Jahsha Bluntt is taking advantage of his opportunity here in Portsmouth, showing off some skills outside of the confines of his team, which plays at one of the slowest paces in the country. Bluntt is a skilled shooter, decent passer, and can finish strong around the rim as well, all of which he showed here in his second game of the tournament. Bluntt started off the game strong, hitting three three-pointers in a four-possession span not long into the game, all of the spot-up variety. He also dished out a few nice assists in the first half, including one impressive behind-the-back assist for a lay-up in transition. He also threw a nice alley-oop pass in transition that wasnt converted by his teammate, and had two powerful, athletic transition dunks.
In the second half he cooled off a bit, missing a fade-away three-pointer, a pull-up jumper in the lane in transition, and a spot-up three-pointer in the halfcourt. He tried to run a bit more point guard in the second half as well, showing decent handles, but not much ability to create with the ball, for himself or others. Most of his assists and nice passes came in the flow of the game, not off isolation dribble penetration.
Bluntt should have a chance at getting invited to training camp in the summer for NBA teams, but at this stage, he looks more likely to be heading to Europe, where he could be a solid scorer, because he doesnt do much else at an NBA level.