Recap: NBPA Top 100 Camp
The camp's standout players, recruiting news and more...
The NBPA Top 100 Camp is one of the most prestigious high school events in the nation, and for good reason. Held at John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia, 110 of the nation’s finest participated in this year’s version of the four-day event.
Led by an array of NBA players including John Lucas III, Roger Mason Jr. and Mike James, the campers took part in a series of skills sessions. Following intensive training, scouts and media were able to watch the country’s top prospects battle on the hardwood.
Before departing to Colorado Springs for the USA 17U trials, Chicago’s Jabari Parker, proved why he’s the top player in the nation. At 6’7’’ 215 pounds, Parker displayed a superb offensive skill-set, finishing from beyond the arc as well as in the paint.
Coming off strong performances at the Pango’s All-American Camp and adidas Nations, top 2014 big man Cliff Alexander was able to dominate the low-post, using his 6’9’’, 240 pound frame. Alexander ran the floor with ease, leading to easy finishes above the rim.
The Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, were two of the premier guards in the camp. Both played the role of floor general extremely well, demonstrating terrific court awareness. Also, both Aaron and Andrew proved to be elite scorers, filling up the stat sheets on several occasions.
Anthony “Cat” Barber impressed throughout the entire event. The Boo Williams guard used his incredible burst of speed to explode past defenders while finishing at the basket with elusive moves. At 6’2’’, Barber was one of the top scorers in the camp.
One of the hottest names in the camp was 2013’s Kuran Iverson. The 6’8’’ forward was one the more versatile prospects at the event. Iverson displayed the ability to bring the ball up the floor on the break and to maneuver past defenders.
Recruiting notes from the NBPA Top 100 Camp:
- Solomon Poole, a 2013 guard from Jacksonville, Fla., committed to Georgia Tech
- Highly-touted 2013 guard Keith Frazier lists Memphis, Texas and Baylor among others, but considers Arizona and Texas A&M as the favorites
- Iverson has new interest from Florida and plans on taking a visit to Syracuse
- 2013’s Jermaine Lawrence says Rutgers, Syracuse and Florida, in no particular order, are the top three schools in his recruitment
- Davon Reed trimmed his list to eight schools: UConn, Xavier, Harvard, Miami (FL), Memphis, Louisville, Wake Forest and Cincinnati