Thoughts on Day 2 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp, and Picks for the All-G League Elite Camp Teams

May 18th, 2022

By Alan Lu

Yesterday, I decided to take the time to watch the last two games that were played in the 2022 G-League Elite Camp, with thanks to YouTube via NBA G League.  For those that are interested in my thoughts on how Day 1 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp went, here is a quick recap.

On Day 2 of the G-League Elite Camp games, Teams 2 and 3 squared off against each other, and Teams 1 and 4 matched up for the final game of the day.  Bryson Williams turned in a dominant performance on this day, and seven players ended up getting invited to the 2022 NBA Draft Combine.  Here are my thoughts on how both of the games went. Also, for those that are interested in the box score of these games, here is the link.

Texas Tech’s senior forward, Bryson Williams put forth a tremendous performance to lead Team 2 to get a win over Team 3 on Day 2 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp.
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Thoughts on Game 3 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp:

In the first game of Day 2, which was the third game of this event in total this year, Team 2 matched up against Team 3 early in the afternoon.  It was a close match in the first half, but Team 2 ended up pulling away to get the victory due to the superb all-around performance of Texas Tech’s senior forward, Bryson Williams in this game.  Here are my thoughts on how he fared, as well as on the other prospects that I feel stood out from the rest of the pack in this contest.

Bryson Williams had a superb showing to lead Team 2 to get the win in this game.  He is a strong, mobile combo forward that shot the ball really well, and he turned in a strong, all-around performance to help his team get the victory.

Williams shot the ball very well in this game.  He showed a knack for making open, spot-up threes off the catch, and he will move to open spots to get the basketball.  He also managed to draw free throws on a step-back, fadeaway mid-range jumper.  He also did a very good job of scoring in the post, and he is a shifty forward that showed off good footwork, shooting touch, and body control to consistently score in the paint.  Plus, he also would run the floor to score on fast breaks, and he would also draw the contact to get to the free throw line.

He also passed and handled the ball well.  Williams is an unselfish player that would look to find the open man, and he was also able to pass out of the post to notch an assist.  He also did a decent job of rebounding the basketball.  He also played satisfactory defense.  Williams was able to jump on a loose ball to get a steal.  He also altered a shot off of a drive to force a miss, and he successfully drew a charge when defending a drive in transition due to good positioning.  On the downside, he can sometimes struggle to defend opponents in one-on-one situations, which can lead him to commit fouls.

Overall, Bryson Williams put forth a tremendous performance to lead his team to a blowout win over Team 3.  He has really helped his draft stock, and he earned his combine invite by playing well throughout the 2022 G-League Elite Camp.  He is a versatile scorer that can make shots in a variety of ways, and he generally made sound plays on both ends of the court.  He could be a sleeper pick in the second round of the 2022 draft, and he could project to be a solid rotation player in the NBA.

Kyler Edwards also played very well in this game, as his strong performance helped get Team 2 the victory.  He is an agile, skilled combo guard that excelled at making plays on both ends of the floor, and he showed off his sharpshooting prowess in this match.  He did a good job of knocking down jumpers, especially from downtown.  Edwards showed a knack for making spot-up threes off the catch, and he also ran off of a ball screen to make a corner three early on.  He also showed a solid ability to score off the dribble, and he was able to score on a runner off the glass.

Plus, Edwards showcased good playmaking skills.  He showed a knack for making very good passes off the dribble and in transition, and he was able to throw an accurate, behind-the-back pass to set up a score for a teammate on the break due to possessing solid court vision.  On the downside, he threw a tough interior pass in transition another time that ended up being dropped out of bounds.

Also, he did a very good job of rebounding the basketball.  Sometimes Edwards would push the ball up the court after getting defensive boards. He also played satisfactory defense.  He did a good job of playing vertically and challenging shots in the paint to force misses.  On the downside, he would sometimes have lapses defensively, as he tripped an opposing ball handler that led him to commit a foul once, and he also hung inside the paint too long that led his team to be called for a three seconds in the key violation.

