Rating top NBA prospects at LeBron camp
For a college basketball fan and draft junkie like me, the LeBron James Nike Skills Academy is the beginning of the new season because it comes about a week after the NBA draft. In addition to coaching 80 of the top high school players in the country and watching them compete in front of college coaches, I get to evaluate 20 or so of the top college players in the country working as a counselor, as well.
The college players were on the court twice a day and, while there were no NBA teams watching this year because of the lockout, they got to compete and compare their skills as they get ready for the upcoming season. By the end of the camp, I believe we saw three future lottery picks there and a few others who impressed, as well.
Here are some of my observations:
The Three Lottery Picks
Anthony Davis, 6-foot-10, Freshman, Kentucky
While Davis wasn't the best player at the camp, he certainly has the most long-term potential and will likely be the first of these players selected in next June's NBA draft. The high school late bloomer from Chicago will be a mainstay immediately for the Wildcats because of his immense guard-like athleticism and 7-foot-4 wing span.
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