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July 25th, 2016
LAS VEGAS -- The 2016 AAU season finished up over the weekend as Sin City saw a number of events go on under the watchful eye of college coaches. Here are the 10 top performers from the Las Vegas events.
With the deep and talented 2016 high school class set to hit the college scene in a few months, we take a look at which schools have the best sets of recruits coming in. These rankings factor in NBA potential to a degree, but mainly how they figure to impact their repective schools.
1. Duke Blue Devils
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC -- The Nike Peach Jam is typically regarded as the best grassroots tournament of the summer as the championship of the Nike EYBL is decided during the opening week of the July live evaluation period.
With so many elite prospects all competing for the biggest title in summer basketball, it makes for some fun basketball and it also provides a good measuring stick for the future of basketball since there are so many high-profile matchups. Here's a look at 10 of the top performers at Peach Jam, ranked in order of performance.
Though California has always been the land of seismic shifts, and still in fact felt the greatest in this NBA’s off-season, it would seem that the tetanic plates of free agency and television money have collided in a manner that has shaken the entire landscape of the NBA in a way we have never before seen.
Zaragoza’s FIBA U17 World Championship was marked, once again, by the domination of Team USA. At the same time though, there were a lot of International prospects who managed to grab a lot of attention with their performances in the Tournament.
1. RJ Barrett (2000, 6-7, SG, Canada)
By Darnell "Tate" Johnson
Due to the (U17 and U18) USA Basketball tryouts, the NBPA Top 100 Camp had more of a focus on younger kids, this year, that normally may not have attended. The majority of the top NBA prospects in camp were underclassmen. It was certainly surprising to see a number of the younger kids not just compete but stand out. Here are the kids that showed the most promise from the NBPA Top 100 Camp: (Comparisons are not saying they will become that player, just a point of reference of their style of play)
6-foot-10 sophomore forward Charles Bassey is one of the top talents on the high school level. I got to speak with Bassey before he played in the Jordan Brand Classic International Game, where he finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds to earn Co-MVP. Here’s what the big man had to say.
NBADraft.net: How’s New York been so far?
Charles Bassey: It’s been so good, such a big city.
1. LeBron James (Unrestricted)
By Ian Powers
The 2015/16 NBA season just concluded after a record breaking 73 win season by the defending champion Golden State Warriors and a thrilling NBA Finals that saw Lebron James fulfill his promise to bring the city of Cleveland a title after 52 years. This year's Game 7 drew over 30 million viewers, making it the highest rated finals since Michael Jordan’s last championship in Game 6 of the 1998 finals.