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Louisville Future150 Camp Elite 24
by Andrew Force, Future150 (9:24 PM CT, Wed August 5, 2015)
Future150 Camp Louisville Elite 24 All-Star Game.
Future150 Camp Louisville Elite 24 All-Star Game.
Andrew Force
Andrew Force:

Future150 National Analyst. Covering High and Middle School basketball.

Louisville, KY (Future150) -- Jason Pratt contributed to this report.

The 2015 Louisville Future150 Camp wrapped up action on Sunday afternoon with the most talented and consistent campers taking part in the Top 24 All-Star Game.  Here are some of the standouts from the game and the camp overall.

Sterling Weatherford, 2017 SG, Cicero (Indiana): Weatherford was the most complete player in Louisville camp.  He has put the time in on his body and is a great athlete.  His game does not rely upon strength, but he does have the ability to play physical ball.  He sets up players with crisp passes of his penetration. He was one of the only players who showed they can score on all three levels consistently.  Weatherford is springy and rebounds with an uncommon passion.  He caught plenty of players off guard with his shot-blocking abilities.  He takes home the camp MVP with his performance.  

Isaiah Eguaebor, 2016 PG, Murfreesboro (TN): Eguaebor has a mature game.  He is very strong, which helps him compete as an elite defender.  He gets to the lane rather easily on the other end.  Isaiah can play basketball in college.  The level is still not clear because his outside shooting is below average.  If you want a pass-first point guard that defends his position at a high level, Eggy is your guy.

Solomon Mathis, 2018 PG, Louisville (Kentucky): Mathis is hyper competitive.  Every call against his team or loose ball he misses out on hurts him to his core.  This competitive drive manifests itself in spirited play.  He can handle very well.  He needs to open up his vision a little wider, but he willingly passes.  Point guard is the position he will succeed in.  He is a very smart young man, which always is a favorable characteristic in point guards.

Jacob Collins, 2017 PG, Cincinnati (Ohio): Collins is wiry athlete with long arms.  He has a great first step and is deadly off the dribble.  He loves creating opportunities for his teammates and can knock down the open jumper.  When you think of a point guard you think floor general or coach on the floor.  This is exactly what you get when you see him play.

Carter Baughman, 2019 PG, Harrodsburg (Kentucky): Baughman was one of the bright points we saw this past weekend in Louisville.  As a rising freshman, he has the feel of a seasoned senior when the ball is in his hands.  His change of pace and understanding the position is something you just don't see in players this age.  His game is super fundamental and he never gives up on a play.  Gotta love how hard he plays, especially on defense.

Chase Thomas, 2016 PG, Columbia (Missouri): Thomas was one of the leaders at the camp.  Every team he played on was calmer and more consistent.  This was not an accident.  He controls the game with his excellent handle and savvy.  Thomas trains with Michael Porter Jr. in Colombia, Missouri.  Even though he doesn't’t have the NBA-size of Porter he does have some of the same skills.  Mid-range shooting from Thomas is great.  Big games are not stressful.  He shines brighter when the moment is bigger, just like Porter Jr.

Noah Holly, 2016 SG, White Lake (Michigan): Holly is 6-foot-5 inches, long and wiry. He showed a ton of versatility by guarding multiple positions. His length gives him a huge advantage when attacking his defenders. Scoring on the fast break might be his best attribute.  He proved that if you leave him open, he will knock down shots.  Rebounding on the offensive end was something he did well all weekend long.  He definitely will play at the next level.

Christian Terry, 2016 PF, Louisville (Kentucky): The length of Terry makes him immediately attractive to recruiters.  At 6-foot-7 he projects as a face-up four.  Terry was not tough enough in the paint, but he drained several outside shots.  His defense is pretty good.  Rebounding on the defensive end is a commonality for Terry.  To be an impact college player Terry must become better at finishing in traffic.

Jacob King, 2017 PG, Louisville (Kentucky): Both Christian Terry and King play for Louisville Trinity.  King earned his way into the Elite 24 All-Star Game with remarkable passing.  He can create passing lanes out of thin air.  The angles he sees are incredible.  He probably can thrive with a few high-flying wings on his squad.  Most of the week he set up fellow guards though.  Great outlet passer.

Lukas Burkman, 2017 SG, Louisville (Kentucky): Burkman got better over the course of the camp.  Maybe he just loosened up, but his intensity climbed with each hour.  Though he struggled with a lower back muscle pull Sunday he buried jumper after jumper.  He gets into the shooting motion so quickly that he needs very little space to score. Unlike most great shooters he can handle the rock too.

Travon Cobb, 2016 G, Monette (Arkansas): Cobb was one of the more consistent and fundamental players in the camp.  He scored from all three levels and was especially effective making the mid-range shot.  He's a tenacious on ball defender and rebounds well from the wing position.  He had a great weekend shooting and attacking the rim.  Solid all-around performance.  Coaches if you are looking for a glue guy look no further Cobb.

