2007 NBA Predraft Camp: Player Evaluations

Mon, 06/04/2007 - 12:51pm
2007 NBA Predraft Camp: Player Evaluations

By Aran Smith

Here's a look at the top prospects from the 2007 NBA Pre-draft camp broken into groups. It's important to take a close look at player's performance in the camp, and come in with an open mind. However, a player's performance here should not outweigh what they did over the course of an entire season and career. A perfect example of that from last year is Paul Millsap.

Millsap was the first player in NCAA history to lead the nation in rebounds for 3 consecutive seasons. However he looked short, out of shape and lacked energy at the camp last year. Many scouts wrote him off due to this performance and his stock dropped from a possible late first rounder to the mid second round. Off court issues were said to be partially responsible for Millsap's poor performance. Many thought he would go undrafted following the camp. Millsap has turned into the steal of the second round from last year's draft and a certain first rounder if the draft were done over.

An important factor is landing in the right situation. For some players the team they land on can make all the difference in the world. And for some being a free agent can actually be a better option than being a late second rounder, as they can choose which team to try to make. Would we think of Boris Diaw the way we do now had he remained in Atlanta behind their current small forwards? Daniel Gibson was another second round steal. He didn't participate in Orlando, but had he ended up on another team he wouldn't have had the opportunity he's having now.

Top 5:

1. Daequan Cook 6-5 210 SG Ohio St. Fr. -- 12.0 ppg, 16-34 fg (47.1%), 3-7 3p (42.9%), 5 ast, 9 to. Cook came in as the only prospect projected in the first round. And he leaves as the player with the best shot to get into the first round. While some scouts aren't sure he's mature enough to contribute anything now, his overall performance left a solid impression. He's a cut above athletically plus his outside shot and offensive skills are extremely advanced for a player his age. He is extremely strong willed, which is a plus and a negative. On the positive side, he is not easily rattled and immensely confident. but the negative is he can be stubborn and resistant to coaching. Cook announced that he's staying in the draft, and with a solid performance in the camp, he's likely to get into the first round.

2. Aaron Brooks 5-11 160 PG Oregon Sr. -- 9.7 ppg, 9-20 fg (45.0%), 2-6 3p (33.3%), 9-10 ft (90.0%), 3.6 apg, 2.0 to. Brooks is one of the quickest point guards to come through the draft in years. Along with Conley, his quickness is on an elite level. He plays at such a break neck speed, yet appears to be under control most of the time. His ability to stop on a dime and pull up for jump shots will make getting shots off in the NBA possible for him. He's also got the mental toughness and ice water demeanor, when the game is on the line, he wants the big shots. Brooks failed to put up huge numbers as Shakur actually defended him well, however Brooks is one of the few players that was in Orlando with a real shot to crack the first round.

3. Reyshawn Terry 6-7 232 SF UNC Sr. -- 12.3 ppg, 12-21 fg (57.1%), 12-13 ft (92.3%), 2.0 rpg, 2.0 spg. Terry led his team in scoring showing excellent consistency. Despite being a senior, scouts point to his potential as being his most intriguing aspect. Terry has a reputation for being a bit inconsistent and having a questionable basketball IQ, But at the camp, he played well every day showing an array of skills. His regular season per minute stats are better than a number of guys projected in the first round, and some scouts think he has a chance to sneak into the late first round with quality workouts.

4. Ramon Sessions 6-3 190 PG Nevada Jr. -- 13.3 ppg, 12-29 fg (41.4%), 16-19 ft (84.2%) 4.3 apg. Sessions has the look of a future excellent backup NBA point guard. He could even have a shot to start for a while if he improves upon his jumpshot. Another year at Nevada could be a big plus in his quest to become a full time NBA floor general. He's got tremendous quickness and size plus he's a cerebral player and a true point guard. Sessions had an amazing 13 assists to just 1 turnover over 3 games in the camp.

5. Ali Traore 6-9 239 PF/C France 1985 -- 14.7 ppg, 19-27 fg (70.4%), 6-8 ft (75%), 3.3 rpg. He's a bigtime athlete with a great combination of length and strength. Although he's probably just 6-9.5, his tremendous wingspan will likely allow him to play center. He doesn't mind contact and has the right attitude to play inside. Fouled out of 2 of the games so foul problems are something he needs to work on staying out of.