Overall, Kyler Edwards played very well, and he had a very good all-around game to help his team get the victory.  He especially thrived as a shooter and scorer in this game, and he also moves well off the ball on offense, which helped enable him to get numerous open jump shots.  He will need to be a more consistent performer in games, but his ability to knock down shots and make plays could enable him to compete for a roster spot in the NBA.

Luke Travers also played very well for Team 3 in this game.  He made plays early on, and he is an energetic, high-motor forward that played very well on both sides of the ball. Travers shot the ball very well, especially from beyond the arc.  He showed a knack for making open, spot-up threes off the catch.  He also would run the floor to score on fast breaks, and he was able to throw down a powerful jam in transition.  He also used a spin move to score on a crafty layup out of the post.  However, Travers struggled more to score in one-on-one situations, especially off the dribble.

He also showcased good playmaking skills.  He passed the ball very well, and he would throw swift, interior passes to find open teammates on the move to notch assists.  Travers would get good touch on his passes, and he also would throw long, accurate passes to find open shooters.  He also showed a knack for making drive and kick passes to get his teammates the basketball.

Also, Travers was able to haul in a couple of rebounds to help chip in on the glass.  He was able to grab a pair of defensive boards, and he would push the ball quickly up the floor afterwards.  He also managed to save a ball to a teammate to help his team get an offensive board due to possessing a good motor.

He also played satisfactory defense.  Travers would jump passes quickly to get steals.  He also would use his length and positioning to contest jumpers to force misses.  On one play though, he struggled to stay with an opposing ball handler when defending off the dribble, which led him to commit a foul on a baseline drive.

Overall, Luke Travers played very well in this game.  He didn’t stand out on Day 1, but he made a slew of good team plays to help his team in Day 2 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp games.  He’ll need to be a more consistent outside shooter in games, but his relentless motor, intangibles, and willingness to make team plays could enable him to make his way to the NBA someday.

Kellan Grady turned in a strong showing to help get Team 2 to win over Team 3.  He especially thrived as a sharpshooter on offense.  He showed a knack for making quick, spot-up threes, especially from the corners.  He also was able to make a pull-up three, and he also ran off the ball to get it before drawing free throws on a three-point shot another time. 

Also, Grady played unselfishly, as he would move the ball to find the open man, and he was able to haul in several boards to chip in on the glass.  He also played adequate defense.  He was able to poke a ball off of an opponent to force a turnover, and he would contest threes to force misses.  On one play though, he got beat off the dribble, which led him to commit a foul and give up the basket.  On another, there was miscommunication between him and his teammate as to which players they were guarding, and their team allowed an opponent to score on an open, backdoor cut to the hoop.

Overall, Kellan Grady played very well, and he did a great job of knocking down threes to help his team get the win.  He did a good job of making plays on both ends of the floor, and he could project to be a shooting specialist in the NBA.

Kenneth Lofton had a solid showing to help Team 2 get the win in this game.  He is a strong, mobile big man that showed a knack for scoring in the paint, and he also rebounded the ball well.  He didn’t look to take threes in this contest, however, and he also was a bit turnover and foul prone at times.

Lofton showed a solid ability to score off the dribble.  He has deceptive quickness and great strength that allows him to score and draw free throws when driving to the hoop.  He also showed a knack for scoring on hustle plays.  He would often score off of offensive rebounds, and he also ran in to score on a powerful dunk in transition.  On the downside, he struggled more to score in the post.  He would take tough shots after trying to maneuver in traffic, which would lead to misses when he wouldn’t get foul calls.

He also showcased decent playmaking skills.  Lofton showed a solid ability to pass out of the post, and he is an unselfish player that would look to find open shooters to notch assists.  He also utilized a nice spin move on a drive on the break to get the ball to a shooter another time.  However, he also threw a couple of hasty passes that got intercepted, and he also was called for setting a moving screen early on.

