Full-Court Press is a daily feature from the Elite Camp composed by Hoop Group’s media team that will highlight the performance of ten players that stood out for a variety of reasons. This edition of Full-Court Press is focusing on 10 players from the NBA division, five from both the East and West conferences.
Elite Camp Session 1, Day Two
From the East:
Anrio Adams, 6’4”, Garfield HS, Seattle, WA, 2012
Adams’ offensive skills were on display. He drained a 17-foot cross-over step back while demonstrating exceptional form on his shot and a smooth release. He scored on a tip-in off an offensive rebound in which he battled for his position. On one possession Adam’s drove to the hoop and found an open man for a no-look around the back pass. He was vocal calling for the ball on spot-up shots and knocked them down with ease.
DeAndre Bremby, 6’5”, St. Patrick’s, Elizabeth, NJ, 2013
Bremby uses his length effectively to pressure the ball on defense and he blocked a shot in transition. His quickness off-the-court allowed him to grab an offensive board. Bremby is athletic and elevates high above the rim for finishes in transition.
Felix Balamou, 6’3”, Our Savior New American, Centereach, NY, 2012
Balamou displayed a great vertical leap on several thunderous two-handed dunks and a blocked shot. His high-flying skills were demonstrated in half-court and transition settings. He likes to attack the rim and is persistent on the offensive glass after a miss. He is willing to post smaller defenders.
Cedric Blossom, 6’6”, Montrose Christian, Columbia, MD, 2012
Blossom is a high-motor player, always going hard. He elevates well and will finish strong at the rim, even through contact. Defensively, he moves his feet well and keeps that motor running.
Kasim Chandler, 5’10”, Newark East Side, Newark, NJ, 2012
Chandler showed versatility in a succession of plays. On offense he sank a three-pointer and then picked up a steal on the defensive end that he finished with a behind-the-back pass to a teammate. He has good court vision. Chandler also plays gritty on-ball defense.
From the West:
Lawrence Cermak, 6’10”, Church Farm, Wynnewood, PA, 2014Cermak is tall and lean, but still posts up with a wide body. He shows good post moves over his left shoulder. Cermak runs the floor well and can finish in transition. He uses his length to up over defenders for offensive rebounds.
Mykhal Corbitt, 5’7”, Bloomfield Tech, Bloomfield, NJ, 2012
Corbitt orchestrates well on offense both in the half-court and in transition. He finds his open teammates. Corbitt can finish among taller players using a floater and tear-drop.
Taj Ford, 6’3”, Holy Spirit, Pleasantville, NJ, 2013
Ford showed range knocking down an 18-footer. He has decent ball-handling skills and can take bigs off the dribble. He put in a reverse lay-up on a drive from the short corner.
Jaquan Bryant, 6’2”, Pope John XXIII, Sparta, NJ, 2012
Bryant attacks the rim on offense and showed an understanding of when to finish by himself or pass to the open teammate when the defense collapses. On one possession, Bryant used his quickness to steal the ball from the opposing guard, take it coast-to-coast with the defender on his hip, and finish the lay-in.
Kadeem Stanislaw, 6’2”, Paul Robeson, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
Stanislaw displayed an understanding of how to attack during transition. He has good court vision and usually made the correct decision of whether to keep the ball or to pass it off. Stanislaw is also willing to attack the defensive boards.