Spellman & Diallo at NBA Top 100 Camp
The NBA Player's Association Top 100 Camp began on Tuesday on the campus of the University of Virginia and will run through the day on Saturday.
The camp features 100 of the country's best prospects regardless of class and is unique because it operates independant of any of the three sneaker circuits. In other words, players are invited regardless of whether they compete in the EYBL, Adidas Gaunlet or UAA.
New England is represented by only two players, MacDuffie School rising senior power forward Omari Spellman and Woodstock Academy rising junior guard Hamidou Diallo, who played to rave reviews during the first set of games on Wednesday.
"Hamidou Diallo has been so impressive today," ESPN's Jeff Borzello tweeted on Wednesday night. "Just finds ways to score. Pull-ups, getting to the rim. Few wasted dribbles."
Scout.com's Evan Daniels had a similar sentiment, "Often times underclassmen struggle at NBPA. Not the case for 2017 Hamidou Diallo. Arguably the best guard today. Has a mid-range game. Athlete."
Spellman drew high praise on Thursday as Justin Young said, "Omari Spellman, a Nova recruit, is straight hoopin." and 247 national director Jerry Meyer noted, "Villanova recruit Omari Spellman has a ton of game. Body & conditioning is the key. Right now all is in tune."
Spellman is ranked 16th overall in the ESPN 100 and Diallo is ranked 30th in the ESPN 60.