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Five things we learned at the NBA Players Top 100 Camp

Precious Achiuwa, an undecided 6-8 forward from St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), embarrassed a lot of defenders. He’s too quick and has too good a handle for anyone his size, but is too physical and too explosive for smaller players. “A couple of schools have been talking to me, but Kansas, Pittsburgh, St. John’s, UConn, and UCLA have kept in touch the most.” (USA Today)

2020 Five-Star SG Jalen Green taking recruitment in strides

The No. 1 player in the 2020 class, Jalen Green is keeping his options open. Green recently picked up an offer from Kansas and said Duke and Kentucky are showing interest. Other schools in the mix are USC, UCLA, Nevada, Arizona, and Villanova. Rivals.com caught up with the elite guard to get the latest on which coaches have made contact and schools he may want to visit. (Rivals.com)

USA Basketball U17 Sunday night standouts

The last session until the first round of cuts were made, diminishing a group of 30 in the hunt for the ultimate final 12 spots on the United States Basketball under-17 team, took place on Sunday evening. Finding standout performers was not an issue but we did our best to pin-point all that we saw in Colorado Springs. No one brings more energy to the floor than Scottie Barnes. (Rivals.com)

NBPA Top 100: The Bossi Awards

Nobody was more impressive at the NBPA Top 100 Camp than five-star wing Scottie Lewis, who has a final 7 of Duke, Florida, Harvard, Kentucky, St. John's, Stanford and Villanova. Precious Achiuwa backed up the hype that has had college coaches raving about his potential and earned a top 10 ranking. He was focused, he was active and he was productive. (Rivals.com)

2020 Five-star PG R.J. Hampton's recruitment heating up

Friday was the first day college coaches could call or text 2020 recruits and R.J. Hampton heard from a ton of coaches in the first 24 hours. Kansas coach Bill Self called from Canada where he's coaching the U18 USA Basketball team in the World Championships. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski reached out, and he also picked up offers from USC, Memphis, Florida and Florida State. (Rivals.com)

Five-star PF Isaiah Stewart breaks down his Top 10

Isaiah Stewart recently cut his list to 10 schools: Duke, Michigan State, Indiana, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Villanova, Texas, Louisville and Washington. Stewart says he hears from all his final schools consistently. Rivals.com caught up with the five-star forward at the U17 USA Basketball tryouts for more on his top 10 and a time frame for a decision. (Rivals.com)

NBPA: Who stood out on day three?

Day three of the NBPA Top 100 Camp was highlighted by some big time performances. Some of the best in 2019 and 2020 stepped up, with players bringing high level effort and energy to the event. 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa has been the talk of the camp and arguably the top performer here. The uber-athletic forward has consistently put up big scoring and rebounding numbers. (247 Sports)

U17 USA Basketball Training Camp Standout Performers

30 elite high school basketball players are competing at the United States Olympic Training Center this weekend for a chance to represent Team USA in Argentina for the U17 FIBA World Championships. The talent is so deep this year it almost seems like an impossible task to trim it down to 12 players. There was high energy, and a lot of players stepped up their game. (Rivals.com)

Jalen Suggs cherishes another USA basketball experience

Four-star quarterback recruit Jalen Suggs has scholarship offers in both football and basketball from schools like Ohio State, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Iowa State. Suggs is hoping to get offers this summer from blue-blood basketball schools Kentucky, Kansas and Duke. Currently, Minnesota, Iowa, Iowa State and West Virginia are among the schools recruiting him the hardest. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

College basketball coaches begin reaching out to 2020 recruits

On Friday morning at midnight, NCAA coaches were permitted to start reaching out to rising juniors, and many of the top 2020 players in the nation began receiving calls. Jaden Springer, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Rocky River (NC) High School, said that Kansas, Kentucky, Texas, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Tulane, South Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan, and Ohio State were in touch. (Zag's Blog)

