Prestonwood Christian junior-to-be Julius Randle and Garland Naaman Forest senior Prince Ibeh both made quite an impression over the weekend at the Amare Stoudemire Nike Skills Academy in Chicago, according to ESPN Recruiting's Reggie Rankin and Paul Biancardi.
Randle was among the camp's top three scorers, prompting this analysis:
The athletic lefty plays in full attack mode in the post, from midrange and along the baseline. Randle has a great first step for a player his size and can initiate and score through contact with touch, body control or with a powerful above-the-rim finish. He plays with confidence, energy, urgency and he exposes defenders not ready to compete immediately.
Meanwhile, Ibeh, a 6-11 center, was among the top three defenders / shot blockers:
Ibeh grabs your attention right away with his 7-4 wingspan. He runs the floor pretty well and patrols the lane. He blocks shots in and out of his area and what he doesn't block, he changes. He has pretty good timing and puts forth good effort to get to the ball, whether its being shot from the lane or the perimeter. His tremendous length also allows him to recover beautifully from mistakes. His defense is far ahead of his offense and his upside is tremendous with added strength and improved production on the offensive end.
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