Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Super Skillcase Almost Here!


The 2017 Super Skillcase presented by Micah Lancaster’s I’m Possible and Mike Melton’s Basketball Spotlight just got hotter this year with the middle school day and the high school day. Train with Micah Lancaster’s elite skills training in the morning session and compete in the afternoon session with 5 on 5 game play. 

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Diary Of A Baller: Jayden Pierre (Roselle, NJ) Entry #5

Jayden Pierre Getting Ready For Action

Good Day Spotlight World, 

Jayden "JP" Pierre here with entry #5 of my Diary 

Monday was Columbus Day, we were off from school, I had to be up early, because I had an early morning workout at the school. We worked on creating space and shooting off the dribble, it was a pretty intense workout, we were in there for three hours. After the workout I went home and took a nap, before I had to be back to the school for team practice. After practice, I was tired. I got home I took a shower and went to bed early. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Spotlight Alum Ayala Picks Maryland!


Basketball Spotlight Alum Eric Ayala has decided to attend the University Of Maryland. Ayala started his Spotlight career with Delaware Royalty and before moving on to the WE R 1 program. Eric was known as one of the smoothest big guards to come though Basketball Spotlight. After a stellar middle school career Ayala took his game to another level in high school. He became one of the top guards in the country and helped WE R 1 win back to back Under Armour Championships. 

Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Ayala and his family on his commitment. He working and remember this is just the beginning. Stay tuned as Basketball Spotlight brings you more former star’s college selections.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Future Phenom Camp Mixtape!


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Coverage comes to a close. The Mixtape featuring Jaden Bradley, Jaquan Harris, Rodney Rice, Jayden Pierre, Elijah Fisher, Christian Bliss, Sebastian Robinson, Elliot Cadeau, Issac Gonzalez and many more. We would like to thank everyone involved in this process and look forward to bringing you more great events and coverage.

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Malachi Johnson

Malachi Johnson

Malachi Johnson traveled from Texas to attend the Future Phenom Camp and performed well on the big stage. He finished ranked #11 in the camp and played in the AGame All American Game. Here’s what he had to say about the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Malachi Johnson 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
MJ: To see and play against the best competition. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
MJ: It was a great way to start the camp

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
MJ: The best player I faced at the camp was Jebron Harris. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
MJ: The best part of the camp to me was playing games and playing in the All-American Game. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? 
MJ: It has better competition! 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
MJ: Litt!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Diary Of A Baller: Jayden Pierre (Roselle, NJ) Entry #4

Jayden Pierre Chilling!

Hello Spotlight World, 

Jayden "JP" Pierre here with Entry #4 of my Diary 

Monday was an easy day at school. When I got home, I took a nap before doing my homework, I had a big project and an essay that had to be handed in the next day. After I got done with my homework, I iced my knee, then went to bed. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Spotlight Alum Carey Bleeds Orange!



Basketball Spotlight Alum Jalen Carey has committed to Syracuse University. Carey starred on the Spotlight circuit with the NY Rens and finished his middle school career has one of the best guards in the country. He is a true testament of a player that got better each year of his young career. During high school he moved over to the Playaz Basketball Club and took his game to another level. 

Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Jalen and his family on his commitment and wish them the best in the future. Remember this is just the beginning so continue to work hard. Stay tuned as Basketball Spotlight bring you more former stars that are headed to college.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic Getting Early Interest!


The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic will take place December 2nd and 3rd in Neptune, NJ. This event will bring together the top teams in the country for a weekend of great basketball. Please make sure you register early because a sellout is imminent. 

Committed Teams 

8th Grade Teams 
1. PSA Cardinals 
2. NJ Bulldogs 
3. NJ Playaz 
4. Expressions Elite (Rhode Island) 
5. Team IZOD 
6. Riverside Hawks (Blue) 
7. Riverside Hawks (White) 
8. New York Jayhawks 
9. NY Rens 
10. 6th Man Warriors 
11. Team Loaded (DC)
12. Team B.AS.I.C. (NYC)
13. Playtime
14. Milbank 
15. New Heights
16. SBA Elite 
17.
18.
19.
20. 

