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"The Summit" Camp: MVP, All-Stars, Awards & Rankings
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (4:01 PM CT, Tue June 28, 2016)
2016 Summit Camp All-Star Game in Houston TX.
2016 Summit Camp All-Star Game in Houston TX.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Houston, TX (Future150) -- Future150's 3rd annual "The Summit" Camp for premier 2018 & 2019 prospects proved to be full of talent. In total, 11 states were represented; Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee & Texas. With the camp over and votes tallied between the staff, it's time to hand out our camp awards and talk a little bit about each of the 2016 all-star selections.

Camp Co-MVP's: Jackson Moffatt & DeAnthony Tipler
Offensive MVP: Tada Stricklen
Defensive MVP: ​Leron Brown
Highest Upside: Che Evans & Grant Jones
Best Shooter: Josiah Johnson
Best Passer: DeAnthony Tipler
Best Rebounder: Dal'Mont Gourdine
Best Shot-Blocker: Ronnie Chaney
Best Slasher: Jalyn McCreary
Best Teammate: Kevin Dotson
Best Athlete: Mark White

DeAnthony Tipler2018 PG, Mississippi: Tipler was arguably the best prospect at the camp this past weekend. He is a bullet in transition and can get to the rim on command. His court vision and stingy on-ball defense is another very impressive aspect of his game. Tipler is a true floor general and has great intangibles. Even though he stands a little under six foot, he still affects the game in a huge away. 

Jackson Moffatt, 2018 SG, Texas: The 6'6" wing got stronger as the camp progressed, resulting in the co-MVP award given after he led his team to a victory in the camp all-star game. He's an excellent scorer who can get it done on long range bombs or by driving and finishing at the rim. He also displayed a high basketball IQ and willingness to defend.

Che Evans, 2020 SG, Maryland: Although he was one of the youngest players at the camp, his potential shined through all weekend. A capable ball-handler and scorer at 6'6", he was dominant at times in Houston. The highlight of the entire weekend was his baseline dunk that had the entire gym buzzing. He's clearly one of the elite prospects nationally in his class at this point.

Grant Jones, 2019 PF, Texas: Another safe bet long-term is the 6'8" rising sophomore. It's clear that he's got more growing to do, and for a player relatively new to the game, it's scary to think where he could be in just a few short years. Right now, his shooting is his best asset, and his mom played division one basketball at South Carolina, so don't be surprised to see his name start rising in the Dallas metro area very soon.

Dal'Mont Gourdine, 2019 PF, South Carolina: It was a standout weekend for the 6'5" big man. He was dominant on the glass and showed that he's become a much better finisher as he's grown older and matured into his ever-growing frame. Physically, he couldn't be matched on the inside this weekend, and it's going to be fun to watch him progress over the next year. 

Jalyn McCreary, 2019 SF, Georgia: Another high-upside pick is the 6'4" Georgia native. A long and lanky wing, he has ability to score the ball from the outside as well as on acrobatic drives to the rim. He rebounds the ball well for a wing, and it's a safe bet to say that he's going to continue to grow and improve his game as we head into next high school season. It's time to seriously monitor him.

Ma'Darius Hobson, 2018 SG, Mississippi: An old-school power wing at 6'2", the Corinth (MS) product came into camp as one of the leading scorers in the entire state of Mississippi. He didn't disappoint at "The Summit", showing that he can get baskets any and every way. He rebounds the ball extremely well for a wing, and takes pride in his defense as well. 

Kevin Dotson, 2019 SF, Texas: One of the most complete offensive prospects in attendance was the 6'4" wing. He's skilled as both a shooter and penetrator, and crashes the glass well for the wing position. On defense, he's very smart, and particuarly vocal, making him a good leader on both ends of the floor. This isn't the last that you'll hear of him.

Leron Brown2019 CG, Texas: Brown was a heavy presence on defense throughout the entire weekend. Between his smothering on-ball defense, snatching balls out of the passing lanes, and even blocking shots at times, he was arguably the best defensive player at the entire camp. On offense he can slash to the rim and loves to get out and run in transition. Very productive and impressive weekend from the Houston product. 

Ronnie Chaney, 2019 PF, Texas: One of the standout defenders at the camp was the 6'5" rising sophomore. An explosive athlete with long arms, he uses his wingspan to be a force on the offensive and defensive glass, as well as being a presence on defense as a shot-blocker. The next step in his evolution is to improve on his offensive skills.

Jordan Johnson, 2019 PG, Texas: We absolutely loved the 6'1" combo guard's ability to penetrate and finish at the rim this past weekend. There wasn't a guard in attendance who could stay in front of him, and he took advantage of that, being one of the leading scorers at the event. Next order of business is to improve his perimeter shooting, which would make him extremely hard to contain at the high school level.

Terry Woods, 2019 SF, Texas: An athletic and physical 6'5" small forward, he took advantage of smaller opponents all weekend long, punishing them on the offensive end of the floor. He proved to be one of the best rebounders at camp and was extremely vocal as a leader for his team. Look for improved perimeter skills to make him a nightmare matchup going forward.

Gabe Matturro, 2018 SG, Texas: A 6-footer with ability to play both on the ball & off, he shined on offense with his shooting ability and crafty scoring around the rim. A high IQ prospect with excellent lateral quickness, he was one of the most fun prospects to watch on the offensive end of the floor. He was also tought to deal with as an on-ball defender at camp.

Lawrence Calais2018 CG, New Mexico: Calais earned his invite for The Summit Camp back at the Memorial Day Classic Tournament not too long ago. Calais was his same productive self at camp, knocking down three point jumpers with ease and creating for his teammates off the bounce. He has good size at 6'2 and the potential is cleary there for him to continue playing at the next level. Very solid weekend from the Albuquerque native.

