Posted On: 06/15/17 9:33 AM
The NBPA Top 100 camp kicked off yesterday at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. There was tons of talent throughout the gym, so picking a a few standouts is far from easy, but there were a handful of guys from the Virginia and North Carolina area that really showed out and came to play on the first day. Here’s five guys who wasted no time getting it going on the biggest of stages.
Coby White | 6’4” CG | Greenfield School (NC) 2018
White, who’s already committed to UNC for next season, showed why he scored over 2,000 points in one season as a junior. Simply put, he was practically unguardable throughout day one. He played on and off the basketball, scored it with ease from all three levels and took care of the basketball showing that he can run a team with the ball in his hands even as the top scoring threat. He played best in downhill situations, especially off ball screens, and he did a great job finishing at the rim in traffic. He finished the first game with 22 points on 10-for-17 shooting from the field, and finished the second game with 18 points on 6-for-7 shooting.
Dave McCormack | 6’10” C | Oak Hill Academy (VA) 2018
One of the top ranked big men in the country wasted no time asserting his dominance, as he opened the first set of games as the only player that recorded a double-double finishing with 10 points and 13 rebounds. While some big men struggle in this type of camp setting, he didn’t complain about not touching the basketball, and instead attacked the glass and ran the floor getting touches himself instead of waiting to have the ball entered to him. His ability to do things like this can be attributed to the tremendous shape he’s in, having shed his baby fat from the past and looking lean, mean and cut up.
Devon Dotson | 6’1” PG | Providence Day (NC) 2018
One of the top performers from last year’s camp, Dotson came out on a mission after a so-so first game and dominated in a number of ways in their second game. Despite a loss, he played 41 of the 48 minutes in the game, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds and four assists. It isn’t just the production that he puts up, it’s the way he does it. I’ve always been a fan of the kid’s toughness, and despite being just over 6’0”, he plays like a giant when he gets in the paint.
Ashton Hagans | 6’3 PG | Oak Hill Academy (VA) 2019
Hagans has been one of the biggest stock risers of the spring, and after announcing that he was transferring to Oak Hill from Georgia he debuted in the newest Vantage Hoops rankings at number two overall. Why? Because he’s an absolute floor general. He plays at multiple speeds allowing him to get in the lane, is an unselfish and very good passer with vision, and he plays with poise down the stretch. It’s not just on the offensive end that he thrives however, as he’s a lock down on ball defender and uses his athleticism to jump passing lanes as well. His understanding of the game and ability to make the right play throughout the game makes him a huge impact despite what the statbook says at the end of the day.
Jack Hemphill | 6’9” PF | Ravenscroft (NC) 2018
Hemphill opened eyes in game two as he showed tremendous versatility on the offensive end. He’s a super skilled big man that can stretch the floor, face up and create his own shot in from the elbow and he’s a good rebounder on both ends of the floor. He broke out in game two with 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting from the field and six rebounds in just 24 minutes. If he can put up that kind of production consistently, expect to see him blow him in July with CP3 at Peach Jam.