Next 5:

6. Demetris Nichols 6-7 205 SF Syracuse Sr. -- 13.7 ppg, 15-23 fg (65.2%), 9-13 3p (69.2%). Nichols was money in the bank all week shooting an incredible 69% from three over the three games hitting 9-13. He lacks stand out athleticism, but he's good enough where it's not a liability, and his outside shot and overall decision making will make him a solid role player in the NBA. Look for him to be one of the first 10 or so second rounders taken.

7. Jared Dudley 6-7 225 SF Boston Col. Sr. -- 10.7 ppg, 12-20 fg (60.0%), 8-9 ft (88.9%), 5.0 rpg, Dudley reshaped his body between the end of the season and the pre-draft camp and it will do nothing but have positive affects on his draft stock. He looked quicker on his feet and his cardio appears improved as a result. He has worked extremely hard on adding an outside game and can hit the mid range shot with consistency. Dudley was said to be a guy some teams might even consider with a late first round pick. More likely he'll end up in the early to mid second, but he brings a toughness and intensity that few players in this draft can match.

8. Quinton Hosley 6-6 210 SF Fresno St. Sr. -- 7.0 ppg, 6-11 fg (54.5%), Hosley missed the first day with a shoulder injury. He was solid in the second day of action but less assertive in the final game, the injury may have been bothering him. Based on camp performance he wouldn't rate this high, but considering his excellent senior season, and potential, he's one of the top 10 players that competed in Orlando. He has an excellent outside shooting stroke and a little bit of Shawn Marion to his game with the great arm length and active play.

9. Kyle Visser 6-11 250 C Wake Forest Sr. -- 8.7 ppg, 9-17 fg (52.9%),8-17 ft (47.1%), 3.3 rpg. Visser is the less acclaimed center between he and Gray, but it's Visser with more long term potential. Visser has a much better court vision and agility. While Gray is bigger and stronger, Visser has far more versatility. Visser should get looks in the early second round.

10. Stephane Lasme 6-8 225 PF Mass Sr. -- 6.3 ppg, 8-13 fg (61.5%), 3-5 ft (60.0%), 4.3 bpg. Lasme was the freakiest player in camp. His amazing length and explosiveness make him an excellent shot blocker. He's extremely raw offensively but can bring a team an excellent defensive and rebounding energy guy ala Bo Outlaw. His 4.3 blocks per game led the camp.

Next 10:

Bobby Brown 6-1 165 PG Fullerton Sr. -- 11.7 ppg, 10-27 fg (37%), 1-4 3p (25.0%) 14-17 ft (82.4%), 1.6 apg, 2.0 to Brown struggled some shooting the ball. His outside shot is better than he showed here, as he hit under 40% from 2 and 25% from 3. Brown is a tremendous athlete, but tends to try to be too flashy. He really goes for the spectacular play, when the effective play will work. A team will likely take him somewhere in the mid second round area, and work with him on getting his game more under control.

Coleman Collins 6-9 240 PF Va. Tech Sr. -- 17.7 ppg, 19-35 fg (54.3%), 15-20 ft (75%), 5.3 rpg, 2.0 apg. The leading scorer of the camp. Collins took advantage of his size on smaller players and showed a solid combination of inside moves as well as mid range scoring ability. He also showed the ability to get out and run the floor. After an extremely dissapointing senior season, Collins stepped up bigtime in front of NBA scouts and should get rewarded by being drafted.

Jermareo Davidson 6-10 220 PF Ala. Sr. -- 10.7 ppg, 13-26 fg (50.0%), 6-6 ft (100%), 5.3 rpg. Davidson had a solid though not outstanding camp. He showed his ability to hit mid range and even outside shots in games and drills. He's a guy who may always struggle with the strength of the NBA game, but his length and ability to shoot give him a good base to work from. He's put some weight on since the season ended which is a good sign.

