Roundtable: True to form?

Roundtable: True to form?

Each week, we ask the Scout.com hoops recruiting team to ruminate on a specific question.

Based on what we saw at last week's NBPA Top 100 Camp, please list and explain one player for each of these categories:

a) Player who's a lot better than he showed at camp

b) Player whose game didn't change at all from team setting to camp setting

Evan Daniels: I think Brandon Ingram is much better than he showed at camp. The physicality seemed to bother him there and he wasn't as effective as an offensive threat as he was just a few weeks ago at the adidas Gauntlet event in Orlando. There' s a lot to like about Ingram as a player and prospect. Chalk it up to a few off sessions and I'm pumped to see him more in July.

Eric Davis had a really solid camp. He's a very good scorer and he showed that at times in Charlottesville. I'm impressed with his ability to take guys off the dribble and shoot the ball. He's a crafty handler. He had a solid showing.

Brian Snow: To me Admon Gilder is much better than he showed at the NBPA Camp. He is a high level shooter who is usually very efficient with his game. Just for whatever reason, Gilder never really got into the flow. He was much better during the high school year, has had a good summer, and just couldn't get it going at NBPA Camp, but I still think he is a very good and productive scorer going forward to the college level.

A player who didn't change even a little bit to me was Antonio Blakeney. Blakeney is a kid who isn't shy at all when it comes to shooting with Each 1 Teach 1, and he most definitely wasn't shy at NBPA Camp. He is a good scorer and has no fear, and that is exactly how Blakeney played at the camp.

Josh Gershon: I think Brendan Bailey is a lot better than someone who only watched him in Charlottesville would realize. He's a 6-foot-6 2016 wing that is an excellent shooter for a kid his age. He only shot 31.6 percent from three, which I don't think does his long ball justice. Also, he struggled from inside the arc and I think that Bailey is a strong midrange jump shooter as well. With a 7-foot father, Thurl Bailey, who played in the NBA, there's a reason to think Bailey is still growing in height, and watching his game over the last there, there's every reason to think his game is still growing.

I thought De'Ron Davis played the exact same game as when I've seen him with his AAU and high school teams. When your skill level is so high for a center, it's hard to hide that, and he certainly didn't. The 2016 prospect has terrific footwork, post moves, touch, passing and improving rebounding for a young center and he showed all of that. Sometimes bigs - especially underclass bigs - can get lost in the mix in a camp setting, but it was business as usual for Davis.

Rob Harrington: I've been a big Wendell Mitchell fan since April, as his numbers — while inconsistent — have been strong for the Houston Defenders on the Under Armour circuit. He's a big-time scorer who actually has shot over 50 percent on threes this spring and summer for the Defenders, but at camp he simply couldn't get going. I think part of the problem was that he played with some guards who hunted their shots aggressively, and that seemed to take him out of his game.

Edrice Adebayo impressed me with how he just chugged along. The 2016 big man doesn't stand out for his offense with Boo Williams's Nike team and didn't score a ton at camp, either, but he battled on the backboards, ran the floor, got his share of dunks and generally looked unafraid versus older, elite competition.

Evan Daniels, Brian Snow, Josh Gershon and Rob Harrington contributed to this report.

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