The Class of 2025 played in their last middle school event during the Future Phenom Camp. We got a chance to see some usual suspects and some fresh faces during the camp.
Future Phenom Camp Class of 2025 Top Performers Part 2
Myles Blackley Forward (New Jersey)- I love the way this wing forward operates. He uses his size to finish in traffic and in transition. Myles also has a mean ratchet that he pulls from NBA range. The fluidness of his game should translate great to the high school level especially since he’s able to guard his position on the other side of the ball. His game reminds me of a young Paul Pierce type.
Jordan Ghee Guard (New Jersey)- Ghee used this opportunity to work on his play making ability. His game has fully transformed from being a designated shooter to pass first floor general. Don’t get me wrong Ghee can still stick it but that isn’t his primary purpose. I will be definitely checking him out during the high school season.
Mekhi Ragland Forward (New Jersey)- Ragland is another player I have seen develop over the years. Ragland has trimmed up and is running the floor better while playing rim to rim. His soft hands and feathery touch make him a threat inside the paint and with his face up game. He also got things done on the defensive end as he took home Top Defender Award for the camp.
AJ Altobelli Guard (New Jersey)- Altobelli is another fresh face I came across during the camp. He has slippery drives to the cup has his handle comes with flair. He’s capable of pulling up off the bounce or after catching a pass. He also displays court vision that should make his high school teammates happy
Jared Butler Forward (Connecticut)- Butler is another one of those long, lanky forwards from the X that lurks along the baseline and free throw area. Once he receives the rock, he goes directly into attack mode. His size allows him to finish over most defenders and his quickness is a problem for taller shot blockers. I also like how fills the lane to score in transition.
Kweli Jackson Guard (New Jersey)- Think of quickness when you see this kid and being able to finish in tough situations. Jackson came with that the swagger of a Jersey guard and the hunger of being from the southern area. I see him being a decent point guard on the high school level being that he also plays good on the ball defense.