NBA Camp: Day 1 Morning Session, Part A

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va– Session is in the books at the NBA Top 100 Camp. This just in: Will Barton is talented! We've got Barton, a report on Fab Melo and a look at the Barnes-Richmond matchup.

Harrison Barnes vs. Jereme Richmond: Most of the guys have the first game gitters and the matchup lacked an overall sizzle. Barnes scored 14 and had four boards and Richmond finished with 8 and two boards. Richmond shot it well in the first half while Barnes drove and went into attack mode in the second.

Will Barton, SG: Sometimes you shake your head because there's little explanation for how a guy with his skinny frame can be such a gifted finishes with contact. "I'm wiry strong," Barton claimed. "Wiry strong through my whole body." He had a "wiry strong" 12-point game and was one of the early session stars.

Fab Melo, C: On a bum ankle, Melo gave a truly impressive effort. He's not in the best shape yet but the raw materials are all there and he's a hustler. He faced once, mixed in a baby hook and he'll come out as one of the better post passers here.

Andre Dawkins, SG: For a while it looked like he was the only guy that got out of bed on the right side. In the first half he showed the arsenal: athletic dunk, mid-range, 3-pointer and traffic rebound. Finished with 17.

Cory Joseph, PG: His team was down 14 before they kicked it in and rallied for the 10-point win. Joseph's silky smooth jumpshot was a rally starter. Doron Lamb, a noted winning guy, tossed in a few and the comeback "W" was in the books.

Patric Young, C: Beast. The ultimate lunchpail guy. Loved his approach as he cleaned up in traffic, went up with authority and if they can just get him the ball more he'll produce as needed. He's a long term stock who which is kind of scary given how he's playing right now. He took one of the day's only charges.

J.T. Terrell can score, always has. He had 11 in his debut game. The next step is to tighten the handle for ACC traffic play. … The most impressive stat you'll see out of NBA Camp: 53 kids showed up at 7 a.m. for an optional workout. When guys want to get better its exciting to be around. … Tyler Lamb had 17 points, brought great energy and he's going to be able to defend and get his shot at the highest level. …

Michael Gbinije was strong his morning game. Versatile guy. … Brandon Knight had 24 in his game against Joe Jackson (14 points) and we heard both played very well in the matchup. …

Fab Melo visited Miami last weekend. "I like it because its in Miami," Melo said. "I like it a lot and the weather is great." The Canes comp: Syracuse, Louisville, Florida State and Florida. … Madracus Wade said Missouri leads Ole Miss, Baylor, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi State. "They play my style and I was there two weeks ago." …


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