CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When Kentucky coach John Calipari went to New Orleans to visit five-star…
NBPA Camp: Friday PM, Part II
Quentin Snider, PG – Through the first three game sessions Snider didn't quite look like himself. That changed in the evening session on Friday. Snider got a piece of the paint when he wanted to and was in scoring mode. Snider also looked to score. He hit a pull-up three-pointer, had a couple of nifty finishes at the rim and worked in mid-range jump shots. It was definitely his best outing of camp. Kevon Looney, PF – The motor was running as usual for Looney, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Milwaukee (Wisc.) Hamilton. Defensively he was active and was able to get his hands on shots and he also rebounded on both ends of the floor. He runs the floor looking score and is aggressive when he has opportunities. Looney also worked in a pull-up three-pointer. Tadric Jackson, SG – A scoring guard from Georgia, Jackson has been solid all week long. Friday night it was his ability to score that stood out. At 6-foot-3, Jackson has wide shoulders, long arms and a thick frame. When he's attacking the rim he uses his body well and is a good finisher through contact. He's also a solid athlete that looks to get to the rim in both the half court and in transition. Phil Booth, PG/SG – A true combination guard, Booth played both on and off the ball during the Friday evening session. Booth hit a trio of three-pointers for his camp team and also dropped in a pair of floaters. While he's certainly a good passer, it was his scoring that impacted the game for his camp team. Daniel Hamilton, SF – You won't find many that can score with Hamilton, a 6-foot-6 wiry wing, in the 2014 class. Using his long, lean frame, Hamilton slithers his way to the rim and is a good finisher once he gets there, despite lacking strength. Although he knocked down one three, majority of his points Friday evening came at the rim or in the paint. Craig Victor, PF – Two weeks ago Victor was one of the best players at Pangos Camp. Friday he proved that effort wasn't a fluke. Victor has made an effort to play with energy every time he steps on the floor and that was evident. He gets on the glass as well as any power forward in 2014. He's athletic, active, defends the post and plays with toughness. Friday night he hit four mid-range jump shots and also worked in a three. Kelly Oubre, SF –The best performance of the night session came from Oubre, who went for over 20 points. The 6-foot-7 wing connected on three catch and shoot three-pointers. Using his strong body and high-level athleticism, Oubre finished well at the rim and made his way to the free throw line a handful of times. Oubre has had an impressive spring and his stock certainly appears to be on the rise. Montaque Gill-Caesar, SF – Quietly this 6-foot-5 Huntington (W.V.) Prep standout is having a very good camp. Gill-Caesar continues to show confidence on the offensive end of the floor. He's comfortable getting to the mid-range area and knocking down shots. He hit a pair of mid-range jump shots Friday night, but also worked in a three and a couple of finishes at the rim. He's been an efficient scorer throughout camp. Chance Comanche, PF/C – The final session on Friday was easily Comanche's best effort. With three games under his belt, Comanche looked more poised and played with a greater confidence than the previous games. He finished off plays in the paint and ran the floor for a score. At 6-foot-11, Comanche has lengthy arms a good-looking frame. He still needs to get stronger, but there are a lot of tools to work with. *During the night session, Adonys Henriqez put together a solid effort. To go with a three off the catch, Henriqez had a strong finish at the rim following a pick and roll. *Trayvon Reed continues to impact the game at NBPA Camp on the defensive end. His lengthy, athleticism and timing are impressive. Up against a couple of guys with similar size, Reed was able to protect the rim and recorded a handful of blocks. *Caleb Swanigan closed out camp on Friday with a very good effort. With his size (6-8, 280), Swanigan can lock down good position in the paint. He's a strong finisher as well. He also stepped away from the rim and hit an 18-footer.
95 Fans online