NEW YORK, NY – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (“SIAC”) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (“SWAC”) are pleased to announce their continued partnership in hosting the second annual Top 50 Basketball Camp.

The Camp will take place July 27-29 on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.  Twenty-five of the best players from each conference will be featured at the camp in a model similar to the NBPA’s Top 100 Camp. Players will receive on-court skill development from current and retired NBA players as well as participate in leadership and life skills development sessions off the court.

“We are thrilled to continue this collaboration with the SWAC and SIAC as it provides a unique opportunity for our members to share their knowledge and life experiences directly with these student-athletes,” said NBPA Executive Director, Michele Roberts.

The camp also aims to cultivate and create coaching and talent pipelines for current and retired NBA players exploring the transition into careers in intercollegiate athletics.

“The Conference is excited about the continued partnership with the NBPA and the SIAC to put on the Top 50 camp,” said SWAC Interim Commissioner Edgar Gantt.

“This camp allows our men’s basketball student-athletes the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge of the game of basketball at the highest level. The camp also offers lifelong educational opportunities that campers can take with them to be positive impactful leaders on campus, in their communities and most important in life.”

In addition to skill development and on-court drills, the camp will include a series of highly-competitive scrimmages and games, giving the players the opportunity to showcase their talent against the best of their neighboring conference.

Camp participants from the SWAC include:

Anthony Gaston
Grambling State
Arthur Johnson
Alabama A&M
Branden  Johnson
Alabama State
Charles Jackson
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Darius Austin
Jackson State
Devante Jackson
Grambling State
Dante Scott
Mississippi Valley State
Ivy Smith Jr.
Grambling State
Jacoby Ross
Alabama State
Martaveous McKnight
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Maurice  Howard
Alcorn State
Reginald Gee
Alabama State
Terrance Banyard
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Troymain Crosby
Alcorn State
Mubashar Ali
Eddie Reese
Jalen Reeder
Alabama A&M
Andre Kennedy
Alabama A&M

Camp participants from the SIAC include:

James Eads Tuskegee University
Jared Harrington Albany State University
Randy McClure Albany State University
Chase Shellman Spring Hill College
Deshawn Graham Benedict College
Jelani Watson-Gayle Benedict College
Kendarius Ash Lane College
Tyrius Walker Morehouse College
Chris Scott Central State University
Brandon Morris Benedict College
Omar Alston Morehouse College
Reshun Ellis LeMoyne-Owen College
Davone Daniels Central State University
Charles Ruise Central State University
Jaylon McMillan Fort Valley State University
Tyler Edwards Fort Valley State University
Ditalim Battle Kentucky State University
Nathan Sheffield Miles College
Carl Garcia Miles College
James Walker Morehouse College
Demba Konate LeMoyne-Owen College
William Loyd Spring Hill College
Sheldon Wright Miles College
Anthony Williams Clark Atlanta University
Akil Douglas Clark Atlanta University
Tyran Davis Fisk University
Damien Davis Clark Atlanta University
Daniel Roach Tuskegee University
Victor Alston Fisk University
Jeffery Dockett Miles College
Austin Sherrell Kentucky State University
Jeffrey Dixon. Univeristy Xavier LA
Dwight Richards Central State University


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