NBPA Camp - Day Two, Night Session

Top 20 2009 prospects Noel Johnson and Kenny Boynton lead all scorers

June 22, 2007

By Van Coleman

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CHARLOTTSVILLE, Va. -- The NBPA Top 100 Camp started its Thursday night session with Ray Shipman's commitment to Florida over Georgia Tech, Florida State, Kansas State, and Connecticut.  That set the tone for an evening of where we continued to see new faces emerge in each session.


It was a night for the scorers to come out as no less than 23 players were in double digits.  With that in mind, here's the breakdown of the top performers from Thursday's Night's games at the NBPA Top 100 Camp:




Eloy Vargas 6-foot-10 PF Plantation, FL American Heritage: played high-low game in nightcap scoring 19 points.  He knocked down 15-footer to set up pick and roll to the hoop that he finished on a couple occasions with the slam.


Kenny Kadji 6-foot-10 C Bradenton, FL IMG Academy: really seemed to pick it up in last night's session hitting the glass and blocking shots.  Earlier in camp he tended to float outside, showed while we watched he can dominate paint when he stays on the block.


Isaiah Thomas 5-foot 8 PG South Kent, CT School: steady all week showing that he can pass as well as score.  He leads the camp in assists through the first two days, something many of the scouts courtside thought could never happen.


Tony Mitchell 6-foot-6 WF Swainsboro, GA: on fire last night as he knocked down jumper from arc or off the dribble to score 18 points.  He is very explosive and finishes drive with highlight flushes.


Xavier Henry 6-foot-6 SG (2009) Oklahoma Cit, OK Putnam City: one of the steadiest performers in camp.  He can explode off the first step to hoop or knock down jumper to arc. 


Tyler Zeller 7-foot-1 C Washington, IN: continues to out run opponents from end to end to pick up slams.  He has excellent hands and catches pass in traffic. He hit a couple face up shots from 15-feet to finish with 16 points, but needs to work on shot off the dribble to complete face-up game.


Elliott Williams 6-foot-4 SG Collierville, TN St. George: on his game last night with 21 points and created highlights attacking the rim. He has been among best in every session so far in Charlottesville.


Scott Suggs 6-foot-6 WF Washington, MO: really benefitted from passing done by teammates to knock down 17 points.  He can spot up and stick three or dribble drive and attack the hoop in hurry.


Derrick Favors 6-foot-9 WF (2009) Atlanta, GA South Atlanta: continued his stellar play on Thursday night scoring 18 points scoring with perimeter jumper and dunking in your face off the dribble.


Noel Johnson 6-foot-7 WF Fayetteville, GA Fayette County: has turned into one of the steadiest guys in Charlottesville as he's emerged as the leading scorer in camp.  He hits open jumper and can finish drive in traffic off the dribble.


Kenny Boynton 6-foot-2 SG (2009) Pompano Beach, FL Blanche Ely: an excellent day averaging 17 points in two outings.  He hit mid-range jumper while we watched and continues to create highlights at the rim!


Brandon Jennings 6-foot-2 PG Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill Academy: steady again today hitting for 14 points and handing out five assists in the nightcap.  He is one of top two or three talents in camp.  He needs to return to day one levels to create and dominate.


Elston Turner 6-foot-3 SG Roseville, CA: steady and ready all week.  He had his best game last night scoring 19 points and pulling down six boards.  He hit open jumper on the wing and showed a solid pull-up game off the dribble.


Nasir Robinson 6-foot-6 WF Chester, PA is another of those steady, solid every game performers. This aggressive wing man scored 15 points in nightcap as he finished with strength at the rim or popped 15-footer on the move.


Matt Gatens 6-foot-4 SG Iowa City, IA City High: on top of his game in nightcap scoring 10 points and handing out six assists to lead his team's charge to a come from behind win.  He can knock down three or stick pull-up jumper from 12-feet with regularity. He showed he can run show and hit open teammates in last night's match-up.


Ray Shipman 6-foot-5 SG Opa Locka, FL Monsignor Pace: announced last night that he has decided to commit to Florida, then went out and celebrated with a second straight double-digit game to finish with 12 points.  He has really improved his consistency on the perimeter jumper over the last couple months to go with ability to make highlights around the rim.


Top 15 Scorers - Day Two:


Noel Johnson 6-foot-7 CF - 16ppg

Kenny Boynton 6-foot-2 SG - 14.8ppg

Tyler Zeller 7-foot-1 C - 14ppg

Derrick Favors 6-foot-9 WF - 13.5ppg

Brandon Jennings 6-foot-2 PG - 13.5ppg

Dequan Jones 6-foot-5 WF - 13.3ppg

Elston Turner 6-foot-3 SG - 13ppg

Elliott Williams 6-foot-4 SG - 12.3ppg

Eloy Vargas 6-foot-10 PF - 12.3ppg

Samardo Samuels 6-foot-9 PF - 12ppg

Tony Mitchell 6-foot-6 WF - 12ppg

Nasir Robinson 6-foot-6 WF - 11.5ppg

Demar DeRozan 6-foot-5 WF - 11.5ppg

Xavier Henry 6-foot-6 SG - 11.3ppg

Terrell Vinson 6-foot-6 WF - 11.3ppg


Note:  All players only play one-half (20 minutes) of each game


Top 15 Rebounders - Day Two:


Ralph Sampson 6-foot-10 C - 6.5rpg

Franklin Ben-Eze 6-foot-9 C - 6.3rpg

Terrell Vinson 6-foot-6 WF - 6rpg

Kenny Frease 6-foot-11 C - 5.5rpg

Kyle Hardrick 6-foot-9 PF- 5.5rpg

Kenny Gabriel 6-foot-7 WF - 5.5rpg

Miles Plumlee 6-foot-9 PF - 5.3rpg

Samardo Samuels 6-foot-9 PF - 5rpg

Kevin Jones 6-foot-7 WF - 5rpg

Olu Ashaolu 6-foot-7 WF - 4.8rpg

Eloy Vargas 6-foot-10 PF -4.8rpg

Tyler Zeller 7-foot-1 C - 4.5rpg

Christian Morris 6-foot-9 PF - 4.5rpg

Elston Turner 6-foot-4 SG - 4.3rpg

Chris Singleton 6-foot-8 WF - 4.3rpg

JaMychal Green 6-foot-8 PF - 4.3rpg


Top 5 Assist Leaders - Day Two...


Isaiah Thomas 5-foot-9 PG - 5apg

Brandon Jennings 6-foot-1 PG - 3.3apg

Matt Gatens 6-foot-4 SG - 3apg

Dashan Harris 6-foot PG - 2.8apg

Maalik Wayns 6-foot-2 PG - 2.8apg