This national camp has served as a "coming out" party for many top past and current HS all-americans and well as a showcase for many more national "sleepers". Past camp MOPs have been James Harden (Arizona State/Houston Rockets/2009 NBA Draft #3 pick), DeMar DeRozan (USC/San Antonio Spurs/2009 NBA Draft #9 pick), Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee Bucks/2009 NBA Draft #10 pick), John Wall (2008 Rivals.com #1 player/Kentucky/Washington Wizards/#1 pick of the 2010 NBA Draft), Harrison Barnes (Scout.com & ESPN.com's #1 2010 player/North Carolina/NBA lotto pick/Dallas Mavericks), Shabazz Muhammad (consensus #1 in 2012/UCLA/Minnesota Timberwolves), Stanley Johnson (Arizona/Detroit Pistons lottery pick) and Tyler Dorsey (Oregon/2017 NCAA Final 4/Atlanta Hawks). Other past camp alums include Russell Westbrook (UCLA/OKC Thunder), Anthony Davis (Kentucky/New Orleans Pelicans), Brad Beal (Florida/Washington Wizards), Andre Drummond (UConn/Detroit Pistons), Ben Simmons (LSU/Philly 76'ers), DeAndre Jordan (Texas A&M/Dallas Mavericks), Kyle Lowry (Villanova/Toronto Raptors), Aaron Gordon (Arizona/Orlando Magic), Jrue Holiday (UCLA/New Orleans Pelicans), Anthony Bennett (UNLV/#1 pick of 2013 NBA Draft/Cleveland Cavaliers), Doug McDermott (Creighton/Indiana Pacers), Chandler Parsons (Florida/Memphis Grizzlies), Derrick Favors (Georgia Tech/Utah Jazz), Emmanuel Mudiay (New York Knicks), Lonzo Ball(UCLA/LA Lakers), DeAaron Fox (Kentucky/Sacramento Kings), Terrance Ferguson (OKC Thunder), DeAndre Daniels (UConn/2014 National Champs/Toronto Raptors draft pick), Kris Dunn (Providence/Chicago Bulls), Will Barton (Memphis/Denver Nuggets), Zach LaVine (UCLA/Chicago Bulls/NBA Slam Dunk Champ), DeAndre Ayton (Arizona/Phoenix Suns/#1 pick of 2018 NBA Draft), Trae Young (Oklahoma/Atlanta Hawks), Michael Porter Jr. (Missouri/Denver Nuggets), TJ Leaf (UCLA/Indiana Pacers), Trevon Duval (Duke/Milwaukee Bucks), Mohammed Bamba (Texas/Orlando Magic), Gary Trent Jr. (Duke/Portland Trailblazers), Hamidou Diallo (Kentucky/OKC Thunder), Rawle Alkins (Arizona/Chicago Bulls), Chimezie Metu (USC/San Antonio Spurs) and Billy Preston (Kansas/Cleveland Cavaliers).
The event is an invitation-only event and only top nationally ranked players will be invited. The camp is open for viewing to the public. There is no admission charge to watch the action.
As has been the case in past years, a large contingent of national/regional media and scouts are expected to attend. National media/scouts attending past camps include Van Coleman (The Basketball Channel/McDonald's All-American Game Selection committee), Clark Francis (Hoop ScoopMcDonald's All-American Game Selection committee), Frank Burlison (BurlisonOnBasketball.com/McDonald's All-American Game Selection committee), Brick Oettinger (PrepStars.com/McDonald's All-American Game Selection committee), Jerry Meyer (247Sports.com/McDonald's All-American Game Selection committee), Eric Bossi, Corey Evans & Krysten Peek (Rivals.com), Jeff Borzello & John Stoval (ESPN.com), Evan Daniels & Josh Gershon (247Sports.com), Seth Davis & Sam Vecenie (The Athletic), Doug Gottlieb (Fox Sports), Scott Phillips (NBC Sports), Ronnie Flores (GrassrootsHoops.net & BallisLife.com), Horace Neysmith (All-Metro Sports), Patrick Stanwood & Sean Ceglinsky (Nothing But Net Magazine), Chris Lawlor (Blue Star Media), Aran Smith (NBADraft.net), Jonathan Givony & Mike Schmidt (ESPN/DraftExpress.com) and Matt Rodriguez (BallisLife.com) as well as video outlets like Ball is Life, Courtside Films, Highlight Sports Productions, Home Town Hoops, Overtime, Hoop Journey, Hoop Mix Tape and Baller Vision.
In 2018, 20 of 30 NBA teams also had team scouts in attendance evaluating campers.
All camp games will be live-streamed by Baller.tv and the camps two "cream of the crop games" will be broadcast by Ball is Life.
2019 CAMP SCHEDULE
Friday May 31, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm Hotel Check-in @ Sheraton Cerritos
5:45pm – 6:00pm Bus leaves for Cerritos College
6:00pm - 6:45pm Dinner at Cal Cerritos College
6:00pm - 7:00pm Camp Registration and Gear Distribution @ Cerritos College
7:00pm-7:15pm Opening Remarks/Instructions
7:15pm - 8:30pm Individual Instruction
8:30pm - 9:15pm Camp Games – 3 courts (ACC Round 1)
9:15pm-10:00pm Camp Games- 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 1)
Saturday June 1, 2019
9:00am-10:00am Breakfast at Hotel
11:45am Depart hotel (via shuttle) to Cerritos College
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch at Cerritos College
1:00pm – 1:30pm Strength & Conditioning work-out
1:30pm-3:00pm Individual Instruction
3:00pm - 4:00pm Camp Games – 3 courts (ACC Round 2)
4:00pm - 5:00pm Camp Games – 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 2)
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner at Cerritos College
6:00pm - 6:40pm Recruiting Roundtable (Q&A with national scouts)
6:40pm - 7:35pm Camp games – 3 courts (ACC Round 3)
7:35pm - 8:30pm Camp games - 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 3)
Sunday June 2, 2019
8:45am Depart (via bus) to Cerritos College
9:30am - 10:15am Camp games – 3 courts (ACC Round 4)
10:15am - 11:00am Camp games - 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 4)
11:00am-11:45pm Lunch at Gym
11:45am - 12:00pm Announcement of All-Star Teams/Final Remarks
12:00pm - 1:15pm "Cream of the Crop" Top 50 Game
1:15pm - 2:15pm "Cream of Crop" Top 25 Game
2:00pm - 5:00pm Campers depart/transport out-of-state campers to airport