Aaron Gray 7-1 280 C Pittsburgh Sr. -- 14.0 ppg, 12-22 fg (54.5%), 18-23 ft (78.3%), 6.0 rpg. Gray should make a solid back up in the league. He's got the work ethic and desire to improve, but he's mechanical and a plodder. As one international scout put it, "There's no place in today's game for the slow, traditional center". Despite losing weight and becoming more mobile, he lacks fluidity

Caleb Green 6-7 230 SF/PF Oral Roberts Sr. -- 12.0 ppg, 9-13 fg (69.2%), 18-26 ft (69.2%) 6.0 rpg, -- Green drew comparisons to Boston Celtics combo forward Ryan Gomes from one scout. He has an excellent feel for the game and shoots well. He's a little bit of a tweener, but he's a player, and has a good shot to be drafted.

Taurean Green 6-0 177 PG Florida Jr. -- 9.7 ppg, 9-15 fg (60%), 4-7 3p, (57.1 ft%), 8-9 ft (88.9%), 3.6 apg. Green had a strong performance over the 4 day camp. He didn't force things and kept his turnovers down. He shot the ball very well, and was unselfish looking to get teammates involved. He should find a spot in the early to mid second round.

Dominic McGuire 6-8 210 SF Fres.St. Jr. -- 7.0 ppg, 8-16 fg (50.0%), 5-6 ft (83.3%), 5.0 rpg, 3.0 to. McGuire didn't play up to his abilities. His shooting numbers were solid, but he wasn't able to get many touches. mcGuire showed his passing ability on several occasions. Scouts were split on whom they preferred between the two Fresno State guys. Some preferred Hosley while others preferred McGuire.

Renaldas Seibutis 6-6 180 SG Lith. 1985 -- 8.7 ppg, 11-19 fg (57.9%), 2.7 rpg. Seibutus got compared to Newley by nearly every scout I spoke with and all preferred Seibutis to Newley. While Newley is the better athlete and outside shooter, Seibutis gives a much stronger effort and has a better feel for the game. Siebutis was all over the place, deflecting passes, grabbing rebounds away from bigger players, slashing to the basket, hitting big threes at the end of games. basically doing whatever his team called for to help them win. He is very quick, though he doesn't blow you away with athleticism. He is very focused and stands a good shot to get drafted, as a team will probably want to obtain his rights and see how he develops.

Mustafa Shakur 6-3 183 PG Arizona Sr.  -- 11.3 ppg, 8-21 fg (38.1%) , 85.7% ft, 4.66 asp 2.3 to, 2.3 rpg. The international NBA scouts who were less familiar with him absolutely love him. Those familiar with his underachieving college career roll their eyes. But there's no denying his great size and athleticism and ability to play the point guard position. He can defend, pass and matched up favorably with every point guard he faced. Despite a forgettable and frustrating college career, there's a good chance Shakur gets drafted.

Carl Landry 6-8 235 PF Purdue Sr. -- 7.3 ppg, 8-15 fg (53.3%), 6-9 ft (66.7%), 6.7 rpg. Landry is a no nonsense power forward who understands how to play inside and doesn't try to do too much. Normally with an undersized power forward you want a freak athlete ala Jason Maxiell. Landry isn't a freak but he does have long arms which help. He's understands how to box out and use pump fakes and has the right mentality to play inside.

Next 20:

Mohamed Abukar 6-9 230 PF San Diego St. Sr. -- 10.7 ppg, 11-23 fg (47.8%), 10-11 ft (90.9%), 3.7 rpg. Abukar had a hard time proving that he was anything more than a good shooter. He's very fluid but doesn't really hustle and he fails to fit a position. He's far too light to go inside and bang, and lacks the quickness to guard on the perimeter.

Zabian Dowdell 6-3 205 PG/SG Virginia Tech Sr. -- 9.7 ppg, 11-25 fg (44.0%), 5-6 ft (83.3%), 3.6 apg. Dowdell's upper body looks like a safety in football. He's obviously a big weight room guy as his arms and shoulders have bulked up. Dowdell put up strong stats including a number of assists, but there is still reason to question his point guard abilities. He doesn't have the ability to bring the ball up and allow plays to develop and find players for open basket. Most of the time Dowdell looks for his own shot and will pass as a last resort.

Brandon Heath 6-3 183 PG SD St. Sr. -- 11.7 ppg, 14-26 fg (53.8%), 2-5 3p (40.0%), 2.6 apg, 1.6 to, 2.0 spg. Heath had a solid showing as well, but like Dowdell questions linger about his true ability to play the point guard position. His forte is scoring. And while he's a solid scorer and athlete, he may be too much of a tweener to bring anything to an NBA team.

