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NBPA Top 100 Camp Posts: Chol Marial Stands Tall
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (9:34 AM CT, Wed June 22, 2016)
2019 center Chol Marial was a dominant defensive force.
2019 center Chol Marial was a dominant defensive force.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

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

Charlottesville, VA (Future150) -- With the 2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp in the rearview mirror, it's time to take a look back at some of the positional standouts from the event. Today, Future150 takes a look at the posts from the event, many of which are youthful and full of talent.

Chol Marial Throws Block Party at NBPA

At 7'3", it's hard to miss 2019 center Chol Marial. Along with his size, his length and instincts make him a natural standout shot-blocker on the defensive end, as well as an emerging offensive talent. By the end of his time at NBPA, he was second in the camp in blocked shots at 2.4 per game, while chipping in 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while showing a reliable left-handed jump hook in the post. While he may not be the #1 long term prospect in the stacked 2019 class, he's shown that he can't be overlooked in the 3-10 range.

E.J. Montgomery Serves Reminder to Scouts

It wasn't too long ago that there was a legitimate debate between Marvin Bagley & E.J. Montgomery as the #1 overall prospect in 2018. However, over the past 1.5 years, scouts have cooled on the 6'10" forward. He woke those scouts up at NBPA, playing with energy and showing off his diverse game. He averaged 9.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, while displaying the type of game that could make him a star at the college level.

Charles Bassey #1 in 2019 Class?

After seeing what the 6'10" St. Anthony Catholic (TX) product did at NBPA Camp, it's hard to argue against Charles Bassey as the #1 prospect in the 2019 class. Not only did he look extremely comfortable in the post, but his jump shot looked clean and fluid all the way out the three-point line. When needed, he rebounded the ball and led the break for his team, looking very comfortable with the ball in his hands as well. Clearly, he's a special kid.

Other PF/C Standouts:

  • Nate Watson - The 6'8" true post played with a mean streak in Charlottesville, looking to dunk everything he could get his hands on, while attempting to tear down the rim in the process. He has continued to improve his game all spring and now into the summer.
  • Evan Battey - It's easy to root for the 6'7", 260-pound power forward, who has an unconventional game. He was third in the camp in scoring at 12.9 points & was fifth in rebounding at 6.8 per game. Huge week for the California prospect.
  • Rayshaun Hammonds - The 6'8" southpaw had a nice week, showing both an inside and outside offensive game at NBPA, averaging 10.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in the process. Stock up on the Georgia prospect.
  • Silvio De Sousa - When talking about prospects with "grown man" game, that's how you can describe the 6'8" rising junior. He averaged 11.8 points per game on the week and showed dominant stretches with his advanced post moves and relentless energy.
  • Luka Garza - It was a fanastic week for the 6'10" center. He was second in the camp at 13.0 points per game, while snagging 5.9 rebounds per game. In the process, he showed that he can play inside, as well as stroke the mid-range jump shot with ease.
  • Matt Hurt - Probably one of the most impressive prospects we saw all week. The improvement we've seen from the 6'9" forward over the past year has been impressive. Not only is he evolving as a post player, but he was knocking down three's with ease on the perimeter. The future is very bright for the Minnesota native.


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