The LeBron James news you've been waiting for: Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker has been evidently impressive at the superstar's annual skills academy in Las Vegas.
Certain news involving James tends to break while his camp is going on and this year might even have exceeded 2010 as the superstar free agent decides between re-signing with the Miami Heat or returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But the camp must go on, and by several accounts, Dekker's been one of the highlights. The camp features elite prospects from both colleges and high schools, and reporters have cited Dekker's size (up to 6'9, 229 pounds from his listed 6'7, 220 lbs. last season) and ability to run the floor and move without the ball. Those latter two traits seem familiar, don't they?
Considering B5Q's LeBron watching consists of camping out in front of the computer with pistachios and lemonade (not as glamorous as it sounds; these shells are everywhere), let's roundup some observations from across the Internet.
Sam Dekker has consistently been the best player here through two days.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 10, 2014
Sam Dekker seems to have grown. Also looks pretty assertive going against LeBron, for whatever that's worth.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 10, 2014
If Sam Dekker really is 6'9" and if he can get his 3P% up to even 38% or 39%, Wisconsin's offense will be unstoppable next season.— Jeff (BPredict) (@BPredict) July 10, 2014
LeBron Watch: Currently guarding (and being outscored by) Sam Dekker.— Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) July 10, 2014
I know you're here for LeBron news and LeBron news only, but the most impressive guys in the college camp are Sam Dekker and Kelly Oubre.— Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) July 10, 2014
LeBron James is back playing pickup basketball at his camp in Vegas pic.twitter.com/BqFOnSUJM0— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 10, 2014
Sam Dekker doing an excellent job running the floor and moving without the ball. Needs to shoot the ball more consistently— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) July 10, 2014