NY2LASPORTS.COM - 2012 NBPA TOP 100 CAMP - WRAP UP
Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The prestigious NBPA Top 100 camp took to the courts of Virginia last week as some of the premier prospects in the country took on the 19th installment of the annual hoops gala in hopes of making their mark in front of the plethora of media outlets in attendance. When the final whistle blew it was explosive lead guard Anthony Barber who arguably shined the brightest as he delivered an exceptionally dominant and consistent performance. We wrap our coverage of the NBPA Top 100 Camp with a look at that and more today at NY2LASPORTS.COM…
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TOP 10 PERFORMERS
(Note – listed in alphabetical order - this is not an exclusive list)
CLIFF ALEXANDER – 2014 – PF – DERRICK ROSE ALL-STARS
(6-9/250 – CHICAGO CURIE H.S. – CHICAGO, IL)
The highly regarded interior talent from Chicago did not disappoint as he attacked his way to an excellent camp. Equipped with an excellent frame, nice length, etc. as well as power and explosion, Alexander looked the part of the #2 ranked 2014 prospect in the country we have him to be. He powered home a number of thunderous dunks, showed excellent vertical athleticism, he ran the floor well, and he displayed solid instincts and the ability to dominate the paint on both ends. Wrapped the camp with a strong averaging 9 points a game and close to 7 rebounds per game.
ANTHONY BARBER – 2013 – PG – BOO WILLIAMS
(6-2/165 – HAMPTON H.S. – HAMPTON, VA)
Arguably the top overall performer at the NBPA Top 100 Camp this year as he was consistent and dominant in the same sense. Was the top scorer at the camp to the tune of 14.3 points a game and he was also among the leaders in assists at 2.8 per contest. Hits the court with quickness, handles, range beyond the arc, and a lethal mid-range pull up that he utilized well off ball screens throughout the week. An excellent performance by Barber last week.
CHECK OUT NY2LAHOOPS.TV OFFICIAL MIXTAPE OF ANTHONY BARBER FROM THE 2012 NBPA TOP 100 CAMP
DEONTE BURTON – 2013 – SF – TP ELITE
(6-5/225 – MILWAUKEE VINCENT H.S. – MILWAUKEE, WI)
Power, athleticism, and effort was his calling card throughout the week and Burton brought a lot of each to the hardwood every time he took the court. He showed an ability to score off the bounce, explosion in transition, a solid mid-range jumper and he extended his range beyond the arc as well. His performances were stronger with each passing game and he wrapped averaging 10.3 PPG and 4.2 RPG but also contributed with a number of blocks and steals as well as hustle plays and strong defense both on the perimeter and in the paint. The Marquette bound Burton delivered one of the top overall floor performances on both ends without question.
CHECK OUT NY2LAHOOPS.TV Q&A WITH DEONTE BURTON FROM THE 2012 NBPA TOP 100 CAMP
ZENA EDOSOMWAN – 2013 – F/C – BELMONT SHORE
(6-8/215 – HARVARD WESTLAKE – NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA)
Not the most highly regarded heading into camp, Zena impressed virtually everyone in attendance with his hustle and effort game in and game out. He finished around the basket, ran the floor hard, played solid defense, attacked the glass, and brought activity and energy to the court each game. In terms of consistency and overall production the Harvard bound talent was one of the best each day and he wrapped averaging 11.7 PPG and 6.3 RPG as a result.
BRANNEN GREENE – 2013 – G/F – FLORIDA RAMS
(6-7/200 – TIFT COUNTY H.S. – MONROE, GA)
The Kansas bound scoring talent came to the camp with that in mind and he delivered a number of solid scoring efforts along with some solid rebounding. Would’ve liked to see him distribute the ball more as it would’ve allowed him to deliver a more complete floor game but in terms of knocking down jump shots and putting the ball in the basket he was one of the best throughout the week. Finished averaging 11.5 PPG and collecting 4.2 RPG while delivering a solid scoring effort each day.