He also did a good job of rebounding the basketball.  He also played fairly average defense.  Lofton would play vertically, and he would contest shots both out on the perimeter and in the paint to force misses.  On the downside, he also had some trouble defending out on the perimeter.  He would struggle to stay in front of opposing ball handlers, which would lead him to commit fouls and allow scores.  He also fouled a three-point shooter late in this game due to over-aggressiveness.

Overall, Kenneth Lofton played fairly well, and he had a good showing in the 2022 G-League Elite Camp overall.  He will need to extend his shooting range and continue to improve his defense, but he is a strong, skilled big man whose production, combined with his inside scoring and rebounding skills could enable him to make his way to the NBA if he decides to stay in the draft.

Quenton Jackson had a solid showing in Team 3’s loss in this game.  He is an athletic, energetic combo guard that showed off versatile scoring skills, and he scored the basketball very efficiently throughout this match. Jackson ran off of a ball screen to make a quick spot-up three to showcase his shooting skills.  He also would often score on hustle plays.  He would frequently score on backdoor cuts and in transition, and Jackson was able to throw down a couple of emphatic dunks off of cuts.  He also managed to draw free throws on a put back.  Plus, Jackson was able to score on a right-handed drive to the hoop.

Also, Jackson showcased satisfactory playmaking skills.  He showed that he can throw crisp, accurate interior passes to find his teammates on the move.  On the downside, he also was called for a charging foul on a drive to the basket another time.

He also did a decent job of rebounding the basketball.  In this game, Jackson looked to be about average at best defensively.  He was able to deflect a pass to help his team get a steal, and he was active on that side of the ball.  However, he would struggle to defend opponents off the dribble, and he would play too aggressively that would lead him to commit fouls and allow scores.  Another time, he over-helped in the paint and lost track of a cutter, which led his team to give up a basket at the rim.

Overall, Quenton Jackson played well in this game.  He is an athletic combo guard that really excelled at scoring the basketball.  He has had a good season this year, and he is an athletic, versatile player that could be an intriguing option for NBA teams to consider in the mid to late second round range of the 2022 draft.

Shareef O’Neal also played well for Team 3 in this game.  He is an athletic, high-motor big man that has shown improved offensive skills recently, and while he didn’t put up great statistics at LSU this past season, O’Neal’s solid play at the 2022 G-League Elite Camp could make him an interesting prospect for the NBA if he decides to stay in the 2022 draft.

O’Neal showed a knack for scoring on hustle plays.  He would often score off of offensive rebounds, as he would score on tip-ins and put backs.  He ran in to score on an athletic tip slam, and he also scored on a high-flying, put back dunk later on.  He also rolled to get the ball in the post, and he used a drop step and a step-through move to score with his right hand.  On the downside, he struggled to connect with his mid-range jumpers in this game, and he also missed on a baseline drive to the hoop another time.

Also, O’Neal showed off solid playmaking skills in this game.  He would make accurate drive and kick passes to find open shooters to set up numerous scoring chances for them.  He also threw an accurate bounce pass to find a cutter to notch an assist.

Plus, he also did a great job of rebounding the basketball.  O’Neal also managed to bring the ball up off of a defensive board once.  He also played fairly average defense in this game.  O’Neal was able to hound an opposing ball handler in the backcourt to force his opponent to call a timeout.  Another time though, there wasn’t enough communication between himself and his teammate, and it resulted in his team to give up an open three-point basket to an opponent.

Overall, Shareef O’Neal played well in the 2022 G-League Elite Camp.  It was a surprise that he managed to score an invite, considering that he didn’t play much for LSU this year, but he is the son of a legendary, Hall of Fame center, Shaquille O’Neal, and so it was interesting to see how well O’Neal would hold up in a competitive environment while also getting extended playing time.  I would say Shareef O’Neal had a solid showing overall in this camp. 

I’m not exactly sure if going back to LSU would be the best route or move for his career, considering that he would be going to a team that didn’t play him very much in the two seasons he was there, but O’Neal still may need to continue to polish up his game.  Shareef O’Neal has an important decision to make on whether or not if he wants to stay in the 2022 draft.  Either way, he definitely held his own at this event, and he is an athletic, energetic big man that could project to be a rotational big man in the NBA if he makes his way to get to the association.

