Predraft camp report

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Each day from the NBA's predraft camp, Yahoo! Sports compiles opinions of talent evaluators from around the league on prospects who are helping and hurting their draft stock.

Here are the studs and duds from Wednesday's scrimmage.


1. Jared Jordan, 6-foot-2 guard, Marist – Impressed teams with his court vision and decision making. Showed a good understanding of how to play.

2. Taurean Green, 6-foot guard, Florida – Got scouts' attention with his ability to score, especially with the range on his jump shot. He sees the court pretty well, but he needs to get a little stronger.

3. Aaron Brooks, 6-foot guard, Oregon – A better passing version of Earl Boykins. Scouts like his quickness, his ability to get into the lane and his ability to score.

4. DaShaun Wood, 5-11 guard, Wright State – Extremely quick guard who has built on his success from the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. Scouts admire his ability to slash as well as shoot from the outside.

5. Demetris Nichols, 6-7 forward, Syracuse – Impressed everyone with his shooting and showed NBA range in going 4-for-5 from beyond the arc. His stock is rising.

6. Coby Karl, 6-5 guard, Boise State – Getting noticed for his good all-around play. He shot well, going 3-for-4 from three-point range, and had six assists. Really knows how to use the pick and roll.

7. Ryvon Covile, 6-9 forward/center, Detroit Mercy – Scouts love his toughness and rebounding ability, but on Wednesday, he showed he can do much more. Showed great touch around the basket and hit a three-pointer.


The underclassmen, for the most part, are falling and should go back to school.

1. Dominic James, 5-11 guard, Marquette – He is dribbling the air out of the ball. He has not played well and is making bad decisions. Teams believe he needs to go back to school.

2. Daequan Cook, 6-4 guard, Ohio State – Scouts feel he has a ton of potential but needs to go back to school and work on his game. If he does that, then he can be a lottery pick next year.

3. Joseph Jones, 6-9 forward/center, Texas A&M – Another guy who scouts feel would benefit from an additional year of school. He showed very little Wednesday, which is not good considering the depth of this year's draft.

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