July Preview: First Evaluation Period

Scout.com's basketball recruiting team hits the road this week for the first of three July evaluation periods. What events are we covering?


While there a host of tournaments throughout the first evaluation period, which begins on Wednesday and runs through Sunday evening, the camps appear to have drawn the most high-major talent.

The LeBron James Skills Academy, Reebok Breakout Camp, adidas Unrivaled and Victor Oladipo/Ty Lawson All-American Camp are all running in the first period and will a host of college coaches.

The LeBron James Skills Academy begins Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas. Vince Baldwin and his crew of scouts always do a terrific job of acquiring talent for Nike’s premier summer camp and this year won’t be any different. Ben Simmons, Ivan Rabb, Cheick Diallo, Malik Newman, Henry Ellenson and Stephen Zimmerman are all expected to participate.

Reebok Breakout Camp runs from Wednesday until Friday at Philadelphia University. The camp released their rosters and the top players participating include Diamond Stone, Elijah Thomas, Skal Labissiere, Dwayne Bacon, Tyus Battle, P.J. Dozier, Justin Simon, Sacha Killeya-Jones, Steve Enoch, Jawun Evans, Terrance Ferguson and Chimezie Metu.

adidas Unrivaled tips off on Thursday in Chicago and will conclude on Sunday with all-star games. The top players from adidas sponsored teams are expected to participate. Jaylen Brown, Chase Jeter, Carlton Bragg, Deng Adel and Ray Smith are just a few of the big names that will be at the event.

The Victor Oladipo/Ty Lawson All-American Camp targeted a number of Nike prospects. The event starts on Wednesday at Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha high school. Among the top players expected are Kevin Dorsey, Justin Robinson, Randall Broddie, Drew Edwards and D.J. Harvey.

Scout.com’s Coverage Schedule

Evan Daniels
Wednesday: Reebok Breakout Camp (Philadelphia)
Thursday: Reebok Breakout Camp (Philadelphia)
Friday: LeBron James Skills Academy (Las Vegas)
Saturday: LeBron James Skills Academy (Las Vegas)
Sunday: Adidas Unrivaled Camp (Chicago)

Josh Gershon
Wednesday - Double Pump Summer Tip-Off (Anaheim)
Thursday - West Coast Elite All-Star Camp (Cerritos)
Friday - LeBron James Skills Academy (Las Vegas)
Saturday - LeBron James Skills Academy (Las Vegas)
Sunday - Pangos Summer Sweet 16 (Long Beach)

Brian Snow
Wednesday: Adidas Invitational (Indianapolis)
Thursday: Adidas Uprising (Chicago)
Friday: Reebok Breakout Camp (Philadelphia)
Saturday: Reebok Breakout Camp (afternoon)/Adidas Uprising (evening)
Sunday: Adidas Unrivaled Camp (Chicago)

Rob Harrington
Wednesday: Victor Oladipo/Ty Lawson Camp (Washington, D.C.)
Thursday: Victor Oladipo/Ty Lawson Camp (Washington, D.C.)
Friday: Best of South (Atlanta)
Saturday: Best of South (Atlanta)
Sunday: Best of South (Atlanta)

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