Morgan Taylor, 2018 PG, Chicago (Illinois): The bespectacled Taylor has a good mixture of mobility and strength.  He projects as a bigger lead guard.  The outside shooting was sporadic, but he has good form.  Taylor sees the floor well.  He understands floor spacing and worked the pick'n'roll with maturity.  Defensively he can get a little quicker laterally.  Rushing up the floor his speed is fine.

Quinn Moffitt, 2018 SG, Indianapolis (Indiana): Moffitt was the best shooter at the camp.  Though we didn't keep stats on his shooting percentage, Moffitt buried multiple 3's in every fullcourt game.  His ability to move without the ball and basketball IQ, put him in great situations to get his shot off.  He must add a pull-up mid-range jumper.  Extending his range inward will make the fantastic shooter even more potent.  He was very coachable and definitely loves to play.

Kenyi Bryant, 2016 CG, Cincinnati (Ohio): The enigmatic Bryant slithered around the floor with ease.  The 6-foot-4 senior has both the organized basketball genes mixed with some streetball style.  Stephen Jackson was an NBA player with similar flair and skills.  Bryant needs to work on leveling off his play, instead of giving flashes of brilliance before flat stretches without impact.

Junathean Cunningham, 2017 SG, Louisville (Kentucky): Everything Cunningham does revolves around his quickness. He bursts up the floor like a wide receiver running a route.  His size will be an issue going forward, as Cunningham aims to play shooting guard at 6-foot-1.  He does defend the point guard spot very well.   

Jaylon Hall, 2017 SG, Louisville (Kentucky): The agility of Hall allows him to be a gifted volume scorer.  He can hit mid-range shots all day long.  Hall was spectacular Saturday morning in four-on-four games.  Halfcourt settings favor this elegant Richard Hamilton (former Detroit Piston) clone.

Noah Chatman, 2016 CF, Goodlettsville (Tennessee): Chatman gave his teams leadership with energy and communication. Rarely do teenagers talk on the court, but Chatman was great at giving directions in a positive, direct way.  Chatman was the most physically-dominating player of the camp.  He battered his way to the basket from every point on the floor. His handle is better than expected.  He projects as a power wing, but needs to improve his outside shooting to be a complete threat.  Right now he does most of his damage slashing and rebounding.  He could be a double-figure rebounder at a low-major program. Unending hunger.

Jordan McClendon, 2018 SG, Louisville (Kentucky): McClendon is a silky wing with great length.  He can score from mid-range off the dribble.  He needs to get more assertive though.  Accustomed to playing with other great players has made him too passive.  He politely defers when he should be attacking and leading.  McClendon has the tools to be a scoring leader on every team he plays for.  This minor adjustment will make him a high major target.

Solomon Pierre-Louis, 2018 SG, Gahanna (Ohio): Pierre-Louis was one of the pleasant surprises of the camp.  Built like a lanky small forward, he handles like a combo guard.  Using his long arms he can bait defenders into steal attempts.  But his change of direction always gets them 'wrong-footed'.  He has good length and projects as an elite scoring wing.  

Gabe Towns, 2018 PF, Columbus (Ohio): Towns came to camp with the most recognizable name, because his older brother, Seth Towns, blistered the defense at 2014 Summit Camp.  But Gabe decided to make his own name with exceptional handles for a young wing.  He can cross the best of them and nobody shot better from deep than the lean lefty.

LJ Harris, 2017 SF, Louisville (Kentucky): Harris plays more like a star JV power forward than a varsity shooting guard.  While 6-foot-3 may work at the high school level he will be forced to play off the ball in the backcourt in college.  The traits he has that project favorably are strength, quickness, and leaping ability.  Like every tweener he has to work on his lateral mobility.  He rebounds very well for a wing.

Steven Fitzgerald, 2018 WG, Somerset (Kentucky): Fitzgerald might be the best college player of this entire bunch.  His outside shooting is very, very good.  If he were only a shooter he still has the size and ability to make a college roster.  What makes him truly special is his slashing ability.  He can finish among forwards.  Louisville is very high on the versatile competitor.

Danny Butt, 2018 PG, Somerset (Kentucky): Butt was easily one of the top three passers at camp.  He has one of the more fundamental jump shots we saw this past weekend.  At times his shot selection was poor and the shots weren't falling, but you can tell if he gets it going he can make 4-5 in a row.  The basketball I.Q. for Danny is off the charts.  He sees the whole floor and even rebounds defensively for the cause.  He projects as a combo guard at the next level.  With good strength and the ability to create buckets off the dribble he could be a college player at either guard position.  Butt had to leave just before playing in the All-Star game. Still he earned the placement on the top All-Star team.


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