Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.
Atlanta, GA (Future150) -- The Future150 Camp headed to Atlanta on August 13th and 14th for its 2nd stop this fall after returning from a strong showing in Indy the week before. This was a little bit different than what the Atlanta players were used to this year -- as this was a regional camp -- instead of the National Top 20 Camp, which has been in Atlanta the last 2 years during October. Not to worry though, the talent was in abundance especially in the younger classes as players from 4 states showed up to showcase their skills. The camp was highlighted by 2013 Tony Bagtas, Chandler Rowe, Tevin Glass, and Marcus Dortch. Let’s take a look at the other players who were on display.
Myles Mann (2013-Westlake, GA) the 6-foot-6 inch PF is a big bodied player who was a man among boys when it came to playing physical around the basket. He rebounded the ball extremely well on both ends of the floor and was able to score with power around the basket. He show glimpses of mid range game which made him tough to guard on the perimeter. Mann was an excellent outlet passer as he started the break with ease. He is coming off 2 ACL tears but showed no signs of weakness as dunked the ball with power.
Trevon Shaw (2013-Mill Creek, GA) the 6-foot combo guard is a strong bodied physical guard who is fast in the open court and likes to attack of bounce. He has the strength to finish at the rim with contact. He has quickness to guard both guard positions on the floor as well he handles the rock well enough to play both as well. He was one of the most consistent 3-point shot makers all weekend long.
Tony Bagtas (2013-Westlake, GA) the 5-foot-10 inch PG plays with a high IQ and has the ball on a string. The fact he is an elite ball handler it makes it easy for him to make his teammates better. He can score on all three levels and likes the mid range jumper when he attacks his defender. An improving jump shot has made him pretty much unstoppable. Bagtas was definitely in the running for MVP of the camp.
Marcus Dortch (2012-Hillgrove,GA) the 6-foot-4 inch SG was a human highlight film all weekend long attacking the rim like a man possessed. He showed a nice 3-point shot to go along with a mid range game that reached 15 feet. He was even more aggressive in the open court by passing the ball to his teammates. Dortch rebounded the ball well on both ends of the floor.
Brandon Thomason (2012-Berkmar, GA) the 6-foot CG is hell on wheels in the open floor cutting through the defense like a hot knife through butter. He has a strong upper body which enables him to finish with contact at the rim. Thomason has good court vision and can bounce with the best of them. His pull up jumper was one of his strongest assets .
Cameron Lewis (2013-Brookwood, GA) the 6-foot-5 inch SF is a long rangy player who likes to use his length when attacking the basket. He rebound’s the ball well on both ends of the floor especially on the offensive end. Lewis can block shots and can defend larger players due to his length. He was one of the more athletic players at the camp as he dunked on the break several times.
Zackari Weiner (2012-Berkmar, GA) the 6-foot -1 inch PG showed great court vision in the open court as well in the half. He is a power guard that likes to use his big body and strength to his advantage. He likes to rebound the ball on both ends which makes it easy for him to create easy baskets for his teammates. Weiner loves the mid range jumper and floater around the basket as he finishes through contact.
Chandler Rowe (2013-North Central, IN) the 6-foot-6 inch SF was one of the most fundamental players at the camp. He showed a wide range of skills on both sides of the ball. He rebounds the ball extremely well due to his length and likes to start the break while creating easy baskets for his teammates. He showed a nice mid range game and can score with his back to the basket. Rowe was one of the most versatile players on both ends of the floor.
Darius Sharpe (2013-Westlake, GA) the 6-foot-4 inch SG is a smooth lefty who likes to take his defender off the dribble and attack the rim. He proved he can knock down the 3-point shot as well to keep his defender honest. He is a good athlete who can guard multiple positions on floor. Sharpe likes to rebound and starts the fast break which leads to easy baskets for his team.
Austin Pearson (2012-Lakeview Academy, GA) the 5-foot-10 inch CG showed good athleticism when attacking the basket. One of his strongest attributes was knocking down the open 3-point shot created by his teammates. He handles the ball well and can guard both guard positions. Pearson has a high basketball IQ which he uses to his advantage.
Dionte Jenkins (2012-Hillgrove, GA) the 6-foot-5 inch SF showed some good athleticism when rebounding on the defensive end. He showed a high basketball IQ when playing on both ends of the floor. He can finish at the rim and loves to shoot the mid range jumper. Jenkins loves to score in transition and can finish with best of them at the rim.
Robert Brown, III (2012-Lithonia Springs, GA) the 6-foot-7 inch forward whose dunks will electrify all onlookers. He can finish anything above and around the rim. Guards enjoyed throwing the ball within the vicinity of the rim. He has good hands and possesses some toughness to battle with bigger defenders. Brown rebounds the ball well on both ends and has a developing jump shot which can get hot at times.
Darius Mitchell (2013-Rockdale County, GA) the 6-foo-4 inch combo guard showed tons of versatility. He can put the ball on the floor, shoot the mid-range and be an aggressive rebounder on the boards. His length and athleticism really sets him apart from the competition. He has the ability to score on all three levels when attacking.
Trey Archambeau (2013-Chattahoochee, GA) the 6-foot-5 inch forwad did not waste any time to make an impact during the camp. He drove to the basket and delivered a two-handed dunk over a defender. Archambeau then went on the defensive end and blocked a shot igniting a fast break. These plays are something his new school can expect to see from him this season.
Roderic King (2013-Adairsville, GA) the 6-foot-4 inch SF does pass the look test once he steps into the gym. He is a lanky with a nice touch on the perimeter. He drilled deep three-pointers and several mid-range jumpers. His ability to get up the floor with easy makes him a strong finisher. He is a strong defender on the perimeter, who handled guarding smaller players. Look for King to make his claim as a player to watch.
Avery Patterson (2014-Tri-Cities, GA) is a feisty floor general. The 6-foot point guard showed poise in running the team. He knocked down nearly every open shot taken during the game. His ability to absorb the physical attacks in the lane allowed him to finish strong. Patterson is an extension of any head coach on the floor. He is a player to watch.
Evan Ratliff (2012-South Cobb, GA) is a 6-foot-4 combo guard who provided some defensive stops rarely seen in camp. He single-handedly forced a team into a number of turnovers, which led to late runs and big blowouts. His physical attributes are long arms and quick hands to go along with leaping ability.
Devin Mitchell (2014-Collins Hill, GA) is a budding star. The 6-foot-1 inch SG has a knack at finding the basket. He is capable of hitting the long range three-pointer and knows how to move without the ball. The rising sophomore is expected to be a major contributor for the Eagles.
Cameron Moye (2014-South Gwinnett, GA) is a gamer. The 6-foot guard knows when to step it up. During team play, he valued the basketball and looked to get teammates involved with the flow of the game. His leadership was impeccable on both ends of the floor. However, when he was needed to score it came in bunches hitting three-pointers and tough runners to the basket in a crowded interior. This Comets player is looking to hit the stratosphere this season with his play.
Brad Mapes (2013-Buford High, GA) the 6-foot-4 inch is a shooting guard that demonstrated some athletic skills during the camp. He showed consistency with the mid-range jumper. Mapes slashed to the basket demonstrating some athleticism defending smaller players.