Meechie Johnson (Ohio)
The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class 0f 2021 came with a ton of talent. As we continue our coverage we will take a look at the players that made their Spotlight debut.
Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2021 Part 2 (Fresh Faces)
Meechie Johnson Guard (Ohio)- Johnson has made a name for himself in the Midwest including becoming a Youtube sensation. But when I saw him live in Maryland he showed me he was the real deal. He worked well off the pick and roll while displaying the ability to finish at all three levels. Johnson has confidence flowing through his veins and it shows with his play on the court. His swagger was through the roof and he earned his East Coast props. One of my favorite players to watch over the weekend.
Kevin Miller Guard (Illinois)- Miller is another point guard with national rep from his head to head showdowns with some of the best. He enjoy attacking defenders with an array of dribble moves. He’s crafty with the pill and does show some quickness. Defenders must wrap their ankles tight when trying to guard him because he could shake you out of your shoes.
Caleb Furst Forward (Indiana)- The Indiana prospect dominated on both ends of the floor. He understood his bread and butter so on offense he posted deep in the paint. Once he received the rock and wasted little time getting to the cup. He has good touch and developing footwork. On defense he closed down the lane with good lateral movement and proved to be a capable shot blocker. He lived up to the national rep he entered this event with.
Darius Tilghman Forward (Maryland)- In the long term Tilghman might leap frog many of the other players in this event. His still sort of raw which is a good thing because he’ no-where near his potential. The southpaw has good explosive finishing moves and can also get it done on the defensive end of the floor. He looked like a miniature CJ Fair.
James Madill Guard (New York)- Madill is a sharp shooting guard that isn’t afraid of launching the rock from anywhere. His mid-range game was on display and he showed the ability to get away from defenders off the dribble. He played with good confidence in this hostile environment.
Karell Booker Guard (Maryland)- Booker is a tough nose guard with a solid approach to the game. He enjoys hitting the gaps and making the defense collapse. He sees the floor very well and can also get his shot off whenever he needs. He’s another backcourt prospect from the loaded DMV area.
Jalen Hammond Forward (New Jersey)- Hammond showed power and athleticism during his play. He has no problem above, around or through defenders. He’s a player that loves the transitional type of game and thrives in the open floor. Camp type of settings are usually condescend to Capo’s type of game.
Elijah Hawkins Guard (Maryland)- Being one of the smallest guards in the building didn’t stop from stealing the show at times. He has deep range and will tickle the twine in the half court set or in transition. He went up against some of the top guards in the country and stood tall.