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Jefferson dominates NBPA camp competition

Temple target Amile Jefferson is playing like he’s the nation’s best high school talent.

Jefferson dominates NBPA camp competition

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Amile Jefferson is currently regarded as the nation’s 26th-best college prospect in the Class of 2012. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)
Amile Jefferson is currently regarded as the nation’s 26th-best college prospect in the Class of 2012. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)
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Temple target Amile Jefferson is playing like he’s the nation’s best high school talent.

Through Friday, the Friends’ Central School forward was the leading scorer at the National Basketball Players Association Top 100 camp at the University of Virginia. The 6-foot-8 rising senior averaged 21.3 points over four games.

The West Philly native is currently regarded as the nation’s 26th-best college prospect in the Class of 2012, according to ESPN.com. He should improve his ranking due to this weekend’s dominant play against the nation’s elite college prospects.

Jefferson’s 26-point performance Friday night ranks as the second-best individual scoring performance behind Nate Britt's 30-point.  Britt is a rising junior point guard from Washington, D.C.  

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Jefferson also has the third (23 points) and eighth-best (20) individual scoring efforts at the camp.

The Chosen League: Temple targets Rysheed Jordan and Brandon Austin led the Underclass team to a Friday night’s 93-77 victory over the Graduates at the Chosen League.

Jordan,  a  6-3 rising junior combo guard at Robert Vaux,  finished with a game-high 25 points to go with six assists. Austin, a 6-6 rising junior combo guard at Imhotep Charter, had 13 points and a game-high 10 assists.

Underclass beats the Grads 93-77

 *Underclass*

Rysheed Jordan (Vaux) 25 pts, 6 asst.

Brandon Austin (Imothep) 13 pts, 10 asst.

Jahyde Gardner (Freire) 21 pts, 8 rbs, 3 blks.

Damien Williams (Phelps) 18 pts, 6 rbs.

Keith Fletcher (Bishop McCort Catholic) 10 pts, 4 blks, 10 rbs.

Nafis Walker (Cheltenham) 3 pts, 3 stls.

Karonn Davis (Friends Central) 3 pts, 7 asst.

 

*Graduates*

Aquil Younger (Drexel) 16 pts, 4 stls, 8 asst.

Eddie Mitchell (Rider) 15 pts, 8 asst.

Jerrell Wright (LaSalle) 14 pts, 12 rbs.

Keith Washington (Prep School) 11 pts, 5 rbs, 3 stls.

Xavier Harris (Penn) 6 pts, 9 rbs, 2 blks.

Devin Coleman (Clemson) 4 pts, 3 stls.

Markus Kennedy (Villanova) 6 pts, 7 rbs.

Mike Wilson (NC A&T) 6 pts, 4 asst.

Joey Gripper (undecided) 5 pts, 5 asst, 2stls.

Ky Howard (Prep School) 5 rbs, 2 stls.

 

-- Keith Pompey

Inquirer Staff Writer
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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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