The all-star games at the Reebok All-American Camp held true to form. They quickly disintegrated into transition game dunk fests. As the basketball purists cringed, the point totals rose quickly. From an evaluation and scouting standpoint little was learned.
Kenny Boynton and Quincy Acy won MVP awards for their respective teams. Acy must have dunked 9 times in the game and Boynton came out firing as he piled up points in a hurry.
Black (101)– Abdul Gaddy 7, Avery Bradley 14, Tariq Muhammad 2, Michael Snaer 12, Chris Colvin 2, Raphael Putney 4, Quincy Acy 18, Isaiah Philmore 11, Karron Johnson 10, Mike Marra 5, Kevin Young 11, Renardo Sidney DNP, Tim Frazier 5.
Red (100) – Brandon Knight 12, Kenny Boynton 17, Junior Cadougan 4, Maurice Creek 4, Brandon Triche 2, Kevin Parrom 9, Thomas Robinson 2, Terrell Vinson 12, Clarence Trent 0, Givon Crump 12, Richard Howell 5, Aaric Murray 16, Mfon Udofia 5.
Raphael Putney played in the SR game but we’re told he’s going to reclassify into 2010. A thin power forward he would have needed a redshirt or post grad year to be physically ready to play collegiately (we like him!). … Every camp we attend Junior Cadougan finds the winner’s circle and that’s what you’re supposed to do as a PG. His camp team finished second. … Givon Crump’s jump shot means that programs in various conferences will continue evaluating him. …
Thomas Robinson may leave RBK as the hottest name, along with center Aaric Murray. Athletically Robinson is so talented that he’s simply too good to not recruit if you need a power forward. Murray is raw since he’s only been playing two years and has a Marreese Speights-like jump in his game. Wow! … Richard Howell also played well throughout the camp as he’s done this summer. … Brandon Knight was promoted straight to the big boy game instead of playing in the underclassman event. …
Finish (75) – Deville Smith 4, Joe Jackson DNP, Trevor Lacy 5, PeShon Howard 7, Jayvaughn Pinkston 12, Fuquan Edwin 7, Andre Henley 8, Derrick Williams 3, Ashton Pankey 5, Rodney Hood 6, LaQuinton Ross 11, DeMarco Cox 7.
Create (66) – Sterling Gibbs 3, Myck Kabongo 3, Kyle Fuller 2, Tony Chenault 4, Lenzelle Smith 6, Wayne Blackshear 16, Michael Gbinjie 5, Mychal Parker 5, LeBryan Nash 10, Tobias Harris DNP, Mike Shaw 3, Patric Young 9.
Blackshear played at both ends (wow, shudder the thought in an all-star game!) and looked great. He was the runaway MVP; Pinkston won it for the other team. … Speaking of Pinkston, he may have been the hardest-playing kid at camp. … Love Rodney Hood’s stroke, size and potential. …
Renardo Sidney scored 19 points but it wasn’t enough as he was his team’s lone double-figure scorer. His club lost the championship to a balanced team that was led most of the week by Maurice Creek (12 in finale).