (right).
*Allerik Freeman channeled his scoring mode Thursday morning. His shot has been streaky the past few weeks, but he managed a handful of threes and pull-ups in a morning game. Freeman does a good job at creating shot opportunities from mid-range.
*It took him a bit to get going in his final camp game on Thursday, but Nathan Adrian, a West Virginia commit, showed some nice skill and a legit jump shot that extends to 21-feet. He has a good set of hands and nice touch around the basket.
*Darin Johnson, of Sheldon (Calif.) High, is a pretty impressive athlete from the forward position. Thursday night he proved to be more than an athlete, by hitting a couple of three-pointers, including one off the bounce.
*Texas native Alex Robinson is a point guard many high majors will target for the 2014 class. He’s confident in his mid-range jumpers and he shoots them at a good clip.
*Brandon Austin attacked the rim every chance he had. He particularly loved working the baseline, where he could glide his way to the rim for dunks and reverse finishes.
*Tony Trocha listed Ohio State, Baylor, Kentucky, Florida, Texas A&M, Gonzaga and Providence. He told Scout.com that he plans to finish out his high school career in the United States and as a member of the 2013 recruiting class.