The National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp wrapped up Saturday and featured more high school basketball stars with Wisconsin connections than ever before.
Greg Gard’s most recent verbal, Reuvers, put on a show in his first game on Saturday morning, pouring in a team-high 17 points in only 18 minutes while staying perfect (5-for-5) from the field. Scout named Reuvers one of the 10 standouts from day two of the prestigious camp, in which the top high schoolers in the nation receive coaching from current and former NBA players.
Reuvers averaged 7.3 points and 3.1 rebounds for the week.
La Crosse Central’s King was similarly effective in his eight outings, scoring 7.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in just over 23 minutes-per-game, comparable to Reuvers’ usage.
Besides the two currently committed Badgers, a number of players UW is actively recruiting also attended the camp.
Shooting guard Tyler Herro is a top in-state priority for Gard in the 2018 class. While Herro struggled early with his shot, he rebounded to post averages of 5.3 points and 1.5 assists per game.
Jordan McCabe, who averaged 5.4 points and 2.8 assists, is another much-discussed 2018 target for Wisconsin. McCabe came up with some big performances in the camp tournament and finished his experience with a title as a member of the Heat.
The star of the weekend from a Badger perspective may have been the electric play of Justin Smith, a 2017 wing from Chicago who still has Wisconsin high on his list of suitors. Smith averaged 11.3 points and 3.5 rebounds en route to being named one of the camp’s all-stars.
One of the younger campers, 2019’s Matthew Hurt teamed up with Herro and continued his stellar play this year. The Rochester (Minn.) native averaged 7.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and had a calculated PER of 30.8.
King and Reuvers even put their recruiting hats on to combat some pro-Iowa rah-rah from Connor McCaffery.