NBPA Camp: Wake Targets Day One

Every June the NBA Player's Association gets a contingent of the top players in the country together in Richmond. This year was no different and there was a ton of Wake Forest targets on hand. Evan Daniels, of DeaconSports, took in all the action.

RICHMOND, VA – The NBA Player's Association Camp is setup much different than most circuit events. While the prospects do play games twice a day, they also have lectures, guest speakers and learn life lessons. Thus it's tough on the media to see the kids play as much as we'd like. With at that said there still were some solid performances by Wake Forest targets.

Wake Targets

Keaton Nankivil- PF -2007 - The first thing you notice about him, is his size. He's got a nice wide body and stands 6-foot-8. However he is a tad heavy footed. In his game this morning he knocked down a three and had a put back. He had trouble scoring around the rim.

Blake Hoffarber- SG – 2007 - What we know about this former ESPY award winner is that he can shoot the lights out, but he didn't show it in his game during the morning session. He did run the floor well and finish twice in transition.

Kenny Belton- PF – 2007 - He performed nicely in the morning session, because the guys don't play much each day it's really hard to get a grasp of their games. What Belton did show was work ethic in the paint and he showcased a nice turnaround move in the paint. Belton was also credited with an And 1 on a finish inside.

DeJuan Blair- PF – 2007 - Right now Blair has it going on. The kid is a beast in the paint and he's tough to stop when he gets it in the post. After going through two knee surgeries he's hungry and in the best shape of his life. More schools have inquired about him recently and he told a member of the camp staff that Wake Forest and Florida were his top two.

Jeff Jones – SG – 2007 – Jones handles the ball well and shoots it well off the dribble. The 6-4, 180-pounder even backed the opposing guard into the paint and finished with a nice post move.

Demetri McCamey – PG – 2007 – His morning session game wasn't one of his bests, although he did knock down a three off the bounce and had one nice finish at the rim. His handles are solid and there is no doubt that his body is college ready. His shot is inconsistent but improving.

Patrick Patterson – PF – 2007 – This guy is about as solid as they come right now. The kid seemingly never has a bad game and he does everything you want out of a power forward. He attacks the rim, rebounds relentlessly on both ends and he knows how to finish when he gets it in close.

Ed Davis- PF – 2008 - In the morning session game, Davis was working the paint. He had a pair of lay-ups, a turn around and a two dunks (one of the And 1 variety). After lunch majority of the players got a chance to work out with some of the staff and Davis looked impressive pulling up off the dribble. He'll need to gain strength, but he's a definite top level player and will be recruited at the highest level.

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