NBAPA: Duke Targets Day Two

Several Blue Devil targets are in action in Virginia at the 2011 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp. Here's a recap of the action from Day Two.

Several Blue Devil targets are in action in Virginia at the 2011 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp. Here's a complete Friday recap from Scout.com's National Recruiting Analysts in attendance.

Rodney Purvis, SG – It didn't take Purvis, a 6-foot-4 scoring guard, to get acclimated with camp. He pumped in 15 points in his first game, scoring a good majority of them at the rim or from mid-range. At this point it's clear that Purvis is one of the better guards in the country and his ability to score in transition and through contact are among his best qualities. -ED

Amile Jefferson, PF – Through four camp games, Jefferson leads the deal in scoring and has two of the top five highest point totals in camp. A wiry 6-foot-8 power forward, Jefferson is a skilled face up guy that knows how to score both inside and out. He has great touch around the basket and has developed a consistent mid-range jump shot. Jefferson has been one of the more consistent scorers at camp and he's doing it in a variety of ways. -ED

Tony Parker, C – For a bit in the first quarter it looked like Parker was going to continue his low post dominance at camp against the top post prospect in the nation – Andre Drummond. But after scoring three times, including a pair of jumpers, he woke the 6-foot-11 giant and the two finished with a nice battle. Parker's play at camp has been inspiring because he's being aggressive and showing an array of post moves.-ED

Andre Drummond, C – After scoring just six points in two games on day one, Parker awoke the giant. Drummond went for 16 points in his morning session game and scored them off a pair of half hooks, buckets in the open court and off put backs. Drummond is always capable of doing serious damage in the paint, but he's not always consistent with his effort. Friday morning after the first quarter he came ready to play and it was fun to watch.-ED

Mitch McGary, C – Recently McGary made a major move in the Scout.com's rankings and he's proven he deserved every bit of that move up to No. 15. The 6-foot-9, 255-pound big man originally from Indiana did it all for his camp team on Friday. He scored through contact, attacked the basket and even worked in mid-range pull-ups. McGary played with some serious emotion and was a major reason his squad was winning up until the last few possessions. The stats say he only finished with eight points, but his game was much louder than that.-ED

Amile Jefferson, PF – What this kid is doing is absolutely unbelievable. Jefferson is playing with an injured hand/finger and is still more often than not the best player on the floor. He is a monster on the glass, always gives 100 percent, and has been a dominant force in every game. No question Jefferson in the evening was the best player on the floor in his game. -BS

Joel James, C – Going against Cleare was good for James. Both of them resemble offensive tackles as much as they do post players, and both are very mobile. James struggled at times on the defensive end. Still he scored some, rebounded nicely, and overall proved he can match the physicality and strength of any top big guy around. -BS

Mitch McGary, PF/C – Known mostly for his offensive game, McGary made a huge impact in his morning game on the defensive end. McGary blocked numerous shots, including one in very impressive pin on the break. As usual McGary was effective around the rim on offense, but it was on defense where he made the biggest impact. -BS

Nate Britt, PG – It has been fun to take in the improvements Britt has made over the course of the last year. He's much more confident shooting jump shots and that showed when he buried four or five jumpers in a morning game. Whether it's off the dribble or catch, Britt was consistent and sure of his shot. Gradually he's making strides and just may be the best point guard in the 2013 recruiting class. He dropped 30 points in this final game and is 3rd in scoring at the camp.-ED

Nate Britt, PG – Coming into the camp Britt definitely wouldn't have been described as a scoring guard, but he is putting up huge numbers. In an evening game Britt had 30, and was impressive doing it. Now at times he did get to be a bit of a volume guy, but in his defense he was absolutely on fire, so it was tough to pass up looks. Still wish he would have passed it a little more, but when you have it cooking like Britt did, it is easy to make sure to help your team get the win by producing points, which he did at a great rate. -BS

Nerlens Noel, C/PF – He has had his struggles at times during the camp, but in the evening Noel was absolutely dominant on defense. In the second half alone he had a handful of blocked shots, and also ran the floor well. Noel isn't a game changer on offense, but defensively he can impact the outcome in a big way. -BS


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