Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2021 Top Performers Part 1

Ryan Conway (Maryland)

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books. The top talent in the country brought their game to District Heights, MD and we have tons of coverage to release. First we will start with the top performers from the Class of 2021. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2021 Top Performers Part 1

Ryan Conway Guard (Maryland)- One of the top scorers in the country stayed true to his name at the Future Phenom Camp. He was efficient from all three levels and also showed take over the game ability. He topped over 20 several times over the weekend. I like how he expanded his game by developing his ball handling and decision making. Becoming more of a point guard could be in his future but keep in mind he’s a natural scorer and does it well. He burned down the nets at the New 24 facility.

Caleb Furst Forward (Indiana)- The most dominant inside force at this event, Furst let it be known early that he eats in the paint. He had great post position while using a great southpaw touch, footwork and size to get the job done. I also like how he runs the floor rim to rim and puts the ball on the deck. He averaged over 20 markers a game. I can’t believe he has another year of middle school left. Opponents are in trouble.
Donnell Harris Forward (Florida)- Harris was once again dominant inside at this event. I like his size and speed on the baseline. He also has developed some ball handling and makes plays off the dribble. He has confidence in his outside shot and finishing in traffic. I like the work he is putting in on his perimeter skills and it will only prepare him better for the high school level down the road.
Brayon Freeman Guard (Washington, DC)- Freeman was one of the smoothest guards I saw in this event period. He plays both guard spots very well but I love him better at the point. He can breakdown defenders before finishing or deliver a dime. He tortured ball handlers on defense by ripping them blind with 94 feet of pressure. His poise and play making ability will carry him a long way in this game. This kid has some special instincts.
Julius Ellerbe Forward (Maryland)- Ellerbe is a pure wing with good size especially on this level. He can score on all three levels but also has enough handle to get into the lane at will. I like his feel for the game, versatility and explosive moves. If he continues to work I see him projecting into something special down the road. Not many can play both ends or possess his all-around versatility. 
Marcus Dyers Guard (New York)- The Big Apple Native opened up in Maryland. He was an absolute scoring machine for his squad. Defenders had no idea on how to slow him down because he could hit the jumper or finish at the rack. He has mean drive game and the frame to absorb contact in traffic. This kid is totally wired to score with supreme body control.
Freddie Young Jr. Guard (New Jersey)- Young showed some prowess especially from the perimeter with his soft jumper. He knows how to find his spot before letting it go. This kid can also go off the bounce while creating for teammates and himself. He possesses good size and craftiness with the pill. I look for him to take the next step during his 8th grade season. It should be his breakout year.