Snider starts strong at NBA Top 100 Camp

Quentin Snider, who was one of the top prospects last week at the Nike Elite 100 Underclassman Camp, started strong Thursday morning at the NBA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville.

Quentin Snider stock is on the rise.

The 6'1 2014 Louisville commitment parlayed a strong spring into a Top 30 national ranking and invitation to the NBA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va.

Last week, Snider was one of the top point guards at the Nike Elite 100 Camp in Missouri, an event attended by many of the nation's top underclassmen. This week, the 168 pound guard from Ballard is playing with increased confidence as he steps up in class against the nation's top 2013 prospects.

"I'm more confident in myself," Snider said. "I've been working on my game and getting stronger in the weight room. That's helped me a lot."

Snider continued his strong play in his opening game at the NBA Camp. Though he was forced to play off the ball for his Heat team, Snider contributed in a variety ways. Snider drilled two threes, finished on the break with a crafty reserve layup, disrupted the passing lanes on defense to get steals and deflections, and found open teammates in the paint for easy baskets.

"I was kind of nervous at first, then when I hit that first three I got my rhythm and got going," Snider said. "The 2013 guys are more stronger. I've got to use my quickness and dribbling skills to get around them."

An extremely skilled point guard, Snider again showed at NBA Camp that he's a dangerous threat from beyond the arch.

Quentin Snider was solid Thursday morning at the NBA Top 100 camp, finishing with eight points, including two three-pointers.
"My strengths are my dribbling skills and shooting," Snider said. "My weakness is I need to get stronger because when I'm guarding people they can knock me out to create wide open space and shoot a jump shot. I've been in the weight room a lot."

Snider is rooming with Jaquan Lyle, a top '14 Louisville recruiting target, this week at the NBA Camp. Snider, along with UofL commit Anton Gill, are working to get Lyle to join them at Louisville.

"I'm trying to talk to him but he really doesn't listen," Snider said with laugh as Lyle listened nearby. "I've told him how great a coach Rick Pitino is and me and him would be a great backcourt tandem. We could feed off each other."

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