7th Grade Teams 
1. New Heights (National Champions) 
2. Riverside Hawks 
3. NJ Bulldogs 
4. Team IZOD 
5. NY Rens 
6. Fidonce (White) 
7. Fidonce (Black) 
8. B&B Running Rebels 
9. T Town Ballers 
10. Team Delaware 
11. New York Jayhawks 
12. Jersey City Boys and Girls 
13. East Coast Elite 
14. 6th Man Warriors 
15. YW Ballers 
16. Student Body Attack
17. Playtime
18. Team Bos
19. Milbank
20. Ocean Elite
21. KSK 
22. 

6th Grade Teams 
1. NY Rens 
2. Riverside Hawks 
3. Jersey City Boys and Girls Club (White) 
4. Jersey City Boys and Girls Club (Blue) 
5. Team Delaware 
6. Blackstar Ballers 
7. NJ Pirates 
8. T Town Ballers 
9. Playtime
10. Team Bos
11. Milbank
12. KSK
13.
14. 

5th Grade Teams 
1. NY Rens 
2. 6th Man Warriors 
3. Team Delaware 
4. T Town Ballers 
5. YW Ballers 
6. Rising Stars Elite
7. Team Bos
8. Milbank
9. KSK
10. 

4th Grade Teams 
1. NY Rens 
2. 6th Man Warriors 
3. Team Delaware 
4. Jersey City Boys and Girls Club 
5. Riverside Hawks (White) 
6. Riverside Hawks (Blue) 
7. East Coast Elite 
8. CIA Bounce 
9. 6th Man Warriors
10. Playtime 
11. Milbank
12. KSK
13.
14.
15.
16.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Diary Of A Baller: Jayden Pierre (Roselle, NJ) Entry #3

Jayden Pierre & A Boogie

It's Jayden "JP" Pierre with Entry #3 of my Diary 

Monday -I woke up tired this morning, I felt much better after I took a shower. School went pretty smooth, I got all my work done in all my classes without any problem. The middle school didn’t have any workouts so I went home, got something to eat and did some homework before I had to get back to the school for a workout with Delson Training. Once we were done I went back home finished up my homework, did my pushups, and went to sleep. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Jaquan Harris

Jaquan Harris

Jaquan Harris was known as the little brother of Jamir “Terminator” Harris but after the Future Phenom Camp he made his own mark. He helped his team win the camp championship while finishing ranked #3 in the camp and appeared in the AGame All American Game! Check out his view from the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Jaquan Harris 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
JH: My mindset coming into the camp was to make a name for myself and show the people watching who I was and I could hold my own. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
JH: The drill session was better than I expected and every coach at every station knew what they talking about. It wasn’t just a station to rush us to the games. They were correcting us and encouraging us to do more reps. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
JH: The biggest challenged I had was when I played against Jalen Duren who is 6’8. I just made sure I fronted him at all times and tried to deny him the ball. It was the most tiring game we had. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
JH: My favorite aspect of the camp was definitely the games. I’m a huge competitor so if there is something I could lose at I’m all in. Each game was a good game and my team and I had chemistry and we jelled throughout the weekend. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? 
JH: The Future Phenom Camp was my first big camp. It was a great experience and something I will always remember. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
JH: Validdd!

Friday, September 29, 2017

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Travis Upchurch

Travis Upchurch

Last year Travis Upchurch earned MVP honors at the Phenom Camp and returned this year to defend his crown. The Connecticut guard dazzled the crowd and carried his team to the championship. He finished ranked #2 in the camp and appeared in the AGame All American Game. Here’s what he had to say about the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Travis Upchurch 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
TU: My mind set was to do what i did last year, win the championship game and win MVP for the camp. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
TU: I like the drills to see how hard the other players are going so i can go harder. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
TU: My boy Blake Harper is a tough player & that kid from Canada was good as well. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
TU: The All-American Game is always the best part to me the best going against best it don't get any better than that. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? 
TU: There is no camp like this camp the competition that come out is amazing NY, NJ, Delaware, and the DMV area i am just trying to play against the best and put Connecticut on the map. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
TU: Future D1 and Future NBA players.

Future Phenom Camp Highlights: "Pure" Bliss!

Christian Bliss

Christian Bliss put on a show at the Future Phenom Camp in Maryland. The point guard showed he could score against the some of the best players in the country. Check out his highlights from Future Phenom Camp!

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Skillcase Set For November


The 2017 Super Skillcase presented by Micah Lancaster’s I’m Possible and Mike Melton’s Basketball Spotlight just got hotter this year with the middle school day and the high school day. Train with Micah Lancaster’s elite skills training in the morning session and compete in the afternoon session with 5 on 5 game play. 

