ABCD announces some participants

Here's the press release from adidas media relations ...

More than two hundred of the world's best high school basketball players will take to the hardwood after attending a variety of college prep classes at the 17th annual adidas ABCD Camp. This year's camp will be conducted from July 8-11, 2002, on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University (Hackensack, NJ).

The adidas ABCD Camp offers the student athletes a variety of mandatory classes ranging from verbal and math prep for the S.A.T. to life skills. Players are required to attend all their assigned classes in order to be eligible to play in the afternoon session of games. "The academic component is an area that everyone who is involved with the camp takes great pride in," stated Rich Kosik, adidas ABCD Camp Director of Academics. "These young men are not just athletes, but are first and foremost students. It is important that we help continue to solidify their educational building blocks to make them successful leaders of tomorrow."

Last year's adidas ABCD Camp featured the USA Today's All-USA high school basketball player of the year, LeBron James and 12 of the 15 players that made up the first, second and third teams.

"As we move into our 17th year I hope that the adidas ABCD Camp will continue to be blessed with as many fine student athletes in this year's camp as we have had in the past," stated Sonny Vaccaro, ABCD Camp Founder and adidas Basketball Consultant. "The goal and spirit of the camp is and always will be to remain pure to the game of basketball."

This year's camp will once again feature the world's best high school basketball players. The following is a sample of some of the over two hundred players that will be in attendance at this year's camp:

 

STATE

PLAYER (2002-2003 YEAR IN SCHOOL)

Alabama

Glenn Miles (jr.), Mike Williams (jr.)

California

Trevor Ariza (sr.), Lawrence Carrier (sr.), Ekene Ibekewe (sr.), Andre McGee (so.), Ayinda Ubaka (sr.), Dwain Williams (so.)

Delaware

Arthur Bowers (sr.)

Florida

Darius Washington (so.)

Georgia

Randolph Morris (jr.), Travious Powell (jr.)

Illinois

Jamarcus Ellis (sr.), Florentino Valencia (sr.)

Louisiana

Brandon Bass (sr.)

Maryland

Lakeith Blanks (sr.), Omari Isreal (jr.)

Michigan

Olu Famutimi (sr.), Dewayne Green (sr.), Brandon Jenkins (sr.), Dion Harris (sr.)

Minnesota

Kris Humphries (sr.), Lawrence McKenzie (sr.)

Mississippi

Jackie Butler (sr.), Travis Outlaw (sr.)

New Jersey

Marquis Webb (sr.), Darryl Watkins (sr.)

Nevada

David Padgett (sr.)

New York

Elliah Clark (sr.), Sebastian Telfair (jr.)

Ohio

LeBron James (sr.)

Oregon

Thomas Gardner (sr.)

Pennsylvania

Mustafa Shakur (sr.)

South Carolina

RaSean Dickey (jr.), Brandon Wallace (sr.)

Texas

Marshall Brown (sr.)

Virginia

Brandon Freeman (sr.), Vernon Hamilton (sr.)

Washington

Aaron Brooks (sr.), Lyndale Burleson (jr.), Lodrick Stewart (sr.),

Roderick Stewart (sr.)

 

 

Editor's Note -- Several other Carolina targets are expected to be in attendance. From the Class of 2003: Brian Butch and Chris Taft. From the Class of 2004: Lamarcus Aldridge.


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