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Frontcourt Studs Rule Friday Night at NBPA Top 100
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (12:13 PM CT, Sat June 18, 2016)
2017 PF Xavier Tillman shined on Friday night at NBPA.
2017 PF Xavier Tillman shined on Friday night at NBPA.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Charlottesville, VA (Future150) -- The 2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp kicked off on Wednesday afternoon on the campus of the University of Virginia. Nationally touted prospects in the classes of 2017, 2018 & 2019 battled against one another in one of the most unique settings in all of prep basketball. Below are a list of standouts from the second session of action on Friday.

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) contributed to this article.

Xavier Tillman, 2017 PF: There's something to be said for guys with motors that don't stop, and that's exactly what the 6'8" Michigan native has. Obviously, there is some skill to his game as well, as he's a B1G priority with a ton of offers, but Friday night he showed that he could simply dominate by giving maximum effort to go along with his toughness on the low block, to the tune of an efficient 14 points and six rebounds.

Jairus Hamilton, 2018 SF: Coming into the camp, there was a ton of buzz on the 6'8" forward out of North Carolina. Friday night, he showed everyone in attendance why, with a masterful offensive display. He scored 24 points while shooting 10-16 from the field and 3-5 from the 3-point line. He also used his strong frame to grab five rebounds and showed that he can score the ball on all three levels. 

Nate Watson, 2017 PF: A consistent theme this weekend with the 6'8" space eater has been his ability to dominate the low block with his strength. That was the case on Friday night as he scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds. One thing that we loved about his approach this week in Charlottesville has been his aggressiveness, as he's tried to dunk everything, while trying to rip the rim down in the process.

Louis King, 2018 SF: Long considered an elite wing prospect within his class, King showed off a new dimension to his game as he spent most of his time handling the ball. At 6'8", he's able to see over the defense to pick out the right pass and looked comfortable handling the ball in the pick-and-roll. He also knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 12 points and three assists. 

Jahvon Quinerly, 2018 PG: One of the top 2018 point guard prospects nationally, Quinerly struggled for most of the week but really picked up his play late. With his team's offense running through him, he used his deceptive handle and quickness to knife into the lane for a number of crafty finishes, ultimately scoring 13 poiints and making all five of his 2-point attempts.

Ira Lee, 2017 F: One thing you never have to worry about from this California native? Energy. Lee gives 100-percent effort at all times and with an athletic, muscular 6'8" frame, that can be all you need. Not to be overlooked is his improving skillset, as he showed an impressive ability to rip down defensive boards and push the ball in transition for a couple coast-to-coast finishes.

Rayshaun Hammonds, 2017 F: Hammonds is far from a finished product, but there's not many things he's not at least capable of doing on the court. With great positional versatility at 6'8", he's capable of playing anywhere but the center spot. He scored 19 points and ripped down nine boards in the nightcap, and also hit the 3-pointer that sent the game into overtime.


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