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My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat. Sebastian Robinson

Sebastian Robinson

Sebastian Robinson is regarded as one of the best point guards in America. He brought his style to the Future Phenom Camp and led his team to the camp championship. Robinson finished the camp ranked #7 and performed well in the AGame All American Game. Here is his take on the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat. Sebastian Robinson 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
SR: To learn and play hard! 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
SR: The coaches were very good and they pushed everyone to do their best. I wish we could've done more. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
SR: I faced a lot of good players, but I wanted to play Elijah Fisher. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
SR: Playing games. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? 
SR: I've never been to any other camp. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
SR: Awesome!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Toby Ojukwo

Toby Ojukwo

Toby Ojukwo was an under the radar floor general when entering the Future Phenom Camp. But once he hit the floor he let it be known that he wanted the national recognition. Ojukwo handled his business while finishing ranked #14 at the camp and playing in the AGame All American Game. Here’s his view on the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Toby Ojukwo 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
T.O.: To play at a very high level and put myself among the best. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
T.O.: I really liked the drill sessions because they warmed me up for the games and I learned a lot from the drills and the coaches. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
T.O.: Aden Holloway and Elliot Cadeau!

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
T.O.: The All-American All-Star game because it was fun playing with the best players at the camp. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? T.O.: It's one of the best camps because it's organized and attracts good talent. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
T.O.: Phenomenal!

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Christian Bliss

Christian Bliss

Christian Bliss took home 6th Grade Player Of The Year Award this season but that still didn’t stop him from playing with hunger at the Future Phenom Camp. Instead the NYC guard stepped his game up to another level. He finished ranked #2 in the camp and appeared in the AGame All American Game. Here’s what he had to say about the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Christian Bliss 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
CB: My mindset coming into camp was to kill everyone in front of me no matter who I was playing against. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
CB: The drill session was challenging, the coaches challenged me to really push myself to get better and I really enjoyed that. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
CB: The best player I faced in future phenom camp was Elijah Fisher. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
CB: My favorite aspect of camp was showcasing my talent during the games and getting to play against some of the top players in the country who I don't get to play against much during the AAU season. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? 
CB: Personally, the Future Phenom Camp is my favorite camp compared to all the other camps that I've been to. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
CB: One word to describe the Future Phenom Camp is litt.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Future Phenom Camp Highlights: Fisher Holds It Down!

Elijah Fisher

Elijah Fisher toured the country letting it be known that he is the #1 7th Grader in the nation. His last stop was the Future Phenom Camp where he showed his total dominance. Fisher has the tools and the size to be something special one day. Check out his highlights below.

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Prince Samuels

Prince Samuels

This was Prince Samuels first appearance at the Future Phenom Camp and he used it as his coming out party. He finished ranked #14 in the camp and participated in the AGame All American Game. Here is his input from the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Prince Samuels 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
PS: I thought it would be just another camp that does the same thing as the other basketball camp. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
PS: The drills were good. It was a real workout that made me sweat. It helped me building my form. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
PS: The best player I faced was Jaquan Harris. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
PS: The game play. 

BS: How does the Futurhe Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? 
PS: I have attended many camps and I would definitely attend this camp again. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
PS: Skillful!

Monday, September 25, 2017

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Gavin Murphy

Gavin Murphy

Gavin Murphy returned to the Future Phenom Camp from Connecticut to prove he improved from the year before. The pure shooter showed other facets of his game while finishing ranked #16 in the camp and making an appearance in the AGame All American Game. Check out what he said about the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Gavin Murphy 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
GM: I wanted to do well. Had a good national tournament and CP3 camp and wanted to prove that I got better from the previous year. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
GM: I liked it, and thought the aggressiveness and intensity of the drills were really good. Some of the drills we now do when we work out at home. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
GM: I thought Franklin Etoh was really good. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
GM: The competition and the games! 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? 
GM: I thought the camp had the best competition I had seen. Equal to CP3 and John Lucas. I thought the camp was equal to the best around. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
GM: Competition!

Diary Of A Baller: Jayden Pierre (Roselle, NJ) Entry #2

Jayden Pierre

Good morning Spotlight world, 

It's Jayden "JP" Pierre back with entry #2 of my Diary. 

