The 2022 NBPA Top 100 Camp tipped off this week in Orlando, Florida right on the campus of the Disney ESPN World Wide of Sports Complex. The annual famous camp, ran by the National Basketball Players Association, is always one of the summer’s must go-to event. This year’s camp was amazing. A plethora of college coaches from schools like Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan State, Arizona, Oregon, Kansas State, Baylor, Duke, Utah, Michigan, Tennessee, and much more were on hand. NBA scouts were also able to attend and about every team was in the building. Below we can find out which prospects stood out more than others during this week’s camp.
2023 F Omaha Biliew (Waukee, IA) – Omaha Biliew set the tone on the court from day one of the NBPA Top 100 Camp. The 6-foot-7 forward should already be on NBA scouts radar for the next couple of years. His elite high motor stands out as much as anything when watching him play. He is a versatile prospect on both ends of the floor. Omaha has the ability to guard the 1-5 positions defensively, a capable perimeter shot maker offensively, rebounds at a high rate, and just simply competes at a high level. Biliew can certainly be posted on mock drafts over the years. He certainly has the potential to make it at the next level.
2023 PG Jared McCain (Corona Centennial, CA) – The future of the Duke basketball program is in great hands in the next few years under Jon Scheyer, especially with prospects like Jared McCain stepping on campus in 2023. The 6-foot-3 point guard was without a doubt one of the best guards at the NBPA Top 100 Camp this past week in Orlando. Jared has a special ability to control the pace of the game for his team, scores at all levels whenever he wants, and consistently able to create scoring opportunities for his teammates. Players love to have guys like Jared running the point. He holds an elite balance of scoring and facilitating and will be an immediate impact once he gets to Durham.
2023 F G.G. Jackson (Ridgeview, SC) – G.G. Jackson, who is arguably now the number one prospect in the class, proved on why he could be considered number one throughout his time in Orlando. The 6-foot-8 forward showcased his elite versatility, running the floor, took advantage of his mismatches, high motor, and underrated passing skills all week. Jackson has the size and overall skill set to be an elite prospect at the next level. He should be an immediate impact once he gets in a Tar Heels uniform. G.G. opened the eyes of the NBA scouts and personnel and could be posted a few mock drafts as time goes along.
2023 PG Simeon Wilcher (Roselle Catholic, NJ) – NBA scouts got themselves a really good look at North Carolina bound Simeon Wilcher this past week in Orlando. Wilcher will be running the show in Chapel Hill in the next couple of years and was just outstanding at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. He displayed his elite combination of size, athletic ability, strength, point guard skills, and shooting. Wilcher stands at 6-foot-5 with unnoticeable length. He holds elite vision, passing skills, and ability to get downhill. His fast pace play puts a lot of pressure on his defenders and always seems to make the right pass to his teammates.
2024 F Flory Bidunga (Kokomo, IN) – Camps are usually difficult for bigs, but it certainly wasn’t a problem for Flory Bidunga. Bidunga did not have much buzz on the national stage coming into the NBPA Top 100 Camp, but certainly stamped his name after an incredible week. The 6-foot-10 big man could already be considered number one at his position in his class. He showcased multiple power finishes at the rim, his elite shot blocking ability, and great hands when catching passes from guards. Flory holds good mobility, a strong college ready body, and eats up the space down in the paint. Apart of that loaded 2024 class, Bidunga stock definitely received some boost points down in Orlando this past week.
2023 G Chris Johnson (Montverde Academy, FL) – Chris Johnson proved he can be a versatile guard offensively for which ever college program he decides to commit to in the near future. The 6-foot-4 guard is already considered to be one of the better scorers in the class, but he for sure displayed he has more to his game. Johnson, a native of Houston, Texas, was an elite playmaker throughout the camp in Orlando this past week. He scored whenever he wanted from all three levels of the floor and had some outstanding passes to create for others. Johnson is one hell of a player and also has the size and athleticism to be a high level guard.
2024 C John Bol (Sunrise Christian, KS) – John Bol has had somewhat of a stock boosting type grassroots seasons in the Nike EYBL. The 7-foot-2 center stamped his name on day one in front of multiple college coaches, media, and NBA scouts in Orlando. He might have already been certified as the number one shot blocker in the country. John was literally swatting everything that came inside the paint all week long. His extremely long arms played a big role in blocking or altering shots when his opponents drove to the rim. He was able to display his finishing ability, proving he is a lob threat, and ran the floor. His elite wingspan will have scouts drooling over him for a few years.
2023 PG Layden Blocker (Sunrise Christian, KS) – Newly Arkansas commit, Layden Blocker, has been playing with a bit of a chip on his shoulder all spring, summer and bought that some intense play to the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Orlando this past week. The 6-foot-2 point guard showcased his elite athleticism at the point guard spot, aggression on both ends of the floor, and proved he can make nice reads when facilitating the offense. Layden was also able to knock down a few jump shots from the perimeter during the week in Orlando. With his intense style of play on both ends of the floor, it is without question that he will fit right in with Eric Musselman and the toughness in the Arkansas program.
2023 G Comeh Emuobor (Brewster Academy, NH) – One of the biggest stock-boosters of the entire NBPA Top Camp? Comeh Emuobor. College coaches, NBA personnel, and some national media were impressed with the 6-foot-5 guard. He has always been one of my sleeper prospects in the 2023 class and more of an undervalued guy. Comeh does the little things for his team and brings the energy when he is on the floor. He displayed his gifted athleticism, explosiveness when attacking the rim, and finishing plays in traffic. He already has the next level physicality, frame, and high motor. He was able to defend all positions and will be a versatile glue guy when it is all said and done on the next level. Mississippi State, Alabama, and Texas A&M have offered so far recently.