I don’t have a lot of info to pass on from the NBA Players Camp YET, but I do know that Houston Strake Jesuit’s Rasheed Sulaimon did his thing to the tune of 17 points in one game, Danuel House (Fort Bend Hightower-15) and Danrad Knowles (HCYA-15) in another. Alex Caruso is also playing well, showing that he’s a facilitator at almost 6’6″.
Two Texas D1 Ambassadors: 2013 Johnathan Motley (Houston Northshore), and 2013 Parker Callender of Clear Springs (and one from Mississippi D1 Ambassadors: 2012 Avery Woodson of 6A State Champion Wayne County) were on hand at Colorado State’s elite camp. All impressed the staff but only one walked away with a scholarship offer. That would be the 6’7″ Callendar who picked up the first of what should be many ‘ships. Colorado State Assistant Craig Smith told me all the current players on the roster loved his physical play and ability to shoot the three.
Speaking of Motley, didn’t someone else’s site claim he was on another roster? WRONG. No retraction of the misinformation either. Come to think of it, it was eerily quiet in Houston on the “tweeting” front after the GASO Championship was decided. Anyway, count the Texas Longhorns for those in the hunt for the ultra long Motley as Coach Chris Ogden is on his trail. Expect Motley to be one of Houston’s hottest commodities next year as he combines academics, length, agility and a pretty shot from 15 feet and in.
2012 G Avery Woodson of Wayne County, MS may not be a household name in the country (or for that matter anywhere outside the Deep South) but make no mistake he’ll be a catch for someone as he can shoot it with the best of them. He went head to head against all of Mississippi’s great guards last year and when they raised the 6A State Championship trophy it was Woodson who held it high for Wayne County.