NBA Camp: Day One, Part A

Tony Parker

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The first day of NBA Camp is in the books and Marcus Smart, Tyler Lewis and Tony Parker were among the top performers on day one.

Tyler Lewis, PG – One of the top performers of the morning session, Lewis, a N.C. State commit, played a steady game that consisted of him setting up teammates, knocking down pull-up jumpers and tossing in runners in the lane. He's a tricky ball handler that is showing more and more confidence when he attacks the basket and pulls up from mid-range. He finished with a session high 19 points during his first game of camp.

Jordan Burgess, SF – A late addition to camp, Burgess, who is committed to Shaka Smart and VCU, made an impact in both of his games. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing picked his spots and attacked the rim, finishing with both hands and through contact. He shot just one jumper (and it went in), as it was clear that his mission was to get to the basket. He finished with 13 points in the first session game and 16 in the second.

Danuel House, SG – Arguably the biggest surprise performer of the spring, House continued to show why he is due a major move in the next batch of rankings. At 6-foot-6 he can do so much. From high level hops to a legit jump shot, there isn't much House can't do from the wing. Sure he could improve his handle, especially attacking left, but he's loaded with talent and should be one of the more sought after players in July. He was 6th in scoring in the first session with 15 points.

Jerome Hairston, PG/SG – Up against a pair of talented lead guards in Lewis and Nate Britt, Hairston more than held his own. Hairston is more of a combo guard than a true lead man, but he was effective in his role. He's a solid ball handler, with good court vision. Offensively he hunted pull-up jump shots and worked in a pair of three-pointers. He will have to protect the ball better, but he played well in his first game. Hairston finished with 17 points, which was good enough for 2nd in the session.

Savon Goodman, SF – Last year it was Branden Dawson that was an animal on the glass from the wing spot. This time around it's Goodman, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound wing headed to Villanova. His energy is always present and he's good for a handful of offensive rebounds and put backs a game. Defensively he has potential to be a lock down defender, as he moves his feet well laterally and isn't afraid to get physical with the opposition.

Jordan Price, SG – His spring has been somewhat up and down, and that's certainly how Price's opening game went. It took him a bit to get going, but once he did he tossed in the dunk of the day over House, pumped in a nice pull-floater and a three-pointer. Price, who made a recent commitment to Auburn, finished with 14 points.

Robert Carter, PF/C – Known for his ability to score in the post, Carter went to the block and completed a couple of plays. He was forced to deal with Chris Walker's length, and that's not an easy task, but Carter used a right jump hook to score over him and was aggressive on the glass, pursuing put backs opportunities. He has a great set of hands and impressive touch in the paint. He finished with 12 points in the first round.

Marcus Smart, SG – Perhaps the most impressive player during the opening session, Smart locked up on defense and showed what he can do on the offensive end. The 6-foot-3 strongly built guard took the task of guarding Rasheed Sulaimon and he locked him up and frustrated him with his physicality and defense. He knocked down a spot up three and scored at the rim, but his best move was a drive to jump stop that he finished with a floater over a defender.

Cameron Biedscheid, SF – It's clear that Biedscheid has been putting in the necessary work to improve his jump shot. He hunted mid-level pulls in the opening session and also managed to knock down a three off the catch. The wiry wing prospect headed to Notre Dame still needs to get stronger, but he's playing and shooting with confidence.

Ryan Arcidiacono, PG – A tricky ball handler, Arcidiancono matched up with North Carolina commit Marcus Paige in the first game. The showdown finished in a draw. The Villanova commit showed a nice pull-up three-pointer, sneaky speed and the ability to set up his teammates. He's a very good addition to Jay Wright's squad.

George Niang, PF – Niang, an undersized post prospect headed to Iowa State, was aggressive on the block from the get go. He spun off defenders and made quick moves to the rim finishing well with both hands at the tin. He as nice touch around the basket, will fight for rebounds and brings energy to the game every time he gets on the floor. He scored 11 points in his opening round game.

Tony Parker, C – Matched up with Villanova commit Daniel Ochefu in the second session, Parker got aggressive and made his way to the rim. Parker showed post moves, scored through contact and dunked on the opposition on three different occasions. He failed to get as many touches in the second half, but Parker was flat out dominant in the paint in the first and showed terrific touch on his moves. When he's playing hard and aggressively attacking the opposition, Parker is tough to handle.

Gary Harris, SG – In his early game, Harris scored eight points. He more than doubled that in the evening session, pumping in 17 points. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard has it all at the guard spot. A pretty good athlete, Harris is a talented scorer that can pump in points from all three levels. He hit just one three-pointer, but he buried a few mid-range pull-ups and scored it at the rim. He's a legit five-star prospect.

