“The Real Thing” Showing Out at NBPA Camp

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To be selcted by your peers is the ultimate reward for any athlete.

So take a bow, Joe Jackson (White Station) you are respected by your peers.

Jackson was selected by his fellow camper as a member of the impromptu camp all-star game and made the most of his opportunity by scoring a game high 14 points and 3 assists.

After three games, Jackson is the 8th leading scorer in the camp scoring 14, 16 and 12 after his three games. The final game of the day will take place tonight at 7:30 with playoff action beginning tomorrow.

Joining Jackson on the Hornets is fellow Memphian Mardracus Wade (Mitchell). Wade has been outstanding on the defensive end, which we knew was one of his strengths, but his shooting has been a great source of his development. After three games his scoring line reads 13, 14 and 5.

Casey Prather (Jackson Northside) went off for 13 points in this mornings action after scoring 7 and 8 yesterday. Keep in mind the players only play a total of 20 minutes per game with each team having 10 players and strict substitution rules. Prather was outstanding this afternoon taking charges and grabbing boards and finishing off the dribble. Look for more form him this evening.

Now Tarik Black (Ridgeway) has been exactly what we thought he would be, efficent and tough. Black commands the boards and has sent many a shot into orbit the first two days. His scoring line has been 6, 11 and 0. In his defense this is a highly guard dominated camp and his points have come from effort. Offensive boards or transition follow-ups account for majority of his scoring.

Check back for more from the NBPA Top 100 Camp tomorrow.