RECAP – Fullcourt Press All-FROSH SOPH Camp
Corona, CA – The 2012 Fullcourt Press All-FROSH Soph Camp was held this weekend at Player’s Edge facility in Corona, CA. This is the first report of two, I will post the next one on Wednesday.
The camp was maxed out at 180 campers, being in the spot light of several scouts in attendance. Players attended from Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and California.
Camp directors Dinos Trigonis and Etop Udo Ema (Fullctpress.net) always do an outstanding job at getting the top crop of talent from all over the West Coast to participate under one roof. Both Trigonis and Udo Ema work very hard at making this camp the major stop for every scout, coach and Freshman or Soph’s that want exposure and get a chance to build up there college recruiting.
Scouts and recruiting websites that attended included just about every source in the country like: Van Coleman (Hot100hoops.com and xofan.com), Frank Burlison (Burlisononbasketball.com), Joel Francisco (ESPNU), Ronnie Flores (Elite24 & ESPN Rise), Chad Groth (Areacodesbasketball.com), Clark Francis (Hoopscooponline.com), Greg Hicks (Scout.com), Josh Gershon (Fox Sports & Scout.com, Gerry Freitas (Hoopreview.com), Vegaspremierball.com, Westcoasthoopsreport.com and Ihigh.com were all IN THE HOUSE!
Heavy groups of talent came from Las Vegas, Sacramento, San Diego and the LA area. Las Vegas is loaded with talent mostly from Clark HS & Gorman pulled players to this event, and the LV Prospects also took advantage of the scouts and had a nice lineup of players attend. San Diego was also heavy at this event, as Charlie Mercado (Gamepoint), Jerome Sherman (SD Magic) and Marshawn Cherry (SD All Stars) all brought players to this event and that makes a difference in helping kids get exposure in front of media and scouts instead of them sitting at home playing video games and or playing in front of nobody. Sacramento and the Northern California area was also filled with 2015 and 2016 prospects at this event as well as Colorado and Aezelle Lewis of BAC (Denver, CO) had a handful of young prospects that attended. Finally, you know So Cal and the Los Angeles area is always the hot spot for players and this event surely helped them.
Let’s look at the Top 25 Class of 2015 and 2016 prospects. These players all were “BRING YOUR GAME , NOT YOUR NAME!
Ke Jhan Feagin, 5’10 2015 Poly (Long Beach, CA) – Stock will get higher each day, very steady PG that can pass well in transition and defend. One of the best on the West.
Kendall Small, 5’10 2015 Ocean View (Huntington Beach, CA) – Good basketball IQ and can handle the ball well and gets to the basket. Solid PG that can score if needing to get a basket.
Kahlil Simplis, 6’0 2015 Campbell Hall (North Hollywood, CA) – Did everything well and is one of the best PG’s in this class, can score, defend and passes well.
Devon Colley, 6’0 2015 Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV) – Played under control and will blow up in recruiting shortly.
Leland Green, 6’1 2016 Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, CA) – Green makes strong statement for the top PG of the camp, also very quick and will be one name to remember.
Sedrick Barefield, 6’2 2015 Centennial (Corona, CA) – One pure PG, that knows how to play, makes few mistakes and can control a team, solid leadership skills.
D’Quan Crockett, 6’3 2015 El Dorado (Las Vegas, NV) – Very smooth player on offense that has improved over the last year & finishes well.
Justin Moore, 6’2 2016 Mission Bay (San Diego, CA) – Quick play maker that handles well & scores by driving the lane.
Christian Terrell, 6’2 2016 Sacramento Charter (Sacramento, CA) – Nice skilled ball handler that can hit the mid range pull-up.
Austin Armstead, 6’3 2015 Bullard (Fresno, CA) – Active in several areas and is one to watch with high major upside.
Ty’Rek Wells, 6’3 2015 Clark (Las Vegas, NV) – Pound for pound can play against anybody in the country, fearless competitor with explosive athletic ability, can score and finishes in traffic.
Orr Leumi, 6’4 2016 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) – This combo is skilled and upside is a plus, knows the game and can score.
Martin Tombe, 6’5 2016 St Augustine (San Diego, CA) – Active around the basket & moves well.
Nick Blair, 6’5 2015 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) – Explosive athlete that can score and also knock down the open jumper. High major talent and has a great motor.
Michael Gale, 6’5 2015 Point Loma (San Diego, CA) – Good size with plenty upside, plays under the basket.
Roman Davis, 6’6 2015 Winward (Los Angeles, CA) – The best wing in the camp, hands down never took a play off, defended very well and finishes.
Cameron Walker, 6’6 2015 Righetti (Santa Maria, CA) – Long and highly skilled post that can also step out. Very mature young prospect with high major talent and does everything well & plays a few positions on the court.
Vance Jackson, 6’6 2016 La Salle (Pasadena, CA) – Nice young prospect with face up skills, athletic and can defend the wing. High major prospect that showed why he will be one of the best in his class.
Devin Young, 6’6 2016 Sacramento Charter (Sacramento, CA) – Explosive athlete that rebounds well and can finish. Just turned 14 years old and will be one name to remember.
Kendall Lauderdale, 6’7 2015 Orange Lutheran (Orange, CA) – Big body for skilled four man, rebounds well and runs the floor, strong and can finish under the basket.
Nicholas Pete, 6’7 2015 Tahquitz (Hemet, CA) – Athletic and displays his skills in traffic, dunked over two players as can be seen on youtube, during the players dunk contest. Long and thin but has upside to be very good.
TJ Leaf, 6’7 2016 Foothills Christian (El Cajon, CA) – Rebounds well and can run the floor, has good size and scores on the block.
John Ross, 6’8 2015 St Anthony (Long Beach, CA) – Thin and long in length with athletic ability. Good upside ahead and blocks shots.
Chimezie Metu, 6’8 2015 Lawndale (Lawndale, CA) – I will put him on the map now, high major prospect! Must keep working and will improve.
Chase Jeter, 6’9 2015 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) – Moves well and plays under control, nice face up skills, rebounds well and is active, Elite high major prospect that is still developing and was the best post player of the weekend, Top 2015 in Nevada.
Part II of the Fullcourt Press All-FROSH SOPH Camp will be out this week with more of the Top 2015 & 2016 performers so check back.