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.

12 Future Phenom Campers Selected For Under Armour Combine


One of the benefits of attending the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is being seen by some of the top scouts in the country. In this event we had the Under Armour scout Drew Brelsford in the building. His goal was to find some of the top talent for the Under Armour Next Combine. He chose 12 players from this event to attend the combine. We would like congratulate these players for being selected for this event. The event is for current eighth grade players (Class of 2022) and 40 total players will be selected. 

The UA Next Combine Series is designed to help young players prepare for the transition to high school and will consist of player and parent workshops, combine testing, skill development, and 5-on-5 competition. 

Camp Invites 
1. Jaden Bradley (North Carolina) 
2. Jaquan Harris (New Jersey) 
3. Jalen Duren (Delaware) 
4. Rodney Rice (Maryland) 
5. Jayden Pierre (New Jersey) 
6. Alex Karaban (Massachusetts) 
7. Issac Gonzalez (New York) 
8. Rory Stewart (Canada) 
9. Sonny Johnson Jr (Ohio) 
10. Prince Samuels (Rhode Island) 
11. Knasir McDaniels (Washington, DC) 
12. Antonio Hamlin (Maryland)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 7th Grade Top Performers Part 4

Rashad Locke-Hicks

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

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 7th Grade Top Performers Part 4 

Rashad Locke-Hicks Guard (Pennsylvania)- One of the quickest guards in this event. Locke-Hicks gets end to end in a blur. When he’s going hard right if you can’t slow him down chances are a bucket will be scored. He puts tremendous pressure on the defense while also locking down on the other end of the floor. He helped his team take home the title.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 7th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Gavin Murphy 

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

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 7th Grade Top Performers Part 3 


Gavin Murphy Guard (Connecticut)- Murphy is known for his shooting ability which was on display but we saw some other intangibles that caught our attention. His ball handling helped him create space for himself and plays for teammates. I loved his poise and willingness to take charge in the game. He stepped up big on this stage.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Sebastian Robinson

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

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Sebastian Robinson Guard (New Jersey)- It was another stellar showing for the Garden State golden child. Robinson has command of the guard position beyond his years. He picks his spots with precision and finishes with anyone in the country. I like how his jump shot is looking and his take over the game ability. His play also led his team to the camp championship. It’s always a pleasure to watch this kid perform.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Christian Bliss

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

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Christian Bliss Guard (New York)- The Spotlight Player Of The Year didn’t slow down at the Future Phenom Camp. In this event he showed more of his scoring prowess as he attacked the rim and used athleticism to finish off the plays. Bliss has mastered the scoop layup that kisses off the glass. Bliss had a fierce battle when #1 player in the land Elijah Fisher while leading his team to a serious comeback. He made a strong argument for Future Phenom Camp MVP. I’m very anxious to see this kid rock again this upcoming season.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Chandler Wilson

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2022 was loaded with top talent. Here’s Part 3 of our top performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Chandler Wilson, Jr. Forward (Connecticut) – Wilson is a long wiry wing that we believe his best days are ahead of him. He was one of the top four players on his team and we saw flashes of what to expect down the road with this kid as he grabbed and rebound and went coast to coast with the finish. With a developing skill set we look forward to tracking his progress and we also liked his ability to guard multiple positions.

Basketball Spotlight Circuit Is Released!


The Basketball Spotlight Tournament Circuit is listed below. Please make sure you register early because each event is anticipated to sell out. Each age group will an A and B Division.


Tip Off Classic 
Date: December 2nd and 3rd 2017 
Ages: 4th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Neptune, NJ 
Cost: $350 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
Clash For The Cup 
Date: January 27th & 28th 2018 
Ages: 4th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Neptune, NJ 
Cost: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
Atlantic City Showcase 
Date: March 31st and April 1st 2018
Ages: 3rd Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Atlantic City, NJ 
Cost: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
Memorial Day Classic 
Date: May 26th and 27th 2018
Ages: 4th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Neptune, NJ 
Cost: $400 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
Future Phenom Camp 
Date: August 25th and 26th 2018
Ages: Rising 5th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Boyds, MD 
Cost: $249 Per Player

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Rory Stewart

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2022 was loaded with top talent. Here’s Part 2 of our top performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Rory Stewart Forward (Canada) – The Future Phenom camp always seems to have some diamonds in the rough and Stewart is just that. Only starting to play hoops a few years ago Rory stands about 6’8 and already has a nice skill set. He has a nice touch and can maneuver off the dribble once he catches the ball. He is very patient and takes what the defense gives him. We saw him catch the ball in the mid post and back his defender down with the dribble converting an and one. Stewart was one of the better prospects we saw.

Future Phenom Camp Highlights: Harris On The Rise!

Jaquan Harris

Jaquan Harris came to the Future Phenom Camp with something to prove and he got it done. The talented guard displayed his full arsenal including his scoring prowess and play making ability. His stock is certainly on the rise and he will be a name to see when our national rankings come out. Check out his videos.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Jaquan Harris

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2022 was loaded with top talent. Here’s Part 1 of our top performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Top Performers Part 1 

Jaquan Harris Guard (New Jersey) – Harris is a strong wing guard that can play both ends of the floor. He teamed up with Bradley to help his team bring home the championship trophy. Very strong and athletic at this level he can score in a variety of ways. We saw him hit a nice mid-range pullup coming off a curl and also drive to the cup and finish through contact with his left. One of the most impressive plays was on the defensive end when he came from behind and glassed an opposing team’s shot.

Future Phenom Camp Highlights: Robinson Stars At The Spotlight!

Sebastian Robinson

Sebastian Robinson has been a star at the Future Phenom Camp the last three summers and this year was not different. The Jersey native broke down defenders and drove to the hole at will. He has established himself as one of the top guards in America period. Check out his highlights below and remember we have more footage on the way.