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UCLA's Farmar was best player at the camp

With the premise being that this was one of the weakest classes in NBA draft history, the Orlando predraft camp seemed destined to correlate in terms of overall talent.

In many ways, the camp was disappointing, but not because this draft class was so weak. Instead, it was a letdown because so many of the "top end" players believe they are better suited for individual drills than game situations found only in five-on-five play. The event wasn't helped by the curious omissions of several notable players by the camp selection committee.

The few players with "the most to lose" who did participate in the full camp drills gained ground in the draft hierarchy through their mere presence. Overall, the camp performances were reassuring, since many of the players' breakdowns matched those of their college career, which made me feel like I was paying attention.