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.
Wade Chiddick Forward (Pennsylvania)- Chiddick is a strong forward in a guard’s frame thus he can use his quickness to make things happen. He’s real efficient from the baseline to the free throw area. He rebounds bigger than his size and has nice touch from the mid-range area. He should be a player to check for with Team Final.
Hassan Jackson Forward (Rhode Island)- Jackson is an athletic and strong forward that gets the job done near the cup but also shows some flashes of stepping outside. His strength and explosiveness plays a big part in his game right now.
Christian Kirkland Forward (Pennsylvania)- One of the youngster players in this class which means this kid has a serious upside. He lefty gets in done inside and along the baseline. He has a feathery southpaw touch near the cup. On defense, he’s a shot blocker and rebounds out of position. Don’t be surprised if his stock goes through the roof next season.
C.J. Riley Guard (New York)– Riley is a strong combo guard that was one of the top five players on his camp team. He can do a little bit of everything on both ends of the floor. He feels the most comfortable attacking the basket but you can tell he has been working on his jumper. He is not a stranger to the Basketball Spotlight circuit and he had a good camp bringing his NY toughness.
Jaden Arline Guard (New Jersey)- Arline is a guard that can make things happen. He’s explosive when attacking the rim and has a scorer’s mentality. He can get buckets in a various of ways and one any stage. On the other end of the floor he’s very competitive and willing to guard any top scorer.
Corey Floyd Guard (New Jersey)- The Garden State product is an absolute scoring threat. He will bang home the trey ball or scoring going to towards to hole. He’s a tough throwback type of guard that’s ready to pull the trigger as soon as he touches the pill.
Andrew Rowley Guard (New Jersey) – Andrew is a big guard that wasn’t afraid to mix it up. We saw him draw a tough and one going to the basket. We loved his competitiveness and feel with continued development he will be a key piece on his middle school and AAU team.
Nix Varano Guard (Pennsylvania) – Nix was a sniper from behind the 3pt line. He had perfect shot mechanics and he can really shoot the ball from long range. In today’s game teams need shooters to space the floor and open up driving lanes with the departure of traditional back to the basket big men. Nix is one of those guys.
Tony Felder Guard (Massachusetts)- Felder is a past first floor general that can knock down the open jumper when left opened. He’s a fierce defender who capable of causing numerous turnovers. He battled some of the best guards in the country and did more than hold his own. He will be the floor general on a talented Boston Spartan team beginning this winter.
Julian Brown Guard (New York)- Brown is a combo guard with the point guard frame. He scores the rock and also make other plays happen. I like his strength and ball handling which allows him to get away from defenders. He came to make a name for himself and did so while making the AGame All American Game.