NBA Camp: Day Three

Adam Woodbury (Matt Morgan)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Adam Woodbury and Gary Harris were big on the last day, as they both played major roles in their squad winning the camp championships.

Adam Woodbury, C – There's not a big man in the country that has improved at the rate that the big out of Sioux City (Iowa) East has. Woodbury dominated the post at times and did so in a variety of ways. His team tossed him the ball nearly every possession and often times ran their offense through him. He's a terrific passer, gives great effort and has nice touch inside. Woodbury had a monster championship game, scoring 20 points and leading his team to a win. He won camp MVP.

Kevin Ferrell, PG – All week long Yogi was effective with his change of speeds and pull-up jump shots. That continued in the championship game, as Ferrell dropped 16 points. He hit a handful of three-pointers and a pair of mid-range shots. Ferrell was consistent throughout the week and was one of the better performers at camp. He received the most outstanding playoff performer award.

Gary Harris, SG – It was Harris' off balanced runner following contact that gave his squad the camp championship. The 6-foot-4 guard quietly put together a great camp, scoring 12.4 points per game, which was good enough for No. 8 in scoring. Harris does his damage in a variety of ways. The athletic wing is at his best attacking the basket, but he's always a threat to mix in some long-range shots and jumpers on the move.

Amile Jefferson, PF – His team struggled to win games, but Jefferson, a 6-foot-8 forward, had plenty of personal success at camp. He led the camp in scoring and seemed to find ways to put the ball in the bucket. On Saturday he scored it at a high rate in transition and showed an ability to face up and attack. Once at the rim he uses his wiry frame to contort his body and adjust his shots. He went for 20.8 points per game.

Kellen Dunham, SG – Brad Stevens and Butler picked up a steal with this one. A 6-foot-4 guard, Dunham is a lights out shooter off the catch. His range is deep and he has a quick trigger. On Saturday, Dunham spent some time playing on the ball and he handled pressure fine. He's learning to score off the dribble and was able to work in a few pull-ups off the dribble during the week as well. He's a consistent performer and scored between eight and ten points five of his six games.

Marcus Paige, PG – One of the best performances of the week came from the North Carolina commit in the morning game. The 6-foot-1 lead guard used ball screens well and came off of them ready to drop in jump shots. A talented passer, Paige found teammates, played with his usual composure and dropped in runners. He went for 15 points in his opening game on Saturday.

Marcus Smart, SG – You won't find a tougher guy in all of high school basketball. He makes winning plays and is a guy you can always count on. Smart, a 6-foot-3 powerfully built guard, always guards the opposing teams best player, will mix it up for rebounds and in a morning game on Saturday managed a pair of charges. On top of that, he's pretty good attacking the rim and finishes throughout contact well. He averaged 10.8 points a game.

Anthony Bennett, PF – It's been a summer of dominance for the 6-foot-7, strongly built forward. That continued at NBA Camp. Bennett is a hard worker on both ends of the floor and the opposition especially struggled to keep him off the glass throughout the week. His scoring ability has improved a great deal over the last year and his jump shot is one of his strengths. He averaged 12.1 points per game through the camp.

Nate Britt, PG – Britt's strong play continued on day three. There's not much more to write about the 6-foot guard out of Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga. He was arguably the top lead guard at camp and could very well be the best point guard in all of high school basket. He's poised, changes speeds well and has turned one of his weakness (his jump shot) into one of his best strengths. He finished camp second in scoring at 16.7 points a game.

Nerlens Noel, C – Often times NBA Camp can be rough on the underclassman. It wasn't for Britt and the longer camp went the better it was for Noel. In the semi-finals Noel broke out for 18 points and he added 15 more in the championship game, scoring more points in those two than the previous five games combined. Noel's length is a problem for the opposition on the defensive end and he's learning how to score on the offensive end.

Jabari Bird, SG – Despite not getting a ton of touches early in camp, Bird broke out on the last day and showed off his scoring ability. His jump shot is his best weapon and when it's working he's extremely tough to guard. During a game on Saturday he had it working from mid-range, as he shot it well off curls and off one and two dribble pull-ups.

Codi Miller-McIntrye was solid all weekend. He's a nice pick up for the Demon Deacons. He's a strong guard that has an impressive pull-up jump shot. He averaged 12 points a game at camp.

Andrew White scored 11 points in the championship game and was good for eight per outing. The 6-foot-6 wing prospect keeps getting better and showed a nice ability to score at camp.

James Robinson has an impressive mid-range pull-up. Twice in the championship he pulled up from 18 feet and buried jumpers off cross over moves. Robinson averaged 6 points a game for the champs.

Evan Nolte didn't put up big scoring numbers, but he had his moments at camp. One thing that especially stood out was his passing ability. He's known his ability to know down threes, but he's starting to learn how to be effective in other areas.

Braxton Ogbueze was solid all camp. He played well against the top guards and showed off his always consistent mid-range jump shot throughout the camp. He was the point guard on the championship team and he averaged 7.6 points per game.

Top Scorers
1. Amile Jefferson -- 20.8
2. Nate Britt -- 16.7
3. Jordan Price -- 14.5
4. Rodney Purvis -- 14.3
5. Brandon Ashley -- 14.2
6. T.J. Warren -- 14
7. Omar Calhoun -- 12.5
8. Gary Harris -- 12.4
9. Mitch McGary -- 12.3
10. Rasheed Sulaimon -- 12.2

Camp Awards
Camp MVP: Adam Woodbury
Outstanding Playoff Performer: Kevin Ferrell
Leadership Award: Justin Anderson
Breakout Performer: Anthony Bennett
Outstanding Underclassman: Nerlens Noel
Workout Warriors: Marcus Smart, Tony Parker, Sam Dekker, Nate Britt and Brandon Ashley

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