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More from the Ty Lawson Vic Oladipo All American Camp.

July 22, 2014 - In Part 1, we looked at a hand full of performers from this month's Ty Lawson Vic Oladipo All American Camp. Part 2 continues that work.

 

Corey Manigault - 6'8", 235 pound forward/center, Class of 2016, Paul VI (VA) - Manigault's low post game has gotten better through contact. Mixed with his ability to take bigs outside and shoot mid-range jumpers, and willingness to clean glass, he will give college coaches options.

Being recruited by Maryland, Pitt, WVU, Xavier, VCU, Wake, Cincy, St. Joes, JMU, George Mason, Virginia Tech, Rhody, UVA, NC State and Villanova. Rhode Island has offered, in addition to Miami.

Evan Phoenix - 6'8"+, 210 pound center/forward, Class of 2015, Calvert Hall (MD) - Phoenix seems to do whatever is necessary to win, including rebound, pass and score back to basket or face up. Of that penchant, Phoenix noted he likes "Giving my teammates open opportunities...I look to score first, but If they start doubling me, I definitely look to pass out".

Alterique Gilbert in action.

Must get stronger for college. Can drift at times as well.
American University, UMBC and Abilene Christian have offered him.

Felt the camp provided "A lot of tough competition" as "Everybody is the man at their programs".

Barry Brown - 6'3", 180 pound guard, Class of 2015, Gibbs HS (FL) - An athletic combo guard, Brown loves to get into the lane, where he's capable of slamming or finding people. Will also pull up from deep on spot ups or step ins. Is very quick.

Brown shared offers from "Western Kentucky, Houston, North Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, FIU, Kansas State, Richmond, Rhode Island" have been received. What position they want him to play "varies in the school" he said. "Some of them are looking at me as a combo guard, some point guard, some straight two".

Where is he most comfortable?

"It really doesn't matter to me" was the response. "I've been a point guard my whole life. I just started, my 10th grade year, really looking to score and playing the two". Though admitting it can be hard playing as a distributer, Brown said "as a good player you have to know when to take that shot, and when not to" before laughing.

Honing that fine line of decision making is something Brown allowed "I could work on that, yes". He's also been in the weight room. Further developing "my floaters" is on his list, along with "one on one moves kind of". During camp, he shared "I've been going one on one out here, because I've been working on it (those moves) during the June period".

Alterique Gilbert - 5'9", 160 pound point guard, Class of 2016, Miller Grove (GA) - Think a mini-version of Rajon Rondo; a guy that keeps his dribble alive, delivers passes from multiple angles and can get in the lane pretty much at will.

He's not the defender Rondo is, but seems to have the ability to strap up, particularly on ball. Did pull up from mid-range, yet could increase the physical lift he has on jump shots. Both could improve as he returns to full health from a serious hamstring injury.

According to @TerripanNation (Scott Greene), Gilbert has recently been offered by Maryland. The Terps join FSU, Cincy, Wake, Memphis, GA Tech, Texas A&M and Miami in that regard, according to a recent Rivals.com report.

 

 
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