It's a camp laden with young talent and three kids from the Class of 2007 stole the show. However, there were plenty of standouts from the senior class – from Lawrence Hill.
Byron Eaton, PG, Lincoln (Tex.): Established himself as one of the top floor leaders at the camp. Always plays with intensity and carries a football-mentality onto the court. Tough, gets to the basket and can finish.
Jonathan Kale, BF, St. Andrews (R.I.): Providence got a steal in the rugged power forward. Scores inside, rebounds and plays tough defense. Nothing flashy, but gets the job done.
Lawrence Hill, F, Deer Valley (Ariz.): Did most of his damage in the paint in the opener, but then opted to stay outside and was on fire from the perimeter in the nightcap. The Stanford-bound forward averaged 17.5 points – good for fourth in the camp after a day.
Leo Criswell, F, Piper (Kan.): One of the surprises of the opening day. Lit it up from all over the court for 21 points in the afternoon session and stayed hot in the nightcap. Put it on the floor and also knocked down the 3-pointer.
Sean McCurdy, PG, St. Anthony (N.J.): Had a somewhat up-and-down day. Some love him, others aren't so high. Had a somewhat sub-par first game and then rebounded with a solid outing in the night contest.
Mike Conley, Lawrence North (Ind.): There's no flash to his game, but the bottom line is that he's one of the top floor leaders – regardless of class – in the country. Picks his spots offensively, gets his teammates involved and is a big-time leader.
Andray Blatche, but he woke up in the second half and then dominated with an array of dunks and follows in the night game.
Sebastian Telfair, so the New York media was forced to go out-of-state for a go-to guy – and Mayo was the choice. He did a little – no, check that – a lot – of everything all day. The most impressive aspects of his game were his body control and ability to make those around him better.
Eric Wallace, WG-WF, Glenn (N.C.): No one has really seen all that much of Wallace, but he showed he can score in virtually any way possible – from long range, mid-range, dunks and follow tip-ins. This kid is big-time.
UCLA-commit rebounded by knocking down 3's, hitting the boards and most of all – setting up his teammates for easy buckets.
Martez Walker, G, Central Park Christian (Ala.): The rising freshman, who played extensive time at Reserve Christian (La.) as an eighth-grader last season, averaged six points in two games – but played hard and will be a big-time player down the road. News & Notes
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Bay City (Mich.) guard North Carolina, Oklahoma.