CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- My tour of duty at the NBPA Top 100 camp ended Friday and center Cliff Alexander (Chicago/Curie), point guard Andrew Harrison (Richmond, Texas/Travis) and power forward Chris McCullough (New York/Salisbury) put a bow on two days of viewing.
2014, C, 6-foot-9, 240 pounds
To me, he’s been the most menacing big guy here. In a camp that needed a dose of energy to start the day, Alexander wrecked the back gym as he continued to advance his reputation. Anything in his area -- and it’s a big area -- got snatched up with power and strength. His hands and defensive skills are elite. In the game we saw, it got to the point where guys passed the ball rather than try going at him.
2013, PG, 6-5, 210 pounds
Mamadou Ndiaye (Huntington Beach, Calif./Brethren Christian) is 7-5, 310 pounds but it didn't matter to Harrison. He went right to the rim. Harrison's strength is a problem for all defenders at this camp (Jabari Parker’s done the best job on him). He’s going to get in the lane but is willing and able to hand it off for a dunk or find corner shooters. He's been impressive, and he’s easily been one of the standouts here. Big surprise, right?
Nigel Williams-Goss (Henderson, Nev./Findlay)
2013, PG, 6-3, 180 pounds
With a finger or two heavily taped, nothing changed in his game. He’s going to go at his opponent, get off his floater and bring intensity. For many, he’s an acquired taste, and eventually if you see him enough you understand first and foremost that he’s a competitor and winning matters. He will help Washington and be a premium guard in their program.