Jaden Springer (North Carolina)
The Inaugural Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp took place this past weekend and was loaded with talent. The Class of 2020 had several known names from the Spotlight including a few making their debut in this class. Here’s our look at the rising 7th Grade Usual Suspects.
Class Of 2020 Top Performers (Usual Suspects)
Jaden Springer Guard (North Carolina)- Few players entered this camp with a bigger national rep than Springer but that still didn’t stop this kid from leaving it all on the floor. Jaden combines a skilled game with a serious work ethic and motor. He can score it from all three levels, is a terrific finisher and good decision maker. What’s even scarier is that Springer is young for his grade which means if he followed the reclassifying trend he would be a rising 6th grader. Wow imagine that!
Jordan Toles Guard (Maryland)- I had a chance to really study Toles game and he’s a lot more skills than I saw previously. I like the height on his jump shot and the improvement he’s showing in terms of handling the rock. It’s well known that he possesses one of the top motors in the country which is something that cannot be taught. This kid has a chance to be something special.
Terrence Williams Forward (Maryland)- Williams made an appearance on Sunday and played in the 2019 level even though he officially reclassified. Once on the floor he was difficult to handle especially in the post. He has added explosiveness and quickness to his array of moves. His play helped his team win the camp championship. I can only imagine how dominate he will look on the Class of 2020 level. I feel comfortable saying that he’s a Top 5 prospect right now.
Elijah Malloy Forward (Delaware)- Malloy was as dominate on the offensive end as I’ve seen in the past but he’s a baby and still developing. I love this kids motor and eagerness to learn the game. On the defensive side was an intimating force on the blocks by blocking shots and rebounding. The book on this kid is still be written meaning we have a long way to before we see a finished product. Delaware had an interesting prospect in this kid.