#OTRHoopsReport: USA Camp Recap II – Oct. 14, 2015
Marques Bolden was one of the top performing post players from the USA Mini Camp.
COLORADO SPRINGS – The USA Basketball Developmental Mini-Camp brought together the top prospects from around the country for two days of skill stations and game play. Like the play on day one, the second day was packed with highlights and competitive game play.
Jarrett Allen is a long and athletic power forward that runs extremely well. He can finish above the rim on the break or from drop off passes in traffic with his excellent speed and quickness. He is quite good at facing up his defender and blowing by him to get to the rim. Powerful defensive rebounder and shot blocker on the ball or coming to the rescue from the weak side. Orton is a physical defender that works to move his opponent out of the lane and preventing deep post ups.
Marques Bolden recently narrowed his list down to Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma, TCU, Alabama, Baylor, and Wake Forest . Bolden is a versatile, hybrid post-player who can play either the 4 or 5. He has a really good motor on the floor, is very active and runs the floor very well. He has very sound footwork in the post and does a good job using counter moves. He also does a very good job of keeping the ball high when he gets it in the post or when he rebounds the rock.
The run down
Connor Vanover was a star this spring in the On the Radar Hoops Sweet 16 Session I. Vanover has the ability to stretch the floor with his jump shot, he is more than capable of effectively making three point baskets. He can catch and shoot it from anywhere on the floor and proved to be a lot tougher than he looks.
One of the surprises came from Mississippi native Robert Woodard II of Columbus, Mississippi. Woodard can play either forward position but is more of a natural wing forward. He is a solid shooter to 19 feet and is equally effective slashing to the basket. When he receives the ball in the paint, he can finish with either hand in the post, but he will have to continue to add counter moves to his post repertoire.
Florida State has a loaded recruiting class lead by Jonathan Isaac. On the second day, Isaac came awake displaying his versatility and making athletic plays in the half court. Isaac is a multi-dimensional big man with the talent and athletic abilities to play multiple positions. He will likely be a power forward with an inside-outside game at the collegiate level.
Markus Howard saw his recruitment skyrocket over the spring and summer evaluation periods. His play over those months got him a bid to the USA Mini Camp. Howard, handles the ball with ease and can penetrate and kick or finish through contact. He has a nice pull up in the lane when he draws a second defender.
Justyn Hamilton of Independence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina made his debut at the USA Mini Camp where he did not disappoint. He also scores on drop off passes created by guard penetration where he showed good hands. Hamilton works hard on the defensive end as he tries to deny the ball into the post and he displayed enough quickness to release from his denial position and make a play on the ball. He also has a good understanding of how to help on screens.
Jalek Felton is a big guard who has good court vision. In transition he advances the ball on the pass or dribble. He does a great job of rewarding teammates that run the floor by simply getting them basket. Felton shot the ball well off the catch, he got to the rim equally well in the open floor or the quarter court.
Shun Williams is the owner of On the Radar Hoops, Inc. The On the Radar Hoops Report is picked up by Division I and II colleges and universities across the country. He serves as the director of the On the Radar Hoops Fall Showcase, On the Radar Hoops Spring Showcase, On the Radar Hoops Invitational, Elite 32 Session I, Elite 32 Session II, Power 24, and Super 6 Showcase Session I & II
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