Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What Did We Learn At The Future Phenom Camp?


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books and what an event it was. There were some many memorable moments but we decided to pull out some interesting facts from the event. Here’s what we learned at the Future Phenom Camp In Maryland. 

What Did We Learn At Future Phenom Camp?



Huge Numbers For First Time Out! 

After two months of planning the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp was unveiled in District Heights, Maryland. The camp featured 252 players from 22 different states including District Of Columbia and Canada. The players participated in drills before getting down to business. I love the format and intensity of the games. But I also know that we have some work to do to make things better for next year. Overall it was a great learning experience for our first time out.

Class Of 2019 Was Stacked! 

One of the toughest jobs was picking the Top 20 Game for the Class Of 2019. This group of players featured national names Markquis Walker, Jeremiah Francis Korpin Spencer and Anthony Johnson. The local scene produced big time guard Justin Moore, The Mitchell Twins, Che Evans and Christian Depollar to name a few. Their games were very competitive and fun to watch. It’s going to be sad to see these guys go.




North Carolina Is Loaded With Youngsters! 

One thing for is certain is that the state of North Carolina represented themselves well at the Future Phenom Camp. We all knew about national phenom Jaden Springer but I was happily introduced to 2020 studs Tristan Maxwell, Jalen Cone and Jordan McPhatter. They also have others coming down the pike including Class Of 2022 guards Jacob Newman, Keyon Webb and Justin Monden. The future definitely looks bright in the Tar Heel State.



Reclass In Full Effect! 

The Future Phenom Camp was the stage for many players announcing their reclassifications. Some of the top players including Anthony Johnson, Marvin Price, AJ Hoggard, Cameron Byers, Tyler Brelsford and Trey Patterson to name a few played with their new class. All of these youngsters showed dominance and were elected to the Top 20 All Star Games. Most of these guys also have a chance to be ranked very high in their national classes.

Baby Ballers Return! 

A few years ago Basketball Spotlight specialized in bringing you the top baby ballers. Since then we kind of shied away from watching youngsters that young but the Future Phenom Camp made us want to return. The likes Khoi Thurmond, Tyrin Bizzelle, Samartine Bogues and Cameron Gillus made my eyes twinkle. I can’t wait to see these youngsters make their way up the ranks.


Fresh Faces!

The naysayers of Basketball Spotlight sometime state that we only write about the same players but a few youngsters proved them wrong as they used the Future Phenom Camp to introduce themselves to the Basketball Spotlight world. Players that were new on the scene and impressed included Trey Thomas, Keyshawn Johnson, Cameron Byers, Isaiah Moseley, Grant Ott Large and Eric Dixon.

P2 Bball Concludes Their Coverage Of Future Phenom Camp


P2 Bball concluded their coverage of the Future Phenom Camp is some explosive articles including player rankings and achievement awards. Basketball Spotlight would like to thank P2 Bball for their awesome help with the coverage. Check out the articles below.

Class Of 2023-2024 Player Rankings and Achievements 
Class Of 2022 Player Rankings and Achievements 
Class Of 2021 Player Rankings and Achievements 
Class Of 2020 Player Rankings and Achievement 
Class Of 2019 Player Rankings and Achievement 
Jordan Toles Keeps On Ticking

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trenton Catholic Academy (The Home Of Champions)


Trenton Catholic Academy is unique, serving as the Regional Pre K-12 school for the Diocese of Trenton. Housed in one large building on a beautiful, suburban 64 acre campus, the Lower School educates grades PreK-8, and the Upper School is 9-12. Built in 1962 as St. Anthony High School, it was eventually renamed McCorristin Catholic. In 2005, the Diocese consolidated several area parochial grade schools into the building to create Trenton Catholic Academy. 

Small by design, TCA faculty can provide the necessary attention to enable the culturally and academically diverse student population to thrive. Academics are the primary focus, and students are also encouraged to participate in some of the various extracurricular activities. 

TCA offers an array of high school athletics: B&G soccer, cheerleading, B&G basketball, B&G track & field, baseball and softball. The school has a long, storied history in basketball, although the soccer and track programs have produced team and individual champions over the last few years. The TCA boys basketball program fields teams at the Freshman, JV and varsity levels. 

