CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The NBPA Top 100 Camp got under way Thursday at the University of Virginia,…
NBPA Camp: Thursday PM, Part I
Isaiah Whitehead, SG – Whitehead was good in the afternoon, and again he was on fire in the evening session. The scoring guard was on top of his game and simply did everything. He was hitting from deep, used his strength to get to the rim, and even threw a few nice passes. When it comes down to it very few prospects can score like Whitehead, and he showed why he is one of the premier wings in the country. Chris Chiozza, PG – There might not be a more dynamic point guard in the country. Though he is small, Chiozza is fast and explosive and that allows him to make plays in traffic. The Memphis native was excellent all game long with nice passes that led to buckets and for himself knocking in shots. He has been excellent all spring long, and that continued on Thursday. Romelo Trimble, SG – When it comes to Trimble the word that has to be used is "efficient". Everything he does is with a purpose and is effective. He is one of the best in the business at using his floater over bigs in the lane, and then he is a near knockdown jump shooter. Now Trimble is getting more comfortable running the show, and he continues to show why Maryland fans are so happy to get him. Paschal Chukwu, C – There are very few better shot blockers in the country and Chukwu proved it. Though he is still raw in terms of being able to score, Chukwu runs the floor as well as anyone and has a ton of upside. His hands are good so that isn't an issue, and he will rebound, now it just comes down to getting more experience playing the game. Kameron Chatman, SF – He is all potential right now, but he showed a few flashes of brilliance with his play. Chatman is long, athletic, and has a nice looking stroke from deep. Most of his scoring came off of catch and shoot situations, though he did get to the rim a little. Chatman needs to continue to get stronger, but overall he was very solid and showed major potential going forward. Parker Jackson-Cartwright, PG – The future Arizona Wildcat was very good in the evening game. Jackson-Cartwright doesn't have elite speed and isn't super explosive but quite simply he is as good as it gets running a team. He had a few ridiculously nice assists and showed how well he sees the floor. Jackson-Cartwright also looked as quick as ever, and did a solid job of getting into the lane. Tadric Jackson, SG – It was just a big time shooting day for Jackson. The stocky combo guard was on fire from three and he had no problem putting it up. Jackson hit several from deep, and then also got to the rim and finished pretty well. He hasn't always been this good, but if he keeps it up it will be a breakout camp for him. Trevon Bluiett, SF – With Bluiett he is simply one of the best shooters in the country. As usual Bluiett knocked in a few from deep and also then hit some in the mid-range. Beyond that despite not being a tremendous athlete, Bluiett knows how to rebound and was effective when going to the offensive glass. At the end of the day Bluiett is all about production and though he isn't flashy he is very effective. Stephen Zimmerman, C – Zimmerman followed up a strong morning session with a very good showing in the evening. He is one of the better scorers in the class and also has a good nose for knowing how and where the ball is going to come off the rim. Zimmerman is tough and scored it well inside in the evening proving he is one of the best in 2015. Tyler Dorsey, SG – His athleticism and length are impressive. Right now most look to Dorsey as someone who can score from deep, but what was most impressive is how comfortable he is down low. Playing against smaller guards, Dorsey multiple times went to the post and scored with fadeaway jumpers. Also his athleticism was evident as he rebounded the ball on both offense and defense. Thon Maker, C – It is amazing how skilled Maker is for a relatively young post. He had one move where he went coast-to-coast with the dribble for a layup, and then had a few very nice blocks on the defensive end. Maker must get stronger and that limits him some scoring down low right now, but that should come, and quite simply there aren't many holes in his game.
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