On Monday school went by pretty smooth. After school, the girls’ varsity team had open gym in front of college coaches, I stayed and watched, this was my first time seeing them play, they are really good. After the girls were done, I had a workout with coach Decker, we worked on me being more efficient off the dribble, creating space, and my mid-range pull-up game. It was a very good workout. Afterwards, I went straight to another workout with TTA (Training Today's Athletes) we worked on my core and legs. On my way home, I stopped and grabbed something to eat, once I got home I did my homework, after I was done, I did my push-ups, sit ups, dips, and toe raises, took a shower and went straight to bed. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Elliot Cadeau

Elliot Cadeau

Elliot Cadeau is known in the Garden State as one of the best playmakers. He came to the Future Phenom Camp for some national recognition and accomplished that and more. He finished ranked in the Top 10 and appeared in the AGame All American Game. We asked him about the Future Phenom Camp and here’s what he had to say. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Elliot Cadeau 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
EC: My mindset coming into the camp was to dominate everybody I saw no matter what number they were ranked or how good they were. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
EC: I think that the drills got me better and I think they were not too long, not too short and it was perfectly planned out. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
EC: I think the best player at the campus was Toby Ojukwu because he was really quick and hard to guard, he was also one of the best defenders at the camp. He is really underrated. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
EC: My favorite aspect was the competition, it was the best out of every other camp and it had the best players in the country. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? 
EC: The phenom camp is the best camp this whole summer. It was the most talent packed camp out of any other one. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
EC: Challenging!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Spotlight Alum King Headed To University Of Oregon!


Basketball Spotlight Alum Louis King has committed to University Of Oregon. King started on the Spotlight circuit with F.A.C.E.S before going over the Team IZOD for the duration of his middle school career. The smooth wing forward exploded late but has taken off since then. He’s currently ranked as one of the top players in America while also being a potential McDonald's All American and Jordan Brand Classic participant. 

Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Louis and his family on his commitment and wish him the best in the future. Remember this is just the beginning and keep working hard. Stay tuned as Basketball Spotlight brings you more former Spotlight stars that have committed to colleges.

Spotlight Alum Muhammad Selects Ohio State!


Basketball Spotlight Alum Luther Muhammad has committed the Ohio State University. Muhammad started on the Spotlight circuit with We Run before moving to King Street Kings and finally ending up with Team IZOD AKA Supreme Team. Luther won Player Of The Year honors in 6th Grade and was known as one of the best defenders in the country. He played his high school career with Hudson Catholic and with Team IZOD before moving to the NY Rens this season. 

Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Muhammad on his selection to Ohio State and wish him the best in the future. Just remember this is just the beginning and continue to work hard. Stay tuned as Basketball Spotlight brings you more former Spotlight stars that have committed to college.

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat. Hassan Jackson

Hassan Jackson

Hassan Jackson was a newcomer to the Future Phenom Camp and made sure he didn’t waste his visit. The combo forward showed supreme versatility as he played his way to the AGame All American Game. We sat down with the Rhode Island resident to get his take on the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat. Hassan Jackson 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
HJ: My mindset going into the camp was to outwork everyone and be the best player in the camp. I really wanted to leave my mark on the camp and as well as my peers. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
HJ: The drill session was amazing. It was efficient, effective and intense. It definitely helped my game and added a few new tools. After speaking with others at the camp I can say with confidence that my opinion is not a one-off. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
HJ: There was quite a few very talented players in attendance but if I had to pick one it would be Jaden Bradley. He is an explosive and talented combo guard that gets the job done in multiple ways. I had a great deal of fun competing with several players but I especially enjoyed the games with him. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
HJ: The games were my favorite aspect of the camp. I was given the opportunity to network, use some of the skills I’ve been practicing on in game situations and ultimately Improve which is always the goal. It also showed me so areas that I need to improve in. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? 
HJ: The Future Phenom Camp is definitely one of the top camps I have attended if not the best. It was very well organized and systematically designed which is a testament the staff and organization as a whole. I would most definitely suggest to anyone who can attend this camp to do so if for no reason but the great volume of learning that happens in just two days! 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
HJ: One word to describe the camp would be “organized”. The camp provided an extraordinary experience and I greatly appreciate you and your entire staff for allowing me to participate in it and helping me improve my game. Thank you.