Since 2005, TCA has won numerous league, county, sectional and state basketball titles. In 2010, the TCA boys team won the New Jersey Tournament of Champions. Not to be outdone, the girls team won the TOC the following year. Both teams play grueling schedules to prepare for the postseason tournaments. 

TCA never loses sight on priorities for its student/athletes, as it does an excellent job on preparation for life beyond high school. The last 18 basketball player/graduates have gone on to college, 15 of whom played for the school team (see listing). 
Dondre Whitmore, Bloomfield Univ.
Frantz Massenat, Drexel Univ. 
Markese Tucker, St. Peter’s Univ.
Khalid Lewis, U. Delaware/LaSalle 
Charles Cooke, James Madison/Dayton Univ.
Tennyson Lewis, The College of NJ 
Reggie Coleman, Neumann Univ.
Mel Weldon, Neumann Univ. 
Chazz Patterson, St. Peter’s Univ.
Chance Patterson, St. Peter’s Univ. 
Chris Lewis, Delaware State Univ.
Nate King, Virginia Union Univ. 
Brandon Taylor, Penn State Univ.
Khalil Batie, Rutgers Univ. 
Eric Bowman, Neumann Univ. 

In addition, the TCA Lower School boys basketball teams have dominated the CYO leagues for years, with many of those players transitioning to the Upper School for high school. TCA routinely graduates 100% of its seniors, with nearly all continuing their education in college. The Class of 2014 averaged nearly $90,000 per graduate in offered scholarship and grant monies.

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Welcome to Trenton Catholic Academy! from Ryan Higgins on Vimeo.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Basketball Spotlight Creates Video Catalog Library


Basketball Spotlight has been in existence since 2008 and have are proud to say that we had some of the best talent in the country to come through our doors. We believe that we are the true launching pad for the Future Phenoms Of Basketball. Through the years we had the privilege of collecting an extensive library of top players. No longer do you have to search youtube to find our videos because we have placed them into catalogs for your enjoyment. Click on the event and you will see it’s library list of videos.
Basketball Spotlight Video Pages

TIP OFF CLASSIC VIDEO PAGE 
CLASH FOR THE CUP VIDEO PAGE 
ATLANTIC CITY SHOWCASE VIDEO PAGE 
MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC VIDEO PAGE 
GRAND FINALE VIDEO PAGE 
JEM ALL STAR CLASSIC VIDEO PAGE 
SUPER SHOWCASE VIDEO PAGE

Diary Of A Baller: Marquise Walker (Chicago, Illinois) Entry #1

Marquise Walker and Clark Francis

Hello everybody, my name is Marquise Walker. I'm a 5'9 PG from Chicago, IL and I'm very funny. 

I went to BBall Spotlight camp in Washington, D.C. a couple of weeks ago. It was a great experience and a lot of competition. I got to play against one of my good friends, PG Jeremiah Francis from Columbus, OH. I love playing against him because he makes me better every time we play. I made the All-Star team at spotlight camp and I put in work at the All-Star game. I finished the camp rated in the top 5. The very next was the John Lucas camp in Chicago and my friend Jeremiah Francis was there also. Since I live in Chicago, I took Jeremiah to a party with me after the camp on Sunday and his dad and my dad went to a party for grownups. Jeremiah is a fun dude even though he acts shy around everybody else. Sunday when I woke up for camp I gave thanks to GOD for everything because it was his day. Then went on and competed on the last day of the John Lucas camp. Clark Francis gave me a critical write up based on my play at the camp. I believe he was right because I didn't play my best that weekend. 

The following week I worked harder than ever to prepare for the next camp (Buckeye Prep). I wake up before school at 6am 4 days a week and run, do pushups and sit-ups, and jump rope. I was determined to change Clark Francis's mind about me. In addition to the hard work, I went to open gym at St. Joseph H.S. This school is famous from the movie Hoop Dreams and because Isaiah Thomas went to school there. I competed against Glyn Watson who is a nationally rated senior PG who just committed to Nebraska. I struggled against the varsity guys but I will adjust and keep getting better. 