Jordan Hall also played well to help Team 2 to get the win in this game.  He is a tall, pass-first, playmaking point forward that passes the ball well, and he showed off strong playmaking and rebounding skills on this day. He didn’t take many shots, but he showed a satisfactory ability to knock down outside shots in this game.  Hall was able to make a corner three off the catch.  He also used a pump fake and dribbled in to make a smooth, pull-up, mid-range jumper.  He didn’t shoot well in the first day, but Hall was more selective in this game and he did a better job of making shots to provide floor spacing for his team.

Also, Hall showed off good playmaking skills.  He is an unselfish, mobile point forward that would often push the ball quickly up the floor, and he would make drive and kick passes to set up scores for shooters on the break.  He did a great job of making swift, drive and kick passes, and Hall would often make the extra pass to find the open man.

Plus, he did a good job of rebounding the basketball.  Hall showed a penchant for hauling in defensive boards, and he would tend to push the ball quickly up the floor off of them.  He also played satisfactory defense.  Hall rotated to a post player and closed down the passing angle, and his length and positioning helped his team force a passing turnover that time.

Overall, Jordan Hall had a good showing to help his team to get the win over Team 3 on Day 2 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp.  He will need to be a more consistent shooter in games, but Hall is a skilled point forward that already has shown solid playmaking skills and a good feel for the game.  He’s not overwhelmingly athletic, but he is a deceptively quick player that has shown that he can maneuver his way around to make plays and rack up assists.  He is a versatile player whose strong suit is moving the basketball and finding his teammates to get them the basketball, and Hall could be an intriguing option for NBA teams to consider in the mid to late second round range of the 2022 draft.

Buddy Boeheim scored 20 points and made 6 threes to lead Team 4 to get a win over Team 1 on Day 2 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp.
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Thoughts on the Final Game of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp:

It was a very competitive game that was played between Team 1 and Team 4 that went all the way down to the wire.  In the end, Team 4 made enough plays to eek out a victory in this game, and the standout performers looked to be Buddy Boeheim, Marcus Sasser, and Tyrese Martin.  There were plenty of other solid performances, but here are my thoughts on how Boeheim, Sasser, and Martin fared, as well as others that seemed to stand out from the rest of the pack.

Buddy Boeheim turned in a terrific showing to lead Team 4 to get the win over Team 1.  He is an agile, skilled sharpshooting wing that especially thrived at making threes in the second half of this contest, and he shot the ball incredibly well from beyond the arc.  He may not have received an invite to the NBA draft combine, but his superb shooting display definitely helps his case, as his performance here may have helped him establish a firmer grip on the second round radar towards draft day, if he chooses to remain in the draft.

Boeheim did a tremendous job of knocking down threes to provide excellent floor spacing for his team on offense.  He is a very good movement shooter that showed a knack for running off of ball screens to make spot-up threes.  He was able to make a couple of corner threes, and he also was able to make a couple of deep threes from way out.  He has a lot of range on his shot, he moves well off the ball on offense, and he also has a quick release that enables him to easily get his shot off.

He didn’t look to take as many two-point shots, but Boeheim also showed that he can be effective from the mid-range.  He also was able to pull up to knock down a smooth, mid-range jumper from outside the right elbow.  He also drove to the hoop another time, but missed on a floater.

He also played satisfactory defense in this game.  Boeheim would use his length and play with verticality to contest jump shots in order to force misses.  He also was able to get his hands on a deflected pass to help his team get a steal.  On one play though, he had trouble defending off the dribble, which led him to commit a foul and allow a score that time.

In general, Buddy Boeheim played extremely well, and he had a tremendous performance to lead his team to get the win in this game.  After he had a good junior season, he had a fairly up and down senior season as Syracuse’s go-to scorer, but his superb performance in this game may have reminded NBA teams and scouts that he definitely could project well into a shooting specialist role in the NBA.

