CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- 2015 post player Stephen Zimmerman continued his strong play during the night session of the first day at the NBA Top 100 Camp.
Stephen Zimmerman might be the top post player in 2015.
It would be difficult to find a young post player with legitimate NBA center size who has as complete of a game as Zimmerman has. He is extremely mobile and has a tremendous set of hands. He shoots with touch out to the arc, has low post moves and can handle the ball. In addition, he plays position defense, blocks shots and rebounds outside of his area. Certainly he can improve and refine all these areas of his game, but the fact that he has this type of skill base is quite impressive.
With an update of the 2015 rankings coming next week, Zimmerman will likely be the top post player on the list.
Maryland has a talented combo guard in its 2014 class. Trimble scorched the nets from behind the arc while also scoring on a floater in the lane. He is strong with the basketball and handles it with composure and vision. His strength and lateral quickness make him a tough defender as well.
Perhaps Looney's greatest asset is his nose for the basketball. He is a relentless rebounder with tremendous length and a feel for where the ball is going to end up. Once he has the ball, he knows how to absorb contact and score.
This talented 2016 prospect thrived on day one while playing on the wing. He has scored with his physical drives and has finished in transition. He is also more suited to defending wings than he is point guards.
Being able to distribute the basketball isn't the whole story for a point guard. The ability to hit open shots so the defense must respect you and also the ability to manufacture points when the going gets tough for your team are tremendous assets to possess. Brunson has those assets. The 2015 lefty has a great stroke from behind the arc and can use his physical strength to create separation for his pull up jumper.
You won't find many guards, if any at all, that have the post up capabilities and offensive rebounding capabilities as Dorsey has. It will be interesting to see if he can find a college program that can utilize these unique skills for a guard.
This athletic and physical wing had an impressive first day. He has impacted the game in a variety of ways and has his stock on the rise heading into next week's rankings update.
Blackmon Jr. has one of the better shooting strokes in the class and has some craftiness off the dribble as well. In fact, there is a little bit of Scottie Reynolds (former Villanova guard) to his game.
This athletic left hander can do pretty much anything you would want from a small forward. He handles and passes well, is capable of being a dominant defender and rebounder and can knock down shots. There is a reason he is a 247Sports five-star prospect.
Like Oubre, Martin utilizes his length and athleticism to impact the game. He runs the court hard and pursues rebounds. Martin, who is headed to North Carolina State, also showed some scoring punch during the night session.
Along the lines of Oubre and Martin, Jones is a 2015 small forward prospect who had a major impact on the action with his athleticism. Oozing with potential, Jones is positioning himself as one of the better wings in his class.
Demery is a promising looking shooting guard who has the attention of coaches heading into the July recruiting period. He has a burst of athleticism, finishes on the move and can hit shots from outside.
This active big man impressed with his work on the boards and will find a spot in next week's rankings update.