Raylon Gardner, 2018 PG, Texas: One of the most vibrant personalities at camp was the 5'8" combo guard. He scored the ball on all three levels and was a menace on the defensive end as well. Most importantly, he was vocal on both ends, constantly trying to rally his troops to victory each and every game he played in. No matter the setting, he will always compete.

Malachi Reinke, 2019 SG, Texas: A 6'2" wing with excellent perimeter shooting ability, he scored well from both 3-point territory as well as from mid-range, which has proven to be a lost art among teenage basketball prospects. Improved lateral quickness and ball skills will help him grow as a player going forward.

Josiah Johnson2018 SG, Louisiana: Johnson had a rough start during day one of camp, but after he got through his rough patch he was nearly unstoppable. With unlimited range from behind the three point line, Johnson made opposing teams suffer during five on five play draining three after three after three. He also showcased his slashing abilities, and looks to be a potential low major D1 prospect with mid-major upside down the road. 

Life Granville, 2018 CG, Texas: One of the best pure scorers at the Summit Camp, Granville had a very good weekend putting the ball in the basket from all three levels. HIs three point jumper has improved drastically since the last time we saw him, and he's also grew three inches. If Granville's growth and development stays at this pace, he will surely continue to play basketball past high school. Very impressive showing this weekend for the rising junior. 

Tada Stricklen, 2018 SG, Mississippi: Stricklen was a menace on defense throughout the weekend and scored the ball at will. His ball pressure during five on five play caused countless turnovers, which lead to effortless layups and dunks. Despite being just under six foot, Stricklen has good athleticism and definitely has the skill and toughness to play college basketball at the D1 level. 

Mark White, 2018 SF, South Carolina: Possibly the best athlete at the Summit Camp, White put an early impression on the staff when he collected the best results for the three quarter court dash, and vertical jump during the combine testing on day one. White rattled the rim plenty of times during five on five play, and rebounded the ball at an extremely high level. Even though he's a bit undersized for the wing, he made up for it with his intensity, athleticism, and uncanny ability to slash to the rim and score off putbacks and offensive rebounds. 

Calvin Williams2018 PG, Texas: Williams was easily one of the best floor generals in the enitre camp. His court awareness and ability to finish at the rack are the most impressive parts of his game. He has solid handles and can knock down the three when given enough space. Despite his small stature, he still made a big impression this past weekend.

Kevin Hester, 2019 PF, Georgia: Hester has a very fundamental game for an undersized four man. He crashed the glass on both ends all the weekend, and protected the rim quite well. He has a pretty mid-range jumper and has plenty of tools to work with if he continues to grow and add strength. We will have a close eye on Hester heading forward as he is just a few inches away from being a dominant post presence. 

Igho Eruvwetere, 2018 SG, Texas: Igho has good size for the two guard position at 6'2, and made most of his money slashing the lane and drawing fouls during five on five play. He displayed good basketball IQ, very rarely making mistakes and was always a big time hustler and scrapper despite playing with a very sore/swollen knee. Very tough prospect, that looks to have a bright future ahead. 

Trevon Smith, 2018 CG, Louisiana: Smith was one of the smaller guards at camp, but didn't let that stop him from making plays. Smith has a pretty stroke on his jumpshot and was quite efficient from behind the arc. He was quick on his feet and played solid on-ball defense. Heading forward Smith needs to work on getting stronger and finishing through contact to maximize his potential. 

Isaiah Haralson, 2018 SG, Texas: Haralson had a very good showing this weekend, impressing with his strong handles and ability to shoot the ball of the catch and the bounce. His mid-range jumper is silky smooth and he was very capable of knocking down the three when left open. With solid size, and strength he should definitely have a spot on a college basketball roster in a few more years. The only question remaining is, at what level will he be playing at? 

Keionte Cornelius, 2019 PG, Texas: The 5'10" point guard was an excellent scorer and distributor while at camp. He has a penchant for big scoring outbursts and for keeping the crowd on the edge of their seat with his creative play-making ability.

Alex Garcia, 2018 PG, New Mexico: At 6'3, Garcia showed his versatility over the course of the weekend. Even though his natural position is point guard, Garcia also excelled playing the two and three spots on both ends of the floor. Equipped with a good jump shot, and decent athleticism, Garcia could work his way into being a low/mid-major prospect down the road. 

Antonio Lovato, 2019 PG, New Mexico: A true floor general, Lovato was very good at running his team and directing traffic in transition. He made very accurate passes in tight spots and also showed the ability to score the ball at the rim and knock down the long range jumper. 

Future150 "The Summit" Camp Prospect Rankings:

* Rankings are based on camp production, NOT long term projection.

1.) DeAnthony Tipler
2.) Jackson Moffatt
3.) Tada Stricklen
4.) Che Evans
5.) Dal'Mont Gourdine
6.) Kevin Dotson
7.) Keionte Cornelius
8.) Ma'Darius Hobson
9.) Jalyn McCreary
10.) Grant Jones
11.) Leron Brown
12.) Jordan Johnson
13.) Mark White
14.) Josiah Johnson
15.) Igho Eruvwetere
16.) Terry Woods
17.) Kevin Hester
18.) Life Granville
19.) Ronnie Chaney
20.) Calvin Williams
21.) Trevon Smith
22.) Alex Garcia
23.) Isaiah Haralson
24.) Raylon Gardner
25.) Lawrence Calais
26.) Malachi Reincke
27.) Gabe Matturro
28.) Antonio Lovato

 

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