CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The NBPA Top 100 Camp is a unique opportunity for many of the best players from around the nation to compete against one another. The camp includes high level skill instruction as well as breakdown drills by former NBA players and coaches. However, it is game play that shows how players are developing and performing. Here is our first look at some of the outstanding individual performances from the camp in our NBPA Top 100 Camp Roundtable.
Which performance will leave the most lasting impression?
There is no question that Demontrae Jefferson’s performance in day two of the camp will live as one of the most impressive in person performances I have seen in years. Sure the Milwaukee, Wisc., home work for kids native scored 23 points and dished out 5 assists, but you have to understand that the point guard might push 5-foot-8 with a tape measure. He puts you in the mind of an outdoor court hooper who finds a game from sun up to sun down. He slashed and spun amongst the trees in the lane to put his mark on the camp. As Brandon mentioned last week in his NBPA Day Two recap, you have to give real consideration to the point guard for a top 100 ranking after this performance. – Jonathan Hemingway
Highlights of compliments of NY2LASports:
In a setting full of the nation’s top prospects, Ben Simmons of Montverde Academy (FL) came to lay claim to the top spot in the class of 2015. The 6-9 left-handed forward was dominant throughout the week winning camp essay order online MVP honors and taking names in the process. With the likes of fellow five-star classmate Chase Jeter trying all week to stop him, Simmons handled in the open floor, punished the rim and did just about whatever he felt like on either end of the hardwood. We mentioned Simmons in our NBPA Day One Camp recap. – Brandon Clay
Highlights of compliments of Courtside Films:
Dwayne Bacon Jr., of Lakeland, Fla., established himself as a top flight scorer in the rising senior class with his perimeter play here. A 6-5 guard, he can score it from the outside or off of the dribble.
DeAaron Fox of Houston, Texas and Derryck Thornton of Henderson, Nev., both made waves with their steady play at the point guard position throughout the week. In my assignment help australia that regard, they have established themselves as the leaders of the pack at the position in 2016.
Class of 2016 power forward Thon Maker of Martinsville, Va., is just getting started in his career but stood out from the group as a potential high draft pick in the years to come.
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Brandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. He serves Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
Jonathan Hemingway is the Assistant Director of Scouting for BrandonClayScouting.com. The service is used by colleges and universities nationwide. He also serves on the selection committee for the EBA All-American Camp. He has been involved in the community since 2002 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB