adidas Superstar: Day 2, Part I

SUWANEE, Ga. – Camps make it tough to get prolonged looks at guys which can be frustrating. No matter, we saw a couple guys during Thursday's first session that caught our eye with little trouble. This update has game highlights and news from around the camp!

Lacedarius Dunn, SG – The guy gets wherever he wants to on the basketball court. If you're in search of a comparison think Randy Foye. Right now he's powering through multiple defenders and finishing. We know he can rip it from deep too! Impressive. He finished with a session high 19 points.

Jake Kelly, PG – The best we've ever seen him play was this afternoon. Always a tricky ball handler, Kelly was making his perimeter shot and spreading it around on offense. He's thin but he's talented and he's moving onto the radar.

Josh Southern, C – Clearly he's worked on his body prior to the start of the summer and he looks a little more mobile than he did this spring. Big guys need to capitalize when they touch and it and Southern was efficient with his chances.

Gary Clark, SG – This guy is beginning to fill out his body and in the game we watched he stroked it from the perimeter and he's playing with a lot of confidence.

Robert Sacre, C – Speaking of efficiency, the Gonzaga-bound center touched it 4 times in scoring position during the half we watched and dunked twice and hit his post move another time. That's about all you can here.

Nolan Smith, SG – He said he loved the USA Basketball experience and frankly after the time he missed this spring with injury it was good to see him back in action. The knee looks fine as evidenced by his quickness on the drive.

Laval Lucas-Perry, SG – We wrote a feature about him and his opportunities to earn scholarship offers here this week. His first camp game drew plenty of interested parties but it wasn't his best audition.

Rome Draper, SF – We liked him at the Jayhawk Invitational and he was even more impressive today. The kid can make shots deep and on the move with his skill. He's a very promising looking young wing.

Lance Stephenson, SG – "He's the best player on the court. No one can keep him in front of him," one high-major assistant coach said of the youngster from the The City. It was cool to see a kid play well without having to dominate the ball in terms of the overall number of shots.

Props to Kent State. Today, according to a source, they added former Missouri commitment Chris Singletary who picked the school after visiting Alabama and Oklahoma. … Josh Southern drew head coaches from Michigan State, Michigan and Florida. …

Head coaches who watched Anthony Randolph's first summer game: John Calipari, Scott Drew, Billy Donovan and Cincinnati's Mick Cronin. We don't know if the Bearcats can get in there but Cronin's presence in the stands lends us to believe they will try. … Wondering what Final Four veteran Jim Larranaga is doing at the camp? Well, from what we can tell he's here to monitor the guys in his area namely Mike Davis, Roscoe Davis, Darnell Dotson, Cameron Johnson (2008) and Jordan Brooks. …

It's worth noting that Illinois head coach Bruce Weber was front and center for Eric Gordon's game today and he had company. For what its worth, Indiana had an assistant there and Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey was in the stands. … Head coaches for Laval Lucas-Perry: Tom Izzo, Tommy Amaker. …

There were a lot of west coast schools watching 2008 center Jeff Withey and so was Notre Dame which is also recruiting him. …

2008 small forward Cameron Johnson is hearing from Kansas State, Illinois, Georgetown, Maryland and George Mason. … Travis Releford has heard the longest from Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina and Duke. Expanding the list out further you have Tennessee, Connecticut, Texas and Oklahoma. …

Jake Kelly, who had a nice day, has offers from Indiana State, Butler, Western Kentucky, Dayton and St. Louis. Xavier, Southern Illinois, Wake Forest and Purdue are also checking him out. …

Kris Richard, a shooting guard, was the most willing passer we saw in the first set and for that he gets our props. … Tyrel Reed is a little quicker than we originally thought. He was solid today but not too pleased with himself. "I got to hit a few shots," Reed said. They'll fall; we know he can do that. …

Session I Top Scorers – Tony Mitchell 20 points, Dunn 19, Luke Babbitt 19, Eric Gordon 18, Lance Stephenson 17, Howard Thompkins 17. … Korie Lucious had 7 assists and Erving Walker 6 in a game. Rick Jackson's 11 boards topped the list. …


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