Herbert Hill 6-10 240 PF Providence Sr. -- 6.3 ppg, 8-19 fg (42.1%), 3-7 ft (42.9%), 6.0 rpg. Did a good job on the boards but struggled offensively. Hill had a disappointing performance and will no doubt see his stock drop some. He had an excellent senior year at providence which certainly can't be overlooked, but in Orlando Hill lacked energy and failed to impress. His body showed an eerie resemblance to Taj Gray from last year's camp.

Ekene Ibekwe 6-9 220 PF Maryland Sr. -- 6.7 ppg, 7-14 fg (50.0%), 6-10 ft (60.0%), 7 rpg. Ibekwe was a beast on the boards at 7 per game, leading the camp. He is obviously an elite level athlete with great length and fluidity. His problem is fitting a position and his lack of strength. Ibekwe had a solid showing. he wasn't selfish and didn't force shots. He has a shot to get drafted based on his great athletic ability, but may run into problems sticking in the league due to his lack of strength/position.

Dominic James 5-11 180 PG Marq. So. -- 3.7 ppg, 4-14 fg (28.6%), 1-4 3p (25%), 2.0 apg. James greatest strength, his incredible leaping ability was completely neutralized as no one was running backdoor ally oops for him. He struggled mightily in the first game and was never able to bounce back. He will likely regret the decision to enter the draft this year as a performance like this is hard to erase from scouts minds. Regardless he should go back to Marquette and continue to work on his game. He still has potential. If he stays in the draft, he will likely go undrafted and wind up oversees somewhere.

Joseph Jones 6-9 250 PF Texas A&M Jr. -- 10.0 ppg, 11-16 fg (68.8%), 8-14 ft% (57.1 %), 3.7 rpg. Jones had an excellent showing hitting close to 70% from the field and scoring 10 ppg, about all you can ask from a bigman with limited touches in 20 minute showings. On the negative Jones legs appear like that of a 12 year NBA veteran, which could be due to poor diet or just poor athleticism.

Coby Karl 6-5 209 SG Boise St. Sr. -- 12.3 ppg, 9-17 fg (52.9%), 16-21 ft (76.2%), 3.3 apg, 2.0 to. karl had a tremendous camp displaying the ability to drive and draw fouls as well as setting people up and running the show from the point guard position. He scored 12.3 ppg and dished out 3.3 assists which are phenomenal stats for anyone in this type of event. Karl has a decent shot to get drafted after his excellent showing.

Antanas Kavaliauskas 6-9 240 PF Texas A&M Sr. -- 11.3 ppg, 13-24 fg (54.2%), 8-9 ft (88.9%), 6 rpg. Kavaliauskas has solid toughness but ran up against some more physical players and it seemed to have an effect on him. He competes hard and converts on a lot of garbage baskets due to persistence.

Marcelus Kemp 6-5 210 SG Nevada Jr. -- 12.3 ppg, 15-33 fg (45.5%), 5-7 ft (71.4%). Kemp benefited playing alongside college teammate Sessions who set him up for numerous easy looks. Both players should return to school where Kemp would stand a better chance to get drafted next season.

Ron Lewis 6-4 195 SG Ohio St. Sr. -- 11.3 ppg, 10-33 fg (30.3%), 3-6 3p (50%) 2.0 spg. Lewis shot poorly from midrange but had a decent 3 point performance at 3-6. Overall he didn't do much to stand out, but the big shots he hit in the tournament won't be forgotten.

Cartier Martin 6-7 220 SG/SF Kansas St. Sr. -- 9.7 ppg, 9-24 fg (37.5 fg%) 2-12 3p, 9-11 ft (81.8%) Martin is one of the top shooters in the camp, but didn't show it hitting just 2-12 from 3. He may have forced things too much shooting when guarded close and struggling to create space for himself. Martin's ability to shoot gives him a shot to get drafted, but his play in Orlando didn't help his cause as he appeared visibly frustrated.

James Mays 6-9 240 PF Clemson Jr. -- 10.0 ppg, 11-24 fg (45.8%), 8-13 ft (61.5%). Mays looks the part with a long athletic body, but scouts didn't speak too highly of him. He has some solid potential, but still lacks any real feel for the game and skill level. His best bet would be to return to Clemson, work on his body and skills and hit the NBA after his senior season. Right now he doesn't have much to bring to an NBA team, and as a second rounder or more likely free agent that means he'd likely end up in NBDL or Europe.