Friday, September 22, 2017

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Anthony Saunders

Anthony Saunders

Anthony Saunders has been attending the Future Phenom Camp for a few years and seem to getting better each trip. The floor general once again proved he was among the best in the country as he finished ranked #3 and made an appearance in the AGame All American Game. We sat down with the Maryland lad to get his take on the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Anthony Saunders 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
AS: My mindset is to get focused, not to come there to play around and get in my game mode because this is a big deal for me. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
AS: The drill session was good. I wanted to do more shooting but still had fun, the 1 on 1 drill and the defensive drill we did with the really large ball were my favorite drills. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
AS: Travis Upchurch. Because every time I play against him it’s a battle, last year and this year! It’s like we play hard at each other to earn our respect. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
AS: The games are my favorite part because you get to show off your talent and prove people wrong. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? 
AS: I think people take Future Phenom camp MORE serious than the other showcase camps because when I see the competition I more familiar faces from AAU tournaments and the players are better overall compared to other camps I've been to. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
AS: Competitive!

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: "Tai Turn-Up” Turnage

Tai Turnage 

Once Tai Turnage had the rock in his hands he was primed to bring the business to the defense. The NYC point guard used his ball handling and quickness to make defenders disappear. He immediately caught our attention and forced his will on opponents. He created so much excitement we would like to introduce Tai Turnage AKA Tai Turn-Up because he was a joy to watch. We sat down with Tai and got his insight in the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: "Tai Turn-Up” Turnage 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
TT: I wanted to be the top player in the camp and get noticed nationally. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
TT: They were good because everyone was trying to be the best. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
TT: The best player I faced at the camp was Marques Johnson. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
TT: The best part of the camp to me was playing games and playing in the All-American Game. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended? 
TT: This was my first summer going to any camps like this. I went to Junior Phenom to. I made all-star at both but you had an all-American game and that was fun. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
TT: Fun

Thursday, September 21, 2017

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Jebron Harris

Jebron Harris 

The Future Phenom Camp was Jebron Harris’s first experience in the camp atmosphere. He’s the youngest brother of Spotlight legend Jamir “Terminator” Harris who’s a freshman at the University of Minnesota. We sat down with Jebron to get his first take on the Future Phenom Camp. 

My Future Phenom Camp Experience Feat: Jebron Harris 

BS: What was your mindset coming into the camp? 
JH: It was my first camp so I was excited and a little nervous. I knew I was going to give it my best. 

BS: How did you like the drill session? 
JH: The drills were exciting and the coaches showed me a lot. 

BS: Who was the best player you faced at the Future Phenom Camp? 
JH: The best player I played against was Stephon Ashley Wright. He is a really good shooter and a good PG. 

BS: What was your favorite aspect of the camp? 
JH: I like playing the games the most because I was able to play against a lot of good players. 

BS: How does the Future Phenom Camp stack up against other camps you have attended?
JH: The Future Phenom Camp was my first camp that I attended. I really had a great time. 

BS: Give me one word to describe the Future Phenom Camp. 
JH: Litttt!

Future Phenom Camp Highlights: Prince Samuels Shows Up!

Prince Samuels

Prince Samuels traveled from Rhode Island hungry to show he could bang with the top players in the country. The wing forward showed all facets of his game including scoring, rebounding, running the floor and creating plays. Check out his highlights from the Future Phenom Camp.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What Did We Learn At The Future Phenom Camp?


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books and the talent was in the building. The players competed on the highest level and we zeroed in on a lot of the talent. Here are some of the things we learned down in Maryland. 

What Did We Learn At The Future Phenom Camp?


Bradley Holds Down His Spot! 

Jaden Bradley came into the Future Phenom Camp with a lot on the line. He was ranked the #1 player in the country on our website and he was just coming off of winning an AAU National Championship. The point guard did more than handle his business at the Future Phenom Camp, he solidified himself as the #1 player in the land once again. He came, saw and conquered.


Trio To Crash National Rankings! 

The Future Phenom Camp is the last spot we see players before we drop our national rankings. Three players from the Class Of 2022 that will be making their debut in our rankings are Jaquan Harris (New Jersey), Alex Karaban and Rory Stewart. All three players starred at the Future Phenom Camp and finished ranked in the Top 10.


Canada Shows Dominance! 

#1 Player in the Class of 2023 Elijah Fisher and Mikkel Tyne of Canada both took MVP honors at the Future Phenom Camp. The Canadian invasion became popular with the emergence of Andrew Wiggins and most recently RJ Barrett. Now these two players among others seem to be holding down the future for our neighbors from the north. Fisher and Tyne should be warm with those MVP Varsity Jackets.


