Curry, Reynolds, Paul Highlight Camp Week
The Five-Star Basketball Camp in Hampden-Sydney, Va., got underway on Sunday. Five-Star's Stu Lash checked to give us the lowdown on the top campers. Lash feels, and with good reason, that the camp's Wednesday evening all-star game should be a good one.
Among the big names to play this week at Five-Star are 2004 shooting guard JamesOn Curry, 2003 point guard Chris Paul and 2003 guard JR Reynolds. 2004 center Roy Hibbert is scheduled to attend the camp, but came down with a case of food poisoning and didn't make the trip from D.C. for the first day of camp. Major Wingate is also a camper for the session.
At first glance, the camp is laced with talented kids from the Washington, D.C., area. For instance, Montrose Christian power forward Linas Kleiza is there. Lash likens him to former Wake Forest star Darius Songalia, "but tougher."
Sophomore big man Davis Nwankwo and point guard Adullah Jalloh made the trip. So did shooter Pat Coyle from D.C.
Other potential standouts in attendance: 6-10 James Ewing of Montrose Christian, DJ Fritz of Bishop McNamara, Stanley Hodge of Gonzaga, Shawn Ivey and Tommy Moss of Georgetown Prep, 6-9 Aruydas Lidzius of Montrose, Jake Rauchbach of IMG, Aurimas Truskaukas of Bishop McNamara, Brian Waters of Alamance and Aris Williams of Georgetown Prep.
Harvey Perry from Foothill H.S. in Las Vegas ranks as one of the long distance campers. Jamon Gordon, 6-3 guard from Andrew Jackson in Florida, also made the trip.
This site will cover action from the camp on the final day – Wednesday – when we'll report on the day's action including the closing all-star game.