Earlier today, rosters for the annual NBPA Top 100 Camp were released, and the rosters include a number of talented players from the tri-state area. Rising junior Ryan Arcidiacono from Neshamniny High School (PA), who I wrote an article about earlier in the week, is one of several players from Pennsylvania on the invite list.
In addition to Arcidiacono, another name on the invite list should look familiar to Hawk fans, and anyone that pays attention to high school hoops in the Philadelphia area. Penn Wood rising junior Aaron Brown, a 6'5 wing who I have written about extensively on here, is another player to receive an invite to the prestigious camp. Brown is coming off an impressive weekend last weekend in Los Angeles for the EYBL event.
2012 forward Amile Jefferson, from Friends Central in Philadelphia, is another on the invite list. Jefferson is considered by many to be an elite recruit at the forward position in the rising junior class. Jefferson has the attention of nearly every coach in the country, and is being recruited locally by nearly all the Big 5 schools and nationally by powerhouses such as Duke and North Carolina.
Four rising juniors from the Garden State received invites as well, including one post player who has some recruiting interest from the Hawks. That player is Derrick Randall, a 6'9 power forward who played last season at Paterson Catholic. Due to the closing of that school, Randall will be playing his high school ball next season at South Kent Prep in Connecticut. Another player from the Garden State, New Egypt forward Desmond Hubert, got an invite. I saw Hubert play last summer at the Reebok U Camp at Philadelphia University. Hubert is an extremely athletic shot-blocking force in the post with a still-developing offensive game. Like Amile Jefferson, Hubert is receive elite-level interest, from schools all around the nation. Forward Shaquile Thomas, cousin of NBA player Tim Thomas, and guard Tyrone Johnson, also received invitations.
A complete look at the invite list is linked below, from Scout.com
NBA Top 100 Camp Rosters