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ABCD Camp Report
    I was at the camp for Saturday's and Sunday's game and a couple of the games on Monday.  Many of the top players around the nation and around the world were there.  At the camp players were there representing the countries of Canada, China, Russia, Sweeden and Turkey.  From what I saw the best player at the camp talent wise is Kelvin Torbert but the player who played the best is Lenny Cooke, followed by Julius Hodge.  
    The first game I saw on Saturday was the Nets and the Jazz, which involved Chris McRae & Charlie Villanueva (Nets) and Curtis Sumpter (Jazz).  The only New Yorker to play well in this game was Chris McRae as he had 18 points and 5 rebounds.  In the second set of games I watched Kenny Adeleke and the Spurs play against the Rockets.  Adeleke struggled on the inside agaisnt the bigger n stronger playerst the Rockets had.  He still managed to score 10 points and grab 9 boards.  In the 3rd set of games in the early session I watched Julius Hodge and the Knicks play Eddy Curry and the Bulls.  Hodge came out for the game hyped and carried it through all the way to the end as he ended with 22 points, 7 boards, 4 assists and 2 steals.  In the first set of games of the late session I watched Major Wingate and Tim Doyle of the Cavs play against the Nets.  Tim Doyle had a quiet 11 points as he only took 5 shots but he made all of them.  Chris McRae led the way for the Nets with 15 points but on 5 of 13 shooting and 3 of 4 from the line.  Charlie Villanueva had 12 points on 5 of 6 shooting from the field and 2 of 3 from the line.  Major Wingate had a very sub par game with just 4 points on 1 of 9 shooting but h epulled down 7 rebounds.  In the next set of games I saw tow of the best shooting guards in the country go head to head, Kelvin Torbert and Julius Hodge.  The final result was lopsided as Hodge scored 20 and Torbert only had 5.  But oddly enough neither man got the ball as much as they normally did throughout the camp.  Hodge took only 10 shots but made 8 of them and had 9 points in the 4th quarter.  I didn't see the last set of games because I went back to the hotel to get some sleep.
    Sunday matched up the best player in New York and the player with the most potential in New York, Julius Hodge and Sebastian Telfair.  Julius Hodge ended the game with 13 points on just 5 of 13 shooting from the field, and grabbed 10 rebounds.  Sebastian Telfair further solidified his spot as the best 8th grader in the nation, with another great game he had 6 points 6 assists and no turnovers.  Hodge's teammate Julian Sensley was the star of the game with several spectacular dunks, he ended the game with 15 points.  After this game I watched possibly the best duel of the camp, Chris McRae and Lenny Cooke.  Cooke got the better of it with 25 points and 14 rebounds and the win, while McRae had 22, 18 in the first half, and 5 assists.  Charlie Villanueva had 9 points and 3 blocks in the game.  The next set of games I didn't watch one particular game but instead I watched 2 of them 1 in which inolved a City player, the Warriors, Jomo Belfor vs. the Suns.  Jomo didn't get great stats during the camp but he played solidly.  He was a positive when he was in the game, he made the right decisions.  Most of the time he stayed out of trouble by night going in to the paint where he couldn't do anything.  
    The playoffs started Sunday night, with 3 different divisions the Bronze, Silver and Gold divisions.  In the Bronze bracket Jason Fraser and the Clippers played the Bullets.  Fraser showed throughout the camp that he is possibly the best defensive player in the nation regardless of class.  At the end of Sunday he was the leader in blocks by far.  He was averaging 4.2 while the closest to him was averaging 2.3 BPG.  In the Silver bracket game I watched Ben Gordon and the Celtics play against the Rockets.  The Celtics got blown out by 26 and Ben Gordon had his worst game of the camp with just 7 points on 3 of 8 shooting and 3 turnovers.  The Gold bracket game pit the top 2 rated players at the camp, Lenny Cooke and Julius Hodge.  Both players scored and grabbed rebounds in this game, Cooke had 13 points and 13 rebouns while Hodge had 14 points and 12 rebounds.  The game itself wasn't close as Hodge's Knicks won by 19.  This was the Magic's first lost.  Cooke struggled with his shot this game shooting only 6 of 17.  Hodge also chipped in 4 assists with no turnovers.