ANDREW HARRISON – 2013 – PG – HOUSTON DEFENDERS
(6-5/210 – TRAVIS H.S. – HOUSTON, TX)
The explosive perimeter talent from Texas impressed throughout the week scoring the ball, facilitating, and competing on both ends. He showed excellent athleticism, solid handles, big time dribble penetration and attack skills, range beyond the arc, etc. One of the premier talents in the country heading in, Harrison was exceptional in delivering solid floor performances while averaging 10.2 PPG, 4.8 APG, and 2.2 RPG last week.
KURAN IVERSON – 2013 – G/F – NY LIGHTNING
(6-9/215 – NORTHWEST CATHOLIC – HARTFORD, CT)
An excellent long athletic wing with upside, Iverson was exceptional at times as he showed a versatile offensive skill package filled with range, breakdown skills, transition baskets, etc. He slid between the PG, SG, and SF positions throughout the camp and displayed dominance in the process. He took over the game in a variety of ways and gave a solid overall performance that was one of the best in the camp. At the end of the day Iverson gets buckets and his 11.2 PPG average was where he shined the most.
CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL NY2LAHOOPS.TV KURAN IVERSON MIXTAPE FROM THE NBPA TOP 100 CAMP
KEVON LOONEY – 2014 – SF – MILWAUKEE REBELS
(6-8/185 – MILWAUKEE HAMILTON H.S. – MILWAUKEE, WI)
One of the top rising juniors in the country, Looney continued his torrid run through the month of June with yet another scintillating performance. After the first three games of the camp Looney was on pace to challenge for the top overall performance but he slowed a bit the final two games more in part to the failure of lead guards on his team to pass the ball as opposed to anything else. Looney can slide between either forward spot with success but he excels knocking down the mid-range jumper, scoring around the basket, and finishing in transition and in the paint by utilizing his length and instincts. Always in the right spot, Looney averaged 8.8 PPG and collected 6.8 RPG while kicking out 1.2 APG.
CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL NY2LAHOOPS.TV KEVON LOONEY MIXTAPE FROM THE NBPA TOP 100 CAMP
CHRIS MCCULLOUGH – 2014 – F – TEAM SCAN
(6-10/215 – SALISBURY SCHOOL – BRONX, NY)
Really enjoyed watching this young talent perform as he drips with tremendous upside and potential and that showed with consistency throughout the camp. Had a bit of a slow start at first but he was exceptional on Friday and in the opening game on Saturday as he showed off his long athletic frame and versatile skill package. He soared in transition on a number of occasions, finished around the basket, and dripped in a couple jumpers as well beyond the arc. Averaged 7.5 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 1 assist per game last week.
NOAH VONLEH – 2014 – F – MASS RIVALS
(6-8/215 – NEW HAMPTON SCHOOL – HAVERHILL, MA)
One of the highly regarded juniors to be nationally, Vonleh was impressive at times with his activity and ability to score the basketball. Showed solid athleticism in transition and around the basket, was active on the glass throughout the camp, and showed an ability to score inside and outside as he dropped some jumpers from long range. He has solid instincts, nice length, and an ability to create matchup problems for opposing teams as he can finish around the basket with strength and power and then face up from the perimeter and drain the jumper if needed as well. Scored a little over 12 PPG while collecting almost 7 rebounds per contest. An excellent floor performance last week.
STEVIE CLARK – 2013 – PG – ATHLETES FIRST
(5-9/160 – DOUGLASS – OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA)
Struggled a bit the first couple days but really stepped up on Saturday with a number of big time performances in helping lead his team. He was exceptional in the championship game and showcased handles, range, breakdown ability, and the ability to create with a number of huge performances on the final day.
