Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hoop Group Jr. Elite Camp Day 4: NBA Division Class 2013

Britton Lee (Philadelphia, PA)

On Day 4 the NBA division had some many top performers we decided to break them into two reports. There were some serious games going on including several multiple overtime contests. First we take a look at the Class of 2013 which featured some serious prospects.

Day 4 Top Performers (Class of 2013)

Britton Lee 5’10 Guard (Philadelphia, PA)- The City of Brotherly Love product explodes like a cannon ball when driving to the hole. He used this speed and strength to lead the All Star Game in scoring with 23 points. He said he will be attending Roman Catholic in two years. If Lee wants to be the next Maalik Wayns he will have to grow a few more inches, work on his jump shot, strengthen his left hand and get teammates involved more often.

Kavon Stewart 5’11 Guard (Paterson, NJ)- The Nick Van Exel clone didn’t let up on the final day. He got to the cup with a mean crossover dribble combined with a behind the back twist. Once he has the defender back pedaling he can pull up and drain the mid range jumper or floater. Stewart was also one of the best defensive guards in the camp.

Carlton Carter 5’6 Guard (Woodbridge, VA)- Carter is a vocal leader that instructs teammates on where they need to be on the floor. This is important because he’s a point guard with a nice frame and some sneaky athleticism. I like his drive and kick game in the flow of the offense. I also like the fact that he wants the ball in his hand at the end of games. Some players shy away.

Larry Morton 6’2 Forward (Lexington, KY)- Morton has the size and talent that could make him a big time prospect one day. He’s versatile while using his quickness to zip past post players and using his size to shoot over guards. He has an awkward one hand release on his shot but he gets up so high he gets a clean look at the basket often.

Jamal Adu-Peasah 6’0 Guard (Lexington, KY)- Jamal plays his position well. He’s a catch and shoot player that has the size to get his shot off. Off the dribble he needs to be a little more aggressive attacking the basket but that will probably come in time.

John Vasser 5’6 Guard (Marlboro, MA)- The southpaw loves to get into the lane and cause havoc. He has some deceptive moves and knows how to change speed while dribbling. Though he’s wasn’t the biggest guard in camp he used his athleticism to make up the difference. He flourishes in the open floor and transition.

Trevis Wyche 5’4 Guard (Neptune, NJ)- You know exactly what you are going to get from Wyche. He’s heady point guard that runs the team and doesn’t turn the ball over. Trevis brought this type of game to the Jr. Elite Camp and sometimes it’s not appreciated because of its lack of flash. Any coach would love a point guard like this Neptune product.

Class 2014

Brandon Austin 6’2 Guard (Philadelphia, PA)- The youngster marveled the crowd with his ball handling and natural decision making during the weekend. But like every other player he does have things he needs to work on to get better. First he must get used to playing against physical players that like to push and keep their hands on you. Then he has to understand that sometimes he doesn’t have to defer to his teammates because he’s the most talented. The latter might be harder because he has that true point guard pass first instinct. It’s not something you teach.