NBPA Top 100 Saturday Update
Notes, quotes and standouts from Saturday in Charlottesville
Saturday's Standouts at NBPA Top 100 Camp
Gary Harris, Dorian's Pride, Grizzlies - The 2-guard was big for his championship camp squad. He hit the game-winning jumper with 1.8 seconds left on the clock in a game that was back and forth. He also nailed a clutch three-pointer in the corner a few possessions earlier that gave them a brief lead. His ability to keep the defender honest with the long-range shot mixed with his ability to finish creatively in the paint was key to the team's title run.
Adam Woodbury, All-Iowa Attack, Grizzlies - The 6-11 big man left camp with MVP honors for his play. The thing that made him so effective was how he ran the floor. He consistently capitalized on his guards' penetration and scored on offensive rebounds. Woodbury showed that he is well-conditioned, which is rare for big men at a young age, by playing majority of the contest with teammate and fellow big man Daniel Ochefu sitting out.
Nate Britt, D.C. Assault, Thunder - The Gonzaga Prep guard was rewarded with one of the five "Workout Warriors" trophies at the end of camp because of his play. He was steady all weekend proving that while he has a pure point, he can still score. The crafty lefty is very confident in his midrange pull-up jumper and there is a reason why, it generally falls in. He also possesses a running sky hook shot in his arsenal when going to his left - an unguardable shot.
Marcus Smart, Texas Assault, Spurs - The Dallas-area native showed out all week, starting with a very impressive defensive outing against Five-Star rated Rasheed Sulaimon, holding the Duke-commit to six points (his lowest total of the entire camp), but he didn't stop there; outside of being the best defensive guard in the camp, he averaged double-figures in points, and spent his Saturday dropping 15 points and 11 points in two playoff games.
Kevin 'Yogi' Ferrell, Indiana Elite, Magic - Yogi came out to the camp with a solid future in stock with Indiana, as well as a good reputation on the circuit. Ferrell leaves camp as arguably the best PG in the class of 2012, with a performance in the Finals that left no doubt in his ability to not only run the point at the next level, but do so exceptionally. His ability to create space for his jumper off the dribble had defenders looking shook and giving his team the momentum they needed in the first half. If not for a great game winner by Gary Harris, Ferrell would have been the Magic's hero. To validate his play further, the Indiana commit got the award for Most Outstanding Playoff Performer.
News and Notes:
- Gabe York showed some toughness today playing with a high ankle sprain. "I had to play," York said. "I just couldn't do it."
- Amile Jefferson led all campers in scoring with 22.4 ppg and earned the Scholar-Athlete award.
- Five-Star blogger Tyler Lewis did not play after the first day of games due to a sinus infection. He will be attending N.C. State camp on Tuesday.
- Woodbury says he plans to attend Amar'e Stoudemire Skills Academy next week.
- Newest Five-Star player blogger, L.J. Rose, will be attending Deron Williams Skills Academy.
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