ABCD: Roy Bright Spotlight

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- As his week at the ABCD Camp progressed, Roy Bright kept on getting better and better, culminating in a pair of stellar Thursday performances.

Bright shined in the first few days, despite being forced to play out of position. The 6-6, 195-pound Durham rising junior was cast with four teammates who were no taller than him.

"I play the three," he said, "but we have small players so I had to play in the post.

Thus, he struggled guarding and rebounding among the taller opponents, but when he was able to step out to the perimeter at the end of the week, he was right at home.

So much so that those in attendance were raving.

"He was off the hook today!" said IC's Jeff Goodman late Thursday evening. "His outside game was really working for him. Because he was matched up against more of a perimeter player, he was able to showcase more of it today, rather than earlier this week playing against power forwards in this paint.

"He displayed the ability to get to the basket, pull up from 18 and knock it down. Offensively, his game is farther ahead than most of the players in his class and his first step is quicker than most."

And don't forget explosiveness, which Bright showcased with a monster dunk last night.

Bright's play on Thursday was quite simply dominant. He rained threes in the afternoon game and then dropped an efficient 16 points (6-7 FG, 2-3 3pt) in the Underclassmen All-Star Game, including a stretch in which he scored nine straight points.

"I bring hard work and a lot of weapons – I can go inside or outside," Bright said.

As for an early school list?

"Carolina, Duke, Tennessee, Kentucky are the main ones," he said, mentioning that he has been a long-time fan of both Duke and Carolina.

UNC has definitely been in touch.

"I heard from them about a week ago and I'm going to go over and play with the new freshmen coming in," Bright said of the Tar Heels. "I think they're pretty interested. They probably want to see how I play at the ABCD Camp to see if I'm really that good."

If Thursday was any indication – he most certainly is "that" good.


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