Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Future Phenom Camp-Day #2 Standouts

Z. Harmon, D. Harris, T. Patterson, S.Bouges, G. Large, K. Brantley, A Hoggard,  A. Sellers &  C. Alexander
Day two of the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp featured playoff and all-star games in each division.  I had the opportunity to checkout some of the younger kids and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of young talent.  One of the best players I saw all day was Zion Harmon (2021 PG Maryland).  Harmon dominated the NYBL this season and his performance at this event mirrored that success.  As an example, In one game, Harmon dropped a gaudy 29 points! Harmon can both score the ball, while setting up his teammates for easy buckets. The lead guard has a high basketball IQ and cannot be rattled. I was also really impressed with Darnell Harris (2021 6’1 C Miami, FL), a quality big with a lot of upside potential.  Already possessing good length for his age, Harris is long, athletic, and does a good job of finishing around the cup.

Kahlil Brantly (2021 4’11 PG Charlotte, NC) logged in another good camp, Brantley has the ball on the string and he uses his elite handle to break down defenders and get into the paint where he often makes good decisions with the rock.   He can get you buckets or wow you with his vision and the ability to find the open man. Trey Patterson (2021 6’1 WF Summerset, NJ) is another good-looking prospect.  Like Harris, Patterson has good size, runs the floor well and has good athleticism.  Keep an eye on Patterson; he has a bright future.

In terms of point guards, Carlos Alexander (2021 4’5 PG Baltimore, MD) was one of the best young floor generals at the event.  Trey Thomas (2021 5’2 PG Upper Marlboro, MD) is another quality floor general with a tight handle and ability to live in the paint. Super quick and always in attack mode best describes Alexander’s game.  Any discussion about young PGs has to include Saarmartine Bogues (2023 4’6 PG Baltimore, MD), a dynamic little floor general who is tough to stay in front of. Bogues has a mature game for his age and is fun to watch.

New to the class of 2020, AJ Hoggard (2020 5’10 PG Coatesville, PA) made his debut in the class this weekend, and as expected, he is going to be tough to handle.  A bigger and stronger guard in 2020, Hoggard can play multiple positions and can post up smaller guards.  He still has an elite handle and is still crafty enough to get in the paint on a regular basis. Marquise Walker (2019 5’8 PG Chicago, IL) had a good day on Sunday, including a clutch buzzer beating jumper to help his team advance.  Walker was solid on the opening day, but stepped up his play on the final day. When he makes good decision with the rock, Walker is among the elite floor generals in the country.

After their stellar play on day one, both Justin Moore (2019 6’0 SG DC) and Korbin Spencer (2019 6’0 SG Sandy Hook, KY) continued their excellent play on Sunday.  Paired in the same backcourt, Moore and Spencer led their team to the championship game.  Spencer was one of the best defenders at the camp, while Moore was one of the best scorers.  All in all, the first year event was solid, and should be judged by the amount of talent it was able to assemble and the intriguing match ups it was able to create.

Day Two Standouts:

Sarmartine Bogues (2023 4’6 PG Baltimore, MD)
Antonio Sellers (2022 5’3 C Jersey City, NJ)
Grant Ott-Large (2022 5’3 C Laporte, IN)
Keyon Webb (2022 5’3 WF Durham, NC)
Zion Harmon (2021 5’4 PG)
Darnell Harris (2021 6-1 C Miami, FL)
Trey Patterson (2021) 6’1 WF Summerset, NJ)
Trey Thomas (2021 5’2 PG Upper Marlboro, MD)
Khalil Brantley (2021 4’11 PG Charlotte, NC)
Carlos Alexander (2021 4’5 PG Baltimore, MD)
Trevor Keels (2021 5’8 WF Clinton, MD)
Jake Koverman (2021 5’9 W/PF) Severna Park, MD
AJ Hoggard (2020 5’10 PG Coatesville, PA)
Garrett Ott-Large (2020 6’0 WF Laporte, IN)
Ahmed Fair (2020 5’8 PG Philadelphia, PA)
Marquise Walker (2019 5’8 PG Chicago, IL)

Other Standouts:

John Mobley Jr. (2024)
Khoi Thurmond (2023)
Bryce McGowans (2021)
Travonne Jackson (2021)
Keon Henderson (2021)
Stalin Oaks (2021)
George Cutler (2021)
Jayden Pierre (2021)
Trevor Keels (2021)
Griffin Barouk (2021)
Michael Anderson (2021)
Khalal Farmer (2021)
Ty Wilson (2021)