LAS VEGAS – Class of 2013 center Kennedy Meeks headlines a group of prospects who improved their stock at the Lebron James Skills Academy.
Meeks is a lot to handle in the post.
– Kennedy Meeks (No. 81 ranking, 6-foot-9, 297-pounds, center, 2013)
Meeks size alone makes him a constant factor on the court. Throw in his high skill level and high basketball IQ, and you have quite an impressive prospect. His post moves and shooting touch command a double team, but when he is doubled team, he is a composed and accurate passer. Meeks can also stretch the floor with his shooting range.
– Chris Walker (No. 10 ranking, 6-foot-8, 206-pounds, power forward, 2013)
Although he is already highly ranked, Walker still needs to be ranked higher. His quickness and athleticism were just too much for defenders to handle. Continually he made his way to the rim and finished quite efficiently. His skill game is improving, but his elite athleticism in itself makes him an elite prospect.
– Marcus Lee (No. 42 ranking, 6-foot-9, 200-pounds, power forward, 2013)
Lee constantly was impacting the game with his length and athleticism. He rebounded outside of his area, scored in the paint and passed the ball well. His ability to run the floor also makes him a constant threat. All in all he was one of the top 2013 post prospects in the camp.
– Jajuan Johnson (No. 45 ranking, 6-foot-3, 176-pounds, shooting guard, 2013)
Two things in particular stood out for Johnson. For one, he is a high level scorer. He is a natural scorer with a knack for creating space. Secondly, he is a tremendous on-the-ball defender. His overall approach to the game was impressive.
– Stanford Robinson (No. 49 ranking, 6-foot-3, 187-pounds, shooting guard, 2013)
Robinson continues to impress with his aggressive and skilled play. He keeps the defense on its heels with his ability to attack the rim, but he can also make jumpers and find the open man. In addition he rebounds his position well. The bottom line is that he makes winning plays.
– Kyle Washington (No. 63 ranking, 6-foot-8, 211-pounds, center, 2013)
Washington is that type of player who is always in the middle of the action. He enjoys contact and is always in pursuit of the basketball. His mobility and motor also make him a threat running the floor and he does a nice job defending the high ball screen.
– Davon Reed (No. 88 ranking, 6-foot-4, 196-pounds, shooting guard, 2013)
Reed's physical style of play stood out during the camp. He is a tremendous rebounder, and he attacks the basket with power. The variety of ways that he impacts the game make him a player who will help a team win a lot of games.
– Wesley Clark (Not ranked, 5-foot-11, 172-pounds, point guard, 2013)
Clark was the breakout point guard of the camp. He was constantly penetrating the lane and creating scoring opportunities for his team. He also demonstrated a remarkable feel for navigating the high ball screen.
– Kenton Facey (Not ranked, 6-foot-8, 191-pounds, power forward, 2013)
Facey did not enter the camp with a lot of fanfare, but he played toe to toe against highly ranked prospects. Quick off the floor, Facey was a consistent force on the boards. He also looked comfortable shooting the midrange jumper.
– Kameron Williams (Not ranked, 6-foot-2, 161-pounds, combo guard, 2013)
Williams is an aggressive player with a lot of confidence. He lets his quick release jumper fly without hesitation and score points in bunches. His scoring ability alone puts him in the four-star range.
– Jordan Matthews (Not ranked, 6-foot-3, 194-pounds, combo guard, 2013)
Solid and tough is the description of Matthews' game. He is strong with the basketball and makes few mistakes. His defensive and rebounding abilities give him a decided edge over many of his competitors.