Posh Alexander defending Sahvir Wheeler in the NBPA Top 100 Championship game (Photo: Kevin Kelley/recruit757)
Charlottesville hosted some of the nation’s top hoop athletes with the NBPA Top 100 camp
by Kevin Kelley, recruit757/basketball
The John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia was the venue for one of the most talent rich camps of the off-season of 2018.
Last week, the NBPA (National Basketball Players Association) Top 100 High Basketball Camp included practice time and trainng with top athletes as well as games that we set up to pit the best against the best.
The top high school players from the country as well as a handful of players from outside of the country came, competed, and left it all on the court. Current and former NBA players served as coaches and trainers. Rajon Rondo and Sasha Vujacic were just a few out of the bunch.
The battle between Sahvir Wheeler and Posh Alexander (pictured above) was one to watch. They made the Championship game feel like game 7 of the NBA Finals.
Alexander (2020 PG 5-11 167) of Our Saviour Lutheran School in the Bronx holds scholarship offers from Dayton, Seton Hall, Penn State, Illinois, St. John’s and Stony Brook.
Wheeler (2020 PG 5-8 175) of Houston Christian in Houston, Texas has already committed to play his college ball in-state at Texas A&M. Wheeler shined across nine games where he averaged 27.2 minutes per game, 8.9 points, 5.2 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game across the week. His 14 steals against high-caliber competition were also notable.
Jalen Lecque (Christ School, Arden, NC), Greg Brown (Vandegrift HS, Austin TX) and Scottie Lewis (Ranney School, Eatontown, NJ) made the games exciting as well with their high flying dunks.
All in all it was a great week of high level basketball and a fantastic venue for the camp.
– Kevin Kelley