2018 NBPA Top 100 Camp: Recapping How Virginia Targets Performed & More

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The 2018 NBPA Top 100 Camp concluded Saturday (June 16) with the Philadelphia 76ers team led by Villanova commit Justin Moore and Southern Cal commit Isaiah Mobley defeating the Golden State Warriors squad, 78-70, in the championship game. Moore, who received an offer from Virginia, is AAU teammates with Cavalier commitment Casey Morsell, who is in Colorado competing for a spot on the USA Basketball 17U squad.

My focus throughout the week was on Virginia’s known targets, so here is my take on those players and how they could possibly fit in if they chose the Cavaliers.

Drake London, Guard, Class of 2019

The 6’5” rising senior out of Moorpark (CA) averaged 8.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 turnovers per game last week, shooting 31.3% from the field and 19% from beyond the arc (all stats per Exposure Basketball Events). His outside stroke, which you can see by checking out his Top 100 highlights below, looks much better than his 3-point shooting percentage indicates.

London, who is a top target of head coach Tony Bennett’s in the 2019 Class, will take an unofficial visit on Grounds today (June 18). The potential two-sport collegiate athlete plans to meet with the men’s basketball and football coaching staffs today, which brings me to my biggest question about him from a basketball perspective. I can certainly see why Coach Bennett likes him, but can he max out his potential if he plays two sports throughout his college career? Remember, football would be the priority since he’d be on football scholarship as a two-sport athlete.

I see London as a wing in the mold of a Devon Hall or Malcolm Brogdon if he chose the Hoos.

Patrick Williams, Guard/Forward, Class of 2019

The 6.7” Williams struggled from beyond the arc (like Drake London, he shot only 19% from 3), but overall I thought he showed well at the Top 100. The West Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.) star averaged 7.3 points and 1.6 rebounds per game and made 47.6%