Sammy Mejia 6-6 200 PG/SG DePaul Sr. -- 9.7 ppg, 13-25 fg (52.0%), 2.0 apg. It's obvious Mejia has been working on his conditioning and foot speed. He looked quicker on the floor than he had at Depaul. His length is a positive, as is his versatility. After a positive showing at the Pre-draft camp, Mejia has a shot to be drafted.

Brad Newley 6-6 198 SG Australia 1985 -- 8.0 ppg, 8-18 (44.4%), 3-8 3p (37.5%), 5-6 ft (83.3%), 2.0 spg. Newley had a solid showing. He knew what to expect having played here last year and had a much better showing. Does that mean he's going to get drafted or he's a future NBA player? No. Despite being an excellent leaper and shooter, his feel for the game is average at best. His lateral quickness is poor and he seems to stand upright on defense far to much making it easier for opponents to get by him. He lacks the experience, effort level and court sense of someone like Seibutis.

Ivan Radenovic 6-9 244 PF Arizona Sr. -- 10.0 ppg, 10-19 fg (52.6%), 9-10 ft (90%), 3.0 apg. Had a solid performance playing alongside college teammate Mustafa Shakur. Radenovic has a good feel for the game scoring in a number of ways and also shows unselfishness and passing ability (3.0 apg). One big criticism scouts have about Radenovic is his lack of toughness. He shies away from contact and seems to be affected when opponents body up on him.

Chris Richard 6-8 255 PF Florida Sr. -- 9.7 ppg, 13-19 fg (68.4%), 3-6 ft (50.0%), 4.3 rpg. Richard played very well. He is a player that could be in demand after an excellent championship game showing (it was him on the floor and not Noah in the final 5 minutes of the title game). He scores almost exclusively within 5 feet of the basket, but with a great body and tremendous attitude, Richard could find a spot on an NBA roster.

Sean Singletary 5-11 175 PG Virginia Jr. -- 6.3 ppg, 8-22 fg (36.4%), 3.3 apg, 3.3 to. On the bright side he wasn't as bad as fellow undersized early entrant Dominic James. However, his play certainly didn't help his stock any. Singletary appeared a little overwhelmed at the camp. The tremendous speed and play making ability he showed in college were nullified in Orlando. His lack of size and performance here 1-1 a/to could knock him out of the draft completely if he chooses to stay in.

DJ Strawberry 6-5 201 SG Maryland Sr. -- 7.7 ppg, 10-21 fg (47.6%), 2.0 apg, 2.7 to. Strawberry did not perform bad. He found his shot on the last day and was decent overall. But even European team GMs in Orlando were not high on bringing him in, which is a bad sign. Strawberry has the athleticism for the NBA, but question marks remain about his feel and dedication.

Dashaun Wood 5-10 170 PG Wright St. Sr. -- 7.7 ppg, 9-25 fg (36.0%), 1-6 3p (16.7%) 2.3 rpg, 3.0 apg. Wood made a name for himself at the Portsmouth camp, and proved he belonged here with a good showing. He's undersized but he's plays fundamentally, without trying to do too much or get out of control. He failed to shoot well from outside, but did a solid job setting up teammates for shots.

Next 15:

Mario Boggan 6-7 250 PF Oklahoma St. Sr. -- 11.3 ppg, 12-20 fg (60.0%), 10-11 ft (90.9%) 4.3 rpg. Boggan played well converting on some dunks and showing his ability to use his strength to overpower opponents inside. Unfortunately he is just 6-7 and with past off court behavioral issues, his chances to make a team are diminished.

Russell Carter 6-4 220 SG Notre Dame Sr. -- 8.0 ppg, 9-22 fg (40.9%), 6-9 ft (66.7%). Carter is the anti Bradshaw. He's got the strength that virtually any of the post players here would die for. He's built like a tank with incredibly broad shoulders and a huge chest. Carter had a decent showing. He competes hard, but doesn't show a great understanding of the game and appears to get frustrated easily with teammates or himself.

