Sean Lampley Participating in Nike Desert Classic
May 2, 2001
BERKELEY - Sean Lampley, Cal's all-time leading scorer and the 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year, takes what he hopes to be the next step toward an NBA career this week at the Nike Desert Classic in Phoenix.
Lampley, a 6-7, 225-pound forward, is one of 42 NBA hopefuls participating in the weeklong sessions at Wells Fargo Arena. The players are divided into four teams and will perform in front of more than 100 scouts in both individual drills and game competition.
In addition to Lampley, other Pac-10 players at the camp are Bryan Bracey (Oregon), Jarron Collins (Stanford), Eugene Edgerson (Arizona), Jason Heide (Oregon State), Brian Scalabrine (USC), Jeff Trepagnier (USC) and Earl Watson (UCLA).
For a complete list of participants, click here.
Not everyone eligible for the June 27 draft will be on the court in Phoenix. Players such as Duke's Shane Battier and Arizona's Loren Woods, who are expected to be high first round selections, as well as college undergraduates and high school seniors who have declared for the draft, are not participating.
'If you're ready, you should come out,' Lampley told Andy Katz of ESPN.com. 'But this year there seems like (there are) a lot of young players throwing their names out who aren't ready. I know I can play, and play on the next level. There are things I can work on, but it doesn't bother me that they're in the draft. Everyone can't get drafted in the first round. There will be people disappointed.'
As a senior in 2000-01, Lampley averaged a Pac-10-best 19.5 ppg and 7.2 ppg. He finished his career with a school-record 1,776 points.