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.