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Some Players Impress, but Others Drop Out After Draft Camp

New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets

The big news out of the Nets group workout Saturday was not so much who impressed but who dropped out of the Draft.  Reggie Jackson, the BC point guard who was viewed as the best player in camp, was a no-show and although some reports had him returning to school, Chad Ford tweets he's staying in the draft.  Ashton Gibbs, the Pitt guard from Scotch Plains, and Reggie Johnson, the Miami center, did show, but both decided to withdraw from the draft after the workout.

Billy King said some players surprised but then declined to say who, not wanting to show his hand six-plus weeks before the Draft.  Many felt the day's two best performers were former Providence small forward Jamine "Greedy" Peterson, who played this season for the New Mexico Thunderbirds in the D-League, and Cory Joseph, the Canadian-born Texas point guard. Joseph remains undecided about remaining in the draft but must decide Sunday.

The Nets' Ben Couch spoke with King (who said he expects to take Brook Lopez to Barclays Center next week) as well as a number of the top prospects still standing, including Peterson, a Brooklyn native.