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Ryan Humphrey, F, Notre Dame -- He didn't put up the numbers he did in Day 1, but his opening day performance combined with a decent showing Thursday (12 points, 8 rebounds) and Friday (8 points, 8 rebounds) created enough buzz to push Humphrey into the first-round picture. If he was two inches taller, he'd be a lock.

Tito Maddox, G, Fresno State -- Maddox scored in double figures all three games and showed excellent court vision, passing skills and an ability to get to the basket. He scored 13 points and dished out 5 assists on Friday and several teams were buzzing that he could slip into the late first round.

Lubos Barton, F, Valpo -- He was the best shooter in the building and word that he would be willing to play in Europe for a year or two if he was drafted helped his stock. Barton's ball handlings and ability to play the point forward position also boost his stock. He runs the floor well, but isn't the quickest or most athletic player out there. Another international player, Hawaii's Predrag Savovic, can also shoot but Barton has size (he measured 6-foot-7 3/4) and is a few years younger than Savovic. He's a first round long shot, but he might just be able to ride the Eurowave into the first round.

Ronald Murray, G, Shaw -- The ultimate sleeper, Murray played Division 2 ball. Murray looked in over his head at times during the NBA's first draft camp two months ago in Portsmouth. But this time around he played with poise and showed he belonged.

What made the difference? After Portsmouth, Murray flew to L.A. and began working out with the likes of Yarbrough, Frank Williams and Carlos Boozer. His goal was to begin competing against top talent now, so he was prepared to take on the top talent in Chicago.

Murray's 19-point performance on 6-for-9 shooting had teams buzzing and he could be a second-round sleeper at point guard. "He's still a little raw, but because he played Division 2 ball, you give him a little leeway," one league executive said. "You give him a little coaching, get him on an NBA weight training program and he could turn into something. It will just take a little time."

Corsley Edwards, F, Central Connecticut State -- Edwards, who was a last-minute invite to Portsmouth a few months ago, continues to amaze teams with his tough physical play down low. He's registered several dominating performances over more highly regarded prospects. Thursday night, Edwards scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. Friday he scored 21 points on 6-for-10 shooting, got the line 14 times and pulled down nine rebounds, including five on the offensive end.

While he's a long shot to get any consideration in the first round due to his height (6-foot-8), Edwards has played his way from a USBL lifer to a solid second-round pick.


Lonny Baxter, F, Maryland -- Baxter is still trying to convince teams that he has the size (he measured only 6-foot-7 3/4) and enough inside presence to make up for his glaring lack of athleticism or outside game. He did a great job. Baxter ended the three-day camp with 55 points and 28 rebounds. That should be enough to get him some love in the second round.

Steve Logan, G, Cincinnati -- Logan is also fighting the size police. While he can't be happy with his 5-foot-11 measurement here, he's a lot taller than that 5-foot-9 kid everyone claimed he was. Logan had a dominating game Thursday, scoring 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting, dishing out an amazing 11 assists and picking up three steals for good measure. After Thursday's performance he pulled out with a sprained ankle, but probably did enough to get an early nod in the second round.

Lee Benson, F, Brown Mackie -- He didn't do anything spectacular, but he ran the floor, crashed the boards and showed teams that he had the character and work ethic to succeed in the league. This is a kid who knows how to score, has a body that can withstand the rigors of the NBA, and has the motivation to never let up. He won't get a first round nod because of his age, but someone will take a gamble on him in the second round.

Jason Jennings, C, Arkansas State -- Jennings continued to redeem himself after a Day 1 debacle when he fouled out in 14 minutes. Jennings scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds. While his play may have been just average, teams were impressed with his performance in several drills.

"He's more athletic than I thought he'd be," one GM said. "At the end of the day, I think he's one of two or three guys from this camp that makes his way into the first round. He's not the best player here, but his size makes up for a lot of his weaknesses. With Chris Marcus now out of the draft, teams who need big man may be willing to take a chance that he'll develop."

Aaron McGhee, F, Oklahoma The best news of the camp for McGhee was that he measured 6-foot-8 here with shoes. He's shown the toughness, scoring acumen down low and is pretty good on the boards. He won't slip out of Round 2.


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Thats interesting that Benson is on there I heard from a site that he hurt his stock because he didnt score that much. I hope Benson gets drafted though.
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