You are not logged in:     Login
future150 facebook future150 twitter
Get Exposure  /  F150 Report  GET SOCIAL:
"The Showdown" Day 1: Spencer Takes the Spotlight
by Brian Flinn, Future150 (7:33 AM CT, Sun July 13, 2014)
Horace Spencer's stock is exploding this summer.
Horace Spencer's stock is exploding this summer.
Brian Flinn
Brian Flinn:

Future150 National Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Philadelphia, PA (Future150) -- With the Reebok Breakout Classic wrapping up last night at Philadelphia University, it was time for Elevate Hoops "The Showdown" to take center stage on campus. As luck would have it, it was a Pennsylvania native that stole the show. Here are all of the standouts we found on the first day of action:

Horace Spencer, 2015 PF, NJ Gym Rats: The stock of the 6-foot-9 power forward continues to rise. In a primetime game against the Showtime Ballers and star guards Dwayne Bacon and Corey Sanders Saturday afternoon, it was the Findlay Prep (NV) post who stole the show. Scoring 30 points on a combination of powerful slams, spin moves around the rim, and texture mid-range jump shots, it’s clear that he has taken his game to another level in the past few months. Look for him to rise in our updated rankings near the end of this month.

Dwayne Bacon, 2015 SF, Showtime Ballers: Bacon has long been considered one of the top players in his class, and after other services began to doubt his talent, he has taken his game to another level. He is an athletic wing prospect who has good vision and is capable of playing multiple positions. He has also become an aggressive rebounder and an alert defender. It’s easy to see why John Thompson III and Georgetown have been stalking him all week.

Mike Holloway, 2015 C, Philadelphia Ballhawks: The younger brother of UMass big man Rasheen Holloway, it is easy to see why colleges have begun to offer him. He is a physical forward who does a good job of using his frame to get position in the post. In addition, Holloway is an aggressive defender. Once his conditioning gets a little better, he will be able to step in and help a low-major program from day one.

Ernest Aflakpui, 2015 C, We-R-1: While he faded into the background a bit during the Breakout Classic, Aflakpui was instrumental in We R-1 moving on in their first game sans-Derrick Jones. He was a force on both ends of the floor, blocking shots and rebounding on one end, while scoring on the low block consistently on the other. He is vastly improved offensively and looks to be on his way to seeing his recruitment hit another level.

Tookie Brown, 2015 PG, Atlanta Xpress: The Mississippi State commit showed why the Bulldogs took him early in the process. He got to the rim at will and was able to create shots for both himself and his teammates. While he may not be the biggest point guard in the country, he has good toughness and plays bigger than he actually is. He may not step in and make a major impact right away, but he will be a solid four year player.

Andrew Fleming, 2015 SG, M33M: Fleming showed a bit of versatility to his game on Saturday, bringing the ball up the floor for his squad. He has long been known as a good shooter, but he has improved his game off-the-bounce as well. The future Iowa Hawkeye will take off for Oak Hill Academy (VA) next year and should be ready to make an impact once he sets foot on campus.

Jarred Reuter2015 PF, NE Playaz: Reuter showed that he is a solid passer from the post and kept his man from scoring easy buckets. While he is predominantly a below-the-rim type of player, he is a bruiser on the block and would fit perfectly in at a B1G program.

Samir Doughty, 2015 PG, Team Philly: The 6-foot-3 lead guard has proven to be one of the harder prospects to stop when it comes to attacking the basket and finishing. He has excellent body control and is fearless on penetration. He was solid during the week at the Reebok Breakout Camp, and has carried over his play into the weekend. He finished his Saturday morning game with 18 points and had an impressive game against Jeremy Hemsley and SABC in the afternoon.

K.J. Santos, 2016 SG, Illinois Stars: With UNLV head coach Dave Rice looking on, the smooth 6-foot-8 wing looked spectacular during his Saturday morning game. He is a very good perimeter shooter and knows how to create space for himself , with the ability to rise above the defense using his length and athleticism. Look for some of the premier programs in the country to get involved in his recruitment in the near future.

Darrian Traylor, 2015 SG, Las Vegas Knicks: One of the best perimeter scorers we have seen this weekend is the 6-foot-3 Centennial (NV) shooting guard. Powerfully built, he uses his body to attack and create separation. He is an efficient shooter from both mid-range and 3-point range, and if the defense gives him any space to operate, he will pull the trigger. Look for his stock to continue to rise in July.

Jeremy Hemsley, 2015 SG, SABC: San Diego State is getting an excellent player in the 6-foot-3 scorer. He is at his best when he is attacking the rim, where he could not be stopped on Saturday. An athletic wing, he has excellent body control and knows exactly how to shield himself from the defense on his drives. Several times he converted and-one opportunities in his two games, showcasing his ability as a high-volume scorer at the next level.

Mustafa Traore, 2015 PF, We R-1: The surprise of the day was the 6-foot-8 post, who is not only bouncy around the rim, but surprisingly skilled as well. He rebounds the basketball well on both ends of the floor and has a pretty over-the-shoulder right-handed hook shot. On defense, he plays physical defense and has good timing on his shot-blocks. As he continues to improve offensively, look for him to start collecting more low major offers.


Be the first to post. Just use the form below.

Add a comment...

There are currently no Future150 Camps available.