Thursday, September 21, 2017

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Jebron Harris

Jebron Harris 

The Future Phenom Camp was Jebron Harris’s first experience in the camp atmosphere. He’s the youngest brother of Spotlight legend Jamir “Terminator” Harris who’s a freshman at the University of Minnesota. We sat down with Jebron to get his first take on the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Jebron Harris 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
JH: It was my first camp so I was excited and a little nervous. I knew I was going to give it my best. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
JH: The drills were exciting and the coaches showed me a lot. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
JH: The best player I played against was Stephon Ashley Wright. He is a really good shooter and a good PG. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
JH: I like playing the games the most because I was able to play against a lot of good players. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended?
JH: The Future Phenom Camp was my first camp that I attended. I really had a great time. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
JH: Litttt!

Future Phenom Camp Highlights: Prince Samuels Shows Up!

Prince Samuels

Prince Samuels traveled from Rhode Island hungry to show he could bang with the top players in the country. The wing forward showed all facets of his game including scoring, rebounding, running the floor and creating plays. Check out his highlights from the Future Phenom Camp.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What Did We Learn At The Future Phenom Camp?


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books and the talent was in the building. The players competed on the highest level and we zeroed in on a lot of the talent. Here are some of the things we learned down in Maryland. 

What Did We Learn At The Future Phenom Camp?


Bradley Holds Down His Spot! 

Jaden Bradley came into the Future Phenom Camp with a lot on the line. He was ranked the #1 player in the country on our website and he was just coming off of winning an AAU National Championship. The point guard did more than handle his business at the Future Phenom Camp, he solidified himself as the #1 player in the land once again. He came, saw and conquered.


Trio To Crash National Rankings! 

The Future Phenom Camp is the last spot we see players before we drop our national rankings. Three players from the Class Of 2022 that will be making their debut in our rankings are Jaquan Harris (New Jersey), Alex Karaban and Rory Stewart. All three players starred at the Future Phenom Camp and finished ranked in the Top 10.


Canada Shows Dominance! 

#1 Player in the Class of 2023 Elijah Fisher and Mikkel Tyne of Canada both took MVP honors at the Future Phenom Camp. The Canadian invasion became popular with the emergence of Andrew Wiggins and most recently RJ Barrett. Now these two players among others seem to be holding down the future for our neighbors from the north. Fisher and Tyne should be warm with those MVP Varsity Jackets.


"Money: Marcus Makes His Own Mark!

4th Grader Marcus Johnson has been on the National scene for a few years but was over shadowed by his older brother Sonny Johnson Jr. and cousin Meechie Johnson. But at the Future Phenom Marcus let the country know that he’s a budding star on the horizon. He played in the 5th Grade Division and totally dominated the competition while taking home the MVP honors.
Future Phenom Camp Continues To Grow! 

The Future Phenom Camp 2017 topped over 300 campers. This numbered increased nearly 100 from 2016. We are humbled by this increase and will continue to try and bring you the best event and coverage. We also know there’s always room improvement and will be evaluating our structure and process.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Mason Douglas

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Division gave us a look at the future. The Baby Ballers put on a show. Here’s our second look at the Top Performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Mason Douglas Guard (Maryland)- Douglas had to be one of the best performers in this class. He showed the total package with a deep-dish crossover, finishing with either hand and crazy court vision. His poise, demeanor and skill level has good potential written all over him.

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Tai Turnage

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Division gave us a look at the future. The Baby Ballers put on a show. Here’s our first look at the Top Performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Tai Turnage Guard (New York)- Turnage brought his Big Apple style guard game to the Future Phenom Camp. He spent the weekend breaking down defenders and looking to spoon feed teammates. In transition, he looked special running the fast break and making good decisions. He was difficult to contain in isolation situations. He made a national name for himself. He took home the best play making award.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Diary Of A Baller: Jayden "JP" Pierre (Roselle, NJ) Entry #1

Jayden Pierre 

Hello BballSpotlight World, It's Jayden "JP" Pierre from New Jersey, I would like to start off by thanking Basketball Spotlight for selecting, and giving me this opportunity to share with you guys my "Diary of a Baller". I'm 14 years old and just started my 8th grade year at The Patrick School located in Hillside, New Jersey. I currently play AAU basketball with Team Rio National. Things that I truly care about are family, friends, school, and basketball. Off the court, if I'm not studying or doing homework, or being bothered by my little brother Jayce, I'm on that 2k18. Basketball has taken me on many adventures, and so many different places, I've made a lot of new friends. 

