You are not logged in:     Login
future150 facebook future150 twitter
Get Exposure  /  F150 Report  GET SOCIAL:
Birmingham Jr. Future150 Camp - All-Star Sunday
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (4:01 PM CT, Fri February 22, 2013)
2013 Jr.Future150 Camp All-Stars from Birmingham, AL
2013 Jr.Future150 Camp All-Stars from Birmingham, AL
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

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

Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- The Birmingham Jr.Future150 camp wrapped up play on Sunday afternoon with the all-star showcase. The best prospects of the weekend squared off in a thrilling matchup that showcased the best skills of each of the selected athletes.

Here is what the Future150 staff loved about each of the all-stars selected...

John Johnson Jr. (2017) -  The 6'3" small forward was impressive all weekend long in front of the Future150 staff. The long and lanky lefty was a knockdown shooter from the outside, but he is a capable slasher as well. He finished plays around the rim using both his left and right hand and showed the ability to finish with contact at the rim. He could be scary good once he fills out his frame.

Joe Cooper (2019) - Arguably the most impressive prospect at the camp. The 5'2" lead guard has uncanny court vision for a player his age, and passing skills to match. He absolutely loves racking up assists to his teammates. However, because his skills are so advanced, many of his passes turned into turnovers due to his peers not expecting his passes. Could be one of the next big stars out of the city of Memphis.

Bo Hodges (2017) - Before the camp, Bo was being touted as the most impressive point guard in the city of Nashville for his age. After the camp this past weekend, Future150 can confirm that he is indeed an impressive lead guard. He controlled every game he took part in, and ran his squad's offense to perfection. He played with great pace and knew exactly when to shoot the basketball or when to attack and/or distribute the ball. He also has a great attitude and is hungry to improve. 

Diante Wood (2018) - The younger brother of UNLV commit Christian Wood, it's easy to see that basketball skills run in the family. The 6'2" shooting guard possesses good ball skills and loves to slash to the basket for easy buckets. He's extremely versatile and can play positions 1-5 on the floor at this stage in his career. His brother is 6'9", so it's quite possible that Diante could wind up playing in the post in the future. Either way, one thing is certain, he will be an impressive prospect regardless of what position he plays.

Tony Johnson (2018) - The 5'11" shooting guard proved that he is going to be a solid player as soon as he gets to the high school level. Not only did his size set him apart from other players his age, but his skill level did as well. He has a consistent jump shot that he hits with regularity. He also has solid ball-handling skills and loves to get to the rim and finish the play.

Jonathan Gillard Jr. (2018) - The 6'1" big man made his mark on the camp by playing physical basketball. The southpaw carved out space in the paint by using his muscular frame. While he is very new to playing the game, he has come a long way in the past year. He runs the floor well, and can hit open jump shots out to 10 feet. Extreme hustle player who is only going to improve.

Javan Johnson (2017) - The small forward had a big weekend playing versatile basketball. The 6-footer does nothing great, but everything well. He can hit the open shot when left open. He also has solid ball skills and was crafty when getting to the rim for easy baskets. He also used his lanky frame to block a ton of shots at the camp.

Bradley Belt  (2017) - The 6'2" shooting guard was one of the top five performers in the entire camp. He already possesses a high school ready frame and used his superior upper body strength to bully his way to the hoop off-the-dribble. He is a good athlete who can play above the rim. He uses his athleticism to grab a ton of rebounds, and his shot is improving. Overall, he had a very good weekend.

Harrison Stanley (2017) - Harrison had himself a very good showing this past weekend. The 6'3" power forward used his strong body to carve out space on the inside for easy baskets. He also showcased some versatility by taking his game to the perimeter and dropping long jumpers on occasion. Showed an outstanding motor as well.

Parker Boswell (2019) - The sixth grade point guard was very impressive with the ball in his hands all weekend. He has strong dribbling skills and loves to put on a show for the fans. His passing skills are advanced for his age, and he has a reliable jump shot that he hits with regularity.

Antavion Collum (2019) - The 5'11" small forward showcased a variety of skills over the weekend. He was effective playing with his back to the basket, and he also showed the ability to knock down jumpers from 15 feet. What most impressed the Future150 staff was his ball-handling skills and his vision in transition.

Schyler Forest (2019) - Another young standout from Memphis was Schyler, who is ahead of many of his peers at this stage in his development. He possesses good size and has very good ball-handling skills to match. He also loves to attack the basket off-the-dribble and can finish at the rim with contact

Alex Washington (2018) - The seventh grade lead guard is what every coach looks for in his point guard. He is a vocal leader who plays with passion on the floor. He loves a challenge, and takes pride in defending the other team's best player. He also hits the long-range jump shot with regularity.

John Norris (2019) - It was evident from the opening games Saturday that John is clearly ahead of the curve for point guards his age. He has great end-to-end speed with the ball in his hands, and he loves taking the ball to the basket and finishing with either hand. He was one of the most consistent shooters in the camp, and he loved to get down and play physical defense.

Damion Baugh (2018) - The 5'6" Antioch Middle School (TN) shooting guard played extremely smart basketball all weekend. He is capable of running the point guard position with his ball skills. He also loves to run the floor and finish in transition. A gritty on-ball defender.

Cameron Cacace (2018) - One of the most fundamentally sound players we have seen at his age. He made a living off setting screens and rolling to the basket. He rarely made mistakes with the basketball in his hands, and showed us a versatile game with skills on both the inside and outside. Very coachable kid.

Shamar Brown (2019) - The most high-upside youngster at the camp. The 6'1" big man was a beast in the paint throughout the camp. The Memphis prospect loved to bang on the inside and scored at will. He corralled every rebound he could get his hands on, and he blocked a ton of shots. Also showed a pretty 5-10 foot jumper. 

Sean Elmore (2018) - The 5'11" small forward showed great end-to-end speed all weekend and made a living off finishing transition baskets. He also loved to attack the basket off-the-dribble where he scored easily using his length. Great kid who is eager to learn the game.

Montoiyous Flemming (2017) - We first saw Montoiyous in a middle school game last month, and his improvement since then has been eye opening. He's been working out with his AAU coach, and it shows. He's a prospect who isn't super skilled in any particular area of his game, he just gets the job done. He loves to run the floor and play tough defense. Will score several garbage baskets per game.

Maurice Anderson (2017) - Maurice was one of the most high energy kids at the camp. He is the epitome of a guy who loves to play transition basketball and scored layup after layup. In the half-court setting, he loved to slash to the basket where he would score or find open teammates for easy baskets. 

Nico Collins (2017) - The 6'1" shooting guard could become one of the next star players for Clay Chalkville High School (AL). The long athlete loves to attack the basket and finish at the hoop. He also has a pretty jumper that hits with regularity. He used his long arms to grab a ton of rebounds this weekend, and he has solid court vision.

Malik Cunningham (2017) - Malik is a cerebral floor general who played with great pace at the camp. He knew how to control his team and never forced the issue. He made the right plays at the right times, and he doesn't get rattled by pressure. Great kid who is very coachable.

Clay Collins (2017) - Clay was the best long range shooter of the entire Jr.Future150 camp. He was automatic when shooting the basketball anywhere from 15-23 feet. He also showed the ability to drive to the basket and finish at the rim with either hand.

Terrell Harris(2017) - Terrell played with an extremely high motor. He loves to score in transition and was excellent when it came to locking down on defense. He has a great feel for the game and also excelled when it came to attacking the basket. He was without a doubt one of the better athletes in the camp.

Comments:

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

Add a comment...


Advertisement:
Tweets