Smotrycz & Lubick Earn All-Star Honors at NBA Camp
The NBPA Camp tipped off yesterday at the University of Virgnia. This year’s camp is the most exclusive in the event’s history as 49 of the top 50 players in the country accepted invitations to participate – in all likelihood making it the nation’s premier camp of the year. All together there are 100 players in the field.
20 of those 100 players were selected earlier today for the camp’s first ever all-star game. Players were selected based on a vote among the campers.
Both players had earned praise earlier in the day through scout.com’s continuous coverage of the camp. Here’s what national recruiting analysts Dave Telep and Evan Daniels thought of New England’s all-stars:
“Nate Lubick, PF: Someone forgot to tell Lubick that his game (Knight vs. Irving) was supposed to be center stage for the backcourt guys. Lubick hustled his way to 17 points and used his “old school” approach to get it done. Others have prettier games, but Lubick grinds it out, runs the floor and has developed his face-up game.”
“Evan Smotrycz, PF – His big time outing during the morning session secured him a spot in the camp all-star game. Smotrycz, a Michigan commit, is a skilled four-man that can step out and shoot jumpers from long range. In this one he buried three three-pointers and had a handful of buckets at the rim. He’s averaging 13 points a game, which is good enough for Top 10 in scoring at the camp.”