Super Skillcase Returns In November!


The 2017 Super Skillcase presented by Micah Lancaster’s I’m Possible and Mike Melton’s Basketball Spotlight just got hotter this year with the middle school day and the high school day. Train with Micah Lancaster’s elite skills training in the morning session and compete in the afternoon session with 5 on 5 game play. 

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Future Phenom Camp Highlights: Jaden Bradley #1 Point Guard In America!

Jaden Bradley

Jaden Bradley came to the Future Phenom Camp rated as the #1 player in the land and left with his ranking intact. The lanky point guard simply controls the game with his presence and feel for the game. What’s the most special about him is that he knows how to make his teammates better. Check out his solo highlights from the Future Phenom Camp.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Amir Williams

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Division gave us a look at some up and coming talent. Here’s Part 3 of our Top Performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Amir Williams Forward (Delaware)- Last year at this camp Williams was a shot blocking specialist and rebounding machine. This time around Williams displayed his offensive game and we were impressed. The wiry forward looked legit on the wing as he made plays and scored the pill. He also made things happened in the paint and along the baseline. He was a total match-up nightmare. His play earned him the Best Prospect in the camp award.

Teach Me Classic Basketball League Returns


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Playtime Panthers Tryouts Are Here!


The Playtime Panthers have tryouts coming up. The dates and times are below. 

PLAYTIME TRYOUTS 3RD thru 8TH GRADE 

DATES: SEPT 30TH & OCT 7TH 
9U/10U: 9AM-11AM 
11U/12U: 11AM-1PM 
13U/14U: 1PM-3PM 

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Open workouts started Sept 6th Tues & Thurs 6pm - 9pm

Friday, September 15, 2017

Future Phenom Camp Highlights: Saunders Does It Again!

Anthony Saunders 

Anthony Saunders returned to the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp and made a statement as the one of the best guards in the country. The true floor general shows leadership, skills and flair to keep your eyes on him while rocking. Check out his highlights from the Future Phenom Camp and stay tuned as we have more footage and coverage coming.


One On One Feat: DJ Wagner

DJ Wagner

Having a legendary father that played basketball is something that some young players have to deal with but in DJ Wagner’s case he has a grandfather to also add in the mix. Milt Wagner was a legend at Camden High School, Louisville University and played in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, Dajuan Wagner Sr. shattered all his dad records at Camden High before a one and done stint at the University of Memphis before being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Basketball Spotlight sat down with young DJ Wagner to ask him some questions. 

One On One Feat: DJ Wagner 

BS: Who is your favorite player and why? 
DJW: My father and grandpop, they both had heart and played the game like killers. 

BS: What’s the strongest aspect of your game? 
DJW: The way I attack! 

BS: What aspect of your game needs the most improvement? 
DJW: My jump shot! 

BS: What’s your fondest basketball moment? 
DJW: Playing in Kentucky! 

BS: What is your dream college? 
DJW: I don’t have one I just want to make it to college. 

BS: Who was the toughest opponent you ever faced? 
DJW: Elijah Hardy because he was a guard with size and handle which is tough to guard at times. 

BS: How do you deal with the pressure of being ranked so high in your class? 
DJW: I like it because it makes me work harder. 

BS: If you could have dinner with one person, whom would it be and why? 
DJW: Russell Westbrook because I think he’s a good guy off the court. 

BS: Give me one word to describe your game. 
DJW: Scorer!