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Update: SWAC players selected for NBPA Top 50 camp

Release: 07/07/2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The list of players from each institution has been updated for the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Top 50 Basketball Camp, will take place, July 20-22 at the Clark Atlanta University Center in Atlanta, GA. 

The NBPA, in conjunction with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) will hold the inaugural camp, which will feature 25 of the best players from each conference.  Modeled after the NBPA's Top 100 Camp, players will receive skill development sessions on the court from current and retired NBA players and participate in leadership and life skills development sessions off the court.

The list of potential coaches for the event with a NBA playing career background includes New York Knicks forward Kyle O'Quinn (Norfolk State alum), Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (Tennessee State alum), Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (Atlanta native), former Atlanta Hawk guard Gary Neal, Chicago Bulls guard Anthony Morrow, Utah Jazz guard Shelvin Mack and retired 12-year NBA veteran George Lynch. 

Among those Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) players selected from each school include:

Prairie View A&M

G Ja'Donta Blakely (6-0, 180, Lake Charles, La. / Southwest Christian College)

G Tevin Bellinger (6-0, 180, Hutto, Texas, Jacksonville College)

Mississippi Valley State

G Isaac Williams (6-4, 181, Powder Springs, Ga. / Barton CC)

G Marcus Romain (6-2, 174, Brooklyn, N.Y. / East Los Angeles CC)

G/F Ta'Jay Henry (6-5, 210, Queens, N.Y. / Benjamin Cardozo HS)

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

G Ghiavonni Robinson (6-3, 190, Itta Bena, Miss. / Mississippi LeFlore HS)  

G Jaquan Lynch (6-3, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y. / Wabash Valley CC) 

Alcorn State

F Marquis Vance (6-7, 265, Tchula, Miss. / S.V. Marshall HS)

G Tamarcio Wilson (6-2, 201, Tchula, Miss. / S.V. Marshall HS)

Alabama A&M

G/F Ladarius Tabb (6-5, 205, Newbern, Ala. / Francis Marion HS)

Jackson State

G Yettra Specks (5-11, 171, Monroe, La. / Ouachita Parish)

G Raeford "Gator" Worsham (6-4, 192, Waynesboro, Miss.)

Alabama State

G/F Bobby Brown (6-6, 185, Chicago, Ill. / Lithia Springs HS)

G Torloft Thomas (6-3, 190, Montgomery, Ala. / Georgia Southern)

Texas Southern

G Deverrell Biggs (6-1, 185, Omaha, NE / Nebraska)


G Tre’lun Banks (6-1 170, Shreveport, La. / Scotlandville HS)

F Shawn Prudhomme (6-4, 210, Beaumont, Texas / Hardin-Jefferson HS)