The NBPA Top 100 Camp is the most talent-laden individual camp of the summer. We list the top statistical performers and provide the top dozen overall performers as ranked by the Hoop Scoop.
This year’s NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., lived up to tremendous expectations. Longtime McDonald’s All-American voter Van Coleman of the Basketball Channel stated he counted 17 players at the camp who project as NBA players and another five or six who have a great chance to make it to the league.
Ben Simmons of Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), last season’s Student Sports National Junior of the Year and a first five All-American, was considered by most recruiting analysts as the top overall player in camp. On the final day of camp, Simmons put up 21 points (5-11 field goals, 11-17 free throws), 11 rebounds, and three blocks against a team that featured returning All-American Cheick Diallo of Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.). Diallo finished with 10 points (5-7 field goals), 11 rebounds and two blocked shots as his team posted the quarterfinal victory and went on to win the team championship.
The 2014 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp All-American Team as picked by the players included, Ben Simmons, Diallo, Antonio Blakeney of Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.), Thon Maker of Carlisle School (Martinsville, Va.), Daniel Giddens of Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.), Noah Dickerson of Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), Malachi Richardson of Trenton Catholic (Trenton, N.J.), Malik Beasley of St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.), Taco Fall of Liberty Christian Prep (Tavers, Fla.) Corey Sanders of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and J.J. Caldwell of Cypress Woods (Cypress, Texas).
NBPA Top 100 Camp Leading Scorers:
Ben Simmons (18.5), Antonio Blakeney (14.8), Dwayne Bacon from IMG Academy of Bradenton, Fla. (14.8), Samir Sehic from Cypress Wood, Texas (14.8), Cheick Diallo (14.0), Ray Smith from Las Vegas, Nev. (12.3), Carlton Bragg from St. Joseph of Cleveland, Ohio (12.1), Eric Davis from Arthur Hill of Saginaw, Mich. (12.0), Demontrae Jefferson from Believe Prep Academy of Rock Hill, S.C. (10.9), Noah Dickerson (10.8.).
NBPA Top 100 Camp Leading Rebounders:
Luke Maye from Hough of Cornelius, N.C. (8.4), Cheick Diallo (7.4), Samir Sehic (6.9), Carlton Bragg (6.1), Taco Fall (6.0), Edrice Adebayo from Northside of Pinetown, N.C. (6.0), Daniel Giddens (6.0).
NBPA Top 100 Camp Assist Leaders:
Derryck Thornton from Findlay Prep of Henderson, Nev. (6.0), Justin Jenifer from Milford Mill of Baltimore (5.9), Juwan Evans from Kimball of Dallas, Texas (3.4), Payton Pritchard from West Linn, Ore. (3.4), Kevaughn Allen from North Little Rock, Ark. (3.1).
Jimmy Whitt from Hickman of Columbia, Mo. led the camp in steals (2.0) and Cheick Diallo led the camped in blocked shots (2.3).
Below are the cam’s top dozen performers based on performance by the Hoop Scoop. Please visit hoopscooponline.com for the complete set of rankings (50 players) and more coverage from the NBPA Top 100 Camp.
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