Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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.

Jebron Harris Forward (New Jersey)- The big fella is still learning post moves and footwork but his size combined with feel for the game caused him to be very effective on this level. He has good touch inside and is very light on his feet. He also runs the floor every well for a player is size. He took home the best prospect award.
Samaj Long Guard (New Jersey)- The Garden State wing was one of the best finishers in the building. He attacks from the wing or feels the lane well in transition. He also showed some flashes of good decision making including court vision. New Jersey seems to have another budding star on the horizon.
Stephon Ashley-Wright Guard (Delaware)- Ashley-Wright took pride in being a lockdown defender over the weekend. He caused several turnovers playing 94 feet. On offense, he displayed a mean crossover and ability to get rid of defenders. He also was known to get buckets when he needed to.
Torrey Brooks Guard (New Jersey)- Brooks has a mean ratchet and will drain it from three-point land or from the mid-range area. He wasn’t afraid to let the rock go against many of the top defenders in the country.
Malachi Johnson Guard (Texas)- The big wing guard can hit the outside shot and score after putting the rock on the floor. I like the craftiness he has when handling the rock and the basketball IQ he possesses. We look forward to seeing more of him in the future.
Michael Troya Guard (New Jersey)- This ultra-quick guard stayed in attack mode during the weekend. He goes end to end in a blur. His finishing move was a mean floater that he got off while in traffic. He was one of many Garden State guards that took the trip down to Maryland.