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NBAPA Top 100 Camp: Day 1 RECAP
By: Darnell "Tate" Johnson
Charlottesville, VA-Day 1 of the 2012 NBAPA Top 100 Camp got of to a great start as top prospects performed at a high level as expected. The Top 100 staff did a great job of inviting the right talent to year's camp which is why the talent pool my be it's deepest in recent memory. While I didn't get a chance to see every player, below is a list of players that I did get a chance to see play extensively. There are literally over 80 kids in this year's camp that could wind up playing at the high major level. While I didn't get a chance to see every player, below is a list of players that I did get a chance to see play extensively. Without further delay, here's a list of stand out performers from Day 1 of the NBA Top 100 Camp.
NBA TOP 100 PLAYERS CAMP DAY 1 STAND OUT PERFORMERS
Dominic Woodson 6'9 (2013) Stoney Brook High (Round Rock, TX)
He played like a monster in the paint. He knows his game and plays within himself. Dominic had double figures in both games and had a double, double in one of the games.
Aquille Carr 5'7 (2013) Patterson High (Baltimore, MD)
Aquille may not be an NBA first round pick in the future, but he plays with flair and passion. Aquille faced one of the top (PG's) in the country and clearly outplayed him. Aquille is a headache on both the offensive and defensive ends. Aquille only played one game because of a groin pull, but that was enough for me.
Zena Edosomwan 6'8 (2013) North Hollywood High (Hollywood, CA)
Zena is a physical specimen, and played like a man amongst boys. He was the most active big man baseline to baseline of the day. Zena often finished strong traffic while absorbing lot's of contact which did not phase him a bit.
Wayne Seldon 6'4 (2013) Tilton School (Tilton, NH)
So people feel Wayne is (WF), but he showed today that he definitely will be able to play the (SG) at the next two level. Wayne punished smaller guards and blew by bigger defenders off the dribble.
Jabari Parker 6'8 (2013) Simeon (Chicago, IL)
Jabari played well but not great, but you could see at times his talent is undeniable. When Jabari felt the need he turned it on and just took over the game. He had one sequence where he hit a 3 then got a steal and a dunk then hit another 3. I look toward to see him stepping it up in day 2.
Cliff Alexander 6'9 (2013) Curie (Chicago, IL)
Except for the dominant day of Dominic and Zena, big Cliff showed at times he could wind up best big man in the class if he plays with the high intensity all game. He had a couple of very good moves in the post in the first day.
Anthony Barber 6'1 (2013) Hampton High (Hampton, VA)
Barber showed outstanding floor leadership in both games. He dropped dimes when needed and took over offensively when he had too. With a load of high caliber (PG's) in the camp AB has a chance to make some separation in the next two days.
De'Angelo Russell 6'4 (2014) Monverde Academy (Louisville, KY)
De'Angelo is one of the few sophomores in the camp and played like stud upperclassmen. He didn't force nothing, he scored at will. He had one game where he took over passing the ball. D has an all around game and showed it today.
Andrew Harrison 6'5 (2013) Travis Bend (Houston, TX)
It's scary because Drew turns it off and on at will. You could see him get to any spot when he wanted to at will. His jumper wasn't falling so he started attacking the glass and when double teamed dropped dimes. He had a sequence were he attacked the basket and threw back to back to back alley oops to athletic (PG) Tadrick Jackson.
Kuran Iverson 6'9 (2013) Northwest Catholic (Hartford, CT)
I know Kuran had high expectations two years ago when he entered high school and people said he hasn't lived up to his potential. Well, I was highly impressed with his entire package. His NBA range, his bounce off the dribble and his defensive presence at times.
Anton Gill 6'3 (2013) Ravencroft (Raleight, NC)
Anton just gets it don't a guard that can kill you in many ways. Anton drained deep 3's, attacked the basket, rebounded and dished out a countless amount of dimes.
Mamadou Ndiaye 7'5 (2013) Brethern Christian (Huntington Beach, CA)
He wasn't highly regarded coming into camp some people felt he was a novelty. Well he's definitely not a novelty, big man can play. When he gets the ball in deep it's over, he finished and finished with power. He hit the 10 foot and in jumper. Of course he still has a lot to learn, but big man definitely is a player to watch.
