adidas super sala ABCD Camp Chatter
Sidelined with a wrist injury, LeBron James, the top ranked rising senior in the country, arrived at adidas ABCD Camp on Wednesday night. James, the 6 foot 6
small forward (St. Vincent St. He made his way to New Jersey after spending a couple of days
in Indianapolis, courtesy of the Nike All America Camp. Both shoe companies are in a major bidding war to have James as a shoe endorser, come next June,
when James is expected to be a high lottery pick in the NBA draft.
In Tuesday’s chatter, we stated that 6 2 lefty point guard Tyler Smith, who hails from Baltimore, would be prepping at West Nottingham Prep in Colora,
Md. Smith stars for the Baltimore Select
AAU squad and one of his teammates is Richard Dorsey, a 6 7, 230 pound power forward from Douglas High in Baltimore. Dorsey, who has been impressive at
the camp with his power moves and athleticism, is now slated to accompany Smith to Mount Zion Academy in North Carolina. One of the things
that’s really impressed us about Watkins is his ability to run the floor. It’s not something you pick up on right away, since Watkins appears to be the
quiet type, but this kid can run all day. Often, he just outruns his defender down the court. He’s a good shot blocker, has some post moves and has
shooting touch. It’s called “upside,” baby, and Watkins has lots of it. Well, our opinion of Wilkes is rapidly changing. He’s looked very good
at adidas ABCD, especially with his ability to put the ball on the deck and get himself a good look. He could always shoot, but the diversity in his game
is quite appealing to college coaches. And he’s tougher than he looks. Wilkes has demonstrated a good first step move and he’s very good at reacting
to the defense and making good shooting decisions (not to mention that he’s got a feathery shooting touch). Nash was draining his 15 foot jumper with great consistency and he can also put the ball on the floor and create his own shot.
Continuing his strong play from the spring, 6 7 small forward Sean Banks has been impressing college coaches with his scoring ability. He’s a good shooter from 3 point land, but he’s even better at creating
his mid range jumper off the dribble. And with his athleticism, he’s also
good on the break or productive attacking the bucket. The very talented McGee, a strong dribble penetrator, was stroking 3 point jumpers with alarming consistency (he’s now shooting over 50 percent from behind the arc for the camp and he shoots quite a few 3s). Very quick and very poised for a rising
soph, McGee is cementing his status as one of the top point guards in the
Class of 2005.
is also equally advanced for his age (he’s still just 16 years old). He’s very good in the key, has a good feel for scoring in the paint and he’s got