Kyle Wiltjer, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Nerlens Noel were college counselors at this weekend’s adidas Nations camp and were given the oppurtuinty to play against other college players while being evaluated by various NBA scouts. John Calipari said he talked to some of these NBA scouts, and here’s the feedback he received:
Kyle Wiltjer (8.75 ppg on 13-of-46 total shooting, 2.75 rpg): “They said Kyle looks stronger, quicker and more explosive. I’m told he missed some shots in the first games, but I’m not worried about Kyle missing. Just like last year — and like he did Sunday — he’s going to hit a lot of big shots for us.”
Willie Cauley-Stein (4.5 ppg on 8-oJohn Calipari Getting Good Reviews on his Catsf-20 total shooting, 4.75 rpg): “They told me Willie, like he’s been in practice this summer, was an absolute beast. He was aggressive, extremely coachable and played with confidence.”
Nerlens Noel (7.5 ppg on 6-of-10 total shooting, 3.5 rpg, 1.0 bpg): “Of course, I was really interested to hear about Nerlens because we haven’t had a chance to work with him yet. My question was, was he one of the best prospects there? They said absolutely. We haven’t had the chance to add anything to his game yet — no conditioning, no weight training, no individual attention — but they loved him because he was so coachable, so smart and picked up everything in a short period of time. In Willie’s case, we’ve (had) 16 one-hour workouts with him, so we’re seeing a different Willie than the one we saw in high school. Wait until we get Nerlens on campus to do the same thing.”
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Marquis Teague is offically a member of the Chicago Bulls as he finally signs his contract. Now that he’s finally a pro and living out his dreams of playing in the NBA, here’s what he had to say:
It feels good to finally get it out of the way. I just want to get in the gym and start working out.