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What I learned from NBPA Top 100 camp

6/18/2012

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Evaluating camps is a dicey situation because not everybody fares well in that type of setting. Plenty of outstanding players have gone into big camps and come out humbled or frustrated. You have to be sure to reward greatness, but don’t overreact to average or even poor play.

In my mind, the way to approach these evaluations is like chapters in a book. Over time, you write enough chapters, you have a finished product. Unless you’re John Grisham, not every chapter is a gem.

Point guards

Heading into camp there wasn’t a point guard capable of matching Andrew Harrison (Richmond, Texas/Travis). When camp ended, nothing had changed.

The spring was not kind to most of the guys on the Boo Williams roster, including Anthony Barber (Hampton, Va./Hampton). At this camp, Barber didn’t struggle, he flourished. Allow me to beat the drum: this kid is fast and hard to guard. To read more about Barber, check out Reggie Rankin's blog.

Stock boosters: 2013 Roddy Peters (Suitland, Md./District Heights); 2013 Duane Wilson (Milwaukee, Wis./Dominican); 2014 Keith Pinckney (Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove); 2013 PG Stevie Clark (Oklahoma City, Okla./Douglass); 2013 Kendal Harris (Berkner, Texas/Richardson).

Wing players