June 16, 2009
When the NBA Elite 100 High School Basketball Camp gets underway on Wednesday at John Paul Jones Arena, the nations Top 100 Student Athletes will get a chance to improve on their skills both on and off the basketball court.
The NBA Players Association created the camp so that former and current NBA players can give advice and explain the techniques that helped them become successful at the professional level. Each summer, 25 current and former NBA players work or visit the camp and offer a game plan to help the young players try and reach their ultimate goal of playing in the NBA.
Current NBA players who took part in the NBA Top 100 Camp in high school include Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Shane Battier, Richard Jefferson, Eddy Curry, Lamar Odom, Emeka Okafor, Jermaine O’ Neal, Mike Dunleavy, and many more.