I dropped day one’s immediate takeaways, and now here are day two’s immediate takeaways from the McDavid All-American Camp… Nijaun Harris (6’4/SG/’28/Oak Grove MS) Instagram: Bucket_machine_09 Nijaun was not at camp on day one, but he came in on day two…
I dropped day one’s immediate takeaways, and now here are day two’s immediate takeaways from the McDavid All-American Camp…
Nijaun Harris (6’4/SG/’28/Oak Grove MS)
Nijaun was not at camp on day one, but he came in on day two and had everyone putting eyes on the court he was on. He is physically imposing with a great physical profile. He flashed his athleticism as he caught one and posterized a player while doing so. He has all the tools as he functions as a triple-threat player that contributes as a shooter, passer, and driver. He has an intriguing combination of size and shot-making ability from both inside and outside the arc. I would love to have seen him in two full days of action, but what he showed during the time that I saw him was nothing short of the game of an emerging prospect. Outside of being an intimidating presence in his class, he brought a lot to the floor. He is a gifted scorer that didn’t force anything but played within himself at a high level and produced at a high rate.
He will be a name you will hear a lot this spring and summer.Terry J. Drake
Logan Sanchez (5’11/SG/’28/Central Pointe Christian Academy)
I was watching Logan’s team play, and there was nothing special happening early; then, all of a sudden, this kid exploded off the floor for a rebound, and that quickly turned my attention to this kid, who I quickly found out was Logan. He is an explosive shooting guard with crazy bounce. He can put it on the floor and is a very good finisher at the rim. His elevation is a tremendous asset to his ability to finish, and many, because of his rep, chose not to challenge him for fear of being posterized. Now I did mention that Logan can put it on the floor, but his handles are not the tightest and still need work. I cannot recall if I saw Logan take a perimeter shot during the two-day camp, and if I am accurate on that, he really has to put the time into adding that to his repertoire. Make no mistake about it, Logan is a highlight filmmaker in the making, and he is going to put on shows in a couple years.
He is an explosive shooting guard with crazy bounce.Terry J. Drake
Cayden Daughtry (5’7/CG/’27/Somerset Academy Canyons)
Cayden was probably the most consistent high-producing player over the two days. He is an absolute wizard with the rock in his hands. He is listed as a CG, which fits him exceptionally well, as he can easily maneuver between the lead guard spot and the off-guard spot. He is at his best, however, when the ball is in his hands, and he has the ability to create. He does a fantastic job creating his own and getting others involved. He is highly skilled and can flat-out fill it up from the 3-point line, and he gets whatever he wants in one-on-one situations. With the amount of time that the ball is in Cayden’s hands, you would think that his turnovers would be high at this age, but it is the complete opposite, as he is a wizard with the ball and is reliable and trustworthy when it comes to taking care of the ball. Cayden has all the tools you look for in next-level talents, and I look forward to seeing this electrifying talent develop into one of the premier guards in the state of FL.
Gilles Marier (6’3/SG/’26/Nease)
Gilles is a slim 6’3 sniper who shot the ball extremely well throughout camp. His length was a factor on both ends of the floor and on the glass. Defensively he moved well out on the perimeter, and offensively outside of shooting well from beyond the arc, he finished well in the paint and at the rim due to his ability to score over smaller defenders. He is a swingman that can attack inside and out, but his strength is his ability to shoot the trey ball. While I am talking about strength, Gilles needs a lot of work in the weight room to get stronger. When it comes to Gilles, I will be looking for his continued development on the offensive end of the court and his ability to put the rock on the floor and create. I will also be looking to see if he has been putting in work in the weight room.
Gilles is a slim 6’3 sniper who shot the ball extremely well throughout camp.Terry J. Drake
James Miles, III. (5’4/PF/’30/Calvary)
One of the camp’s best younger guys was James, who came in aggressively from the jump. He was a high-volume shot taker and made many of those shots. As it is with all players his age, he has to continue putting in work in the lab to get better at all aspects of the game. However, he showed that he currently can score off the bounce and that no one his age could stay in front of him. He produced numbers that stood out, and it was obvious his mindset was score, score, and score, as he made a beeline to the table after each game to find out how many he scored, a behavior that hopefully he will grow out of as he matures. For now, though, let’s continue watching the emergence of a young prospect that showed this weekend that not many on the court could match up with him.
One of the camp’s best younger guys was James, who came in aggressively from the jump.Terry J. Drake
Cadu Costa (5’1/PG/’30/Lakemont)
Cadu was one of the young guys at camp that had a great showing. As you know, I say this about all players that are a certain age, and it is the same with Cadu; above anything, he needs to continue to stay in the lab and work on all aspects of his game to become a better overall player. Regarding Cadu’s performance at camp, he was a slasher that stayed looking to attack the rim. From what I saw, he had a better day two than he did on day one, as he was probably more comfortable. He showed that he has a nice hesi move to keep defenders off balance and he changes speed well. He was cooking on day two, hitting defenders with step-backs, crazy crossovers, floaters, and crafty finishes. The future is bright for Cadu, as I see, if he stays on his current trajectory, a young PG that will be a true floor general and given the keys to squads and the floor general whose the offense is his to control and the tempo is his to set.
Cadu was one of the young guys at camp that had a great showing.Terry J. Drake
Angel Ortiz (5’6/PG/’28/Conniston MS)
Angel is a stout PG who had a solid two days of action as he was locked in throughout and stayed focused on why he was at camp. He showed that he is working with a lot of tools as he had it going as a floor general and as a scorer. I was really impressed with Angel’s competitive fire as he competed with tremendous effort on both ends of the floor. He had outstanding energy throughout as he sought to make plays for others. He’s got good handles and does a good job of blowing by his man and getting into the lane to score or drop it off for an assist. He had two good days of camp that helped put his name amongst those who got better and whose stock increased.
He had outstanding energy throughout as he sought to make plays for others.Terry J. Drake