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NBA Top 100 Camp: Eric Davis Finds His Rhythm
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (9:07 AM CT, Fri June 20, 2014)
Eric Davis led all camp scorers with 21 PPG on Thursday.
Eric Davis led all camp scorers with 21 PPG on Thursday.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Charlottesville, VA (Future150) -- On Thursday night at the NBA Top 100 Camp, one of the most explosive scorers in the 2015 class made his presence known, as did several West Coast prospects. Here is who stood out most from action in Charlottesville, Virginia:

Eric Davis, 2015 SG, The Family: The 6-foot-3 shooting guard showed his extraordinary scoring ability in his matchup against Malik Beasley on Thursday night. With the two spending a significant amount of time jawing with one another, it sparked something in Davis. He exploded on offense, scoring the ball on several perimeter shots, whether they were off-the-dribble or in rhythm on the break. On defense, he also clamped down on Beasley, forcing several steals late in the game. On the day, he averaged 21 points per game, leading the camp.

Derryck Thornton, 2016 PG, Dream Vision: Thornton has the look of the best pure point guard in the class nationally to this point. The 6-foot-2 California native is an excellent assist man and his skills using both his right and left hand are very impressive. While he loves to facilitate for others, he is just as capable of scoring the basketball.

Cody Riley, 2017 F, Cal Supreme: Known in the basketball world for several years now, there was an initial worry that Riley was done growing and would become a "tweener" power forward prospect. That is no longer the case. The 6-foot-8 man-child is diversifying his game and making a transition to combo forward. At camp on Wednesday, he showed off his improving perimeter jumper while also standing out by using his powerful frame on the interior.

Ray Smith, 2015 SF, Dream Vision: Ray is one of the most explosive athletes in the class, and has been for a while now. However, he is beginning to evolve into more than just an athlete. He can knock down jump shots with consistently out to the three-point line, is a fantastic slasher, and finishes well around the rim. So far this week at camp, he has proved to be an excellent transition finisher as well.

Omari Spellman, 2016 PF, Team Scan: Spellman is a big-bodied forward who uses his size to clog the lane defensively. He blocks a good amount of shots and has good touch around the rim. He also attacks the glass and has a knack for rebounding. The main concern moving forward is his conditioning.

Antonio Blakeney, 2015 SG, E1T1: At this point Blakeney is one of the top scoring prospects in this class. While he is a good shooter, he can also get to the rim and finish over and through defenders. He is wired to put the ball in the hoop and he has shown as much all week.

Bryant Crawford, 2015 PG, Team Takeover: Crawford is coming off an injury and is showing that he still has the speed that makes him so dangerous. He gets to the rim often and either finishes through contact or finds open teammates on the perimeter. He has also shown the ability to knock down threes when open.

Horace Spencer, 2015 PF, Findlay Prep: Spencer is quickly developing a reputation as one of the best defensive big men in this class. His offensive game is coming along and he has certainly become more aggressive on that side of the ball. He still runs the floor very well and is a good rebounder. 


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