John Lucas to scout talent for NBPA's Top 100 camp

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Former NBA player and coach John Lucas II will serve as a scouting consultant for the National Basketball Players Association's Top 100 high school camp.

The NBPA says Lucas will be responsible for lining up the talent from the 2013 and '14 classes to take part in the camp from June 13-17 at the University of Virginia.

Lucas was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1976 draft and played 14 years in the league. He coached three teams and since 1990 has run John Lucas Enterprises in Houston, where he works with individual athletes.

The NBPA camp is in its 19th year. Purvis Short, the organization's director of player programs, says Wednesday that "by adding someone with John's experience and expertise, we are raising the bar to yet another level," adding that Lucas has "the ability to identify the game's greatest young talent."