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Jr. Future150 Camp Day 1 Recap
by Garrett Tucker, Future150 (2:56 PM CT, Thu August 9, 2012)
2017 TJ Moss attacks the basket at Jr Future150 Camp
2017 TJ Moss attacks the basket at Jr Future150 Camp
Garrett Tucker
Garrett Tucker:

Future150 Southeast Analyst. Covering high school basketball across the Southeast.

Nashville, TN (Future150) -- Future150 has kicked off its camp series this weekend, and several of the top middle-school players in the Southeast flocked to the Nashville area for the first junior camp.

With some of the best 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on-hand, several players made initial names for themselves. 

Here are a few players that stood out from the Day 1 activities:

Joseph Cooper (2019, PG): Cooper was by far one of the most entertaining players of the day. When he wasn’t talking it up on the court, the 5-foot-1 point guard was throwing out crazy passes the whole day. He made several extra passes to open teammates for easy shots.

AuDiese Toney (2018, PG): Toney was another reliable point guard that did well in live game-play. The southpaw shot the ball well from the three-point line and scored well. He also has great handles.

Anfernee King (2016, CG): Gifted with a great jumping ability, King was by far one of the best athletes from Day 1 of the camp. He excelled on the offensive boards, connecting on several tips off missed shots. He also drove the ball great from the wing and finished in the lane.

Peyton Parker (2016, PF): Yet another left-handed player, Parker impressed with his skills at his size. At 6-foot-2, he overshadows typical players his age. However, he has the ability to play as a stretch 4 man. He showed the ability to shoot from the outside and handle the ball, as well as run the floor.

Alexzander Totton (2016, SG): Totton showed he is one of the better shooters in the camp. Not only did he shoot well during the live games, but he also performed well in shooting drills. He has great mechanics and is fundamentally sound. This is another talented player from the St. Louis area.

TJ Moss (2017, SG): With his length and size, Moss took advantage of the physical parts of the game. He is extremely active on the offensive glass due to his length, but his best attribute to this point is his slashing ability. There were also several times that he took defensive rebounds coast-to-coast for easy lay-ins.

William Mangum (2017, C): Mangum has loads of potential, but he still produced throughout the day. He has great hands and snagged passes around the basket for easy finishes. At 6-foot-3, he has great length that causes problems on defense. He may be somewhat of a project, but potential is definitely on his side.

Nathan Nelson (2018, SG): Nelson was a lethal shooter from behind the arc.  He finds his spot on the court and knocks down 3-point shots consistently.  His shooting ability allowed his team to stretch the defense, thus letting other players make plays.

Robert Jenkins, Jr. (2016, CG): Jenkins is a legit combo guard who can handle the ball as well as anyone. He was able to use his dribbling abilities to help free himself and others for open shots and layups.  Jenkins was also able to shoot the three with consistency. 

John Petty (2017 SF): Petty is a long athlete who holds his own on both sides of the court.  When utilizing his length, he can get off the floor to block shots on defense.  He also handles the ball very well, especially for his size. Expect this youngster to be another great player to originate from Huntsville, Ala. 

Nicholas Hopkins (2016, PG): Hopkins showed a high basketball IQ on the floor throughout the day.  The players on his team really stayed busy; when he was on the court, he kept everyone involved with the great court vision he possesses.  The guard also had a solid jump shot from mid-range game and from behind the arc.

Malik Jones (2016, CG): Jones was another talented combo guard that rose to the occasion on Saturday. While he was one of the best ball-handlers at the camp, he also was solid with his shooting, too. He showed the ability to shoot from 15-feet and out consistently.


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