Live Updates: USA Basketball Minicamp Practice 2

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Houston, Texas — Sixty-two of the top players in the country will be in Houston this weekend to take part in the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team minicamp. Members of the 2024, 2025, and 2026 classes were selected to be a part of this invite-only event, in conjunction with the 2023 NCAA Final Four. 

On3 attended practice one and two to get eyes on all the new young talent and future stars.

Follow along for live updates as On3’s Joe Tipton and Jamie Shaw bring you analysis and observations from the USA Baketball practices over the next two days.

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Live Updates from USA Basketball Practice 2

12:37 p.m. CT: North Carolina five-star shooting guard commit Ian Jackson‘s confidence does not waver. He is aggressive on both ends of the floor, from start to finish. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

12:36 p.m. CT: 2025 four-star point guard Mikel Brown Jr. played with a ton of confidence throughout the day. He also made shots, showing smooth form off the catch. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

12:35 p.m. CT: Purdue four-star small forward Kanon Catchings carries an interesting frame with great length and projectability. He made plays around the basket. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

12:35 p.m. CT: Caleb Gaskins is a player to watch moving forward. The 2026 wing did well in the passing lanes and knocked down multiple catch-and-shoot threes. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

12:34 p.m. CT: 2025 five-star small forward Koa Peat is a physically imposing presence. He showed off a smooth shooting stroke today and made a couple nice pull-up jumpers in rhythm. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

11:47 a.m. CT: On3 four-star point guard Jeremiah Fears has been aggressive in scoring the basketball. A quick-twitch guard, he found his spots off the bounce and scored it at multiple levels. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

11:42 a.m. CT: Ace Bailey has been terrific here. He has played so fluid and is knocking down the three ball, catching lobs, and defending at a high level. His upside is enormous. — Joe Tipton, National Recruiting Expert

11:22 a.m. CT: Four-star shooting guard Trent Perry has had a confident weekend. He is finding his spots and making great plays. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

11:19 a.m. CT: “2025 five-star shooting guard Jalen Haralson has a great frame and has been confident getting to his spots today. He has a smooth shooting stroke with good length. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

11:07 a.m. CT: 2025 four-star power forward Caleb Wilson affects so many shots around the rim. He has gotten blocked shot after blocked shot. — Joe Tipton, National Recruiting Expert

11:06 a.m. CT: Four-star combo guard Zoom Diallo is a strong, tough guard and is confident with the ball in his hands. Can finish through contact. — Joe Tipton, National Recruiting Expert

11:03 a.m. CT: Tre Johnson is just an effortless shooter. He Can score in bunches and does it with ease. The bucket-getter is the No. 1 ranked prospect in 2024 and considering Texas, Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky and others. — Joe Tipton, National Recruiting Expert

11:01 a.m. CT: 2026 shooting guard Adam Oumiddoch has been impressive today. He is making shots, confident and has good size at 6-foot-5. Oumiddoch is also a versatile scorer. — Joe Tipton, National Recruiting Expert

10:42 a.m. CT: Boogie Fland has showed his shot making and speed here on Day two with consistent effort. — Joe Tipton, National Recruiting Expert

10:42 a.m. CT: You notice the people who win the running drills. Ace Bailey has been winning sprints today. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

10:34 a.m. CT: That was just g good defensive possession there for four-star shooting guard Cam Scott. He moved his feet well in the half court, affected the shot, and ended up getting the deflection. Scott utilized his length well. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

10:20 a.m. CT: Five-star point guard Boogie Fland competes. It’s as simple as that: He competes. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

10:20 a.m. CT: Rutgers five-star power forward commit Ace Bailey’s athleticism can put him high above the rim. He’s been aggressive on the defensive end, shooting the passing lanes and loading up on deflections. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

10:18 a.m. CT: Five-star shooting guard Tre Johnson just had an excellent right to left crossover in the half court. He then down the smooth middle range pull-up. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

10:18 a.m. CT: 2025 five-star shooting guard Meleek Thomas continues to impress on Day Two. An elite scorer, he exudes confidence and plays with flare and swagger. — Joe Tipton, National Recruiting Expert

10:14 a.m. CT: Four-star small forward Carter Bryant is playing with more confidence today. He recently knocked down a middle range jumper, then locked up his defender and got a deflection. Bryant is deciding between Arizona and Louisville. — Joe Tipton, National Recruiting Expert

10:13 a.m. CT: Five-star combo guard Dylan Harper continues to showcase his court vision. He is never rushed, with his head up ready to make a play. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

10:12 a.m. CT: 2025 four-star power forward Chris Nwuli is showing a nice middle game out of the middle post in three-on-three play. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

10:08 a.m. CT: 2026 small forward Caleb Holt has started the morning aggressively by playing tough defense and attacking rebounds. He lived in the paint yesterday. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

10:07 a.m. CT: 2025 four-star center Jayden Quaintance has played well early in the two-on-two portion. He has a strong frame and is attacking the basket off the bounce and finishing through contact. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst

9:45 a.m. CT: As the players and selective media trickle in, players are going through warm ups, getting a light jog and going through some dynamic stretching. — Jamie Shaw, National Basketball Recruiting Analyst