Marcus Sasser turned in a strong performance to help get Team 4 the win in this game.  He had a tremendous showing on Day 1, and he also played very well in this match as well.  He shot the ball really well in the previous game he played in, and he also thrived as a scorer and playmaker on this day.

Sasser showed a solid ability to score off the dribble.  He showed off great ball-handling skills to break down his man, and he utilized a pump fake and a stepthrough move to swiftly score on a left-handed drive to the hoop.  He also utilized a crossover to make a step-back jumper from just inside the arc.  Sasser also was able to make a pull-up three another time, but he struggled to knock down threes in this game.

Also, he showed off solid playmaking skills.  Sasser did a good job of throwing interior passes to find his teammates on the move, and he also would look to find the open man to rack up assists.  On the downside, he would sometimes telegraph his passes, which would occasionally get intercepted.

He also did a good job of rebounding the basketball.  In summary, Marcus Sasser played very well in this contest, and he is an agile, skilled point guard that excelled as a shooter, scorer, and playmaker in this camp.  He has come back strong, and he’s recovered from a foot injury that caused him to miss most of this season.  He is playing very good basketball right now, and he is currently a second round prospect that could project to be a solid role player in the NBA.

Tyrese Martin had a strong showing to help Team 4 get the win over Team 1.  He showed off versatile scoring skills, and he also did a terrific job of rebounding the basketball, as he was a ball hawk on the boards. Martin shot the ball fairly well in this game.  He was able to make a quick, spot-up three in transition.  He also used a crossover prior to draining a smooth, pull-up, mid-range jumper.  He also was able to score on a strong put back, as well as on a strong left-handed drive in transition.  Martin also was able to use a crossover to score on a left-handed drive in the half court.  However, he would sometimes take tough, contested shots, which would lead to some misses.

He also was a bit turnover prone on offense.  Martin is an unselfish player that would throw nice touch passes to find open teammates down the court to set up scores for them, and he can throw solid interior passes to find them on the move.  On the downside, he would also tend to commit ball-handling turnovers.  He lost the ball when handling it on the break to turn the ball over once, and he also tended to step out of bounds when handling the ball out of the corners.

Plus, Martin did a tremendous job of rebounding the basketball.  He was a chairman of the boards in this game, as he would frequently haul in boards on both sides of the ball, and he would sometimes push the ball up the court after getting his team defensive rebounds.  He also played adequate defense.  Martin was able to contest a mid-range shot to force a miss.  Another time though, he fouled an opposing ball handler due to over-aggressiveness.

Overall, Tyrese Martin is a strong, athletic swingman that has had a good season this year, and he’s showed off his versatility by making a slew of plays to help his team on both ends of the court.  He’s not an elite shot creator, but his ability to knock down shots and make plays on both ends of the court could enable him to be an energetic, 3 and D type of role player in the NBA.

Darius Days had a solid showing for Team 1 in this game.  Though he wasn’t consistent in making shots, he made solid team plays on both ends of the court, and he also showcased versatile scoring skills on the offensive end. Days was able to knock down several threes from beyond the arc.  He showed that he can comfortably knock down spot-up threes off the catch.  On the downside, he struggled more to shoot on the move, and he was quite streaky with his jump shot.  He also missed on a mid-range floater another time.  He also showed a solid ability to score in the post.  Days used a drop step move to score on a jump hook.  He also made a quick rip move to split a double team to score on another occasion.

Also, he showcased satisfactory playmaking skills in this game.  Days was able to make an array of passes to find the open man, and he also passed to a cutter off of an offensive rebound to notch an assist.  On the downside, when handling the ball on the break once, he threw an inaccurate pass that sailed out of bounds.

Days also was able to haul in several boards to help chip in on the glass.  He was able to save a ball to help his team get an offensive board, and he also dove on the ground to get a defensive rebound due to possessing a good motor.

He also played satisfactory defense in this game.  Days showed a knack for getting his hands on passes to get steals, and he also blocked a put back due to possessing solid athleticism, timing, and instincts.  He also contested a three to force a miss.  Sometimes though, he would struggle to defend opponents off the dribble, and he wouldn’t always be in position, which would lead him to commit touch fouls.  Another time, he was late to rotate to a shooter, which led him to allow an opponent to score on a three-point shot.

