Monday, September 23, 2019

What Did We Learn At The Future Phenom Camp?

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books and we discovered a lot of new things during this event. Here are some of the interesting topics we learned about during the Future Phenom Camp. 

What Did We Learn At The Future Phenom Camp?

Watson Reigns Supreme! 

Akil Watson ended his Spotlight career at the Top Player at the Future Phenom Camp. The ultra-smooth wing had everything on full display as operated on all 3 levels. He should be an instant impact on the high school level next season. He’s one of the best to come through Basketball Spotlight.
North Carolina Connection! 

We had the Future Phenom Camp For 6 Years and in 3 of those years a North Carolina Product has taken home MVP honors. Jaden Springer, Jaden Bradley and Jahseem Felton. Felton grab his honors by dominated the camp from the start to finish as he led his team to the championship game. It is something in the water in North Carolina? We will the next few years as more NC players attend the Future Phenom Camp.

Berry Special! 

Sometimes you make a mistake during a camp and I was guilty of that. When picking the top prospect in the camp I totally forgot that Alex Berry had reclassed to the Class of 2024 and this is not taking anything from the terrific play of Tarik Watson. But Berry was outstanding as he grew about 5 inches from last summer. So now he’s standing 6’6 with the same handle, an improved jumper and supreme athleticism. The X has something special in Berry.

2024 = GUARDS R US!

The Class of 2024 was loaded especially at the guard position. The battles were fierce featuring Elliot Cadeau, Kabrien Goss, Jeremah Jenkins, Tahaad Pettiford, Toby Ojukwo,  and Travis Upchurch. These battles had the camp on fire and makes us look forward to watching these 8th Graders go at it again on the Spotlight circuit.

Back To Back Is Where It’s At! 

For the first time ever we had two back to back jacket winners at the Future Phenom Camp. Jebron Harris took home honors in the Class of 2025 and Jordan Skyers did the same in the Class of 2026. Both players left little doubt on who was the best in their perspective classes.