NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Players Association -- in conjunction with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference – is sponsoring a Top 50 Basketball Camp.

The camp will take place July 20-23 at Morehouse College in Atlanta and will feature 25 of the best players from each conference. It is modeled after the NBPA’s Top 100 Camp.

Players will receive skill development on the court from current and retired NBA players and. Off the court, they will participate in leadership and life skills development sessions.

“Our members are excited to share their professional knowledge and life experiences with today’s student-athlete,” NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts said.

This unique partnership will cultivate and create coaching and talent pipelines for current and retired NBA players exploring transitioning into careers in intercollegiate athletics.

The camp will feature elite competition, including court drills, games and practices against the best players from the SIAC and SWAC, along with skill-development sessions.

“Historically black colleges and universities often provide crucial first-chance opportunities to professional athletes seeking coaching and administrator opportunities in intercollegiate athletics,” SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore said. “This initiative seeks to cultivate, institutionalize and ultimately broaden critically important talent pipelines, while also imparting invaluable skill instruction and mentoring to our student-athletes.”

Camp participants and coaches will be announced at a later date.

SIAC is a NCAA athletic conference headquartered in Atlanta with 14 member institutions, including Claflin University.

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