Friday, September 5, 2014

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp meets

One of the great basketball debates across the country is "What is the best area of the country for producing basketball players?"  

One of the other questions that have recently arose in the youth basketball world “what is the most competitive basketball camp for middle school players?”

Well basketball Mongol Mike Melton may have made the smartest move in camp history – Melton brought the top players in the country to the best basketball producing epicenter in country.  What transpired was the greatest concentration of youth basketball talent top to bottom in America.

Along with multiple national media outlets in attendance Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom  Camp attracted the premier local media company DMVelite.  DMVelite is the major media outlet in the DC Metropolitan area and has seen some of the best players in the country come through their area. 
For instance in 2004 alone in the Washington area, there were 25 All-Met players on the first through fourth teams.  That list includes plenty of NBA draft picks (Rudy Gay, Roy Hibbert and Jeff Green), household names (Villanova's Scottie Reynolds) and great college players (George Mason's Folarin Campbell).

Now guess who wasn’t on the list? Kevin Durant. One of the top players in the world and he was “only honorable mention” - but do note this was his sophomore year of high school. As well on that list, West Virginia’s Joe Alexander, No. 8 draftee in the 2008 NBA draft.

ESPN recruiting analyst Dave Telep said, "You could make two NBA teams and make the playoffs with both from that list"

A snapshot of the past decade and a half, include premier players out of the DMV such as Michael Beasley, Carmelo Anthony, Delonte West, Sam Young, Josh Selby and Will Barton. These players along with Durant, Hibbert, Green, Ty Lawson and Gay to make the DMV unmatched in terms of talent production.

With all this history in the hometown of the Spotlight Future Phenom Camp; DMVelite brought it cameras out to see some of the best players in the nation which included a plethora of DMV stars and future stars.  

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With so many known commodities in the DMV we found a few  future stars that you must be on the lookout for in the future:

Daniel “DJ” Dormu (2023):  “DJ” can run the lead guard position but naturally is a pure scorer who can put the ball in the basket in virtually every way. He makes threes in transition and with deep range, is equally lethal starting the break himself or filling a lane, he is smooth and efficient going to the rim with little wasted motion and he is flat out tough as nails.  The projection is about as sure as you can get as it relates to him being a top notch player and yes we are making this statement of him as a member of the 2023 class.  Already capable skill wise and heart wise to play against 6th or 7th graders he is skilled and wise beyond his years and one of the most talented guards not just in the DC area but in the country – flat out.  The Spotlight #’s game may have caught with him as the talent was on such an elite status; but without question this is a player whose talent cannot be denied.

Trevor Keels (2021):  Keels is a terrific long armed athlete that does a great job running the floor and attacking the basket on the break and in the half court. He can hit the open three with time and space but he is at his best when getting to the rim where he can score over, though, or around his opponent.  When he is in attack mode he is very effective and efficient. His offensive game and overall skillset is enhanced by his ability to put the ball on the floor and play/guard multiple positions.  Keels would be a star in most programs but plays with a larger entity where his full display of talents is not utilized consistently; his attendance at the Basketball Spotlight Camp proved Keels can play with anyone and compete on the highest level.  Look for more to come from Killer Keels in the future.

Ryan Conway (2020):  Conway possesses the dangerous combination of strength, size, and a thoroughbred's competitive drive.   Along with a consistent jumper and stroke to 3-point range, he brings a certain type of toughness to the floor and is able to impose his will on both his teammates and opponents on both ends of the court. He was a consistent producer all weekend long and contributed to his in points, rebounds and assists along with playing some stellar defense.  All Conway needs is the right program, right coach, and right skill development and he has bigtime star potential.

Trey Thomas (2021): An extremely athletic combo guard who likes to slash and can get to the basket at will where he is a very creative and tough finisher. A true highlight reel player who embraces that aspect of his game; his swagger and confidence is apparent.  Showed decent jumper shot, but needs work on range; will come naturally as the core strength is further developed.  He loved the contact on the break and in the half court set and didn’t back down from any one. He was just flat out tougher than a lot of guards he faced – when his growth spurt completes look for him to be considered a difference maker and game changer – at the end of the day when Thomas gets his shoulder by a defender on a drive he usually scored or found a teammate for an easy basket.

Cole Hanin (2021):  At times Hanin looked like more of a shooting guard at first sight due to his shooting ability; which is was impressive. A closer look revealed that he has high end point guard skills. He breaks pressure with spacing and dribble tactics, finds and creates passing lanes for himself, and he is excellent and creating opportunities for his teammates.  Very intense player who is very hard on himself; you can tell that he put a premium not just on winning but performing well.  This is the type of player who will, will himself to being in the conversation of the top players.

Keyshawn Johnson (2020): Johnson is an underrated athlete who shows no fear taking the ball to the hoop. He made some electrifying plays around the basket and is not afraid to go at anyone. He has a comfortable shooting range to about 18 feet and he has the ability to get to lane and finish or pull-up and knock down.  Watching him, he is a different player when under control and would flourish with the right coaching and IQ development.  The skill is clearly there and he controls his destiny by applying the intangibles to a great skill package.

Remember no place in the world has a higher per capita output of Division I players than does the DMV and no one put better talent on the floor then the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp.

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