Chris Richards

NBPA: Day Two Top Performers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Who stood out on day two of NBPA Top 100 Camp? Scout's hoops recruiting team gives their takes.

When Scout updated the 2018 top 100 last week, Darius Bazley moved his into the top 50. If his performance at NBPA Top 100 Camp is any indication he may not be high enough. A 6-foot-9 forward, Bazley is a good athlete with a versatile scoring attack. Bazley was particularly aggressive here and he's a unique prospect, as he has perimeter skills and appears to have the ability to play full time on the wing, but he's also a mismatch nightmare as a face up power forward. He can attack off the bounce, make plays in transition and is also capable of making long-range shots. Bazley was 10-for-19 from the field, scoring 25 points and reeling in 22 rebounds in his two games on Thursday. 

RecruitingXavierSyracuseGeorgetownVirginia TechIllinois and USC

Armando Bacot made his move into five-star range in Scout's updated rankings early Thursday and on the court he certainly proved he belonged there. Bacot, a 6-foot-10 post player, went 11-for-19 from the field, scoring 24 points and grabbing 23 rebounds during his two games on Thursday. At his size, Bacot has value in the post and does a good job scoring from close because of his good touch and strength, but he's also versatile and able to stretch the floor with his jump shot. Bacot is one of the fastest rising juniors in the country. 

RecruitingFlorida, Florida StateKansasLouisvilleDukeVirginiaVirginia TechVillanovaNorth Carolina

A versatile forward, Nassir Little had a very productive day on Thursday. Playing all over the floor, Little scored inside and out on his way to averaging 14 points and 6.5 rebounds per game on the day. Not an elite athlete, Little is still more than capable of finishing at the rim, and then even knocked in a few threes as well from deep. Little showed his ability to get to the rim, and also he has a high motor and is capable of rebounding in and out of his area. Coming off of a big time spring, Little showed his ability again on Thursday.

Recruiting: St. John'sOklahoma StateLouisvilleCincinnatiFloridaFlorida StateVirginia TechUSC

One of the best scorers in the entire camp on Thursday was Keldon Johnson. He averaged 18 points and 6 rebounds per game in two contests, and did so by showing an entire scoring arsenal. Johnson as usual got to the rim, but also he showed some ability to make shots from the outside. More than that he also made some nice passes and showed an improved understanding of how to run a team. Johnson has a diverse skill set, and it was all on display on Thursday.

Recruiting: MarylandGeorgetownTexasNC StateVirginia TechVirginiaGeorgia Tech

One of the west's top 2018 prospects for the last several years, Jules Bernard has held up to his reputation in Charlottesville. A long wing with good size, Bernard has steadily improved his outside shot, while he remains a highly capable slasher, midrange shooter and rebounder. Bernard hits the boards at a high level for his position, he plays hard, gets to the basket, hits the open jumper and can defend multiple spots. He's always been a good prospect but his improvement as a player has been notable. 

Recruiting: UCLAUSCUtahStanford


Jahvon Quinerly is a multi-talented point guard and has shown the long list of ways he impacts the game this week. He has good size, has a very high feel and can really pass it, but is much more than a passer. Quinerly has hit some big shots - from both midrange and three - while he's also been successful getting to the basket. He's distributed to teammates, hit the glass, and played hard on the defensive end. It's a deep point guard class in 2018 but Quinerly no doubt is one of the best of a talented group.

Recruiting: KansasStanfordVillanovaVirginiaArizonaOhio StateMarylandSyracuse

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