"Money: Marcus Makes His Own Mark!

4th Grader Marcus Johnson has been on the National scene for a few years but was over shadowed by his older brother Sonny Johnson Jr. and cousin Meechie Johnson. But at the Future Phenom Marcus let the country know that he’s a budding star on the horizon. He played in the 5th Grade Division and totally dominated the competition while taking home the MVP honors.
Future Phenom Camp Continues To Grow! 

The Future Phenom Camp 2017 topped over 300 campers. This numbered increased nearly 100 from 2016. We are humbled by this increase and will continue to try and bring you the best event and coverage. We also know there’s always room improvement and will be evaluating our structure and process.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Mason Douglas

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Division gave us a look at the future. The Baby Ballers put on a show. Here’s our second look at the Top Performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Mason Douglas Guard (Maryland)- Douglas had to be one of the best performers in this class. He showed the total package with a deep-dish crossover, finishing with either hand and crazy court vision. His poise, demeanor and skill level has good potential written all over him.

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Tai Turnage

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Division gave us a look at the future. The Baby Ballers put on a show. Here’s our first look at the Top Performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 5th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Tai Turnage Guard (New York)- Turnage brought his Big Apple style guard game to the Future Phenom Camp. He spent the weekend breaking down defenders and looking to spoon feed teammates. In transition, he looked special running the fast break and making good decisions. He was difficult to contain in isolation situations. He made a national name for himself. He took home the best play making award.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Diary Of A Baller: Jayden "JP" Pierre (Roselle, NJ) Entry #1

Jayden Pierre 

Hello BballSpotlight World, It's Jayden "JP" Pierre from New Jersey, I would like to start off by thanking Basketball Spotlight for selecting, and giving me this opportunity to share with you guys my "Diary of a Baller". I'm 14 years old and just started my 8th grade year at The Patrick School located in Hillside, New Jersey. I currently play AAU basketball with Team Rio National. Things that I truly care about are family, friends, school, and basketball. Off the court, if I'm not studying or doing homework, or being bothered by my little brother Jayce, I'm on that 2k18. Basketball has taken me on many adventures, and so many different places, I've made a lot of new friends. 

Super Skillcase Returns In November!


The 2017 Super Skillcase presented by Micah Lancaster’s I’m Possible and Mike Melton’s Basketball Spotlight just got hotter this year with the middle school day and the high school day. Train with Micah Lancaster’s elite skills training in the morning session and compete in the afternoon session with 5 on 5 game play. 

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Future Phenom Camp Highlights: Jaden Bradley #1 Point Guard In America!

Jaden Bradley

Jaden Bradley came to the Future Phenom Camp rated as the #1 player in the land and left with his ranking intact. The lanky point guard simply controls the game with his presence and feel for the game. What’s the most special about him is that he knows how to make his teammates better. Check out his solo highlights from the Future Phenom Camp.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Amir Williams

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Division gave us a look at some up and coming talent. Here’s Part 3 of our Top Performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Amir Williams Forward (Delaware)- Last year at this camp Williams was a shot blocking specialist and rebounding machine. This time around Williams displayed his offensive game and we were impressed. The wiry forward looked legit on the wing as he made plays and scored the pill. He also made things happened in the paint and along the baseline. He was a total match-up nightmare. His play earned him the Best Prospect in the camp award.

Teach Me Classic Basketball League Returns


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Playtime Panthers Tryouts Are Here!


The Playtime Panthers have tryouts coming up. The dates and times are below. 

PLAYTIME TRYOUTS 3RD thru 8TH GRADE 

DATES: SEPT 30TH & OCT 7TH 
9U/10U: 9AM-11AM 
11U/12U: 11AM-1PM 
13U/14U: 1PM-3PM 

LOCATION: 
250 COLONIAL CT 
TEANECK, NJ 07666 

Open workouts started Sept 6th Tues & Thurs 6pm - 9pm

Friday, September 15, 2017

Future Phenom Camp Highlights: Saunders Does It Again!

Anthony Saunders 

Anthony Saunders returned to the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp and made a statement as the one of the best guards in the country. The true floor general shows leadership, skills and flair to keep your eyes on him while rocking. Check out his highlights from the Future Phenom Camp and stay tuned as we have more footage and coverage coming.


