"I've been working on my game and strength a lot since getting back from Colordo," Caracter said at Thursday's 2004 ABCD camp, the first college coaches' session. This year, the annual New Jersey event is sponsored by Reebok where Sonny Vaccaro is senior director of grass roots basketball.
"I'm looking at college first, then the NBA," he said. "Lance (Thomas) and me want to continue playing together in college. We're going to go as a package deal," Caracter pointed out.
Caracter, one of seven from the class of 2006 who were invited to USA Basketball's camp, appears stronger, especially on the boards. He showed a lot of energy on the floor of The Rothman Center on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. Caracter is trimmer and displayed quick moves in his opening game Thursday.