Jones Leads Pistons to NBPA Camp Championship



"Mighty" Chris Jones (Melrose) scored 9 points and was one of the instrumental cogs leading the Pistons to an 81-73 victory over the Hawks capturing the 2010 NBPA Top 100 Camp championship.


Jones finished the camp averaging 11.0 points per game and showed he could be the unselfish point guard everyone hoped he could become, making several difficult assists while continuing to play his brand of tough on the ball defense.


Cedric McAfee (Melrose) was primarily used in the role of point guard and did a good job acclimating himself to the role he will most likely need to play on the next level. His ball handling will require more work but his decision making has certainly improved. He knocked down the three with consistency all week and played his best when the playoff portion of the camp took place. Cedric finished with an average of 6.5 yet had his two highest scoring games in the two playoff games.


Jarnell Stokes (Memphis Central) used his amazing physical strength and light feet to average 10.6 point for the camp duration. Stokes showed some outstanding inside power type moves and some soft touch on his foul line jumper. He used the spin move effectively to score on the block and was tough on the glass throughout.


Jordan Price (McCallie) showed his talent with limited opportunities because of too many scorers on his squad. Price finished the camp with a 3.5 point per game average on a very limited amount of shots.


Alex Poythress (Clarksville Northeast) finished the camp with his two most impressive outings of the week. Alex finished with a 6.8 scoring average but that does not put in perspective how well he played in the first playoff and consolation games finishing with 10 and 13 respectively in those contests. Poythress used his basketball savvy and his athleticism to carve out his place on a talented squad. He showed he could knock down the jumper and was more aggressive on the glass than in the earlier outings.