Early Gets Sneak Peak At 2010 Athletes

Early will be in Baton Rouge on July 6 for the "I-10 Elite Camp" at the Exer-Fit Fitness Center. "It will be the biggest deal since I've been the head coach here," Early said.

With three scholarships to fill after next season and a desire to sign three prep stars from the senior class of 2010, ULM men's basketball coach Orlando Early is placing heavy emphasis on an upcoming event.

Early will be in Baton Rouge on July 6 for the "I-10 Elite Camp" at the Exer-Fit Fitness Center.

"It will be the biggest deal since I've been the head coach here," Early said. "They're going to have the best players in the state of Louisiana. For one day, you can see them all in one spot."

Many of the top basketball players from around the state, along with others from the region and beyond, will take part in the NCAA certified showcase. July 6 is part of the NCAA live evaluation period.

Although contact between coaches and players or their families is prohibited during the camp by NCAA rules, Early can make valuable first-hand evaluations Other coaches from the D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and JUCO level will attend to watch players run through skill development stations and play full-court five-on-five games.

"You have all the kids, all the kids' families," Early said. "It's not only a place for evaluation, but a place you can be seen and your school can be represented."

The NCAA does not allow college coaches to comment on specific high school players or their attributes. Early said he's not looking to fill any particular positions yet.

"We'll play that by ear as the summer goes on," Early said. "At this point, there are some guys out there that we like and know what position they play. But we don't have any set positions that we're looking for."

Several prospects from ULM's backyard are expected to compete including Ladon Carter, LaDarrin Williams and Marceis Davis from Richwood along with 6-7 T.J. Williams of Jonesboro-Hodge. LaDarrin Williams, a 6-6 swing man, told Scout.com recently that ULM, along with Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee, Murray State, Grambling, Southeastern Louisiana and a couple more schools were among those recruiting him.

Carter was the state championship game MVP with eight dunks against Vidalia. According to the event's Web site at I10elitecamp.com, the list of invited players from Louisiana includes:

Langston Galloway - Baton Rouge

Patrick Robinson - Baton Rouge

McCall Tomney - Baton Rouge

Kaleb Knight - Baton Rouge

Tyler Washington - Port Allen

Brian Williams - Baton Rouge

Ronald McGee - Baton Rouge

Matt Derenbecker - Metairie

Armelin - Sulphur

Matt LeBato - Sulphur

Eldridge Moore - New Orleans

Pat Swilling Jr. - New Orleans

Xavier Blackburn - New Iberia

Will Norman - Lafayette

Oliverson - Simsboro

D'Audrio Patton - Ruston

TJ Williams - Jonesboro

Ladon Carter - Monroe

LaDarrin Williams - Monroe

Kyle McClue - LaPlace

Dominick Scelfo - New Orleans

Jarvis Ray - New Orleans

Shavon Coleman - Thibodaux

Jacoby Colbert - New Iberia

JL Lewis - Gonzales

JJ Thomas - Baton Rouge

Deandre Robinson - Baton Rouge

Cordarius Johnson - Coushatta

Gareth McConathy - Westlake

Trevon Lewis - Houma

Gary Stewart - Vidalia

Dantrelle Thomas - Many

Keelan Garret - Lake Charles

Akeem Johnson - Sibley

Yondarius Johnson - Plain Dealing

Corey Self - Baton Rouge

Hershey Robinson - Benton

Jonathan Thomas - New Orleans

Paul Robinson - Kenner

Marceis Davis - Monroe

Darius Adams - New Orleans

Jamal Silas - New Orleans

Tramel White - Houma

Sterling Bailey - Ruston

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