Nike Camp: Day Three Rundown

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The stars were out in full force at Nike Camp on Saturday. Donte Greene repeated his Friday night performance and is rocketing up the charts. However, he wasn't the only guy to put in work during the two sessions!

Donte Greene, PF – Since Friday night, this has been his camp. The package was on display again Saturday morning and it looked good. Tough to fathom there are 8 better prospects in the class than Greene. The kid from Baltimore even went as far as to take on a leadership role with his crew. Impressive to say the least.

E'Twaun Moore, SG – His name has been on the tip of a lot of people's tongues this week and for good reason. The guy projects to be an excellent college defender and the way he's scoring here has been impressive. He's very explosive off the dribble and his shot has been on point. Outstanding camp.

Durrell Summers, SG – He was everything you expect in a guy with his considerable talents and then some Saturday night. He and Moore basically put on a show. He did it in the post, from the perimeter and he's so athletic off the bounce when he plays in attack mode it's scary.

Kosta Koufos, PF – Coming off a very good showing at the NBA Camp, Koufos continues to win over admirers. Prior to Greene's rise the past two days it was Koufos who was the talk of the camp from a senior perspective. The kid works hard on his game and its paying dividends this summer.

Solomon Alabi (right), C – The awakening continues. It's completely common for big fellas to take their time developing and when it starts coming together it tends to happen fast. Alabi has it rocking here and the work he's put in with Kevin Sutton, his high school coach, is evident. His coach always said to believe because Alabi was going to be good. He's wasn't kidding.

Scott Martin, SG – Don't think that Moore and Robbie Hummel (who continued his stellar play) are the only members of SYF getting it done. We've got him in then Top 50 (thankfully) and he and Jon Diebler were trading jumpers at a strong clip. Diebler's been outstanding here as well but it was Martin who finished the game stronger because of his athletic ability and more diverse offensive game. There were a few looks of surprise when Martin put it on the deck and hammered down a violent one-handed jam.

Blake Griffin vs. Ayodele Coker – In Vegas they would have charged top dollar and sold ringside seats for this brouhaha. It was a quick developing tussle that ended after a half. Basically, two very large dudes were playing an extremely physical brand of basketball collided with each other. Coker played his tail off with his energy and strength while being matched by Griffin and then finally the skill of the Oklahoman was evident in the second half. Honestly, there was one point in the first half when we thought it would be appropriate if the two left out the side entrance and settled it in the parking lot. Admittedly, it was quite entertaining. This one had stares, dunks and grunts galore.

Manny Harris, SG – Coming off an NBA Camp performance that clearly wasn't his best, Harris has been on point here. Coaches have been raving about his defensive toughness and offensive playmaking ability. The bottom line is that when he makes shots like he has here, he tends to stand out even more.

Georgia Boys – Jeremy Price and Gani Lawal have each had their moments here. Price, who still might be a shade heavier than his desired playing weight, has legit post stuff inside. He was very good on Saturday. Gani Lawal has put on good weight up top and had a strong showing when we watched him.

Greg Monroe (left), PF – We've got him listed as a center and that's outdated. Basically, he's an extremely strong and viable contender to be the No. 1 player in the country. In the nightcap he scored every which way he wanted to and he's got plenty of room to grow. The guy has star tattooed on his forehead (actually he has for a while) and he's taking it to the next level. They guy is so long, athletic and moves gracefully.

Al-Farouq Aminu, PF – He was surprising quiet at the NBA Camp but here his game has been loud. Aminu can really move and is athletic for his size. He's played with a lot of spring and explosion around the basket and you know he can step out and play facing the bucket.

Nate Miles, SG – There's some question as to what grade he is and we hear he may even be 2007. Either way, his play here warrants ink and we're giving it to him. The guy is supremely talented and shoots the ball accurately from all over the court. We didn't know he had such a nice feel as a passer. …

Dexter Strickland, SG – When we saw him in the high school season we knew he was going to be a good one and he's been able to string together a lot of nice games here. He's easily one of the 10 best underclassmen here so expect big things in the future.

From the sounds of it, Bill Walker is having a helluva Reebok ABCD Camp. Before the month began we wrote speculated that Walker was due for a defining moment type performance and it sounds like he's getting it done in Jersey. "He's an absolute beast, a warrior," one SEC head coach said of the small forward. "Nobody is tougher than him."

Patrick Patterson's early game was attended by Mike Krzyzewski, Billy Donovan and assistants from Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. … Chandler Parsons was thinking Miami and Arizona State with Wisconsin and Virginia Tech also in the picture. However, now he may wait to see who gets interested. He said that he would have liked to seen Wisconsin and Wake Forest before making a decision. …

West Coast PG Brandon Richardson has heard from Wyoming, San Diego, Clemson, Portland, Portland State, Idaho, Utah and Arizona State. … James Johnson (right), one of the big risers here, hears from Cincinnati, Washington State, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Bradley, Wichita State and Gonzaga. …

Jeffrey Jordan, who has played well here, said that Loyola-Chicago is the only school that has attended all of his games. He feels like Iowa State is making a little push with Marquette and Iowa paying him some attention. The Charlotte 49ers, the closest school to his dad's new job, has not contacted him just yet. …

Solomon Alabi's list, per his high school coach, reads Florida State, St. Joe's, Indiana, Arizona, Virginia and Clemson. … Ayodele Coker lists St. John's (Norm Roberts watched today), South Carolina, Clemson and Boston College. … Brandon McGee is hearing from Indiana, DePaul, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Wake Forest, Florida and Michigan. Jerry Wainright took in his contest this evening. …

Matthew Bryan-Amaning is having his best event in a while. Always a skilled guy, he's been more assertive than we've seen him in the past he's got a bunch of offense, especially for his size. … Kyle Singler played his first game here tonight. It's the overall feel for the game and basketball IQ that really stands out. We'll have more on him tomorrow when he settles in. …

Mustapha Farrakhan has elevated his game and should factor on a lot of wish lists after camp. We can see him playing at a very good A-10 program right now. … Cordell Passley is exactly the kind of guy Bruce Pearl wins with at Tennessee. The kid is a hard playing guard, just how Pearl likes them. … Maurice Miller is more than capable of running a team at a high-major. He's not giving you tons of offense but he never makes bad decisions and there's not a great deal of risk to his game. …

Malcolm Delaney is having an excellent showing at camp. He's played well from the point guard position and has done a nice job here. He's going to get a bump in his recruitment from this event. ...


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