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.
Rahmir Barno Guard (Pennsylvania)- Barno came to the Future Phenom Camp to make a name and he did that and more. The scoring guard used blistering speed to zip past defenders and score in traffic. In transition, he was virtually unstoppable because of his speed. His ball handling especially his crossover seemed deadly as he froze defenders in their tracks. You could see his confidence grow as they weekend wore on.
Tahaad Pettiford Guard (New Jersey)- The southpaw went on scoring rampage at this event. He got it done on all three levels and broke down defenders in the process. He has unique quickness and a blazing handle to match. He has the heart to pull a trey ball in transition. He will be something dangerous to watch this season.
Korbyn Samuels Forward (New York)- Samuels used the Future Phenom Camp to introduce himself to the rest of the country. He’s a matchup nightmare because he too quick for the post forwards and too big for wing guards. I love how his ball handling, outside shot and play making ability is developing. He was one of the best finishers over the weekend.
Aden Holloway Guard (North Carolina)- The national ranked guard made his presence felt once again at the Future Phenom Camp. He has a smoothness about his game that beyond his years. One of the Holloway’s strong points is his willingness to be unselfish which is rare for a player so highly touted at a young age. He still lets the game come to him and gets his buckets during the course of the contest.
Malik Bowman Forward (Maryland)- The big forward wanted to play in the Class of 2022 and we granted his request. He hits the glass hard and does have decent post moves. I see him developing his game away from the basket more sooner than later. We expect him to make a splash on the national scene this upcoming season. This kid has serious potential.
Owen Berry Forward (Texas)- The Texan used a great touch and good footwork to dominate at the Future Phenom Camp. He has a polished face up game and also puts the rock on the deck. He moved masterfully along the baseline and ran the floor like a deer. He was one of the most pleasant surprises over the weekend.
Basil Laster Guard (Delaware)- Last has good length and feel for the guard position. I like his bounce and his outside shot. He has an awkward release on his shot but it was effective. Delaware might have a sleeper with this kid. Keep an eye on him.