Braxton Ogbueze – In a showdown with Kyle Anderson, Ogbueze went right at the much bigger defender. Using his speed, Ogbueze attacked, pulled-up for jumpers and even tossed in a runner in the lane. Much has been made about the battle for the top point guard spot in the 2012 class and Ogbueze has made as good of a case as any. The Florida commit plays a tough brand of ball and rarely backs down from a battle.

Adam Woodbury – Over the course of the spring Woodbury has gotten better and better. In his second session game Woodbury, a 6-foot-11, 235-pound big man, did a little of everything on the block. He scored over defenders and made a couple of dishes from the block. He also rebounded and didn't shy away from fighting for boards or contesting shots. Woodbury had 13 points in his evening game.

Steve Taylor, PF – Although he struggled to get his three-pointers to go down, Taylor did exactly what a big man playing in a camp should do. The 6-foot-7 active four man went to the glass and made an effort to grab every rebound in his vicinity. When the scoring isn't there, players must find other ways to be productive and that's exactly what Taylor was able to do.

Anthony Bennett, PF – His dominant performance at Pangos All-American camp wasn't a fluke. Bennett continued his strong play. He's an animal on the glass, as he uses his strength, athleticism and length to fight off the opposition. Offensively his jump shot looks good and he has a fairly quick release on his long-range pulls. His rise as a player continues and he's due a big jump in our next rankings.

Sam Dekker, SF – He's often times overshadowed with J.P. Tokoto on the same AAU team, but Dekker is a terrific talent in his own right. The Wisconsin commit played well in the second half of his second game scoring 14 points. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound wing shoots the ball well off the catch, is a pretty good athlete and is capable of coming off screens and pulling up or attacking the rim.

Mitch McGary, PF/C – There may not be a name that blew up more this spring that McGary. With his team down and in need of some direction, McGary made plays. The left hook he dropped in got his team going and then a few plays later he tossed in miss. McGary's improvements are obvious and he has the look of instant contributor at the next level.

Nate Britt, PG – Picking up where he left off from last week at the Nike Elite 100, Britt played well against an upperclassman guard. The southpaw used his change of speeds and tricky handle to get by defenders and toss out assists to teammates. He also worked in a couple of finishes at the rim and a pull-up three-pointer from the right wing.

Chris Walker, PF/C – It wasn't his best outing, but Walker still managed to be effective at times on both ends. Using his long, lean frame and athleticism, Walker managed to contest and affect shot attempts on the defensive end. Offensively he rarely got the ball with his back to the basket, so he was forced to clean up misses or score off drop off passes close to the rim. He finished with eight points in the first session.

Beejay Anya, C – The hard working big man from Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha went for nine points in his opening round game. Anya knows how to use his wide, but strong frame to lock down his area for rebounds and he'll get his fair share of blocks because of his massive (7-foot-9) wingspan. Much like Walker, Anya didn't get many opportunities to score inside, but he secured a few put backs.

Alex Caruso said Texas A&M, Arizoan State, Georgia Tech, Creighton, Boston College, Richmond and Sam Houston are involved in his recruitment. He said the entire PAC-10 has now called.

Brice Johnson said his recruitment is open. Florida, South Carolina, Clemson, Wake Forest, Miami, Georgia Southern and Ohio State are all recruiting him .

Jerami Grant claims offers from Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Virginia, Georgetown, Maryland, Rutgers, Clemson and North Carolina State. He said he's looking at an August decision.

Robert Carter said majority of the ACC and SEC are tracking him. He specifically mentioned Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Auburn and Clemson.

Twymond Howard said Arkansas, Tennessee, Maryland, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Auburn, Mississippi and Mississippi State are all showing strong interest in him.

L.J. Rose scored just two points in his opening game, but he was certainly effective passing the ball and finding teammates. He has impressive court vision.

Zena Edosomwan got off to a strong start in his first game, as he knocked in a mid-range jump shot and worked the glass for rebounds. He's a guy making a late push as a legit high major big man.

Hanner Perea used his athleticism and strength to grab rebounds. He also had a handful of blocks on the defensive end and worked in a right hook during one possession on offense.

UNC commit Marcus Paige was solid in the showdown with Arcidiacono. Paige is a true set up man. The lefty changes speeds well and will mix in jump shots with the assists he tosses out.

Kyle Anderson used his size to score over Ogbueze, which he did twice for mid-range jump shots. Later he was able to make plays at the rim with Nolte guarding him.

Top Scorers
1. Codi Miller-McIntyre -- 21
2. Amile Jefferson -- 18
3. Jordan Price -- 17.5
4. Jordan Burgess -- 14.5
5. T.J. Warren -- 14
6. Savon Goodman -- 13
7. Gary Harris -- 12.5
8. Nate Britt -- 12
9. Adam Woodbury -- 11.5
10. Rasheed Sulaimon -- 11.5

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