Princeton basketball star Darius Bazley gets invitation to prestigious NBA Top 100 Camp

SHARONVILLE, Ohio -- Princeton basketball standout Darius Bazley has received an invitation to attend the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Top 100 Camp in June.

Bazley, a former Ohio State verbal commit, has been rated the state’s No. 1 boys’ basketball player in the 2018 class. He’s rated the nation’s No. 55 best player in the 2018 class by the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Bazley, a 6-foot-9 wing, has seen his recruiting stock soar this spring.

He added scholarship offers from Louisville, Virginia Tech and Georgetown last week. His offers also include Xavier, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Maryland and Florida.

The prestigious Top 100 camp will be held June 13-18 at the University of Virginia.

Since its inception in 1994, over 300 players have gone on to successful careers in the NBA, according to the event website.

The camp allows each player the unique opportunity to be mentored by NBA players, former NBA players and high school coaches.

Former campers include Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Dwight Howard, Isaiah Thomas, Karl-Anthony Towns and several other notable NBA players.

Former North College Hill star O.J. Mayo and former University of Cincinnati standout Lance Stephenson are among others who have attend the camp prior to their NBA careers.

Bazley told WCPO.com in March his goals for his senior season at Princeton are to make the McDonald’s All-America Game and the Jordan Brand Classic -- two high-profile events after next season.

Bazley is earning national attention this spring and an invite to the Top 100 camp continues to reinforce that spotlight. 

Princeton is scheduled to begin the 2017-18 season against Xenia Friday, Dec. 1 in the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic (9 p.m. tipoff), according to the Princeton athletic department.

Last year’s Ohio Valley Hoops Classic was held at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro.

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