Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hoop Group Jr. Elite Recap: Day 2 NCAA Division

Samir Taylor Got Busy Today

Day 2 of the Hoop Group Jr. Elite Camp gave us a chance to check out some new prospects and watch some familiar faces dominate the session. Today we decided to break our reports into two parts; a NBA division and NCAA division. Here’s the NCAA report.

Top Performers

Samir Taylor 5’6 Guard (Philadelphia, PA)- Taylor was excellent today. He played the passing lanes on defense and scored a variety of ways on offense. He split the defense with his quick dribble and exploded past shot blockers for buckets. He was clicking on all cylinders.

Austin Uhl 5’11 Forward (Allentown, PA)- Uhl plays a Bill Laimbeer type style on the blocks. He hits the boards well and clogs the lane while blocking shots. Austin is also capable of making a bucket close to the tin.

Isiah Jones 5’4 Guard (Brooklyn, NY)- Jones is extremely quick and uses a swift crossover dribble to leave defenders behind. He has a scoring knack but also can deliver a nice pass to striding teammates.

Deonte Hall 5’2 Guard (Toronto, Canada)- Hall can get into the lane whenever he wants because of his quickness but sometimes he over penetrates. Deonte must learn how to pick his spots and when to drop a dime off to a post player under the basket.

Deante Cole 5’0 Guard (Ewing, NJ)- Cole operated very smooth when I saw him this morning. He hit cutting teammates and didn’t turn the ball over much.

Tysean Powell 5’10 Forward (Aurora, OH)- Powell dominated on the glass but also showed that he could push the rock and make plays. He’s a multidimensional forward.