Former NC State signee Saddiq Bey commits to Villanova

Four-star 2018 recruit Saddiq Bey has verbally committed to Villanova. Bey, a 6-foot-7 forward out of Washington D.C., originally signed with NC State in November, but on May 16th, Bey asked out of his Letter of Intent. After reeling in interest from a host of high major schools, Bey officially visited Vanderbilt last week, before checking out Villanova last Wednesday. (247 Sports)

2019 SG Kira Lewis discusses recruitment

Four-star combo guard Kira Lewis isn't used to getting cut. However, it happened when Lewis didn't make USA Basketball's 18U squad, now he's at the NBPA Top 100 Camp with a new outlook. The explosive 6-foot-2 guard from Alabama who has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville and Tennessee among others is focused on getting better. (Rivals.com)

Greg Gantt sets his first three official visits

Greg Gantt has blossomed into a national target this spring and has remained a priority for some top programs. After narrowing his list to nine, Gantt has two unofficial visits on the agenda this month and has scheduled three others of the official variety. Gantt is focused on Clemson, Georgia, Providence, Florida, Tennessee, Pitt, Texas, Alabama, and Vanderbilt. (Rivals.com)

NBPA Top 100 Camp First Session Observations

The NBPA Top 100 Camp tipped off Wednesday at the University of Virginia. During the first session, Scottie Lewis' all-around game impressed. In the class of 2020, there are few athletes more impressive than Jaden Springer. The combo guard from North Carolina is a true high flyer. There's also no doubt Kira Lewis will be making a big climb in the next rankings. (Rivals.com)

South Carolina, Clemson target Juwan Gary lays out recruiting plan

Juwan Gary, a 6-foot-6 wing from Gray Collegiate, will take unofficial visits this summer to his final five schools of South Carolina, Clemson, Alabama, N.C. State and Virginia Tech. Last weekend he was at Alabama and this Friday he’s going to N.C. State. “It was a great campus and facilities and it felt like home,” Gary said of Alabama. “Avery Johnson broke it down. (The State)

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2019 Player Rankings
1James WisemanCMemphis, TN 
2Vernon CareyPFFort Lauderdale, FL 
4Matthew HurtPFRochester, MN 
5Cole AnthonyCGNew York, NY 
6Scottie LewisSFEatontown, NJ 
7Bryan AntoineSGEatontown, NJ 
8Ashton HagansPGCovington, GAKentucky
9Trendon WatfordSFBirmingham, AL 
10Precious AchiuwaSFBronx, NY 
11Chol MarialCCheshire, CT 
12Jalen LecqueCGArden, NC 
13Tyrese MaxeyPGGarland, TXKentucky
14Cassius StanleySGStudio City, CA 
15Balsa KoprivicaCMontverde, FL 
16Will BakerCAustin, TX 
17Onyeka OkongwuCChino, CA 
18Alonzo GaffneyPFCleveland, OHOhio State
19Christian BrownSFColumbia, SC 
20Armando BacotCRichmond, VA 
22Keion BrooksSFFort Wayne, IN 

2020 Player Rankings
1Jalen GreenSGFresno, CA 
2Jalen SuggsCGMinneapolis, MN 
3Isaiah ToddPFRaleigh, NC 
4R.J. HamptonCGLittle Elm, TX 
5Greg BrownPFAustin, TX 
6Kyree WalkerSFPhoenix, AZArizona State
7Scottie BarnesSFFort Lauderdale, FL 
8Jalen JohnsonPGSun Prairie, WI 
9Julian StrawtherSFLas Vegas, NV 
10N'Faly DanteCWichita, KS 
11Joshua ChristopherSGBellflower, CA 
12Evan MobleyCTemecula, CA 
13Jeremy RoachPGFairfax, VA 
14Hunter DickinsonCHyattsville, MD 
15Jaemyn BrakefieldPFHuntington, WV 
16Anthony EdwardsSGAtlanta, GA 
17Cade CunninghamSGArlington, TX 
18MarJon BeauchampSGSeattle, WA 
19Brandon BostonSFAtlanta, GA 
20Jabri Abdur-RahimSFWest Orange, NJ 

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