The 2013 CP3 Elite Guard Camp has came and gone, giving us a glimpse at many of the finest lead guards the game has to offer at both the high school and college levels. The camp’s namesake was far more involved than any of the other elite NBA players who stamp their names on camps, giving attendees individual instruction throughout the entire camp via the nuances and secrets that made the 6-foot marginal athlete the best point guard in the league.
New Missouri addition Jordan Clarkson made the biggest splash of all of the college campers. Although he’s a 2-guard at 6’5, the Tulsa transfer showed some elite shot creating ability and was able to keep up defensively with the smaller lead guards. UCONN’s Shabazz Napier may have not had the prettiest weekend, but he made shots on a consistent basis and always kept pressure on the defense. Speaking of defense, VCU’s Briante Weber may have been the best on ball defender of all of the college campers. He used his wiry 6’3 frame to get up in his man and also gave outstanding effort.
As far as the high school ballers were concerned, the top performer had to be Tyler Ulis. The Chicago area product is and Ohio native, and has been proving all of the doubters wrong ever since he was on the middle school AAU circuit with Ohio Basketball Club. Top-5 player Tyus Jones didn’t dominate scoring the ball, but made a number of outstanding passes and showed off the ridiculous basketball IQ that got him to where he is today. Georgia lead guard Nate Mason was perhaps the toughest player to stop one on one and local product Jaylan Robertson surprised people with his outstanding explosiveness. Last but not least, the three 2016 prospects who were invited to the camp all had their moments at respective times. Junior Smith, Kwe’Shaun Parker, and Seventh Woods all had moments in which you could see why they are considered amongst the top 25 players in their class.