"It's All About The Game"

Ty Lawson Vic Oladipo All American Camp guys
Pt. 1






Ron Bailey, Publisher

Camp was good mix of players and college coaches.

July 15, 2014 - This month's Ty Lawson Vic Oladipo All American Camp brought many high major caliber players to DeMatha High School (MD). Following are several standouts that participated.

Melvin Frazier - 6'6", 195 pound swingman, Class of 2015, L.W.Higgins HS (LA) - A long, athletic finisher, Frazier can also stop and pop from 17 feet with ease. Is an offensively aggressive player.

Must get stronger for college, considering his work at the rim. Also must at times drive to pass, thereby opening up his finishing game.

That's Abdulai Bundu, finishing at the rim.

Arkansas, LSU, Ohio and Texas Tech have offered, the last after being scouted at the camp. Memphis has shown interest.

Jordan Tucker - 6'7", 180 pound swingman, Class of 2017, White Plains (MD) - One of only two rising sophomores invited, Tucker didn't disappoint; he drove to the cup frequently, where he made things happen.

Going forward, understands the need for more mid-range action. "I used to be a midrange person, but as I got stronger, I developed out to three" he said. Tucker indicated "I have to get around the sceens and pull up against bigger defenders instead of getting all the way to the basket".

The camp showed him that, as Jordan noted its level of bump was "really good", and as rising sophomore "the strength, physicality and level of play is a lot different than playing with own age group or whatever". Of his performance, Jordan said "I think I competed well, played well. Sowed out in front of the college coaches. I got a lot of compliments".

Jordan Tucker, in the midst of action.

That he did; Dayton offered during the event, joining Providence and Villanova as his "big three". Xavier, Fordham and Oklahoma have also tendered scholarships to him, joining Manhattan. In terms of interest "UNC, Virginia, Miami, a little bit of Arizona" are all showing it.

Some have suggest being a point guard would well serve Jordan, who revealed "A few colleges would say they would recruit me as a point guard Providence said that. I think I'm more of a scorer-two guard, but playing the point is just another tool to help me be successful".

Joining a better stop and pop on the improvement list is strength development for Tucker, who despite the attention seems to maintain a level head. "Off the court, I think I'm very humble" he said. "On the court, I play with a cockiness and swagger that allows me to play".

Abdulai Bundu - 6'6", 210 pound forward, Class of 2015, Largo (MD) - Competed the entire camp, many times against players bigger than him. Excels around the rim and defensively. Has a great motor. Despite encountering trouble finishing over size at times, still went at players hard.

Must extend his range out to 15 feet, thereby putting pressure on bigger players. Increased ball handling work will do the same.

Quinnipiac, St. Peters, Witchita State, Temple and George Mason have expressed interest.

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