I got to camp Saturday and I saw Clark Francis and thought to myself, don't prove nothing just play your game. The showcase before camp was loaded with top players like Myles Pierre, Bryan Sanders, Shariff Kenny, the Langley twins, Wendell Moore, and my friend Jeremiah Francis. We lost the game but I got the MVP for my team. For my play during the camp I made the all-star game after playing all those games in 2 days I was tired. That's when I realized all the running, pushups and sit-ups I do every morning was paying off. It was show time. In the beginning of the game I was doing crazy stuff but I hit a 3 and got two nice dimes in a row and got going. I dominated the game in the second half and I got top 5 player at the camp. Clark Francis watched the whole game and I think he left camp with a better taste in his mouth about me. I think I proved to him I was a great player. 

See You Guys Next Week, 
Marquise Walker

Friday, September 12, 2014

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2019 Top 30 Player Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom featured over 250 players from around the United States and Canada. It was some of the best basketball I saw in a long while. Here are our player rankings for the Class of 2019. These player rankings are just our opinion and should be taken as such. Remember all these young athletes still have a long road ahead of them. 

Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2019 Top 25 Player Rankings 
1. James Bishop (Maryland) 
2. Mahki Mitchell (Maryland) 
3. Marquis Walker (Illinois) 
4. Jeremiah Francis (Ohio) 
5. Justin Moore (Maryland) 
6. Tariq Ingraham (Delaware) 
7. Anthony Johnson (Pennsylvania) 
8. Marvin Price (Maryland) 
9. Isaiah Moseley (Canada) 
10. Christian Depollar (Maryland) 
11. Dontae Scott (Pennsylvania) 
12. Korpin Spencer (Kentucky) 
13. Che Evans (Mayrland) 
14. Mark Bradshaw (Pennsylvania) 
15. Mahkel Mitchell (Maryland) 
16. Cameron Savage (Virginia) 
17. Rob Higgins (New Jersey) 
18. Anthony Byrd (Pennsylvania) 
19. Jaheim Tanksley (New Jersey) 
20. Sigfried Reid (Maryland) 
21. Carsten Kogelink (Maryland) 
22. Tajay Martin (Canada) 
23. Liam Ball (Pennsylvania) 
24. Dale Hewitt (Canada) 
25. Shermick Lofton (Pennsylvania) 
26. Jordan Hairston (Virginia) 
27. Desire Dejean (Maryland) 
28. Alexander Rice (New Jersey) 
29. Jamil Riggins (Pennsylvania) 
30. Chris Ings (Pennsylvania)

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2020 Top 25 Player Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom featured over 250 players from around the United States and Canada. It was some of the best basketball I saw in a long while. Here are our player rankings for the Class of 2020. These player rankings are just our opinion and should be taken as such. Remember all these young athletes still have a long road ahead of them. 

Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2020 Top 25 Player Rankings 
1. Jaden Springer (North Carolina) 
2. Jordan Toles (Maryland) 
3. AJ Hoggard (Pennsylvania) 
4. Cameron Byers (Maryland) 
5. Tyler Brelsford (Maryland) 
6. Keyshawn Johnson (District Of Columbia) 
7. RJ Davis (New York) 
8. Justin Lewis (Maryland) 
9. Tristan Maxwell (North Carolina) 
10. Jalen Cone (North Carolina) 
11. James Lameron (Maryland) 
12. Tejon Ford (Maryland) 
13. Canin Reynolds (Maryland) 
14. Elijah Malloy (Delaware) 
15. Josiah Hardy (Virginia) 
16. Niels Lane (New Jersey) 
17. Jeremy Roach (Virginia) 
18. Jacobi Wright (South Carolina) 
19. Xavier Pina (New Jersey) 
20. Zahree Harrison (Pennsylvania) 
21. Jermaine Goodwyn (Maryland) 
22. Jordan McPhatter (North Carolina) 
23. Tarik Booker (Indiana) 
24. Garrott Ott-Large (Indiana) 
25. Ryan Conway (Maryland)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2021 Top 25 Player Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom featured over 250 players from around the United States and Canada. It was some of the best basketball I saw in a long while. Here are our player rankings for the Class of 2021. These player rankings are just our opinion and should be taken as such. Remember all these young athletes still have a long road ahead of them. 

Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2021 Top 25 Player Rankings 
1. Donnell Harris (Florida) 
2. Zion Harmon (Maryland) 
3. Trey Patterson (New Jersey) 
4. Trey Thomas (Maryland) 
5. Khalil Brantley (Georgia) 
6. Khalil Farmer (Pennsylvania) 
7. Ahmad Harrison (Maryland) 
8. Carlos Alexander (Maryland) 
9. Keon Henderson (Michigan) 
10. Justice Williams (Pennsylvania) 
11. Bryce McGowans (South Carolina) 
12. Brayson Freeman (Maryland) 
13. Ty Wilson (Virginia) 
14. Trevor Keels (Maryland) 
15. Travonne Jackson (Ohio) 
16. Jayden Pierre (New Jersey)
17. George Cutler (Virginia) 
18. Michael Anderson (Pennsylvania) 
19. Malik Jones (Tennessee)
20. Griffin Barouk (Pennsylvania) 
21. Stalin Oaks (Pennsylvania) 
22. Antonio Sanders (Florida) 
23. Chris Kuzemka (Virginia) 
24. Chase Collyer (Connecticut) 
25. Brian Pope (Virginia)

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2022 Top 20 Player Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom featured over 250 players from around the United States and Canada. It was some of the best basketball I saw in a long while. Here are our player rankings for the Class of 2022. These player rankings are just our opinion and should be taken as such. Remember all these young athletes still have a long road ahead of them. 

Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2022 Top 20 Player Rankings 
1. Kamaren Rodriquez (New York) 
2. Antonio Sellers (New York) 
3. Knasir McDaniel (Maryland) 
4. Jacob Newman (North Carolina) 
5. Grant Ott-Large (Indiana) 
6. Mykel Kelley (Pennsylvania) 
7. Keyon Webb (North Carolina) 
8. Jaden Johnson (Maryland) 
9. Sammy Scott (Maryland) 
10. Donovan Leak (Virginia) 
11. Devon Williams (Maryland) 
12. Jason Moore (Maryland) 
13. Dean Newsome (Pennsylvania) 
14. Isaiah Freeman (Pennsylvania) 
15. Joseph Green (New Jersey) 
16. Jay Lin (New York) 
17. Aidan Mahaney (California) 
18. Justin Monden (North Carolina) 
19. Cameron Johnson (Ohio) 
20. Kerry Glover (Pennsylvania)

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2023-2024 Top 20 Player Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom featured over 250 players from around the United States and Canada. It was some of the best basketball I saw in a long while. Here are our player rankings for the Class of 2023-2024. These player rankings are just our opinion and should be taken as such. Remember all these young athletes still have a long road ahead of them. 

Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2023-2024 Top 20 Player Rankings 
1. Khoi Thurmond (Illinois) 
2. Samartine Bogues (Maryland) 
3. Tyrin Bizelle (Maryland) 
4. John Mobley (Ohio) 
5. Jalen Newhouse (California) 
6. Jahkary Towns (Michigan) 
7. Cameron Gillus (Virginia) 
8. Tyrik Petway (Florida) 
9. Daniel Dormu (Maryland) 
10. Marcus Blackwell (Michigan) 
11. Anthony Saunders (Virginia) 
12. Curtis Staie (New York) 
13. Jaden Cozie (Pennsylvania) 
14. Moses Blackwell (Michigan) 
15. Isaiah Marshall (Ohio) 
16. Timothy Anderson (Nevada) 
17. Michael Brelsford (Maryland) 
18. Ryan Williams (Pennsylvania) 
19. Kwadair Edwards-Alexander (Delaware) 
20. Amaree Womack (Virginia)

Inside The Future Phenom Camp Part 2


Basketball Spotlight 2014 from Jessica Coleman on Vimeo.

