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James’ camp, usually set in Akron, Ohio, but moved to Las Vegas to coincide with the USA Basketball schedule, featured 24 of the top collegiate performers from the Nike-sponsored academies of Williams, Kevin Durant and Amare Stoudemire, along with 80 premier prep players from around the country. Full-court scrimmages, with an emphasis on up-and-down play, ensued. Dillard held his own with a pack of future NBA draftees, citing North Texas’ Tony Mitchell, Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas and Duke’s Mason Plumlee as standout players. “Those three guys are freak athletes. I always appreciate a good big man,” Dillard said. “I’m easily impressed by big guys that can run, finish at the rim and stretch the defense. I’m looking forward to watching them play this year and getting drafted.” Dillard aspires to play professionally after he finishes his final season at Dayton — something that seems more attainable after his performance at the Nike camps — but the former SouthtownStar Player of the Year understands the importance of perseverance. Read more: http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/14106245-419/basketball-kevin-dillard-has-a-dream-team-summer.html