Dee Morton (Georgia)
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. The Class of 2022 is the most loaded group at this event. Here’s Part 3 of our rising 7th Grade report.
Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2022 Top Performers Part 3
Dee Morton Guard (Georgia)- The Atlanta native came to the camp an unknown but left as one of the top stories. The linebacker built guard won MVP honors at the Middle School All American Game by nailing the trey ball and scoring at will in the lane. He continued this hot streak as he entered the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp. Morton broke through the defense like a freight train while carrying other defenders to the bucket. Morton is not just a power player because he displayed a serious skill set that will translate to the next level. He finished Top 5 in the camp.
Carlos Alexander Guard (Maryland)- Alexander seems to be a point guard trapped in a shooting’s guard body. The speedster is capable of making point guard decisions but loves to score in bunches. His quickness allows him to blur past defenders and he uses athleticism to finish at the tin. He topped the 20 point mark numerous times over the weekend. He was one of the quickest players in the building.
Antonio Sellers Guard (New York)- Sellers continues to sprout up in his size as his scoring also continues to rise. He can now back down smaller guards and get more shots off from the perimeter. His body hasn't developed it’s explosiveness as of yet therefore he uses craftiness to maneuver in the lane. When he gets hot he can put it in the bucket just as good as anyone in the country.
Jeremiah Bembry Forward (New Jersey)- Bembry shows versatility and does a lot of different things on the floor. I can see this was his first time in this type of atmosphere and he needed some time to adjust. In terms of his game I saw some flashes of him being effective offensively and will only get better once he gets confidence in his ball handling and play making. He can finish and shoot it, now should work on his in between game.
Jayden Pierre Guard (New Jersey)- Pierre has been on tear on the camp circuit as of late and brought his game to the big stage in Maryland. The point guard adjusted to the higher level of talent and got his numbers despite being on a loaded squad. He showed he get to the tin through the defense and deliver the rock to teammates. His play earned him a trip to the Top 20 Game!
Jalen Thompson-Samuels Forward (Canada)- Thompson-Samuels is a good size southpaw that’s still learning the post-game. He’s very effective in terms of hitting the glass and getting put backs. He plays the game with great energy.
Kamal Francis Guard (Maryland)- Francis makes sure he is everywhere on the floor. He makes plays on both ends of the floor but will also dive on the floor for loose balls or charge the lane to grab rebounds. I can see him being an offensive contributor but more effective as a defensive stopper for a team next season. He was selected to the Top 20 game.
Nick Padilla Guard (New York)- Padilla is a quiet assassin that runs the team, sees the floor well and sets up teammates. I like his poise on the floor and the demeanor he plays with. He's the classic floor general.
Cidney Johnson Jr. (Maryland)- Johnson showed he could can and shoot over the weekend. He’s comfortable letting it go from deep while he’s open or when the defense is running at him.