In Part 2 of Inside The Future Phenom Camp Renee Productions of New Jersey came in a did a fantastic job on this event. They capture all aspects and we look forward to working with them in the future. Stay tuned as Basketball Spotlight brings you more from the Future Phenom Camp including the camp rankings. Video password - bball

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 3 Point Shooting Contest Winners!

Elijah Harris Got Done From 3-Point Range

We added some different contests to the camp to give the players a chance to show what they could do in different areas of basketball. 3-Pointers are about squaring up to the basket, using your legs, and following through on your shot. Each player shot 25 3-Pointers (5 from each spot). The following are the players that showed they had the best stroke from distance during the competition. 

Class of 2019 (Rising 8th Graders) 
Champion: Elijah Harris (North Carolina) 
Runner Up: Carl Gibson (New Jersey) 

Class of 2020 (Rising 7th Graders) 
Champion: James Madill (New York) 
Runner Up: Carter Mahaney (California) 

Class of 2021 (Rising 6th Graders) 
Champion: Zion Harmon (Maryland) 
Runner Up: Griffin Barrouk (Pennsylvania) 

Class of 2022 (Rising 5th Graders) 
Champion: Cameron Johnson (Ohio) 
Runner Up: Antonio Sellers (New York) 

Class of 2023/2024 (Rising 4th/3rd Graders) 
Champion: Jaden Colzie (Pennsylvania) 
Runner Up: Tyson Mobley (Conneticut)

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Free Throw Shooting Contest Winners!

Ryan Conway Got It Done At The Charity Stripe

We added some different contests to the camp to give the players a chance to show what they could do in different areas of basketball. Free throws are about having the same routine when you go to the line and shooting the same shot with confidence. Each player shot 20 Free Throws. The following are the players that showed they had the best stroke from the line during the competition. 18 out of 20 (90%) was the best score of the competition. 

Class of 2019 (Rising 8th Graders) 
Champion: Aaron Estrada (New Jersey) 
Runner Up: Isaiah Moseley (Canada) 

Class of 2020 (Rising 7th Graders) 
Champion: Ryan Conway (Maryland) 
Runner Up: Isaiah Kennedy (Ohio) Free 

Class of 2021 (Rising 6th Graders) 
Champion: Chris Kuzemka (Virginia) 
Runner Up: Ed Johnson (Maryland) 

Class of 2022 (Rising 5th Graders) 
Champion: Antonio Sellers (New York) 
Runner Up: Aidan Mahaney (California) 

Class of 2023/2024 (Rising 4th/3rd Graders) 
Champion: Curtis Staie (New York) 
Runner Up: Ryan Williams (Pennsylvania)

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Skills Contest Winners!

Gabriel Holder Had The Best Skill Time 

We added some different contests to the camp to give the players a chance to show what they could do in different areas of basketball. Skills are about Shooting, Passing, and Dribbling. We put together an obstacle course similar to what you see during the NBA All Star Weekend. Each player was timed as they went through the Skills Course and the lowest/fastest time won. The following are the players that showed they had the most skills during the competition. The fastest time in the camp overall was Gabriel Holder from Virginia (Class of 2021 Rising 6th Grader) with a time of 21.88 seconds. 

Class of 2019 (Rising 8th Graders) 
Champion: Mark Bradshaw (Delaware) 
Runner Up: Elijah Harris (North Carolina) 

Class of 2020 (Rising 7th Graders) 
Champion: Isaiah Kennedy (Ohio) 
Runner Up: Jeremy Roach (Virginia) 

Class of 2021 (Rising 6th Graders) 
Champion: Gabriel Holder (Virginia) 
Runner Up: Zion Harmon (Maryland) 

Class of 2022 (Rising 5th Graders) 
Champion: Aidan Mahaney (California) 
Runner Up: Jaden Walker (Pennsylvania) 

Class of 2023/2024 (Rising 4th/3rd Graders) 
Champion: Noah Cutler (Virginia) 
Runner Up: Isaiah Marshall (Ohio)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2023-2024 Top Performers Part 2

Samartine "Fat-Man" Bogues (Maryland)

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp featured some of the top baby ballers in the country for the Class of 2023 and 2024. Here’s Part 2 of our top performers from that weekend.  
Future Phenom Camp Class of 2023-2024 Top Performers Part 2 

Samartine Bogues Guard (Maryland)- Nicknamed Fat-Man Bogues is a born leader and play maker. He directs the traffic on the floor while breaking down the defense and making plays. He came into this event with a national name and showed why on the floor. He‘s  natural point guard that gets anywhere he wants on the floor. He has the knack of either scoring or dishing the pill.