JOHN EGBUNU – 2013 – C – GEORGIA ELITE
(6-11/240 – EAGLES LANDING – MCDONOUGH, GA)
Really enjoyed watching this big man play as he has a big strong frame and runs the floor very well. He showed excellent versatility for a big man as he finished with some nice post moves that were explosive and athletic while also running the floor and finishing well in transition with a number of powerful dunks. One of the true sleepers in the 2013 class nationally, Egbunu was impressive to the tune of 8.2 PPG and 5 RPG.
PARKER JACKSON-CARTWRIGHT – 2014 – PG – CALIFORNIA SUPREME
(5-9/145 – LOYOLA – LOS ANGELES, CA)
Highly regarded and undersized, Cartwright was exceptional at times and served as one of the truly enjoyable talents to watch each day. His effort and energy was exceptional, he showed big time handles, vision, and playmaking ability, and the talented lead guard from California also finished off the bounce, knocked down mid-range jumpers, and drilled some trey balls as well. He has no fear and makes his team better with leadership, effort, and playmaking, the true measure of a lead guard outside of wins. Scored 8 PPG, kicked out 2.8 APG, and collected almost 2 rebounds a game while also providing some solid perimeter defense and floor leadership each day.
MAMADOU NDIAYE – 2013 – C – DOUBLE PUMP
(7-5/305 – BRETHREN CHRISTIAN – HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA)
The largest human being I’ve personally ever seen, Ndiaye was very impressive at times with his energy, disposition, and overall impact on the floor. A powerful and obviously very long presence in the middle, Ndiaye showed excellent instincts on both ends, dominant shot blocking prowess, decent footwork with a few nice post moves, and a consistent ability to power the ball in the basketball with a number of thunderous dunks. Really seems to enjoy playing and made the games fun to watch due to his production but also his demeanor and overall approach to playing the game of basketball. Powered in 7.2 PPG while collecting a little over 5 rebounds each time he hit the floor.
CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL NY2LAHOOPS.TV MAMADOU NDIAYE MIXTAPE FROM THE NBPA TOP 100 CAMP
TYLER ROBERSON – 2013 – F – NJ ROADRUNNERS
(6-7/190 – ROSELLE CATHOLIC – ROSELLE, NY)
Not highly regarded like some of the bigger names but all he did was contribute and produce each game with hustle and effort while bringing intangibles and production to the court as well. He finished in transition, he hit some mid-range looks, he was active on the glass, and he brought solid floor performances to the table each game. He was solid virtually every game he played and really delivered a nice overall performance each day. Closed out scoring around 11 PPG while grabbing 4 boards per contest.
AQUILLE CARR – 2013 – PG – BALTIMORES FINEST
(5-8/150 – PATTERSON H.S. – BALTIMORE, MD)
An explosive and ultra quick lead guard with blazing speed and the ability to attack and score in a variety of ways, Carr really elevated his play as the camp rolled along. He knocked down perimeter shots from beyond the arc, hit a few mid-range jumpers, finished with floaters, and attacked off the bounce with success at the rim as well. Would like to see his efficiency and decision making improve moving forward as I believe it will allow him to be more successful in a dual threat capacity and promote more long term success for him if he was consistent scoring the rock and facilitating each time he hit the floor. Without questions the fastest prospect in the camp and he has no fear and will attack the rim against anyone at anytime. Dropped 12.6 PPG while grabbing a couple rebounds per contest and kicking out close to two dimes a game.
KEITH FRAZIER – SG – HOUSTON HOOPS
(6-5/190 – KIMBALL H.S. – DALLAS, TX)
Elevated his play the final day and wrapped averaging a little over 7 points a contest while collecting 3 rebounds per game and kicking out around 2 assists a contest. Would’ve liked to have seen him in more of an attack mode throughout the camp as he seemed inclined to pass the ball at times when scoring opportunities presented themselves. One of the most heralded scoring talents in the 2013 class, Frazier delivered flashes of that on the final day as he took over the game on a few occasions with electricity, range, and athleticism.
CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL NY2LAHOOPS.TV MIXTAPE OF KEITH FRAZIER FROM THE 2012 NBPA TOP 100 CAMP
ANTON GILL – G – GARNER GOAD
(6-4/180 – RAVENSCROFT – RALEIGH, NC)
A scoring guard by most accounts, Gill slid between the lead guard spot and the shooting guard spot with success throughout the camp. He brought some nice energy to the floor at times, ripped the nets from long range, delivered some solid passes, and showed an ability to attack and finish in traffic as well as some explosive athleticism in transition. There were times he was very dominant and very good in the same sense as he showed off a versatile floor package and wrapped to the tune of 11.2 PPG while dishing out close to 3 assists a contest and grabbing a couple rebounds each time out.
JORDAN MICKEY – F – URBAN DFW ELITE
(6-7/210 – GRACE PREP – ARLINGTON, TX)
The highly regarded forward did not disappoint last week in Virginia as he quietly contributed some solid performances each day. Mickey showed solid athleticism as he finished in transition a few times and powered in some dunks in half court sets, he dropped in some jumpers with range that he showed existed beyond the arc, and he brought some decent activity to the floor on both ends while attacking the glass and collecting rebounds. Closed out scoring 7.6 PPG and collecting 5.4 RPG while also kicking out 1 assist per contest. A solid overall performance for Mickey who showed a nice inside outside offensive package that should bode well for him at the next level.
JABARI PARKER – 2013 – SF – MAC IRVIN FIRE
(6-8/230 – SIMEON CAREER ACADEMY – CHICAGO, IL)
The #1 2013 prospect in the country only participated one day and he showed flashes of why he’s the consensus number one with a couple jumpers from downtown, some mid-range flavor, and a few dunks that showcased his athleticism. Parker delivered in a variety of ways through passing the ball, grabbing rebounds, and finishing and was impressive as the day went along including a dominant performance at times in his second and final game of the camp on Thursday. Closed out averaging 10 PPG and almost 6 rebounds a contest in limited action.
CHECK OUT NY2LAHOOPS.TV JABARI PARKER MIXTAPE AND Q&A FROM THE 2012 NBPA TOP 100 CAMP
D’ANGELO RUSSELL – 2014 – G – LOUISVILLE MAGIC
(6-4/160 – MONTVERDE ACADEMY – LOUISVILLE, KY)
A smooth excellent perimeter talent, Russell was exceptional at times with his ability to score the basketball and his ability to create as he handled the floor general spot at times. Was one of the top players the first couple days as he utilized his perimeter stroke, ability to slash and finish at the rim, mid-range jumper, vision, and feel to make things happen on the offensive end. Finished scoring 9.7 PPG while collecting 2.2 RPG and kicking out 2 assists per contest. A solid overall effort.
CHECK OUT OFFICIAL NY2LAHOOPS.TV D'ANGELO RUSSELL MIXTAPE FROM THE 2012 SWISH N DISH
QUENTIN SNIDER – 2014 – PG – LOUISVILLE MAGIC
(6-0/160 – BALLARD H.S. – LOUISVILLE, KY)
Really enjoy watching this young talent perform on the basketball court as there is a level of efficiency that he brings along with some solid decisions and skill. That was evident once again in Virginia as he knocked down long range jumpers, finished around the basket at times, kicked out some solid assists, and delivered quality leadership and efficiency as a floor general. Finished averaging close to 9 PPG while distributing at a clip of 2 assists per contest. A solid performance for Snider at the Top 100 Camp.
CHECK OUT OFFICIAL NY2LAHOOPS.TV QUENTIN SNIDER MIXTAPE FROM THE 2012 SWISH N DISH
RASHAD VAUGHN – 2014 – G/F – NET GAIN SPORTS
(6-6/190 – ROBINSDALE COOPER H.S. – MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
An explosive scoring wing regarded as one of the premiere 2014 prospects in the country, Vaughn showcased his versatile skill package as he finished scoring close to 8 PPG while collecting almost 3 rebounds per contest. He ripped the nets from long range a number of times, dropped in some mid-range baskets on floaters and jumpers, and showed his explosive athleticism with some highlight finishes in transition. A scoring wing with the ability to take over the game at times, Vaughn was impressive at times in Virginia.
