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Cavaliers Basketball Recruit Braxton Blackwell playing at Top 100 Camp

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6-foot-7 junior power forward Braxton Blackwell 6-foot-7 junior power forward Braxton Blackwell

Some of the best high school basketball players in the nation are at John Paul Jones Arena this week, for the 21st annual NBPA Top 100 Camp.

The Camp is being held JPJ for the 7th year in a row.

Seven-foot center Thon Maker from the Carlisle School is the top-ranked center in the Class of 2016.

He has an offer from Virginia.

Maker isn't even the tallest player on his team.

That honor belongs to 7-foot-5 Tacko Fall.

St. Anne's-Belfield rising junior Javin Montgomery-DeLaurier is playing at the camp this season, and had to battle the twin towers in his first game.

There are a few other UVa recruits at the camp, including 6-foot-7 forward Braxton Blackwell.

The rising junior from Nashville is rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals.

Blackwell also has offers from schools like UNC, Providence, Tennessee, Memphis, and Ohio State.

He hasn't taken an official visit to UVa yet, but says he's enjoying playing at JPJ.

"It's pretty cool playing here," says Blackwell.  "This could be my home in two or three years. It's pretty cool playing here. Coach Bennett is a great coach. They went from, I don't know what they did the year before, but they made a great run this year. I think they lost in the Sweet Sixteen or Elite Eight. They had a great season this year, and he said they're going to keep building, and keep getting better, so I'm looking forward to it."


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