Five-Star added a second week at Fordham University this year and with over 200 campers and 24 NBA & NCAA teams it was obvious it was needed. One week before the camp started word got out and enrollment sky rocketed leaving us scrambling to find more coaches, and they were more than necessary willing to work the famed camp. The talent level is spread from all over including 30 plus campers from Spain, China and up and down the eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine.
The draft Wednesday night ended early Thursday morning as coaches finalized their teams for the week. Sam Blake ( East Longmeadow HS, MA) surprised many with the overall first pick in the NBA draft, Quinten Judd (Baltimore,MD) was odds on favor to be the 1st taken, he slipped to the 5th pick. Those two among 100 plus other NBA players will battle for the camps most coveted award, Most Outstanding Player.
(Below)- Pics from Day 1 & 2
(Below) Dermon Player talks to the NCAA campers prior to beginning his intense Station 13 drills
(Below) James “Turtle” Williams, this guy has nothing but the kids best interest and has helped countless NYC kids in the game of basketball
(Below) NCAA Fast Break Station with NCAA commissioner Kevin Pigott (Fordham Prep varsity Coach)