Kavon Looney 6'7 (2014) Hamilton High (Milwaukee, WI)
Kavon looks like the next great player to come out of WI. He has that small frame but didn't stop him from hitting the glass. He scored in a many different ways. He's another underclass man that plays like a veteran.
Kennedy Meeks 6'9 (2013) West Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
The big guys a delight to watch play. He knows his game and plays it to a tee. He plays with both hands in the post and is very patient when he gets the entry pass. He also surprised me at times by popping out and hitting the long range jump shot.
John Egbuno 6'11 (2013) Eagles Landing (McDonough, GA)
Another big man that shows the sky's the limit. He ran the floor like a greyhound. He finished above the rim with authority. Has a huge upside.
Troy William 6'7 (2013) Oak Hill Academy (Hampton, VA)
This is the best I've seen Troy play in month. He showed he's always going to be one of the best athletes on the floor and is back to using that to his advantage. He made good decisions and scored in the flow of the game.
Tadrick Jackson 5'11 (2014) Tift County (Tift, GA)
When I saw him play his first game I was impressed but not highly impressed, just impressed. I was immediately in awe with his strength and athleticism. Tadrick is 5'11 and finishing above the rim regularly with authority. Played real well with and without the ball. He's also a "youngin".
Sidy Mohamed-Djitte 6'10 (2013) Northwood Temple (Fayetteville, NC)
Even though Sidy scored buckets his impact was felt the most on the glass with his activity and his on and off the ball help defense. He's a guy that plays with a non-stop motor at both ends.
Brannon Greene 6'7 (2013) Mary Persons (Forsyth, GA)
You could see Brannon had game and he's definitely a scorer. His shot just wasn't falling today like usually. I look forward to seeing the stroke back tomorrow. All in all, Brannon still got buckets today.
Stevie Clark 5'11 (2013) Douglas High (Oklahoma City, OK)
Coming into camp I knew Stevie could score buckets, I also wanted to find out could he run a team. He definitely showed me that, my problem I think at times Stevie forgot the fact that he's a guard that can also get buckets. When Stevie learns to totally balance both sides, his game should take another leap.
Quentin Snyder 6'1 (2014) Ballard (Louisville, KY)
Q is that controlled (PG) that knows how to balance the flow of the game. Q showed that he's a big shot guard by making tough shots at crucial times in the games.
He's a young fella with good poise and didn't easily get rattled.
Emmanuel Mudiay 6'3 (2014) Grace Prep (Arlington, TX)
Emmanuel is one of this strong (PG) that plays strong with the ball. He had a few problems with the quicker guards, but they also had problems with his strength. He showed nice stroke and didn't force many shots. He seems to be getting more and more comfortable at the (PG) position.
Nigel Williams-Goss 6'4 (2013) Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, NV)
He's solid and does a lot of things well. He knows the game.
Kendal Harris 6'4 (2013) Berkner (Richardson, TX)
He's still learning the PG position. He played great D on the other (PG's).
When he attacked, he scored or was fouled. He just needs to work on his decision making.
Aaron Harrison 6'5 (2013) Fort Bend (Travis,TX)
Aaron fell into the same trap as Andrew, he just seemed bored at times. He showed flashes, so you know how good he is. I definitely look forward to him stepping it up tomorrow.
Malcolm Hill 6'5 (2013) Belleville East (Fairview, IL)
Malcolm has a quiet game. He just does everything it takes to win. He fills the lane on the break, he guarded the one, two and the three. Malcom's the type of player you need to have to win.
OTHER NOTICABLE PLAYERS
Grey McClinton 6'6 (2013) Winston Salem Prep (Winston Salem, NC)
Noeh Vonleh 6'8 (2014) New Hampton Prep (New Hampton, NH)
Sindarius Thornwell (2013) Lancaster (Lancaster, SC)
Devin Williams (2013) Withrow (Cincinnati, OH)
Jordan Mickey (2013) Berkner (Richardson, TX)
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