Wednesday, June 07, 2006

UCLA Guard Impresses With Mere Presence At Camp

By Bruin Basketball Report

The NBA pre-draft camp has developed into a four day event for first-round lottery picks to completely avoid, and for projected first-round bubble players and second-round draft players to improve their stock in the eyes of NBA scouts.

However, many first-round bubble players have decided to skip the pre-draft camp this year - including players such as Mike Gansey, Leon Powe, Josh Boone, and Rajon Rondo.

Which has made some NBA scouts wonder what these players are trying to hide?

Not Farmar, the highest-rated college prospect per various mock drafts, who is participating in the four day camp.

And he's impressing scouts with both his play and mere presence at the camp.

The first day session in Orlando was suppose to consist of only basketball and agility drills but players broke into teams after the first hour and played simulated games - and reports indicate Farmar conducted himself well in those games, demonstrating strong floor leadership and playmaking skills.

Which is the main reason why Farmar decided to play in the camp in the first place.

When Farmar declared for the NBA draft in April, he initially committed to only private work-outs with NBA teams, but he soon realized the small scale private work-outs were geared more towards displaying individual talent, and the setting did not allow him to showcase his point-guard skills.

The next three days in Orlando, playing in front of a multitude of NBA scouts, will likely be the turning point in Farmar's decision to stay in the draft.

The UCLA sophomore guard is maintaining he is still undecided whether he will stay in the draft or return for his junior year at UCLA.

Farmar stated he is presently spending as much time on his course studies as he is on the basketball court, and that a return to UCLA next year is still a distinct possibility.


(photo credit: AP)


At Jun 7, 2006, 11:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jordan, pleeeease stay. It will all be there 12 months from today.


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