LeBron James Skills Academy Evaluations

Four-star Isaac Hamilton

The top high school players in the nation were in Las Vegas for the LeBron James Skills Academy. 6 of the 80 prospects in attendance were San Diego State targets. Isaac Hamilton, Jordan Mathews and Roschon Prince stood out.

LAS VEGAS – The top high school players in the nation were in Las Vegas for the LeBron James Skills Academy. 6 of the 80 prospects in attendance were San Diego State targets.

Top Performers

Isaac Hamilton – Hamilton was one of the top performers of the entire camp. The 6-foot-5 and 185-pound scoring machine was on an offensive tear all weekend long. He was hitting from inside the lane, midrange and downtown. The four-star prospect was creating space off the dribble, moving without the ball and in the pick and roll. Hamilton averaged close to 20 points per game this weekend as he continued to show that he is the best scoring threat on the west coast. Never was able to see him run the point guard position as he had Tyler Ennis in his lineup. Also his wingspan was measured out at 6-foot-6.

Hamilton told me that he and Daniel Hamilton are looking to visit Washington, Florida, Connecticut, UCLA, USC, San Diego State, UNLV and UTEP. He does feel Florida has been recruiting him the hardest.

Jordan Mathews – Mathews impressed me just as much as any other player at camp this weekend. He isn't a guy that will jump out at fans with elite athleticism or the ability to score at will. The 6-foot-3.5 and 194-pound shooting guard is a basketball player, plain and simple. He seems like a player others would love to play with as he was always cheering on his teammates from the bench and constantly giving everyone high fives. Offensively he was scoring in an array of ways: fast break, moving without the ball and spotting up for a smooth stroking jumper. I was little worried about his defensive capabilities but he showed that he was able to guard opposing twos.

Roschon Prince – The 6-foot-5 and 214-pound wing is usually "the guy," for his high school and AAU teams, didn't see the ball much this weekend with a squad full of scorers. That being said, Prince was able to make an impact without needing the ball in his hands. He defended at a high level, rebounded and battled down inside. He even showed off some nice passing skills in the post and on the perimeter. Prince measured with an impressive wingspan of 6-foot-8.5.

Marcus Lee – Lee was his typical self this weekend as he was active on the glass, blocking shots and attacked the rim. His offensive game is a work in progress but he showed flashes throughout the weekend. The 6-foot-10 and 199-pound center needs to become more consistent. I have discussed his passing skills before and he continued to show them off with some no look dishes and dump offs out of the post and P&R. Lee along with Kennedy Meeks are clearly the best passing big guys in the 2013 class. As of recruiting, the four-star prospect feels Duke has been recruiting him the hardest along with Cal, Texas A&M, Texas, Indiana and Arizona. Lee said on a timetable, "I kind of want to get my couple three by school starts which is August 15th."


Josh Hart – The 6-foot-4.5 and 196-pound wing played well in the couple of games I was able to watch. His team was loaded with talent so he rarely touched the ball but shot efficiently and guarded his matchups well. I knew Hart had length but measuring at 6-foot-7.5 is notable. The guard did say at the camp he hasn't heard from SDSU since a little before EYBL Hampton which was in late April.

Torren Jones – Jones has greatly improved over the past 18 months but he struggled this weekend. The 6-foot-8 and 210-pound forward did have a couple highlight dunks and measured out well, 7-foot wingspan. As for SDSU he hasn't heard from them for about a month.

Keep An Eye On

Ivan Rabb –Before the camp I said to keep an eye on 2015 Ivan Rabb and well the entire camp had both eyes on him after his battle with 2015 stud Diamond Stone. The two were going head-on-head in a back and forth battle in the afternoon game on Sunday. The 6-foot-9.5, 193-pound and 7-foot wingspan big man recruit moves extremely well for his size and showed off a back to the basket game. His length already causes problem on defense to the opposition as he was contesting and blocking shots. I expect an SDSU offer to be coming soon but his recruitment will go nationwide so it will be a tough haul. If the Aztecs offer they will join Arizona and California.

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