Four Armor Players Invited to NBA D-League Elite Mini Camp
The two-day event features both drill work and full-court games, giving players the best opportunity to showcase their talents. More than 50 NBA front office executives and scouts are expected to be on hand to evaluate the talent. Armor head coach Bob MacKinnon is set to direct the camp for the third time and assistant coach Chris Carrawell is one of seven additional coaches selected to work the camp.
“The NBA D-League's Elite Mini Camp gives almost 40 top prospects from our league an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of more than 50 NBA scouts and front office personnel," said Chris Alpert, Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel for the NBA D-League. "At the same time, the event affords NBA teams an offseason chance to check in on elite young players as they fill their summer league and training camp rosters."
The event, which was held in Los Angeles in 2009 and Chantilly, Va. in 2010, returns following a one-year hiatus in 2011.
Only the Armor, Bakersfield Jam and Canton Charge will be sending four or more players to the Elite Mini Camp.
Horner and Smith earned a combined three GATORADE Call-Ups during the 2011-12 season (Horner twice to the Nets and Smith once to the Nets). Smith earned All-NBA D-League Third Team honors and All-NBA D-League First Team Defensive honors and was joined on the All-NBA D-League Third Team by Horner. Curry was an All-NBA D-League Honorable Mention and Williams solidified his place as one of the most electrifying up-and-coming talents in the NBA D-League when he captured his second straight slam dunk contest title at the league's 2012 All-Star weekend in Orlando.