Overall, Darius Days played well in this contest, and he had a good camp overall.  He made plenty of surprisingly athletic, high-motor plays, and he made a lot of team plays on both ends of the court.  He struggled more with his jump shot in this game, but he shot the ball really well on the first day, and he is an intriguing prospect that could project to be a solid role player in the NBA.

Eli Brooks played very well for Team 1 in this game.  He is a skilled, mobile point guard that thrived as a shooter and playmaker when he was on the floor.  He showed a knack for making spot-up threes, and he also managed to run off of a ball screen to make a quick three from beyond the arc.  On the downside, he missed a layup on a backdoor cut, and he wasn’t able to make a two-point field goal in this game.

He also showed off solid playmaking skills.  Brooks would make good passes off the dribble to notch assists due to possessing solid court vision.  He also managed to throw a bounce pass to find a cutter another time.  On one play though, he threw a low, inaccurate pass that was behind a teammate that got dropped before getting intercepted.

Also, he did a good job of rebounding the basketball.  He also played satisfactory defense.  Brooks was able to poke a ball off of an opposing ball handler on a drive out of bounds to force a turnover.

Overall, Eli Brooks had a good showing in this match.  He will need to continue to play as well as he did in this game.  He’s not overwhelmingly athletic and lacks great size for his position, but his ability to make shots and run the point could enable him to play in the NBA one day.

Jalen Wilson had a strong showing to help Team 1 in this game.  He is an athletic, energetic combo forward that showed off versatile scoring skills, and he excelled at making plays on both ends of the floor. Wilson did a very good job of knocking down three-pointers in this game.  He especially thrived at making spot-up threes off the catch to provide floor spacing for his team.  He also ran the floor to score on the break.  Wilson also drew free throws on a strong drive to the hoop another time.  However, he struggled more to score off the dribble or out of the post, and sometimes he would take tough, contested shots that would lead to misses.

Wilson also showed satisfactory playmaking skills in this game.  He is an unselfish player that would look to find the open man, and he would pass off the dribble and out of the post to notch assists.  On the downside, he also threw a hasty pass that was intercepted once.

He also was able to haul in boards on both sides of the ball to help chip in on the glass.  Wilson was able to dive for a loose ball on the ground to help his team get a defensive board.  He also managed to push the ball up the court off of a defensive rebound another time.  He also played satisfactory defense.  Wilson was able to stay in front of an opposing ball handler to block a shot out of bounds.  He also showed a knack for contesting threes to force misses.  On the downside, there was one play where he struggled to get around a screen, and he was late to contest a three, which led his team to give up the basket.

Overall, Jalen Wilson had a very good camp overall, and he played very well in both of the games that he played in to earn an invite to the 2022 NBA Draft Combine.  He especially did a terrific job of shooting the basketball this week, and he is a second round prospect that could project well into a 3 and D role in the NBA.

Vince Williams played fairly well to help Team 1 in this game.  In the game before, he had a strong defensive game on Day 1, but he also had struggled with his jump shot.  On Day 2, Williams did a much better job of knocking down his shots, especially from the outside.  He didn’t quite have the same stellar defensive impact as he did in the previous game, but Williams’ showed off his versatility in both of the games that could lend well to projecting into a 3 and D role in the NBA.

Williams shot the ball well, especially from beyond the arc.  He showed a knack for making open corner threes off the catch, and he would take often take advantage of defenders that would leave him open and give him the room to shoot the basketball.  He also managed to score on a backdoor cut to the hoop.  On the downside, he missed on a baseline mid-range jumper another time, and he also would sometimes be too passive on offense.

He also showcased satisfactory playmaking skills.  Williams was able to throw a bounce pass to set up a score for a teammate on the break.  Also, he was able to drive in and throw a nifty, behind-the-back pass to a corner shooter to set up a scoring chance that time.