TROY WILLIAMS – 2013 – SF – BOO WILLIAMS
(6-7/190 – OAK HILL ACADEMY – HAMPTON, VA)
Wasn’t as active the first day but elevated his play as the camp moved along and delivered some strong performances on the final day that elevated his numbers and also showed why he’s considered one of the top 2013 wings in the country. A long lanky wing with athleticism and upside, Williams slashed and scored his way to a dominant final day effort and wrapped at a 13.8 PPG clip while grabbing 3.3 RPG, numbers bolstered by a couple strong performances on the final day.
DUANE WILSON JR. – 2013 – PG – PLAYGROUND ELITE
(6-3/185 – DOMINICAN H.S. – MILWAUKEE, WI)
The Marquette bound lead guard was solid the first couple days as he was active defensively and found ways to get his teammates involved on the offensive end of the court. Served more as a facilitator throughout the camp but also impressed with his ability to attack the rim off the bounce and create contact and/or finish in traffic. Knocked down a couple mid-range jumpers and was active at times on the defensive end of the court which generally triggered success for him and his team on the offensive end.
CHECK OUT NY2LAHOOPS.TV Q&A WITH DUANE WILSON JR. FROM THE NBPA TOP 100 CAMP
NEWS AND NOTES
2014 G Jaquan Lyle was solid during the camp. The highly regarded perimeter talent lists Louisville, Ohio state, Michigan State, Tennessee, and Kentucky as schools pursuing him the hardest right now. Spiece spent most of his time with the Spiece Indy Heat this spring.
2013 big man Junior Etou indicated that Memphis, Miami (FL), West Virginia, Florida, Kansas, and Arizona are giving him the most attention right now. He plays with the D.C. Assault during the travel season.
2013 PF Akoy Agau continues to see high major interest. The talented forward from Nebraska lists Georgetown, Connecticut, Missouri, Tennessee, Nebraska, Creighton, Minnesota, and West Virginia as schools pursuing him right now.
Was very pleased with the effort 2013 PF Thomas Hamilton Jr. showed on a couple of occasions. The highly regarded big man from Chicago was very active around the basket and on the boards in a couple contests and when he had an opportunity to line up against 7-5 Mamadou Ndiaye he was active and aggressive while also showing a willingness to battle and compete with success against the big man. Finished the camp scoring 5 PPG, grabbing 3.5 RPG, and kicking out a couple assists a contest. Consistent efforts like that in July should help his stock elevate.
Caught up with 2013 F/C Moses Kingsley who is a native of Nigera. Kingsley mentioned Louisville, Florida, and Arkansas as schools showing interest.
2013 PF Devin Williams continues to generation high major attention. The Ohio standout who runs with the Ohio Basketball Club mentioned UCLA, West Virginia, VCU, Xavier, Depaul, Florida, Duquesne, Louisville, Seton Hall, Minnesota, etc. as some of the schools involved. He indicated that he will attend Montverde Academy in Florida for his senior year.
We caught up with talented 2013 SF Nick King who listed Memphis, Tennessee, Georgetown, Texas, Florida, Arkansas, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Providence, LSU, and N.C. State as some of the many schools involved right now. He plays with the Bluff City Legends during the travel season.
(Note – Home page photo of Anthony Barber and photos of John Egbunu, Jordan Mickey, Zena Edosomwan, Chris McCullough, Noah Vonleh, Tyler Roberson, Aquille Carr, and Anton Gill courtesy of Davide DePas)
Note: Antonio Curro is the National Recruiting Editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM, GENERATIONNEXBASKETBALL.COM and 414HOOPS.COM. He is also a national consultant for ESPNU and the HOOPSCOOP.