Ryvon Covile 6-9 250 PF Detroit Sr. -- 10.3 ppg, 11-24 fg (45.8%), 8-13 ft (61.5%). Covile is an excellent half court power forward. He has tremendous body strength with great hands and solid explosiveness. His problem is in transition where he really struggles to run the floor.

Rashaun Freeman 6-8 240 PF UMass Sr. -- 9.0 ppg, 12-22 fg (54.5%), 4.3 rpg. Freeman was listed at 255 pounds in the predraft statistics. But there's no way he's any more than 235-240 tops. He had some solid games, but overall doesn't do enough and isn't athletic enough to merit strong consideration to make an NBA team. He has the look of a medium level European power forward.

James Hughes 6-11 220 C Northern Ill. Sr. -- 4.5 ppg, 2-13 fg (15.4%), 5-6 ft (83.3%), 3.0 rpg. Hughes is so long and fluid and he has a decent shot. One look at him in warm ups and you expect him to come in and take over. When the games start, it's another story as his lack of leg strength really limit his ability to hold position and score. He is effective when he can catch the ball around 10 feet from the basket and have room to get his shot off. When the defense plays him close he really has no moves to get by anyone or get his shot off.

Trey Johnson 6-5 218 SG Jackson St. Sr. -- 10.7 ppg, 11-34 fg (32.4 fg%), 0-5 3p, 10-12 ft (83.3%) Scouts weren't all that impressed with Johnson. He shows a good ability to create shots using his body strength and hesitation moves. He's just not a real stand out athlete and lacks optimum size at around 6-4. Offensively he brings scoring, but against NBA 2guards, he's unlikely to be able to get the same shots.

Jared Jordan 6-2 190 PG Marist Sr. -- 6.7 ppg, 9-12 fg (75%) 5.6 apg, 1.6 to. He was the top passer in the college game last year and really has tremendous vision and passing ability. But his glaring lack of size and athleticism are just too great for him to defend and play in the NBA. He runs a little bit like a kid with his Dads shoes on. Jordan can be a tremendous lower European level point guard.

Blake Schilb 6-6 209 SG Loyola-Chi. Sr. -- 6.0 ppg, 7-18 fg (38.9%), 2-5 3p (40.0%) -- Schilb is sort of a poor man's Steve Smith. His greatest attribute is his versatility to play the point and make passes at 6-6. But Sammy Mejia has the same abilities and is quite a bit better. Schilb has a chance to do something in Europe but lacks the foot speed and quickness for the NBA.

JR Reynolds 6-3 180 PG/SG Virginia Sr. -- 7.7 ppg, 5-17 fg (29.4%), 0-5 3p, 13-16 ft (81.3%) 2.3 apg, 3.3 to. Reynolds under-performed here. He's a combo guard with a nice combination of shooting and athleticism. He didn't develop his point guard skills at Virginia playing alongside Singletary. Shooting 5-17 in Orlando is no way to show that you have what it takes to be a shooting specialist on the next level. Reynolds can be an excellent guard overseas.

Curtis Sumpter 6-7 223 SF Villanova Sr. -- 3.3 ppg, 3-18 fg (16.7%), 3.0 rpg. Sumpter looked good physically with solid definition on his frame. His play was another story as he was one of the worst performers in the camp. He really struggled to find his shot hitting just 3/18 as his team failed to win a game.

Sun Yue 6-9 205 SG China 1985 -- 4.7 ppg, 5-12 fg (41.7%), 3-4 ft (75%), 3.3 apg, 3.3 to. Sun didn't have a big statistical camp. He didn't really force the action much. On the positive side he was active and showed a great ability to pass the ball. He always seems to be a step ahead of the game, anticipating where teammates will be and finding them. Which is unusual for a 6-9 player. His body type is more that of a forward than a guard. Scouts felt he has no problems offensively, but on defense he really struggles.

Jamaal Tatum 6-2 175 PG So. Illinois Sr. -- 2.3 ppg, 3-12 fg (25.0%), 3.3 apg. Tatum is another player who could easily be in the last group of players. He can't shoot and he really has no point guard skills. His passing is just average and he struggles to handle the ball the way a point guard should. On the bright side, he's incredibly scrappy and one of the top defensive guards in camp.

