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July 13, 2006

Good, bad and ugly: The rest of the ABCD All-Stars

Teaneck, N.J. - The coaches have nothing but praise for their prized recruits right now. The people around the players are convincing the recruits there is no one better in the country.

So, how about a little honesty about the performances of the top prospects at the Reebok ABCD Camp? We take another look at the good, the bad and the ugly that occurred and break down the rest of the ABCD All-Stars. This job is easier because of the incredible effort made by camp organizers to provide reliable statistics.

Leonard Washington

Good: Washington always gives a max effort, and his defensive stats of right around one steal and one block per game attest to his effort.
Bad: He only scored 5.6 points per game while shooting under 50 percent.
Ugly: Instead of a 2 to 1 assist/turnover ratio, Washington was way too close to a complete reversal of that benchmark.

Demetri McCamey

Good: McCamey did a nice job running his team from the point and dished out an impressive 4 assists (fourth highest in the camp) while holding his turnovers under 2 per game.
Bad: At his size McCamey is capable of grabbing more than 1.7 defensive rebounds per game.
Ugly: He shot 39 percent from the field.

Corey Stokes

Good: Stokes averaged a solid 8.1 points per game and grabbed a solid 3.9 rebounds per game. He also only turned the ball over 0.6 times per game.
Bad: Known for his three-point shooting, Stokes only hit 33 percent from behind the arc and 38 percent from the field.
Ugly: Stokes averaged less than one assist per game.

Rico Pickett

Good: Pickett dished out a camp high 4.6 assists while running his team. He also shot 59 percent from the field.
Bad: As athletic as Picket is, he should corral more than 2.1 rebounds per game.
Ugly: He had the third highest number of turnovers in the camp.

Corey Fisher

Good: Fisher averaged a steal per game and dished out 3.4 assists per game.
Bad: He also turned the ball over 2.4 times per game.
Ugly: He shot 33 percent from the field to average 6.4 points per game.

Alexis Wangmene

Good: Wangmene finished number nine in rebounding while also averaging 10 points per game. He also blocked 1.1 shots per game.
Bad: Most of his point came on put backs. He needs to develop a post up game.
Ugly: He turned the ball over 1.7 times per game with only 0.4 assists per game.

Nayal Koshwal

Good: Kashwal pulled down 5.6 rebounds while also dishing out 1.3 assists and averaging almost an assist per game.
Bad: He should have finished his mainly interior shots at a better clip than 51 percent.
Ugly: The athletic big man only blocked 0.3 shots per game.

Corey Chandler

Good: Chandler averaged 9 points per game while garnering a sixth best 1.4 steals per game. He was awful quick on defense.
Bad: He shot 37 percent from the field.
Ugly: He, along with Brandon Jennings, turned the ball over a camp high 3 times per game.

Edwin Rios

Good: Rios plays hard every second on the court and averaged 9 points per game.
Bad: He only grabbed 0.6 defensive rebounds per game.
Ugly: He only dished out 1.3 assists as a point guard while turning the ball over 1.7 times per game.

Isaiah Thomas

Good: Thomas did a good job handling a subservient role to O.J. Mayo and Bill Walker. He also dished out 1.9 assists to 0.6 turnovers while primarily playing the shooting guard position.
Bad: He only grabbed 0.7 defensive rebounds.
Ugly: The sharp shooter only shot 33 percent from behind the arc.

Tracy Smith

Good: Smith, with his amazingly slimmer body, averaged 12.6 points (seventh best in the camp) and grabbed 5 rebounds per game.
Bad: He had only 0.6 assists to 1.1 turnovers per game.
Ugly: The athletic Smith only blocked 0.1 shots per game.

Dallas Lauderdale

Good: Lauderdale averaged 1.4 bocks (sixth best in camp) per game and proved very difficult to score on. He also only averaged 0.3 turnovers per game.
Bad: He only averaged 3 rebounds per game.
Ugly: Averaging 3.9 points per game, Lauderdale has virtually no offensive game.

Eric Wallace

Good: Wallace averaged 10.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
Bad: He had almost twice as many turnovers than assists per game.
Ugly: He shot 39 percent from the field and a frigid 9 percent from the arc while attempting 1.6 threes per game.

Zach Graham

Good: An energized scorer, Graham averaged 11 points per game. He also averaged one assist per game.
Bad: Graham only averaged 0.3 assists per game and, as a wing player, did not make a single three pointer.
Ugly: Although very athletic, Graham only averaged 2 rebounds per game and a paltry 0.4 defensive rebounds per game.

Thomas Manzano

Good: An efficient player, Manzano averaged 8.3 points per game on 59 percent shooting while only turning the ball over 0.6 times per game. He also snatched 4.4 rebounds per game.
Bad: He only had 1 assist per game.
Ugly: He shot 28 percent from three.

Wendell McKines

Good: McKines averaged 9.5 points and 4.4 rebounds while having a positive assist/turnover ratio.
Bad: As a very good athlete, he only averaged 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks per game.
Ugly: McKines only shot 43 percent as primarily an interior player. His shot needs lots of work.

Josh Miller

Good: There are a lot of good things to mention about Miller. He averaged 3.1 assists (ninth best) and only 1.6 turnovers. He also had a fourth best 1.7 steals per game. And no other small guards have an excuse about rebounding as the 5-foot-7 Miller snagged 3 rebounds per game.
Bad: He only shot 25 percent from three.
Ugly: Not that short is ugly, but Miller has a lot of ground to make up as a potential high-major prospect at only 5-foot-7.

Eli Holman

Good: Holman dominated much of the action in the paint averaging a camp leading 3.4 blocks per game and a second best 7 rebounds.
Bad: He only averaged 6 points per game and has a limited offensive arsenal.
Ugly: He averaged twice as many turnovers as assists per game.



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