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July 8th, 2016
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.
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On the eve of the draft, here is a look at the first round with explainations and rationale behind each pick. Version 7.3.