Thursday, May 7, 2009

All American Prodigy Camp Class of 2014

The Class of 2014 was well represented in what was the strongest division of this May's Camp.

2014 Tony Upchurch Jr. of Pearland, TX is clearly one of the Top 5 players in the country in the Class. He has mad hops, with a 28.9" vertical and an explosive first step to the basket. Currently he is an unstoppable power player, who has the ability to put the ball on the floor. As Upchurch makes the transition to the guard spot he'll improve his shot and be a tough matchup from anywhere on the floor. He was our All American Camp MVP for May 2009.
2014 Combo Guard Brandon Etienne of Crosby, TX is a GREAT shooter, along with outstanding court vision and solid handles which will make him one of the big time guards in the talent rich Greater Houston area.

2014 F Joe Burton of Porter, TX was scary good. The 6'4" man child had a power game, could put the ball on the floor and also sported a pretty fair shot. He has great hops as witnessed by his 26.8" vertical. Burton looks to excel at every level he'll eventually play.

2014 W Justise Winslow of Fresno, TX was one of the top prospects at camp. At 6'1" he looks to grow a bunch and is a long player with tremendous upside. He's extremely dangerous as a transition player.

2014 F De'Andre Davis of Round Rock, TX showed great athleticism and explosiveness as he notched a 24.6" vertical. He also sports a nifty 3.0 GPA. A real tough competitor.

2014 PF Essence Sauls of Del Valle, TX shows the kind of aggression and physical play that coaches love to see in a player. She's aggressive, finishes well inside and shows dexterity in her foot work.

2014 Shooting Guard Kelly Oubre Jr. showed a great understanding of the game, was very crafty in getting open for his shots, and once he did showed a nice form on his shot.

2014 G Jacob Trauber was one of the more undersized players in the camp, but that didn't deter the 4'11 dynamo who snagged the Camp 's Mr. Hustle Award. Many times the kids who have to rely on basketball IQ and skills at an early age can blossom into great prospects once their bodies finally catch up to them. Trauber displayed solid handles, use of both hands and a smooth shot to go along with the aforementioned buzz saw mentality.

2014 SG Nicholas Thomas of Arlington, TX had a 26.6" vertical. Along with his athleticism the 5'9" shooting guard showcased a very smooth shot, good handles, and nice moves (hesitation dribble) standing out as one of the camp's top prospects.

2014 Tyler Webber, a PG from Harlingen showed a solid all around game. He shot the ball well and has good court vision. It's a shame he's moving off to Memphis, TN

2014 5'9" Combo Guard Luke Hutton of Lake Travis is a hard nosed player who is fearless in taking the ball to the hole. A high basketball IQ coupled with hard work earned him Defensive Player of the Camp.

2014 5'8" F Matt Perry from Kerrville shows similar attributes to older brother, Jonathan who was twice an All Region player for Kerrville. Hustle and superior shooting skills make him one to watch.

2014 Stephen O'Suji of Houston was extremely aggressive and showed quality handles and a nice shot.