adidas Superstar: Day Two Rundown

SUWANEE, Ga. – Another healthy dose of Wayne Ellington magic was dished out Wednesday. Plus, guard D.J. Augustin is having his best event of the summer at adidas Superstar Camp.

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D.J. Augustin, PG: He's providing leadership on the camp's best team and this has to be his top event of the summer. Augustin is dropping dimes and keeping his teammates happy. He's surrounded by finishers and every one of them – including Mr. Ellington – seems to be benefiting from this team coming together. Augustin was in need of a signature summer effort and this camp is providing the stage for him to do it on.

Verice Cloyd, SG: He specializes in one thing: scoring. He'll rise up and pop 3s and appears to be just as comfortable using the pull-up. Some guys have that ability to go get a hoop and he's one of them, especially from the perimeter.

Thaddeus Young, SF: The ankle is clearly still bothering him and he seems somewhat frustrated by injury. Still, he's looked remarkably good for stretches and he'll slide right past guys on the way to the rim. Give him major props for playing through what is obviously a nagging injury.

Wayne Ellington vs. Javaris Crittenton: We didn't see the game, but apparently these two went at it. Unofficial numbers put Ellington around 30 and Crittenton into the high 20s. In regards to Ellington (unofficially credited with 98 points in four games), this is his camp and there's a different swagger about him. He's cranking it up another level and there's nothing anyone here can do to slow him down.

Kodi Augustus (pictured), SF: During the first session, this young pretty much hosted his national coming out party. We're talking about a long, gifted athlete who made perimeter shots and dunked in traffic. There's a nice scoring package that goes along with this 6-foot-7 bouncy athlete. Plus, he's got himself a wing span to admire. The Louisiana native is moving onto Willowridge High in Houston and he's a good one.

Gerald Henderson, SF: Alex Jacobson was a late arrival to camp. He was also late arriving at the rim to meet Henderson and the result wasn't pretty. One of the camp's signature dunks featured "G" crushing one on Jacobson and it was loud and thunderous. Two minutes later, Henderson flushed another rim-rocker and the show was on. To cap it off, in overtime, Henderson stroked a mid-range pull-up jumper to win the game.

Quincy Pondexter, SF: For a guy who doesn't carry the reputation of being a shooter, he was knocking them down Wednesday night. In fact, he looked outstanding as he got out in transition

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Julian Vaughn, PF: He was feisty in the evening game and got a lot done. Plus, he played with an edge to him and that was really good to see. He's always been a face up guy but he did work inside during a very physical camp contest.

Nolan Smith, SG: This guy just makes plays. He's a solid player who is reliable when it comes to shot selection and decision making. He's got feel and can finish.

Brandon Walters, PF: The Brooklynite hustled and made some perimeter shots. He's athletic and runs the floor; he bears more watching.

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Larry Drew, PG: He's exactly what you want if you're looking for a point guard who can score. Toss in the fact that his father balled in the NBA and you've got a serious prospect. He's an acrobatic finisher and his game is more mature than most freshmen points.

Jeff Withey, C: Great hands, super size at 6-foot-10 and a touch to boot. This guy is going to be a prime-time player in his class. He's a stock you want to invest in right now.


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