NIKE: Day One Notables

Several potential NC State targets took the court on opening day of the Nike All-American Camp. Evan Daniels was on the scene and he has the latest on Jamelle McMillan, Julian Vaughn, Chris Wright, and Dorenzo Hudson.

Jamelle McMillan – PG – 2007 – The son of Portland Trailblazers head coach Nate McMillan didn't have a bad day, but at the same time he didn't have a great one. McMillan must improve his jump shot so he can become more of an offensive threat. What he does bring to the table is strong leadership, defense and a willingness to win the ball games. McMillan also knows how to run a team. He gets guys in the right spots and shows vocal leadership that is rarely seen on the circuit.

Julian Vaughn – PF – 2007 – Julian Vaughn looked as good as I've seen him. He was extremely active on both ends of the court and showed a strong desire to get the ball in the post. Vaughn looks to have improved his post moves, and he didn't spend a lot of time on the perimeter like he has in the past. He made a great drop-step move in the paint and drilled a mid-range jumper or two as well. He had it working in Indianapolis.

Chris Wright –PG - 2007 – He didn't look like the same Chris Wright that was tearing up the circuit prior to getting mono, however, he did play solid basketball. Wright shot it decently and focused on getting his camp teammates involved. After the games Wright stated that Georgetown is his leader, but he also said that he's not in a hurry to make a decision. The schools he listed were Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Miami, Wake Forest, Clemson, NC State and DePaul. Sidney Lowe was watching Wright closely.

Dorenzo Hudson – WG – 2007 – While I didn't get to check out Hudson play today, I did talk to him after his round of night-session games. He was pleased with his performance, but said there is always room for improvement. On the recruiting front he listed Boston College, Oklahoma State, NC State, Clemson, Miami, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech as the schools that were recruiting him the hardest.


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