One On One Feat: DJ Wagner

DJ Wagner

Having a legendary father that played basketball is something that some young players have to deal with but in DJ Wagner’s case he has a grandfather to also add in the mix. Milt Wagner was a legend at Camden High School, Louisville University and played in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, Dajuan Wagner Sr. shattered all his dad records at Camden High before a one and done stint at the University of Memphis before being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Basketball Spotlight sat down with young DJ Wagner to ask him some questions. 

One On One Feat: DJ Wagner 

BS: Who is your favorite player and why? 
DJW: My father and grandpop, they both had heart and played the game like killers. 

BS: What’s the strongest aspect of your game? 
DJW: The way I attack! 

BS: What aspect of your game needs the most improvement? 
DJW: My jump shot! 

BS: What’s your fondest basketball moment? 
DJW: Playing in Kentucky! 

BS: What is your dream college? 
DJW: I don’t have one I just want to make it to college. 

BS: Who was the toughest opponent you ever faced? 
DJW: Elijah Hardy because he was a guard with size and handle which is tough to guard at times. 

BS: How do you deal with the pressure of being ranked so high in your class? 
DJW: I like it because it makes me work harder. 

BS: If you could have dinner with one person, whom would it be and why? 
DJW: Russell Westbrook because I think he’s a good guy off the court. 

BS: Give me one word to describe your game. 
DJW: Scorer!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Spotlight Alum Reid Selects LSU


Basketball Spotlight Alum Nazi Reid has decided to attend Louisiana State University. Reid starred on the Spotlight circuit first with the NJ Shore Shots before moving on the King Street Kings and Team IZOD aka Supreme Team. He became known as one of the best prospects and dominant players in the country during those years. Nazi went into high school with a buzz and kept it ranking while balling with Roselle Catholic and Team IZOD. He will go down in history as one of the best players to travel through Basketball Spotlight circuit. 

Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Nazi and his family on his commitment and wish him much success in the future. Just remember this is just the beginning and keep working hard. Stay tuned as we bring you more former Spotlight and their college commitments.

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Blake Harper 

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Division gave us a look at some up and coming talent. Here’s Part 2 of our Top Performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Blake Harper Guard (Maryland)- This young fella reminded up a young Mark Jackson. He wasn’t the quickest guard in the building but his craftiness and basketball IQ stood out. His hesitation dribbles and change of direction make it difficult for defenders to keep him in front. He also has top notch court vision and the knack to score the rock.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Future Phenom Camp Highlights: Introducing Alex Karaban

Alex Karaban

Alex Karaban came to the Future Phenom Camp to make a name for himself and came out on the national radar. The big forward showed his full array of skills inside and outside. Check out his highlights below and stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the Future Phenom Camp. 


 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Travis UpChurch

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Division gave us a look at some up and coming talent. Here’s Part 1 of our Top Performers.   

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Travis Upchurch Guard (Connecticut) – Upchurch led his team to the championship and he was a close 2nd in the MVP voting for the age group. He is a nice size scoring guard with long arms that plays with another gear. He attacks the basket and finishes with either hand using his ball handling to get to his scoring spots on the floor. Travis also rebounds his position well and has the ability to be a lock down defender.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Spotlight Alum Clarke Heads To Sacred Heart!


Basketball Spotlight Alum Aaron Clarke has committed to Sacred Heart University. Clarke starred on the Spotlight circuit with several teams including Team Battle, Team IZOD, CBC and finally Team Scan. He was known as one of the best shooters to come through Basketball Spotlight. He capped his middle school career off by winning the MVP of the J.E.M. All Star Classic. Clarke went to have huge success in high school at Pope John even winning Conference Player Of The Year this past season. 

Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Clarke on his commitment and wish him the best the rest of the way. Just remember this is just the beginning and keep working hard. Stay tuned as we bring you more top players and their college commitments.

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 7th Grade Top Performers Part 5

Anthony Seoage

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2023 displayed some of the top players in America. Here’s the final look at our top performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 7th Grade Top Performers Part 5 

Anthony Seoage Guard (New Jersey)- The complete floor general, Anthony has total confidence in his skills and has a unique feel for the game. He knows when to hit teammates or get a bucket himself. He specializes in setting the tempo and has one of the best spin moves I’ve seen in a while. He’s a true Spotlight vet.