Nike Camp: Day Two

INDIANAPOLIS – Rudy Gay is making his mark on this camp. Corey Brewer wasn't bad either on Monday. The action wasn't bad Monday night but the place will be electric when the coaches enter on Tuesday.

Nike Camp, Day Two

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Rudy Gay, SF: Though we didn't get to see this one first hand, The Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy did and he couldn't rave enough about Gay (which is how we felt yesterday). Apparently he did everything from rebound in traffic, to drill jumpers and for his encore guarded Ra'Sean Dickey in the post. Should he play like this the rest of the way, he'll be the story of the camp.

DeAaron Williams. He drilled a few 3s, crashed the glass for a follow dunk and was overall outstanding.

A.J. Price, G: We missed the game but he drew rave reviews for his play again tonight. Go figure, a guard from New York doing well at a camp? We've heard this before.

Texas' No. 4 recruit, that speaks volumes for the Longhorns class. This guy was draining 3s, mid-range jumpers and passing the basketball like he's played with his camp teammates for years.

Magnum Rolle, PF: Apparently he's from the Bahamas but he may be playing high school hoops in the States. Anyway, we've got to spend more time watching him because he's a talent. He played a lot on the wing and at 6-10 wasn't about of place.

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Greg Paulus, PG: He participated in what was an ugly camp game but it wasn't his fault. During his runs he handled the ball extremely well but passed it even better. He was zipping big time assists all over the place and his athletic reverse finish was a new one.

Scout's Perspective

Tyler Hansbrough flashed a little of the nastiness he displayed at the Hoop Jamboree. … Greg Paulus' special gift is his court vision. This Steve Blake-play-a-like finds kids all the time. …

Tyrell Biggs was out of his element. The 282 pounder fired a few 3s and strayed way too much from the basket for our tastes. … Ron Coleman looked really aggressive tonight. He did some nice work from the post. …

It was strange to see Jordan Farmar struggle to get into the flow early in camp after a great showing last week at USA Camp. However, if you remember, he was slow to get out of the gate there but finished strong. Maybe that's what lies ahead for him here. ...

Steven Hill is rejecting shots at a pretty good rate here. …

Admirably, JamesOn Curry ran the point tonight and he'll have to do that a lot on his camp team. It's a shame that in a lot of camp situations he gets cast in the role of point guard. He passed the ball well but there isn't much relief on his team that will allow him to slide over to his natural position. …

Junior Jason Rich strung together a nice game. Apparently he was impressive with his poise and balance. …

News & Notes:

Here's a sneak peek at the Oak Hill's lineup next season: Brian Johnson is not 100% this week. …


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