What I learned from LeBron James Camp 

July, 11, 2012
LAS VEGAS -- Typically, when the LeBron James Skills Academy rolls into town, the most talent in the area code is in that gym. With the U.S. Olympic team practicing down the road, that wasn’t the case this time around in Vegas. However, second place to that group isn’t too shabby.

[+] EnlargeDevin Williams shattered backboard
Dave Telep/ESPN.comDevin Williams' destruction at the LeBron James Skills Academy.
However, ESPN 100 PF Devin Williams (Cincinnati, Ohio/Montverde) accomplished one feat that no one on the Olympic team did: a broken backboard. The 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward attacked the rim from the side and that sent the Clark County school district maintenance crew scrambling for a new backboard. The coolest part about the destruction is that it never fully shattered to the ground. Instead you could hear crackling, as if you were waiting for a volcano to erupt.

When 80 of the best players in the country lace them up for three days, there’s much to see and learn. Here’s my take: