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Which Future150 Alum's Are Poised For Breakout Seasons?
by Zachary Lyon, Future150 (4:09 PM CT, Mon October 24, 2016)
Tipler could emerge into a mid-major prospect this season.
Tipler could emerge into a mid-major prospect this season.
Zachary Lyon
Zachary Lyon:

Future150 Regional Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball: NC, SC & VA

Lexington, NC (Future150) -- The high school basketball season is almost officially upon us! Which Future150 Camp Alum's look poised for a breakout season during the 2016-17 year? Let's take a look at the top ten potential breakout candidates. 

10. Grant Jones, 2019 6'9" Combo Forward, Chisholm Trail (TX): Jones showed his potential at the Future150 Summit Camp and followed that up with a solid showing at Future150's National All-American Camp. Already carrying a Texas San-Antonio offer, Jones has been gaining early interest from a handful of high major programs and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him with at least two or three more mid-major offers on his list by the time the season comes to a close. 

9. La'Vell Scott, 2020 6'0" Point Guard, Oak Forest Academy (LA): Scott was one of the breakout performers at the Future150 Elite24 Camp back in August. At six-foot, he already has decent size at the lead guard position and can shoot the cover off of the ball. His ability to create off the dribble and overall feel for the game has the Future150 staff confident that he is very capable of being a high-major prospect in the future. 

8. Rico Williams, 2019 6'7" Combo Forward, Kinston (NC): Williams blew everyone away at Future150 Atlanta Camp at the end of August with his physical tools and athleticism alone. He can outrebound just about anyone you put him against and finishing through contact is no problem. Once he becomes a bit more versatile on the offensive end and develops some leadership skills, he could be special.

7. Marvin Hughes, 2020 6'1" Point Guard, McGavock (TN): Another big time standout at the Future150 Elite24 Camp, Hughes is ranked in the top-50 of our 2020 National Rankings for good reasoning. Possessing a very mature frame for a freshman point guard, Hughes will never back down from a challenge and has no problem finishing at the rim through contact. His defense is an underrated aspect of his game, and he could prove himself to be a top-10 PG in his class by the time this coming high school season wraps up. 

6. Josh LeBlanc, 2018 6'7" Small Forward, Madison Prep (LA): Coming off a solid AAU season with Louisiana Elite on the UAA Circuit, LeBlanc's versatility and intangibles at 6'7" is second to none. He loves to finish strong over the top of the defense and can also hurt you with his mid-range jumpshot. Unfortunately, last high school season he caught the injury bug more than once. If he can stay healthy and play like he is capable of, his offer list should start to add up this season. 

5. Jaemyn Brakefield, 2020 6'9" Power Forward, Huntington Prep (WV): You automatically notice Brakefield's great size and strength for a freshman power forward. His ball handling abilities have vastly improved and he is fully capable of knocking down a jumpshot all the way out to three-point range. Having a fantastic skill set with his size along with playing on national powerhouse, Huntington Prep, expect Brakefield to pick up a few high major offers this coming season. 

4. Greg Williams, 2018 6'3" Point Guard, Lafayette Christian Academy (LA): The Louisiana product won the MVP award at the 2015 Future150 Summit Camp, and for good reasoning. Williams is a fantastic floor general that has great scoring abilities at all three levels. Certainly one of the more athletic PG's in the 2018 class, he is never scared to take the big shot or be put in the spotlight as he usually thrives under pressure. Many will be shocked if Williams goes through his entire Junior season without at least picking up a few offers. 

3. DeAnthony Tipler, 2018 6'0 Point Guard, Ashland (MS): Another product of the Future150 Summit Camp, Tipler exploded onto the scene this summer at multiple Future150 events. He may look a little undersized, but he knows how to run a team and has ridiculous court vision. His speed and athleticism pushes him over the top as a PG prospect and the staff is very confident that he could thrive at a mid-major program at the next level. 

2. Lorenzo Ferrell, 2018 6'4" Shooting Guard, Rutherford (FL): Possibly the most nationally unknown prospect on this list, Ferrell put on an absolute show at both Memphis and All-American camp this season. At 6'4" he has a deadly long range jumpshot and is a sneaky athlete that can finish over the top of the defense when slashing the lane. Easily a low-major plus prospect at this point, college coaches need to take notice of Mr. Ferrell right now!

1. Javian Fleming, 2018 6'8" Power Forward, Canton (MS): Already holding offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnatti, Iowa State, and LSU among others, Fleming is just now scratching the surface. A bruising 6'8", 230 pounds down low, he has fantastic footwork on the block and can finish around the rim with an array of moves. He is a great athlete and one of the best rebounders in the entire class. Be sure to watch his stock continue to skyrocket this coming season as he should add plenty more high major offers to his list. 


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