D1Spects' Ultimate Exposure Camp
July 19, 2010By Kristopher Gordon of KG's Korner
D1spects’ Ultimate Exposure Camp, kicked off Thursday with players from all over world coming to Action Sports Academy to learn one thing, how to become better basketball players. From 6’4 inch 12-year old Davion Thomas to graduating senior Neil Johnson, players showcased their abilities. Camp leader Coach Bobell said “scouts are not looking for athletic ability; they are looking for those players who can play smart, fundamental basketball.” As far as the first day goes, Coach Bobell stated “it went okay but we have a lot of work to do.”
D1spects gives insight to what impresses the scouts, first day moving without the ball and cutting to the basket. By doing drills that forced players’ to learn how to move without the ball. With the help of Georgia Tech’s Guards Maurice Miller and Lance Storrs, players developed dribbling techniques to get around defenders. Players even learned tips from referees, on hand checking and drawing fouls. Also refs explained why some fouls are not always called. During the scrimmages Storrs exclaimed “we have some pit bulls out here,” as his team finished strong only losing one game. However, Coach Bobell was more impressed with those who used what their newly learned skills during the scrimmages. Obviously, we have a lot of talent and potential. but players such as Tyler Stanley, Rashard Green, Aaron Augistine, and Andre Chatfield stood out to me because they understood what the next level is about.
However, todays camp top performer goes to LeAndre Edu-White (pictured). LeAndre has a nose for the ball, showing off all areas of the game, he ran the floor , played outstanding defense, and used his size in the inside displaying technique. Coach Harold Thompson said “LeAndre is a hardworking player, a glue to a team. He is somebody to watch out for.”
As for day two, Coach Bobell said “we are going to concentrate on defense, focus on doing things that are not going to get notice in the stat sheet.”