    I really wanted to see the All-Star games but due to an emergency I couldn't see them.  Here is my top 20 at the camp overall and the City players.
1. Lenny Cooke- Dominated the camp, led in scoring and rebounding and was the highest rated player.  
2. Julius Hodge-  To nobody's surprised he scored a lot but to my surprise and many others he was 4th in rebounding at the end of Sunday's game.
3. Charlie Rodriguez- I didn't see him play but from what I heard he played great offensively and he shot slightly over 60%.
4. Marco Killingsworth- He scored, rebounded, blocked shots and handled the ball at 6'8.
5.  Julian Sensley- Sensley can shoot the ball from 3 at 6'9 and is very strong.  Sensley shot great from the free throw line, shooting over 85% from the line.
6. Mario Boggan- Only a rising junior and he led the camp in FG% shooting almost 70%.
7. Ben Gordon- He scored a lot of points despite having a point guard on his team that likes to shoot way more than pass.  Gordon shot nearly 60% from the field and 55% from 3.
8. Kelvin Torbert- He was up and down but 1 game showed me how good he is, he had 33 points against tight defense from Chris McRae.
9. Rick Rickert- Didn't see him play but at 6'11 he led the camp in 3pt% through Sunday and was 3rd in scoring.
10. Eddie Basden- He played very well eanking in the 10 in the player ratings and was tied for the lead in Free Throw shooting at 93%
11. Jason Fraser- Dominated the camp on the defensive end.  He rated #6 in the player ratings led the camp in blocks and was in the top 10 in rebounds.
12. Billy Edelin- Syracuse got a great player in Edelin he can score or get his teammates involved and he shoots a high percentage.  
13. James White- Didn't play as well as he can but he did play good, he was in the top 10 in scoring with 15.7 points per game.
14. Kwame Brown-Didn't put up huge numbers but showed he is very versatile.  At 6'11 he can bring the ball up the court shoot the 15-17 footer and he can also block shots.
15. Dominic Ingerson-  Played unbelivably well at the camp, ranking in the top 10 in scoring and 3-point percentage.
16. Chris McRae- Surprised a lot of people with his performance at the camp he averaged 14 points a game and showed he can score many different ways, and he can run the point.
17. Sean Dockery- Had a good camp, he was tied for the camp lead in steals, he averaged about 12 points per game but he didn't get too many assists because he had a lot of 1 on 1 players on his team.
18. Quemont Queer- was the camps second leading scorer at 17.3 points per game, and shot over 55% from the field.
19. Adam Chiles- He was 10th in the player rating 2nd in assists and 4th steals.
20. Kenny Adeleke- Suprised some people with his play at the camp.  He averaed nearly 13 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
City Player Rankings:
1. Lenny Cooke
2. Julius Hodge
3. Ben Gordon
4. Jason Fraser
5. Chris McRae
6. Kenny Adeleke
7. Tim Doyle- Didn't stand out at the camp because he didn't try to do too much, he averaged just 6 shot attempts a game but he shot 59%.  
8. Charlie Villanueva- probably would have played better on a different team but he still played pretty well, he averaged 8 points and 5 rebounds and also shot 80% from the line.
9. Sebastian Telfair-  Came to the camp and showed everyone that he wasn't all hype and that he can play.  He had just 3 turnovers through 6 games (all in 1 game).  He averaged 6 points and 3 assists and in 1 game he scored 8 straight points at one point in one of his games.
10. Curts Sumpter- He was definitely on the wrong team, he didn't get the ball nearly enough but still managed 6 points and 4 rebounds.
11. John Quintana- Played well at the camp, he averaged 6 points 3 boards and 2 assists.
12. Jomo Belfor- Didn't play as bad as his player rating indicates (6.2, Lenny Cooke was #1 with a 34.3 rating).  Jomo averaged 5 points 2 rebounds and 1 assist but he did what was needed of him from his team.