NBA Camp: Day 3 Rundown

RICHMOND, Va. – Wing James Anderson had it rocking at NBA Camp and so did Corey Stokes. The St. Benedict's guard is the camp's leading scorer and he's having his best post-high school event yet!

Corey Stokes, SG – Big time props to him. He's been on the mark all week long from the outside and man has he distinguished himself. He's back to that Mitch Richmond type player of a year ago and he's on the rise … again.

James Anderson, SF – He crushed it his last game out as he shot down Friday night's action with a 25-point performance. Anderson was stroking it from deep and off the dribble in his top performance here. He's a Cadillac wing athlete who up to that point hadn't put it all together.

Patrick Patterson, PF – Sure, we've written about him everyday but he's deserved it. Friday night's highlights were complete with explosion plays inside as he ran the court like grace and athleticism. It's all coming together as Patterson is much more fluid and confident than a year ago.

Anthony Randolph, PF – In the morning he liked his matchup with Scott Thompson and went to work. His throwdown on Thompson from the wing was one of the camp highlights. He had it working offensively and defensively Friday morning.

Edwin Rios, PG – From the looks of it, Rios has made a concerted effort to run his team, take good shots and his camp coach loves him. He's got the trappings of a solid high-major point guard who has found his floor game. His best effort at camp came Friday morning.

Clint Chapman, PF – He's got the makings of a kid who is going to continue emerging through the summer. Since the middle part of his high school season he's been on the rise and the ability to play on the blocks while keeping defenders honest with his face-up game bodes well in the camp setting.

Darquavis Tucker, SF – It's been a very solid camp for Tucker as he's now among the scoring leaders in Richmond. How has he done it? For starters he's cut down on the number of 3s he's taken and worn it out from mid-range. This is the first time we've seen him seemingly cut down his 3-point attempts from drives and mid-range jumpers and its working.

Rico Pickett, PG – One of the summer focuses for the Tide commitment has been taking ownership of his team and expanding his game as a point guard. On Friday morning, Pickett was the floor general and had an outstanding game. Think of him as a scoring lead guard transforming himself into a PG.

Anthony McClain, C – Get him touches and go figure, he produces. He's the next version of Marcus Campbell only a better all around talent with even more shot blocking prowess.

Delvon Roe, PF – There's no doubt he's been one of most consistent performers at camp. From the drills to the games he's taken this experience seriously and continues to ascent up the charts. His efficiency is impressive and the quickness with his release inside allows him to play with the big boys.

Karron Johnson, PF – The young man has bounce in his step inside and he'll be able to play a face-up four man role. Physically he's ahead of everyone else and that's a bit of a concern but he's got a little lead on some players in his class and we'll see how he handles it.

Shooting guard Terrence Oglesby has been frustrated here and hasn't quite found his range. However, he has found his collegiate home and will announce at Nike Camp. Presently Clemson and Michigan have emerged as the teams to beat. …

Clint Chapman says that California, Oregon and Southern Cal are recruiting him hardest right now. He's Pac-10 born and bred and that's where he says he'll play his college basketball. … Blake Hoffarber understands this is a big month for him. Coming off a finger injury on his non-shooting hand, the Minnesotan knows schools are looking at him. Bucknell, William & Mary, Furman and Wisconsin-Green Bay have offered. Big dogs Wake Forest, Kansas, Stanford, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, according to Blake, would like another look. …

Dee Bost has an offer from High Point. Area high-majors have been in contact and told him they'd like to see him this summer. … DeAndre Jordan's list is down to six: Texas A&M, LSU, Indiana, Texas, Florida and Florida State. …

Standouts from skill development – Delvon Roe, Keaton Nankivil, Devin Ebanks, Nick Calathes. … Gym Rats – Jon Diebler and Kosta Koufos have kept their lunches short and their workout routines in between sessions long. They've been the guys who spent the most extra time in the gym during the afternoons. …

It's amazing how well Senario Hillman shoots the basketball in motion. … DeAndre Jordan is the one guy here that everyone is waiting on. If he ever puts it together the results could be scary. … Alex Legion had his best game of the event as he got himself going with easy baskets. …

Dorenzo Hudson finally found his stroke in the night session and netted a few nice perimeter hoops. … Brandon Cooke had his best scoring output with 22 in the evening capper. …

"I study everybody here so that when I get home I know their strengths and weaknesses."

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