Jakhary Towns Guard (Michigan)- The kid with the big name from Grand Rapids was eager for the East Coast Challenge. He brings smoothness to the stage and picks his spots nicely. At times he can defer a little too much which could also be a good trait for a future point guard. 

Tyrik Petway Guard (Florida)- Playing with the older age group didn’t stop Petway from getting buckets. This kid from the sunshine state surely knows how to find the bottom of the hole. He gives it to you from the perimeter at finishing in the lane. He was the 3rd leading scorer in the camp.

Curtis Staie Guard (New York)- Don’t let the innocent face fool you this kid will bite your heart out. I like his confidence on the floor and willingness to attack defenders off the dribble. He can stick the jumper but also drive past you to the cup.




Daniel Dormu Guard (Maryland)- Dormu is a veteran on the floor at this age. His big game experience showed at this camp has he played with a good poise and tempo. He’s capable of playing wither guard spot and will sacrifice his body on the defensive end.



Jaden Cozie Guard (Pennsylvania)- A tough point guard from the City of Brotherly Love with a great drive, draw and dish game. He makes it his business to get into the lane and spoon feed teammates. He has the ability to read the defense like a book. 

John Mobley Guard (Ohio)- The Showman from the Midwest had his moments at the Future Phenom Camp. At an early age he understands that his court vision might be his ticket for a free education. I love his willingness to share the ball as he dribbles through defenders.

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2023-2024 Top Performers Part 1

Khoi Thurmond (Illinois)

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp featured some of the top baby ballers in the country for the Class of 2023 and 2024. Here’s Part 1 of our top performers from that weekend.  

Future Phenom Camp Class of 2023-2024 Top Performers Part 1 

Khoi Thurmond Guard (Illinois)- “King” Khoi lived up to his name by directing his team to the championship and taking home MVP honors. The southpaw has a throwback Chicago guard game as he broke down defenders like Tim Hardaway and then dished the rock like Zeke Thomas. He scored when he needed but his unselfish style should be an inspiration to others regardless of age.

Jalen Newhouse Guard (California)- This West Coast kid didn’t waste his flier mileage by taking the trip to the nation’s capital. He’s a versatile guard featuring dribbling, passing and scoring skills. Right now his size allows him to score and pass over most defenders. He wanted that East Coast bump and was ready to rumble.



Cameron Gillus Guard (Virginia)- Gillus has an array of skills on the offensive end and doesn’t mind playing defense 94 feet. He showed quickness off the bounce and good range on his shot. Even though he’s just a rising 4th Grader he has the craftiness to get his shot off.




Jeremiah Dorsey Guard (New York)- Dorsey wasn’t the quickest guard in the building but he understands how to play the angles. When dribbling he zig-zags across the floor and uses his body to shield defenders. He uses a floater or a scoop layup to finish off his plays.




Anthony Saunders Guard (Virginia)- Saunders is very versatile for a player this young. He sees and runs the floor very well. He can either finish off the pass or create his own opportunity. He has good strength that allows him to finish through contact.





Tyrin Bizelle Guard (Maryland)- Rounding out our Part 1 report is Tyrin Bizelle from B’More Orange. He was one of the youngest in the group but still was able to score and create. He proved that size doesn’t matter as he made the Top 20 All Star Game and finished as a Top 5 overall performer in the camp.

Inside The Future Phenom Camp Part 1




The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp has different phases. We had drill work, great coaching, top competition and a load of awards. Frames Photography was on hand and has provided you with a brief insight to this inaugural event. Stay tuned because we have more footage and coverage coming from this top notch camp.