Game Log: Elite pick-up edition

I've done game logs for football. I've done game logs for basketball. I've even done travel logs for long road trips. In an effort to best describe the action going on simultaneously on three courts, I decided to do a running log of the action during the pick-up games of the Lute Olson Advance Skills Camp.

5:20 p.m. While the recruits stretch, the pros start to gather. Among the NBA players in attendance are Salim Stoudamire, Luke Walton, Richard Jefferson. Also milling around are A.J. Bramlett, Jason Gardner, Jason Stewart plus current Cats Marcus Williams, Fendi Onobun and David Bagga.

5:26 p.m. They start to divvy up the teams. There is a lot of talent spread out over the three courts. This will be tough to watch as there are good players all over.

5:27 p.m. On the near court Walton knocks down a three to start of his game. Credit Nic Wise on the assist.

5:28 p.m. Andy Poling with a big block of Zane Johnson.

5:29 p.m. Alex Jacobson scores on a nice tip-in. On the other end Laval Lucas-Perry answers with his second bucket of the game.

5:31 p.m. The middle court features Horne, Withey, Salim Stoudamire, Jordan Hill and Iguodala. Hill did not participate in the camp last night but looks pretty good right now.

Playing on the far court is Marcus Williams, Luke Babbitt, Chase Budinger, Gardner, Onobun and Bramlett.

5:33 p.m. Uh, Gardner is playing with his blue Arizona basketball shorts and a collar shirt. It is not often you see a former All-American playing pick-up basketball with a polo shirt.

5:35 p.m. The first set of games are over. Walton and Wise's team holds serve, now they'll face the Iguodala/Withey combo.

5:36 p.m. Jacobson gets inside of Withey and scored down low. It was a nice move and a nice finish. He misses on a jumper the next trip down, but he got a good look.

5:37 p.m. Iguodala strips Wise and is off to the races all alone. He throws himself a pass off the backboard and then throws down a one-handed jam.

5:42 p.m. Walton wins it on a short runner. They'll now get a team made up of Bramlett, Onobun and Williams. For those who care, Onobun has grown his hair out a little bit.

5:43 p.m. On the middle court Budinger is matched up with Iguodala.

5:44 p.m. Onobun sticks a long jumper over an outstretched Jacobson. Jacobson is over seven-foot, so that should give you some idea of how much elevation Fendi got on the shot.

5:45 p.m. Fendi attacks Jacobson again and gets a tough lay-in. He used his speed and strength to get by the taller high schooler.

5:46 p.m. On the far court Jeremy Tyler, the eight grader, has two big dunks. He has yet to take a high school class but he isn't intimidated by the pros and older players.

5:48 p.m.Wise sticks back to back jumpers. I think he likes the rims at McKale.

5:49 p.m.Wise is now arguing a call. It is not the first time this weekend that the feisty Wise has argued for his cause. He and Miles Simon debated a call in the morning pick-up games.

5:50 p.m. Budinger slams down a big dunk that brings a roar from the crowd.

5:52 p.m. We now get a Budinger/Williams match-up.

5:53 p.m.Tyler with another dunk, followed by a Babbitt three. Those two are among the best big men in the camp and both will be top-25 players in their classes.

5:55 p.m. Budinger throws down a two-handed jam but it is not enough as the Williams/Bramlett/Onobun team answers on the other end for the win.

6:02 p.m. The highlight of the game about to begin with be a Withey/Bramlett battle in the post and a Iguodala/Williams match-up on the wing.

6:03 p.m. Williams draws first blood when he uses a screen to get separation and drains a three.

6:05 p.m. Williams with another three and Jefferson begins to heckle Iguodala. "He's torching you ‘Dre!" Jefferson yelled a few times at the Sixers' standout.

6:10 p.m. Luke and R.J. depart. They literally flew in to play this pick-up session and support the program.

6:12 p.m.Withey strokes a 15-footer. I have been very impressed with his play today.

6:13 p.m. On the middle court Poling finds himself on the wrong end of a 3-on-1 fast break. Jordan Hill finishes with a one-hand slam. Horne adds a breakaway jam after a turnover on the ensuing possession.

6:15 p.m.Williams is lighting it up. The jumper is falling and he's getting good looks. Last year this event was a coming out party for the then freshman. Today it appears as if he is serving notice.

6:22 p.m.Lucas-Perry with a sweet driving lay-in. He assists to Horne a few possessions later. The guard from Michigan has been impressive so far.

6:23 p.m. Andre throws down a reverse dunk. He drives the baseline and keeps going even after he passes under the rim. He just stops, rises and stuffs home a two-handed slam. On the next possession he drains a three.

6:27 p.m. Andre with a great one-hander. He got the pass up top and the lane just opened up for him. None of the defenders were foolish enough to get in his way.

6:31 p.m.Andre and Salim are trying to one-up each other. They've been trading buckets the last 2-3 possessions. This is quickly becoming a 1-on-1 battle between the two former teammates.

6:34 p.m.Horne with a nice pull-up jumper from the top of the key.

6:36 p.m.Iguodala on the breakaway and he puts down a very ordinary dunk. It draws a few boos and many sighs of disappointment from the crowd who was expecting something spectacular.

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