If one of the objectives for Nigel Williams-Goss was to raise his national profile this past weekend at the CP3 Elite Guard camp, then mission accomplished.
A couple reports raved about the Washington guard, who was considered among the top college players at the four-day camp in Winston-Salem, N.C. hosted by six-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul. Former Washington star Isaiah Thomas was one of the camp’s instructors.
Kami Mattioli at Sporting News wrote: “He seemed to always be in the right place on the court at all times and used his quick hands to distribute effectively. Part of what makes the 6-3, 190-pound sophomore so effective in the backcourt is his communication. Williams-Goss was very vocal, no matter what drill was underway. Despite being one of the youngest invitees at 19, he quickly established himself as a leader.”
James Blackburn at BasketballElite.com wrote: “From the start of camp till the last drill I saw him compete in, Nigel was my favorite player in camp. Liked his communication and the way he competed through the drills- went through everything like he had something to prove- looked really good. Was only player communicating through the drills. Looked great in partner passing drills. Was a leader in drills even though he is one of the younger players here. Has an excellent floater where he showed touch around the basket. Coachable and consistent player. Is shifty and has excellent size for being a true PG. Defended the ball well. Needs to improve 3 pt shot, but has a solid midrange.”
In addition to Williams-Goss, the camp attendees included: Stanford’s Chasson Randle, Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos, Florida’s Kasey Hill, Clemson’s Rod Hall, Maryland’s Dez Wells, Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes, VCU’s Treveon Graham, UNC-Charlotte’s Pierria Henry, UNC’s Marcus Paige, Temple’s Will Cummings, Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson, Georgetown’s D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Wake Forest’s Codi Miller-McIntyre and Wichita State’s Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet.