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2001 NBA Pre-Draft Camp
Lampley Sparkles in Homecoming
By Chris Ekstrand
CHICAGO, June 8 -- California's Sean Lampley saluted his hometown of Chicago Friday, scoring 13 of his game-high 20 points in the first half to lead Team Three to its third straight victory, a 97-92 win over Team Two on the final day of play at the 2001 NBA Pre-Draft Camp.

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St. John's Omar Cook increased his draft stock with a strong performance at Pre-Draft Camp. AP Photo
The 6-7, 213-pound Lampley, who starred at St. Francis DeSales High School in Chicago, celebrated his return with a strong showing this week at Moody Bible Institute. The senior forward, who was named Pac-10 Player of the Year after averaging 19.5 ppg for the Golden Bears, shot a robust 65.2% from the field this week, including a 7-for-10 showing in Friday's win. Lampley's early offense helped his team to a 54-49 halftime lead in a contest that featured hot shooting by both teams.

Despite Lampley's scoring exploits, Maurice Evans of Texas (team-high 17 points) hit a three-pointer with just under two minutes remaining that knotted the score at 89-89. But DePaul's Steven Hunter hit a baseline jumper and Indiana's Kirk Haston nailed a top of the key jumper to put Team Three ahead to stay at 93-89.

Five Team Three players joined Lampley (game-high nine rebounds) in double figures. Tory Walker of New Orleans tallied 11 points, while Haston, SirValiant Brown of George Washington, Mike Mardesich of Maryland and Kenny Satterfield of Cincinnati each contributed 10 points. Satterfield dished a game-best nine assists and Brown had eight for Team Three.

Kenny Gregoryof Kansas displayed all of his athletic talents in scoring 16 points in 19 minutes for Team Two. Detroit's Rashad Phillips (15 points, five assists) and Kansas' Eric Chenowith (12 points, six rebounds) also played well for Team Two.

TEAM ONE 76, TEAM SIX 75

Ryan Carroll, a 6-5 small forward from Texas Christian, came into the Pre-Draft Camp with a relatively low profile, but his consistent play throughout the week will surely earn him consideration from NBA teams looking for an energetic athlete who plays under control. Carroll scoring in double figures for the third straight game, but this time he made sure NBA teams noticed his impact on the game. When Southern California's Brian Scalabrine (13 points, nine rebounds) hit one of two free throws with 1:11 remaining, it gave Team Six a 75-73 lead. After Team One worked the ball around for a shot, Carroll stroked a three-point attempt from the left wing. His shot hit the exact center of the net, giving his team a 76-75 lead with 52 seconds remaining. After an empty trip from each team, Team Six had one last chance at victory, but Carroll kept the hero's cloak for himself by blocking Scalabrine's last-second jumper from 20 feet as time expired.

For the three games, Carroll scored 39 total points, hitting five of 10 three-point attempts. Andre Hutson of Michigan State powered his way to a team-high 17 points and 10 rebounds for Team One, which won all three of its games this week. Jeryl Sasser of Southern Methodist tallied 10 rebounds, eight points and six assists, while Omar Cook of St. John's had eight assists and only two turnovers.

Sam Clancy of Southern California, who may have had the best week of any player here, delivered a game-high 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Clemson's Adam Allenspach added eight points and seven rebounds.

TEAM FIVE 74, TEAM FOUR 68

Horace Jenkins of Division III William Paterson of New Jersey hit a go-ahead three-point shot from the top of the key to lift Team Five to a late victory in the final game of competition at this year's Pre-Draft Camp. With his team trailing 68-67 with about 50 seconds remaining, Jenkins took a kick out pass and drilled his only three-pointer of the week to lift his team to a 70-68 advantage. After a defensive stop, Calvin Bowman of West Virginia (10 points, four blocked shots) drained two free throws with 21 seconds left to increase Team Five's margin to 72-68.

The star of this poor-shooting affair was on the losing team. Michael Wrightof Arizona pounded his way to game-highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Wright was active on both backboards, with six of his 10 rebounds coming on the offensive boards. He was the only Team Four player to score in double figures, as the squad struggled to 32.4% field goal shooting.

Nate James of Duke led the winning Team Five squad with 14 points and seven rebounds. North Carolina State's Damon Thornton pitched in with nine points, six rebounds and two blocked shots.

Bobby Simmons of DePaul contributed six points and seven rebounds for Team Four, which also got seven points and six rebounds from Georgia's Robb Dryden.

NOTES: While an All-Tournament Team is not selected at the NBA Pre-Draft Camp, post-camp conversations with general managers revealed that among players who impressed the draft-day decision-makers were: Kirk Haston of Indiana, Sam Clancy and Brian Scalabrine of Southern California, Trenton Hassell of Austin Peay, Omar Cook of St. John's, Sean Lampley of California, Steven Hunter of DePaul, Cookie Belcher of Nebraska, Michael Wright of Arizona and Damon Thornton of North Carolina State.

 
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