NBA Camp: Final Rundown

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- NBA Camp certainly lived up to its billing this year. From start to finish guys were playing hard and competing. Kendall Marshall and Michael Gilchrist stepped up on the final day.

The last day of NBA Camp may have been the best as the players in the gym stepped up and competed. Michael Gilchrist and Kendall Marshall were the big winners as they led their team to the camp championship.

Marshall took home the camp MVP award after a huge weekend distributing the ball. Gilchrist scored the Most Promising Prospect award, while Jared Sullinger got the Leadership award. Daniel Bajarano received the Courageous award.

Kendall Marshall, PG – Point guards are often times judged on their wins and losses and Marshall certainly has the winning part down pat. Throughout the four-day event the 6-foot-3, 180-pounder was sensational. He's smooth, doesn't crack under pressure and may be the best point guard in the 2010 class when it comes to creating for teammates. To go with the camp championship, he also took home the Most Valuable Player award.

Michael Gilchrist, SF – Although Marshall took home the camp MVP honor, it was this 6-foot-7 wing that is won the Most Promising Prospect award. Long term there isn't a guy in the country that projects to be a better player than Gilchrist, and he proved that in Charlottesville. With his size, mid-range game and ability to finish at the rim he's tough to guard. The scary thing is there are still areas for him to develop. Strength is one, as his long range shooting.

Russell Byrd, SG – In the camp championship, Byrd, a Michigan State commit, dialed in from long range. Byrd totaled 15 points, including five three-pointers, in the loss. At 6-foot-6 he's got great size for the position and his stroke is pure from well past the three-point line. Off the catch he's deadly, but he's getting better off the dribble.

Jordan McRae, SF – At times he gets a little wild with his shot selection, but he's still very talented. The 6-foot-6 wing has a long, lean frame and is quite the athlete. As a scorer he's really developed because he scores so well at the rim and his jumper continues to improve. He should fit in nicely in Bruce Pearl's system.

Casey Prather, SF – Quietly Prather had a solid week at the NBA Camp. Athletically there aren't many guys in the 2010 class that can match up with him and he proved that. At the rim he's very good, as he has no problem adjusting at the rim and he uses his strength to score through traffic. His jumper is slowly coming along, but is certainly an area that he needs to continue to develop.

Joe Jackson, PG – Using his speed and athleticism, Jackson, a 5-foot-10 floor general, was dominant at times this week. Offensively he was tough to keep out of the paint, and defensively he got up in the opposition's space and caused issues. He's had a pretty good spring and he carried over his great play to NBA Camp.

Will Regan, C – Solid and consistent are two ways to describe Regan's game. The 6-foot-8 big man gives it his all each and every time out, and does everything fundamentally sound. In the paint he can use either hand, he runs the floor and he finds crafty ways to score at the bucket.

Trey Zeigler, SG – Scoring comes easy to this 6-foot-5 shooting guard. Whether it's attacking the basket and scoring at the rim or knocking down deep jumpers, Zeigler is more than capable. He wasn't recognized with a camp award, but he certainly earned a pat on the back for his outstanding ability to put the ball in the bucket.

Tobias Harris, PF – Much like he did on Friday, Harris was quite aggressive offensively. His ball skills are impressive and he knows how to score whether he's facing the basket, running the break or posting up on the block. He's primed for a big July.

The NBA Camp also gave out an award to the five guys in the camp that they thought worked the hardest. Among the guys that received that award were Harrison Barnes, Brandon Knight, James Johnson, Russell Byrd and Ray McCallum.

Scoring leaders from NBA Camp:
1. Josh Selby – 16.2
2. Stacey Poole – 15.8
3. Brandon Knight – 15.3
4. Tyler Lamb – 14.6
5. Reggie Bullock – 13.6
6. Tobias Harris – 13.3
7. Michael Gbinije – 13
8. Harrison Barnes – 12.7
9. Kyrie Irving – 12.6
t-10. Keith Appling – 12
t-10. Casey Prather -- 12


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