Last Saturday's Fall All American prodigy Camp was chock full of young talent. I reported Monday on the various Award Winners. These included Camp MVP 2013 G Darius Brooks from Pflugerville, TX, Defensive MVP 2012 G 5'10" Malik Brooks of Cibolo Steele, Mr. Hustle 2012 G Michael Hardge of Georgetown & Hotshots shooter deluxe 2012 W 6'3" Hayden Graham of Austin Anderson.
Today, let's concentrate on the other 10 kids who garnered Camp All Star recognition. In alphabeical order:
2013 G 6' 3" Rasmus Bach (left) of Austin Anderson, TX
Everytime I see Bach he simply gets better and better. He's a craftsman, always working on his game. He brings length, savvy, and a broadening skill set to the table. He's one of the can't miss guys in this area. His Mom & Pops were both Olympians for Australia in team handball.
2013 G 5'10" Darian Bostic (right) of Pflugerville, TX
One of a stable of talented Pflugerville guards in the Class of 2013 who have to patiently wait their turn at a varsity spot, Bostic should grow to 6'2" or more. His shot is ever improving and perhaps most importantly he's beginning to explode to the rim on a more regular basis. He's got astroing bloodlines too as Uncle Haerb Bostic played in a Final Four with Michigan State & his Aunt is in the Indiana Hoosiers Hall of Fame.
2014 G 5'11" Chase Carleton (right) of Austin Westlake, TX
Austin Westlake Coach Tres Ellis has to be licking his chops for next year when he can have a backcourt of savvy 2013 PG Will Morse joined by 2014 PG Chase Carleton. Carleton is physical, heady and knows how to run a high level squad with talent. He can shoot it too. His Pops, Craig hooped for the Texas Longhorns back in the day.
2014 G 6'2" Trey Dilworth (left) of Round Rock McNeil, TX
Dilworth, as reported here a couple of weeks back is the complete package. t 14 years old he plays like a prospect several years older. He's got all the physical tools. Part of his challenge will to be not allowing himself to get bored and to always push himself. He dominated most of the players at camp when he WANTED to. His ability, mixed with D1 Nation publicity will assist in blowing him up on the National scene.
2012 W 6'3" Hayden Graham (left) of Austin Anderson, TX
Havign grown several inches in the last little while should shoot Graham onto the scene in the Cen Tex this year. He'll have a chance to put his print on an Anderson team begging for leadership. He may have the best pure stroke in the area, and once he learns to get to the rim as well he will become a very tough matchup.
2011 F 6'5" Demondre Harvey (right) of Minden, LA
Harvey is an imposing physical specimen. At first glance, he's a shoo in D1 guy. Needs to get the motor revving a little higher, on a more consistent basis. Plays above the rim, but doesn't realize he can do it most anytime he wants.
2012 W 6' 4" Kyle Hittle (right) of New Braunfels, TX
If I had to pick a guy to go into battle with, Hittle wouldn't be a bad choice. He's old school, and doesn't mind getting dirty. Seems to raise his game, the better the competition. Rebounds well, gets to the hole and can knock down the three pointer.
2011 W 6'7" Austin Jenkins (left) of Austin Hyde Park
Jenkins can be an enigma. This summer at the Minnesota Pump N Run Event, with the Texas D1 Ambassadors he was part of a frontline of 6'5" Jaleel Williams, 6'7" Karim York (Santa Clara) and his play there made it hardpressed to determine who was the best of the three. On the other hand, he has a habit of getting frustrated. If he applies himself this senior campaign then there will be more than just Arkansas State & Northern Colorado trying to court him. He's got a long wingspan, is athletic & has a nice perimeter stroke.
2014 G 6' 4" Aubrie King of Mumford, TX
It must be a heck of a fight at the King house between Aubrie & his Pops Alvie King who is one Texas' all time great shooters. For now we'll give the elder King the edge, but he doesn't have young Aubrie's heighth as he's closing in on 6'4". If we can keep the lanky shooter off the baseball field (where he's also a heck of a pitcher) then he could have a great future on the hardwood.
2013 G 5' 11" Napoleon Onyeje of Pflugerville, TX
Onyeje barely lost the Hot Shot Shooting Contest at the All American Prodigy Camp (in overtime to boot) but in addition to his ability to knock down shots, Onyeje is a scorer. He's cat quick and should do major damage this year on JV as he's another one of Pflugerville Coach Mike Murphy's crew of 2013 ballers.
2012 W 6'4" Jamal Shabazz of Pflugerville
Shabazz is almost 6'5" (without the flat top). His move in to Pflugerville from the private school ranks give the Panthers some much needed height. He's a bouncy, above the rim player with a nice stroke to do damage outside as well as in.
2016 G 4' 1" Daniel Ven Zant of Midland, TX
In attendance for his 3rd straght All American Prodigy Camp, Daniel "l'il Hot Sauce" Ven Zant of Midland always holds his own. During the smmer I saw him competing at 17U and he still gave veteran guards fits with his ball handling. It's like a yo yo on a string. Once Ven Zant grows he'll be The Package. Right now he's got to slingshot his scoring attempts as strength is an issue but that will change here shortly. He's definitely one to watch!