Anthony Tolliver 6-9 245 PF Creighton Sr. -- 7.3 ppg, 8-20 (40%), 4-8 ft (50.0%), 7.0 rpg. Outside of being an excellent rebounder with good ability to run the floor, Tolliver doesn't bring much. His touch around the basket is poor, and he lacks much in the way of post moves.

Darryl Watkins 6-11 258 C Syracuse Sr. -- 5.7 ppg, 8-16 fg (50.0%), 1-2 ft (50.0%), 6.7 rpg. Watkins has NBA size and athleticism but consistently makes poor decisions on the court and lacks a great motor. He seemed to go out and score 4-6 points early and then be content and go scoreless the rest of the game. He'll certainly get a shot in summer leagues,

Major Wingate 6-10 240 PF Turkey Sr. -- 6.7 ppg, 7-17 fg (41.2%), 6-15 ft (40%), 4.7 rpg. When someone with his athletic ability can't complete their college career, it's a bad sign. This is a player who when he was a sophomore in high school was the number one rated player in his class and thought to be the next great bigman. Wingate obviously peaked at 15, he played last season overseas after being kicked off the Tennessee team before the season. On the bright side, he looks in great shape and had a solid final day performance.

Wrong Exit:

Craig Bradshaw 6-11 230 PF Winthrop Sr. -- 3.0 ppg, 3-17 fg (17.6%), 3.0 rpg, 2.0 spg. He was a very solid college player at Winthrop and does show an excellent ability to shoot the ball. That wasn't the case in the games as he shot just 3-17. But in drills and in practice he knocked down outside shots with regularity. Bradshaw is a European style forward in every sense. He really detests contact and lacks the leg strength to defend inside or do anything after contact is made. He should have a career in Europe somewhere, but he lacks the physicality for the NBA game.

Justin Doellman 6-9 210 SF Xavier Sr. -- 5.0 ppg, 2-7 fg (28.6%). Only played in one game as he got injured and did not impress. He is a solid shooter, but not even close to being good enough to make up for his severe athletic limitations.

Jeremy Hunt 6-3 200 PG Memphis Sr. -- 2.3 ppg, 2-11 fg (18.2%), 4.3 rpg, 4.0 apg. He's a bit of a junk yard dog was one scout's description of him. Hunt lacks any real point guard skills and is too small for the 2-guard position. He really struggled to do much offensively but defends well and showed a decent ability to get others involved.

Rashad Jones-Jennings 6-8 231 PF Arkansas LR Sr. -- 1.7 ppg, 1-7 fg (14.3%), 3-7 ft (42.9%), 5.0 rpg. He led division one in rebounding at 13.1 per game but it's apparent a lot of that had to do with his level of competition. He was the low point scorer in camp, and after Wyatt, Jones-Jennings was the biggest deer caught in headlights player. He just never appeared to gain any comfort level and when he did get touches he had trouble doing anything with the ball (1-7 fg).

Marko Lekic 6-9 240 PF Serbia 1985 -- 3.7 ppg, 5-14 fg (35.7%), 3.0 rpg. Lekic may have been the absolute worst player in the entire camp. As one scout put it, "He can't guard me! If he was any good, he wouldn't be here he would be over at the Treviso Euro camp instead." Lekic was a hot prospect back when he was in juniors. Born in the same year as Darko Milicic, it was him not Darko or Kosta Perovic that everyone considered the top Serbian talent. Lekic sustained some knee injuries and was never the same. the fact that he got into this draft camp was a miracle. Not only is he not an NBA prospect, his European prospects are pretty limited as well.

Dustin Salisbery 6-5 205 SG Temple Sr. -- 2.7 ppg, 4-13 fg (30.8%). Salisbery was a bit of an unknown coming into the camp. He's got a good body with solid athleticism, but nothing about his game stands out for the next level. His performance here left a lot to be desired at under 3 points per game.

Avis Wyatt 6-10 220 SF Virginia St. Sr. -- 4.0 ppg, 6-10 fg (60%), 2.0 rpg, 3.3 to. One scout told me he had never seen a player look so lost at the pre-draft camp. "He looks like he got off at the wrong exit and he's still trying to figure out where he is. He doesn't know what position he is, he has no idea what to do with the ball when he gets it. He apparently has never played against this level of competition." Wyatt was the only DII player in camp, and while he has an impressive combination of length, athleticism and outside shooting, he's extremely raw and lacks a position.

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