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.
Isaac Gonzalez Guard (New York) – Isaac is a nice size guard that was one of the breakout performers at the camp. He has a smooth game with the ability to score off the bounce attacking the basket or knocking down the long range three ball. Gonzalez displayed a toughness to his game and didn’t back down from the competition. We look forward to tracking his progress this year on the summer circuit.
Knasir “Dug” McDaniel Guard (Washington D.C.) – Dug is a seasoned veteran on the circuit. He has the ball on a string and can pass or score. He possesses and very high IQ and understands how and when to set up his teammates making them better when they play with him. We saw his range out to the 3 point line along with the ability to get in the lane and finish with runners and floaters.
Travis Roberts Forward (Maryland) – Roberts is a 6’4 undersized forward with good length that was a nice surprise at the camp. He played to his strengths rebounding the ball and scoring in his comfort zone fifteen feet and in. As he continues to develop his ball skills we see him moving out to the wing and being more of a perimeter player.
Jaden Langley-Thomas Guard (Canada) – Jaden was on the Duke team that brought home the camp team championship. He played with Jaden Bradley and Jaquan Harris and was able to still play his game and stand out. He is a strong guard and was one of the better athletes in the camp. He has to be considered one of the top players north of the border from the 2021 class. Using his strength and athleticism he excelled in transition or getting to the basket in the half court.
Amir Dade Forward (Maryland) – Amir was on a tough UNC team that just missed the championship game due to a tiebreaker. He was one of the top three players on his team and his coach nominated him as the best teammate/leader on his team. Dade is a strong lefty that has a very nice shooting stoke. He likes to attack the basket and finish through contact or get fouled and go to the line where he has a very nice fluid FT stroke.
Anthony Edmundson Forward (New Jersey) – Anthony was one of the surprise performers at the camp. A big wing that can shoot the 3 ball he has a bright future if he continues to work hard and develop his ball skills. Right now the game is evolving to more a drive and kick game with spacing and shooters around the perimeter and Edmundson fits right in with the new style of basketball.
Ben Roy Guard (New Jersey)- Roy was just outside of making it to the AGame All American Game. He showed the moxie he is known for and drained the outside shot when available. His feel for the game is always a plus. I think he earned more confidence and we will see this translate into next season. We expect him to explode even more and make a leap in our national rankings.