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UA Camp: Day One recruiting notes

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CHARLOTTE--ThefirstdayoftheUnderArmourAll-AmericaCampPoweredbyRivals.comisinthebooks.OnTuesday,playersarrivedatcamp,participatedinacombineandwentthroughtheirinitialpracticesessionswiththeircampteams.CampactionwillheatupwhencoachesarriveonWednesdaynighttokickoffthefirstliveperiodofJuly.
Aytoninnohurry
OnTuesdaywewereabletolearnafewthingsabout2017'sNo.1player,DeAndreAyton.Firstofall,beingconsideredthetopplayerinthenationisveryimportanttohimandsecondhehasn'tpersonallydugtoodeeplyintohisrecruitment.
Aseven-footerfromSanDiego(Calif.)BalboaCity,Aytonhasyettotakeanyunofficialvisitsandsaidthathe'sinnorushtomakeanykindofofficialschoollist.
Thoughhedoesn'tyethaveafeelforwhoisrecruitinghimhardestorwhohelikesthebest,AytonmentionedUCLA,Michigan,Arizona,SanDiegoState,Kentucky,Duke,Kansas,CaliforniaandNorthCarolinaasprogramsinvolved.
Whilerecruitingmaybeinthebackgroundforthetimebeing,AytonisfocusedonputtingonadominantperformanceinCharlotte.
"Ijustwanttodominateandbecompetitive,"saidAyton."Ilovethecompetitivenessouthere.There'salotofgreatplayerssoyouhavetoshowsometypeofdominanceandtakeoverthewholegame."
Andmakenomistake,retainingthatNo.1spotissomethingonhismindandhasalottodowithhisapproachtocamp.
"ItmeansIhavealotonmyshoulders,"saidAyton."Ihavetokeepworkingbecausealotofguyshavemeontheirradar.Theywanttotakethatspotandthat'stheirgoalsoIuseitasmotivationtokeepworking."
Stayinginthegym
Onceplayersweredonewiththeircombinetestingandmediaobligationstheycouldspendtimeintheplayer'sloungeoronthecourtworkingoutwiththecoachesonhand.Mostfoundawaytomixinalittlebitofbothbutfourplayersinparticularstoodoutasguyswhospenttheentiredayinthegymworking.
Theywererisingseniorfour-starpointguardEricHester,risingjuniorfour-starshootingguardL.J.FigueroaandrisingjuniorwingsNickeilAlexander-WalkerandGregFloyd.
Oneofthetopdefensiveguardsintheclassof2016,HesterwashardatworkonhisjumpshotandmentionedthatFloridahasbeenonhimhardsinceMikeWhitetookthejob.
Shootingisn'tahugeissuefortheotherthreebuttheywereworkingtoperfecttheirjumpers.Pushing6-foot-8,Floydlookstohaveatrulypurestrokeandhe'ssomebodythatRivalsisanxioustoseeingameactionbeginningWednesdaynight.
Alexander-WalkerlistedoffersfromVirginiaTech,VermontandNewMexicoState.HesaidthatDayton,MiamiandDePaulwouldbeouttowatchhimatcampandthatColorado,Missouri,Tennessee,Virginia,Baylor,Arkansas,TennesseeTechandCincinnatihaveexpressedinterest.
Tuesdaynewsandnotes
Classof2017bigmanRaiquanGrayClickHeretoviewthisLink.ishopingtomakeabigsplashincamp.Asolidlybuilt6-foot-7powerforwardfromFlorida,GraylistedoffersfromVirginiaTech,USFClickHeretoviewthisLink.,Binghamton,VermontandFloridaInternational.InteresthascomeinfromCalifornia,Florida,LouisianaTechClickHeretoviewthisLink.,UCFClickHeretoviewthisLink.,USF,ArkansasandSouthCarolinaClickHeretoviewthisLink..
Thoughhe'sintheclassof2018,pointguardJahvonQuinerlyClickHeretoviewthisLink.hasstartedtopileupsomeimpressiveoffers.Capableofplayingasaprimaryscorerorplaymaker,QuinerlyalreadyhasoffersfromprogramssuchasVillanovaClickHeretoviewthisLink.,St.John's,RiderandSetonHallClickHeretoviewthisLink..HealsomentionedWichitaStateandCincinnatiasshowingearlyinterest.
Thisweek,6-foot-7DonovanMitchellClickHeretoviewthisLink.islookingtoshowthathecanbeafulltimewingplayer.Hehasbeenusedasastretchfourandawinginthepast,buthefeelshiscollegefutureisonthewing.MitchelllistedoffersfromWashingtonStateClickHeretoviewthisLink.,WashingtonClickHeretoviewthisLink.,Rice,FresnoStateClickHeretoviewthisLink.,UC-IrvineandNevada.ThenewArizonaStateClickHeretoviewthisLink.staffhasreachedouttoshowinterestandhe'sexpectingArizona,WakeForestClickHeretoviewthisLink.andNorthCarolina.Mitchellwasanotherwhospentasmuchtimeashecouldinthegymworkingonhisgame.
In pre-event coverage, Rivals.com listed 2017 forward Daniel MadingClick Here to view this Link. as one who could have a breakout week. Based off what he was able to show in limited court time on Tuesday, that's looking like a pretty safe bet. Mading has definitely grown, and participating in his first event since January because of a torn labrum, he looks to be mobile, athletic and able to move around the floor offensively. Mading listed offers from Arizona State, GeorgiaClick Here to view this Link., Virginia Tech to go along with Arizona, California, MarquetteClick Here to view this Link. and Kansas.
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