PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – Players get a chance to impress scouts every day in the NBA G League, but it’s not often that all of the scouts are looking at the same thing at the same time. The NBA G League Elite Mini Camp is a different story.
Selected as some of the best players in the league, Northern Arizona Suns guards Archie Goodwin and Josh Gray participated in the two-day camp at Chicago’s Quest Multisport gym in front of dozens of NBA scouts and personnel.
First, the 39 players in attendance got their height, reach, weight and wingspan measured. Then the players participate in drills to test their vertical jump, max vertical, three-quarter court sprint, four-way agility and reaction shuttle.
Gray excelled in the four-way agility test, tying the fifth best time at 10.89 seconds. He was 10th in the vertical jump (30 inches), tied for 10th in the max vertical (34.5 inches) and 13th in the three-quarter court sprint (3.28 seconds). Goodwin’s best mark came in the four-way agility test, where he was 18th best at 11.26 seconds.
After all of the measurements were completed, it was time to get the games started. Gray and Goodwin squared off first.
Goodwin’s team won 108-85, largely thanks to him, as he notched 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting, four rebounds and four assists. Goodwin kept up his great play the whole camp, shooting 50 percent or better in three of the four games, scoring nine or more points in each contest as well. He averaged 12.8 points on 57.9 percent shooting, 2.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, as his team went 3-1.
Gray’s best game came in the camp’s last outing, where he dropped 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting, five rebounds, four assists and two steals. For the camp, he averaged 10.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
Now the two will wait to see which NBA squads will reach out with possible Summer League invites.