STAB's Javin Montgomery-DeLaurier Playing at the Top 100 Camp
Javin Montgomery-DeLaurier goes for the dunk against 7'5" Tacko Fall
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -
Some of the best high school basketball players in the country are at John Paul Jones Arena this week, and St. Anne's-Belfield rising junior Javin Montgomery-DeLaurier can count himself among them.
The three-star prospect is playing at the 21st annual NBPA Top 100 camp, and looking to prove himself against the best of the best.
Javin Montgomery-DeLaurier has no fear when it comes to driving the lane at the Top 100 Camp.
"If I see an open lane to the basket, I'm going to try to dunk," says Montgomery-DeLaurier. "If you block my shot, you block it, but I'm going to keep coming back to try to dunk on you, because that's just how I play."
That even applies against redwoods like 7'5" Tacko Fall.
"I got a little too excited yesterday, tried to dunk on Tacko, and traveled in the process," says Montgomery-DeLaurier. "It's all for fun, there's nothing to lose. But with Tacko, that's a big human being right there. He's a big man."
Montgomery-DeLaurier is no shrimp.
He now stands 6'8" after sprouting seven inches over the last year, and with size 18 sneakers, says he still has room to grow.
"My feet have always been big, and I'm just sort of catching up," says the STAB junior.
JMD has offers from VCU, UC-Davis, Hampton, and Mount St. Mary's, and has had three unofficial visits to UVa.
Montgomery-DeLaurier says, "UVa told me they like my mobility. They told me I need to work on my outside game a little more, and be a little more assertive. I really like the campus here, and JPJ is a great arena, so hopefully I keep in contact with them."
Montgomery DeLaurier says the Top 100 Camp has been a great learning experience.
"When you see this much talent, you're just like, 'Wow. I still have a lot of work to do, so it's just stuff to take back and work on."
The Top 100 Camp runs through Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena.
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