Future150 East & West Analyst. Covering East & West high school basketball.
Nashville, TN (Future150) -- The most succuessful camp season in the history of Future150 took place in the fall of 2012. It came to an end with our national camp this past weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, which was loaded with quality talent.
With a plethora of our brightest stars from our Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Birmingham, and Dallas camps, college basketball prospects went head-to-head all weekend in attempts to impress the Future150 staff.
Without a doubt, the most impressive prospect who attended the camp was Ohio native Evan Payne. The 6'2" prospect is one of the most explosive recruits in the country. He uses his athleticism to finish strong drives to the basket, and uses a quick first-step to slash to the basket regularly.
However, what he loves to do most is score. He has beautiful mechanics on his jumper, great elevation on his shot, and has consistent range past the three-point line. His ball-handling could use some work, but he has the potential to play both the point guard and shooting guard position at the next level.
Right now, Rhode Island, San Diego State, Southern California, Nebraska, Cleveland State, Akron, and St. Bonaventure are coming at the combo guard the hardest.
Nashville native and 2014 prospect Rob Marberry was the most dominant post player in the camp, in large part to his bevy of post moves and impressive footwork on the inside.
The 6'7" lefty also loves to stretch the defense with his mid-range jump shot, making him extremely hard to guard, especially by bigger and slower power forwards. He is also a very good run-and-jump athlete, which showed with several impressive slams throughout the weekend.
Several high major schools are showing interest in the junior, with Vanderbilt taking a look at him this week.
One player who is particulary underrated on the national level right now is 2013 Kingdom Prep (GA) swingman Rasheed Brooks. The 6'5", 180-pound guard has a college-ready body right now and is a born scorer.
He has a picture perfect jump shot and is a consistent shooter from anywhere on the floor. He also loves to attack the basket and uses his sturdy frame to finish with contact.
One aspect of his game which is very impressive is his ability to rebound at a high level. He has been offered by Eastern Kentucky, but don't be surprised if several other schools come calling very soon.
The best defender at the camp was 2014 Memphis point guard Marcus Deanes. The 5'11" guard is not only one of the fastest end-to-end guards around, but he absolutely loves to lock-up the opposing team's best offensive weapon.
Indiana point guard Greenan Sullivan made a great impression on the Future150 staff in Nashville. The 5'10" point guard has excellent court vision, and superb dribbling skills to match. One thing was certain this weekend, and that was other stars at the camp loved playing with him, because he made his teammates better.
Another sophomore point guard who showed promise at camp was Southside High School (TN) point guard Chris McNeal. The 5'10" guard is an extremely unselfish player who uses his advanced ball-handling skills to get into the lane and create for his teammates. It's no surprise that Tennessee is showing early interest.
2013 shooting guard Jeremy McIntyre had a solid camp. He may be undersized at 6'0", but his athleticism and explosiveness help him play bigger than he is. He loves to attack the basket and can finish in traffic. He might of been the most consistent 3-point shooter in 5 on 5 play.
Devin Cooper of Walnut Grove High School (NC) is another promising sophomore at the point guard position. He has extremely good instincts and has some of the fastest hands we have seen this year, which make it very easy for him to accumulate steals quickly on the defensive end of the floor.
When it comes to one of the better scoring guards at the National Camp, Jorden Williams is a kid we have to talk about. The 6'1" shooting guard was automatic from the outside all weekend, and played with heart every time he stepped onto the floor.
Speaking of scoring, Lanier High School (MS) point guard J.J. Catchings specializes in putting the ball in the basket. An extremely smooth prospect at 6'1", he has very good ball-handling skills and is a threat to let it fly from anywhere on the floor. Very productive weekend for the Mississippi star.
Oklahoma native Nino Jackson of Kingdom Prep (GA) is making waves after moving across the country to finish his high school career. The 6'1" high-riser is an amazing athlete who is a great scorer. He is a crafty ball-handler who gets anywhere on the floor he wants. Right now, he is receiving high interest from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
2014 point guard Kareem Wright made his impression on the staff with his ball skills. He was the best ball-handling guard at our camp, and there wasn't a defender who could stay in front of him. He also has very impressive foot speed that was on display throughout the event. He proved he can make the open jumper if left open.
Tennessee's Willie Mudbone had a great camp, using his craftiness and solid ball-handling skills to get baskets and create scoring opportunities for teammates all weekend. The 2013 shooting guard also plays within himself and doesn't turn the ball over often.
Seattle native Sekout Wiggs is another high-major prospect who will be suiting up for Kingdom Prep (GA) this season. The 6'4, 180-pound shooting guard already has a physique ready for the college level. He thrives when driving to the basket and creating opportunities for himself. High level athlete.
Northwest Rankin High School (MS) has a hidden gem right now in 2015 point guard Marcus Watson. The 6'0" lead guard has impressive end-to-end speed on the floor. There wasn't a defender who could stay in front of him, and his ball-handling skills are just as impressive.
6'6" swingman Jaz Gayanich is a 2013 prospect flying under the radar right now. He has great range on his jump shot, and he must be guarded anywhere on the floor. He loves to run the floor and get transition baskets as well.
Power forward Brian Johnson out of Creekside High School (FL) is an athletic 6'7" prospect with good bounce. He loves to face-up and attack and will also run in transition for easy scoring opportunities.
Powerful forward prospect Cole Harrison of Brentwood High School (TN) is creating quite a buzz early in his senior year. He has lost weight, become more mobile, and did a ton of damage at Future150 camp.
Already having offers from Jacksonville, Tennessee Tech, Southeast Missouri State, and East Tennessee State, he is now hearing from DePaul and Tulane.
Lamarcus showed us again why schools such as Auburn are recruiting him so hard, especially with his flashes of skills that could possibly make him a small forward at the next level.
Rozelle has improved a ton since arriving in Georgia. The 7'0", 300-pound center abused other big men all weekend and is receiving heavy interest from LSU, among other schools.