He didn’t grab many rebounds, but Williams was able to get a steal in this game, and over the course of both games, Williams is a pesky defender that showed a knack for intercepting passes and poking balls away to force opponents to commit numerous turnovers.

Overall, Vince Williams is a fairly athletic, skilled swingman that could project well into a 3 and D role in the NBA.  He isn’t an elite ball handler or shot creator, but he is a good defender, and he also showed a penchant for making corner threes in this camp.  He may be a long shot to be drafted, but Williams may have the skills to project to be a solid rotational wing player in the association.

Florida A&M’s senior guard, MJ Randolph had a solid showing for Team 1 in this game.  He was able to make some tough shots down the stretch, and he also excelled as a playmaker and defender, especially in the second half of this contest.

Randolph is an aggressive, score-first combo guard that would often drive to his left to try to score the basketball.  He was able to score on a tough floater on a drive ot the hoop while drawing an extra free throw afterwards.  He also would quickly get to the hoop to draw free throws on speedy drives in transition.  He also showed off a solid ability to knock down dribble, mid-range jumpers.  Sometimes though, he would take tough, off-balanced shots that would hurt his shooting percentages.  He also was unable to knock down any of the threes that he hoisted up from beyond the arc.

Also, Randolph showed off solid playmaking skills.  He is a fleet-footed combo guard that showed a knack for making passes off the dribble and in transition to notch assists, and he generally excelled at making drive and kick passes to his teammates.  On the downside, he also threw a hasty pass that got intercepted once.

He also was able to haul in an offensive board to chip in on the glass.  Randolph also played satisfactory defense.  He was able to jump a pass to get a steal, and he also was able to find a loose ball to get another.  He also managed to contest a mid-range jumper to force a miss.  On the downside, sometimes he would struggle to defend opponents off the dribble, which would lead him to commit touch fouls.

Overall, MJ Randolph played well in the second day of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp, and he especially thrived at making plays down the stretch.  He will need to improve his jump shot, especially from beyond the arc.  Still, he had a fairly solid camp overall, and he is an athletic combo guard that could end up carving out a fairly solid playing career in professional basketball.

That is my summary of the games I saw on Day 2 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp.  There were numerous strong performances, but to save time, I decided to write about these prospects above, and it also allotted me to write about a few prospects that I may not have written about previously.  Plenty of players played well at this camp, and seven players ended up receiving invites to the 2022 NBA Draft Combine.  Also, I will write up on who I feel were the standouts among the standouts on Day 2, and I will then make my picks for the All-2022 G-League Elite Camp teams.

Here are my 3 Stars on Day 2 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp:

  1. Bryson Williams, Team 2
  2. Buddy Boeheim, Team 4
  3. Marcus Sasser, Team 4

Bryson Williams had a superb all-around showing, as he shot the ball really well, and he was extremely efficient at making shots from all over the court.  He played very well on both ends of the floor, and he continually made very good plays to help Team 2 to get the win over Team 3.

Buddy Boeheim did a tremendous job of shooting the basketball, and his ability to make threes in a hurry, and move quickly off the ball to knock down jumpers is what really impressed me.  Also, Marcus Sasser made very good plays, especially down the stretch, and he made clutch shots and passed and defended very well to help Team 4 get the win over Team 1.

In evaluating  both of the games, here are my picks for the 2022 All-G League Elite Camp Teams:

Picks for the 2022 G-League Elite Camp 1st Team:

C Kenneth Lofton, Team 2
F Bryson Williams, Team 2 – My Pick for MVP
F Jalen Wilson, Team 1
G Jules Bernard, Team 3
G Marcus Sasser, Team 4

Bryson Williams played very well in this camp, and he was excellent on Day 2, as he put forth a tremendous performance to lead Team 2 to get the win.  He showed a knack for making shots from all over the floor, and he was tremendously efficient at shooting and scoring the basketball.  He showed a knack for making team plays, and Williams is my pick to be the MVP of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp.

