Reviews from NBA Camp
After a solid spring on the AAU season Kuran Iverson delivered a big performance at last week’s NBA Players’ Association Top 100 Camp.
Iverson was called one of the top three performers at the entire camp by Scout.com’s National Basketball Recruiting Analyst Evan Daniels and received praise from media outlets across the board. ESPN’s Dave Telep listed him as one of the camp’s standout performers on Friday while Rivals.com’s Eric Bossi might have summed it up best when he wrote, “The 6-foot-8 forward from Connecticut looked an awful lot like the young player who caught everybody's attention two summers ago. A crafty ballhandler who has gotten into much better shape and regained some quickness, Iverson took big guys off the dribble, made some shots and had an excellent evening.”
While Iverson had his stock heading up, Noah Vonleh only solidified his status as one of the nation’s top prospects. This time it was a Telep tweet that said it all, “What the first day of camp looked like. Vonleh = Stud…” The ESPN Recap went on to praise his versatility, size and skill while similar write-ups from Scout.com and Rivals.com echoed similar sentiments.
Chris McCullough also found himself in the news after his team made a surprise run towards the camp championship on Saturday, after finishing the “regular season” schedule in 8th place.
Meanwhile the Hotchkiss big man duo of Austin Colbert and Kyle Washington both seemed to show well. Colbert, who is apparently still deciding whether or not he will return to the Connecticut prep school, was noted by Telep for putting a lot into the camp while Washington earned similar praise from Daniels for playing hard and showing effort.
Goodluck Okonoboh earned praise from Scout.com national recruiting analyst Brian Snow who listed the Tilton big man as one of the top performers of day two’s evening session while noting the similarities to former teammate Nerlens Noel.
One incoming New England product who apparently had a fantastic camp was Harvard commit and Northfield Mount Hermon post-graduate Zena Edosomwan, who found himself on the cover of ESPN's Recruiting Nation page. ESPN’s Reggie Rankin profiled Edosomwan following his day two performance while the big man earned praise across all three of the major national recruiting networks.