NBPA Camp Report

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The NBPA Top 100 camp is developing a reputation as the most prestigious of the summer camps. With the amount of talented prospects that are currently in Charlottesville, it is easy to see why. It is also a nice bonus for the University of Virginia, which is the in its first year as the host site.

“I think it is the best camp out there in terms of overall talent,” said Rob Matera of Bob Gibbons All-Star Sports. “The depth of the camp is incredible. You have former NBA players, coaches, and trainers, which makes for a really great learning experience. You also have games and practices and classes to learn about life skills stuff.”

The very first game I saw yesterday featured several of the top rising senior recruits in the country. The Spurs featured Louisville-bound power forward Samardo Samuels, North Carolina-bound point guard Larry Drew and top shooting guard target Iman Shumpert. The Lakers were led by Arizona-bound point guard Brandon Jennings.

You could see that the competition was a step above. Despite a 24-point effort from Oak Hill Academy’s Jennings, Samuels, who scored 15 points, and his team got the overtime win. The top players have come to play and show what they can do against other top rated prospects.

Elliott Williams

The Spurs/Lakers game took place at 11. At noon, the Magic battled the Jazz in a game that had a lot of UVa significance. UVa has offered four rising senior recruits on the Magic, including 6-11 C Christian Morris , a 6-7, 270-pound prospect out of South Kent School in Connecticut.

Plumlee, whose brother Mason is also on the Magic, shows a nice feel for the game. He has a bit of an awkward looking shot, but he drained a 3-pointer early on in the contest. More often than not, his shot goes in. A 5-10 guard his freshman year in high school, Plumlee’s perimeter skills are obvious. He is a solid ball-handler and he has a good feel for offense. He is more of a perimeter player right now, but he did show an ability to get to the basket.

Landesberg did not show up until today, but Williams certainly made his presence known. The guard nicknamed “E-Mail” scored 13 points, showing a nice outside shot