Marcus Sasser also played very well in this camp, and he was one of the best players in both of the games that he played in.  He did a very good job of shooting and scoring the basketball, and he thrived at running the point.  He would quickly get to the rim to score and get assists, and he also would change speeds to maneuver his way to the hoop.  He also rebounded the ball well.  He had a terrific showing at the G-League Elite Camp this year, and he showed that he was well-deserving an invite to the NBA Draft Combine this year.

Jalen Wilson had a strong showing in both of the games that he played at the 2022 G-League Elite Camp.  He showed off a much-improved outside shot, and he did a terrific job of knocking down threes to space the floor for his team.  He continually made good plays on offense, he also passed and handled the ball well, and he was one of the most consistently productive performers in this camp.  

Kenneth Lofton did a very good job of making shots from all over the floor.  He used his strength and physicality to his advantage, as he thrived at scoring in the post, and he also flashed his outside shooting potential by making two threes on Day 1.  He rebounded the ball well and was able to rack up assists, and he was one of the most consistently strong performers in this camp.

Jules Bernard played well in both games, and he did a very good job of scoring the basketball.  He especially was tremendous at drawing free throws, as he was able to get to the foul line at will.  He also played solid defense.  While he didn’t shoot nearly as well from the outside, Bernard made a strong impact in this camp, and he certainly has helped his draft standing, as he may have firmly entered the second round conversation for the 2022 draft.

Picks for the 2022 G-League Elite Camp 2nd Team:

C Brady Manek, Team 4
F Darius Days, Team 1
F Tyrese Martin, Team 4
G Buddy Boeheim, Team 4
G James Akinjo, Team 2

James Akinjo played very well in both games that he played in this camp.  He shot the ball well, and he did a very good job of running the team and defending in both of the games.  He made good decisions in both games, and he was able to show that he could project well into a backup point guard role in the NBA.

Buddy Boeheim had a terrific game on Day 2 in this camp.  He did a tremendous job of shooting and scoring the basketball, and he was a lights-out shooter from beyond the arc.  He didn’t have a great game on the first day, but he put forth a superb performance in his second game at this event.

Tyrese Martin quietly played well in this camp, and he especially excelled on Day 2.  He was tremendous on the boards, and he also is a hustle player that passed the ball well.  He didn’t shoot the ball nearly as well as hoped, but he did everything else to help his team in games.

Darius Days showcased a variety of skills on both ends of the floor, as he would knock down threes, and he also showed an impressive ability to finish plays above the rim.  He is an athletic, physical combo forward that showed the potential to guard a variety of positions.  He had a tremendous showing on Day 1, and he was able to make a good impression in both games that he played in at this camp.

Brady Manek quietly played well at this camp, as he thrived as a sharpshooter on offense, and he also showed that he can be a very good movement shooter on the floor.  He was able to block a couple of shots on Day 2.  He didn’t quite rebound the ball as well or pick up assists, but he excelled as a shooter, and he also showed that he can provide some rim protection for his team on the defensive end.

Honorable Mention:
Kyler Edwards, Team 2, Quenton Jackson, Team 3, Jared Rhoden, Team 3, Pete Nance, Team 3, and Shareef O’Neal, Team 3

The seven combine invites were Jared Rhoden, Tyrese Martin, Kenneth Lofton, Bryson Williams, Darius Days, Jalen Wilson, and Marcus Sasser.  I feel that most of them were deserving of getting invites, and cases can made for all of them to have earned them.  Congratulations to the players that were able to receive NBA Draft Combine invites.

Out of the seven, Jared Rhoden’s invite to the combine may be the most questionable among them, as he didn’t shoot very well from the outside, nor score as much as the other prospects, and he didn’t seem to stand out as much as the others.  From a team perspective though, Rhoden seemed to have flourished.   He generally seemed to rebound and defend well as he also played with great energy, and he also consistently would move the ball to find open shooters in games.

In all, those are my thoughts on the second day of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp, as well as my picks for the All-G-League Elite Camp teams.  It will interesting to see how the Conference Finals will play out in the 2022 NBA Playoffs.  Thanks for reading.

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