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Recruiting targets of interest at 2017 Villanova Basketball Team Camp

The first of two weekends kicked off last night.

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With construction underway at the Pavilion, Villanova Wildcats annual team camp has been split up into two camps over the next two weekends. Session #1 kicked off last night and will continue today.

The camp offers the coaching staff the ability to evaluate players in a game setting that might be a bit more under control than the AAU games. It also serves as a good way to get prospects on campus for pseudo unofficial visits. Given that, typically there is some strategy involved as to who is brought into the camp.

Brandon Slater, Villanova’s lone verbal commitment in the class of 2018, was on campus with Paul VI (Va.). Slater’s team won both of their games to kick off the camp. Keep an eye on point guards Anthony Harris (2019) and Jeremy Roach (2020) as the next big prospects from the school.

There was a lot of local flavor at camp as well. Some of the biggest programs in teh area - Imhotep Charter, Archbishop Wood, Archbishop Carroll and Roman Catholic - also played their part.

Imhotep boasts two prospects that the Wildcats will likely track in SF Donta Scott and PF Elijah Taylor. We’re not expecting the ‘Cats to get too involved Tyree Pickron or Seth Pinkney from Wood but their former teammate Collin Gillespie is now a Wildcat, so never say never.

The big names are Roman are point guard Lynn Greer III - Villanova has already been in contact - and Seth Lundy, a rising two-way wing who’s had a strong spring on the AAU circuit. A.J. Hoggard, a Team Final prospect, is the name to know at Archbishop Carroll.

Two other out of state programs in Notre Dame (N.J.) and Gonzaga (D.C.) were also in attendance. While former target Prentiss Hubb competes at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, class of 2020 forward Terrence Williams had a strong showing. Josh Watts (2019) and Myles Stute (2020) are names to keep an eye in the future too.

There’s still no offer for Notre Dame’s star guard Isaiah Wong, but the staff has been in contact and he visited for a game this past season. Definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Parkland (Pa.) was the final program in attendance for the first session. The camp continues through this weekend and a new group of schools will hit campus next weekend.