If your a college coach, there is only one place that should have your undivided attention these days. That place is the NBS camp starting this Monday at Hoop Group headquarters in Neptune. Trying to evaluate players these days is not easy. But the one place that takes away the guessing game is NBS. That’s because it the place where some of the big talent on the east coast will be all next week. It’s no surprise that of the current confirmed 16 players (unofficial number) across New Jersey who have committed to D1 this year… 13 are from NBS. That because NBS is a true proving ground for any kid that is competitive and loves the game.
Next week college coaches are going to see some of the best players in New Jersey gather for a week of basketball. It will be a chance for coaches to see the best players perform without a safety net. A player’s reputation and past success will not help them. Where a player has committed too or who they are being recruited by will carry no weight. Next week performance is all that matters. Some great players embrace this atmosphere, while others are fearful of such environments. It’s what makes NBS great. College coaches know if a kid can perform at NBS they most likely have a bright future. NBS is where a players competitive nature and confidence is on full display. They is only one place for a player to hide… staying at home!
NBS does not do snap shots of players. It’s a place where a kid has not a day or a game or two to shine. At NBS a player has a week to prove their worth. They don’t have the pressure of one and done type games to prove they belong. They don’t have to hog the ball or try to steal the spotlight. A kid just has to play the right way and show their competitive nature and the rest will take care of itself. It’s a place that gives a kid time to find themselves and more importantly their comfort level. It’s a place for kids to shine brightly and build not only their reputation and name recognition… but their confidence as well.
NBS CAMP #2 is loaded with a insane amount off future D1 talent. While there will be players who have committed staying as far away from the action as possible. There will be lots of players who have already committed to D1 schools at camp this week. That’s because NBS kids are just a little different. THEY LOVE THE COMPETITION. and its why college coaches love them. It’s no mistake that NBS kids shine at the next level and dominate the signing day on letter of intent day. This week camp has a whopping 56 D1 players currently enrolled for next week. The players are from all over the east coast as far away as North Carolina.
Like every year there will be some surprises next week. Like Megan Cahalan (Holy Cross commit) winning both MVP during week and in the All Star game at NBS Camp #1. Joining future UPenn guard Georgia Heine as the first players in the 20 year history to do so. There is always the unknown such as Colleen McQuillen( Fordham) becoming a household name after destroying everything in her path last year at NBS before becoming everyone’s dream recruit. This year it’s the babies that seem to be the talk of the summer. But it’s Justine Pissott’s last summer at NBS. No player has ever won MVP TWICE in NBS camp history. Pissott was MVP 2 years ago. She may have the award in her sights. Madison St. Rose was unstoppable in her 3 days in NBS camp #1. There is really nothing left for her to prove. But the once decorated player in New Jersey history, just may want to deliver a little going away present.
More than anything NBS is a way for college coaches to get ahead in the recruiting game. That’s because there is no place before the next recruiting period that will have more talent gathered in one place with no distractions than NBS. It’s the final frontier before the signing period in November. My guess is some kids and college coaches are going to be very happy come next week👏🏀