The highlight of the championship game between the college counselors at the adidas Nations camp on Sunday came down to a head-to-head showdown between what will likely be Louisville's starting backcourt in three months.
Chris Jones dropped a game-high 26 points, but it was Russ Smith and his 23 points that wound up leading his team to the promised land of an adidas Nations championship.
No video of the showdown has emerged, but the firsthand accounts make you wish you could purchase tickets to some of the Yum Center practices this fall.
Fun battle in the #adidasNations college counselor championship game between Louisville guards Russ Smith and Chris Jones. Elbows flying...— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) August 5, 2013
Russ Smith pretty much scoring whenever he wants on Chris Jones, and then giving him absolute hell on other end of the floor #adidasnations— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) August 5, 2013
Russ Smith comes away with the #adidasNations championship scoring 23 points on 16 shots. Chris Jones 26 on 10-19 shooting. Wayne Seldon 15.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) August 5, 2013
Finished the camp great but loss to Russ in the ship but finished with 26 10-18 from the field and 6 assists— Chris Jones (@iAM_UNGUARDABLE) August 5, 2013
I Jones wasn't D-I ready before having to face Russ every day in practice, he sure as hell will be by the time the season rolls around.