Palm Beach State Team Camp Notes - Day 1 and 2
Day 1 and 2 of the Palm Beach State College Team Camp provided a first chance to see the new crop of players coming up. This years camp has a nice mix of schools from across South Florida.
Here some quick notes from the first 2 days:
Linton Brown, does everything very efficient, gained more mass which should significantly increase his recruiting. 2019 PG Cornelius Butler, very mature and composed lead guard. 2021 Trey Perry is the 3rd of the brothers Perry is no slouch and provides shooting and IQ to a great Wellington High team. The Wolverines have a nice group of 2020's that contribute Wilfred Bureau, Zach Steffanson, Jagger Ruiz, Leonty Frazier and Caleb Gordon will have an impact.
Came away impressed with 2020 big man Gian Carlo Rosado, patience with the ball out on the perimeter and in the post, has very much improved footwork, soft hands and great touch. As he improves his conditioning could we see another John Collins? LaDarian Variance quite simple is a bull in the china shop guard, super physical. #25 has a nice blend of speed, strength and quickness.
Wesley Cardet is a nightmare, with superior athleticism and an aggressive nature, big things are in store when he refines his overall skill. He's at the right school to get better
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Demerrick Warren is a tough, feisty lead guard with a nice change of pace and extremely aggressive on both ends of the floor. 2019's Deandre Morris, Yves Fleuranvil and Moltere Charles are a great tandem. Charles knocked down a buzzer beater game winner against Ball4lyfe.
2019 Avery Brookes is an ELITE and I capitol letter that, ELITE shooter, hand down man down, in his face and it's still a make. Needs to work on explosiveness off the drive and being a combo guard how to create for others. #21 Datruice Jeune, super athletic and always around the ball, can do a little of everything, but not a natural yet more of an athlete then all-around basketball player, must increase IQ, but he is definitely someone to keep an eye on. 2019 PG Willie Razz Jr will surprise opponents with his athleticism and is the teams floor general.
6' 8" Damone (DJ) Warren has been impressive. Has a nice post game and provides defensive presence. Expect big things moving forward
2019 Dante Wilcox is a man child, imagine if he was 6'6, 6'7 or 6'8, he would be the ultimate stretch 4 in today's game. Uber athletic with strong finishes above the rim, runs the floor well, and is learning to be decent spot up and shoot guy from top of the key. Much is to be desired defensively, especially being that athletic. 2019 Klein Alexandre will have a great year, a lot will be counted on of him. A really great surprise was 2021 PG Jason Simpson, who definitely solidified himself this summer playing on the EYBL circuit with NTF, huge strides have been made in his game and especially in the confidence area. He believes he can do whatever he wants on the floor and it shows, looking forward to great things from him.
The surprise team in the Treasure Coast has a can do everything forward J-quon Ferrol. If the name sounds sort of familiar, he is the brother of former Okeechobee star, Shaquoy Ferrol. 6'7 J-quon Ferrol plays on the US Virgin Island national team. He's a stud, a definite can't miss kid with a huge upside. multi-faceted game, can, shoot, drive, play off the ball, be the creator and create his own shot and shot for others, also defensively he is very active and moves well. would like to see him play more with-in the game and not force a lot. stay more disciplined on defense. Jemal Davis 6'7 forward smooth, athletic plays with-in his game, but has to want the ball more too unselfish, Blaine Keathley, 6'5 from Kentucky great IQ, excellent shooter off the catch, can put the ball on the floor some, but an intense competitor.
Yes though many are unfamiliar with the school, Schoolhouse Prep has actually made noise in the past reaching the playoff's in 2014-2015, they have an 8th grader who is a stud, and for years to come we will be seeing and reading much about him
Amarachi "ChiChi" Ujagbor is an ultra utility man at 6'6 has a lot of ability posting smaller players and taking bigger players off the drive and hit many mid-range jumpers. Needs to add more strength, with the added strength will make him more physical and better rebounder. Warning Pines Charter has a young shooter who might someday soon be the best shooter in the tri-county area Geoffrey Sprouse 8th grade yes 8th grade is automatic with deep range and smooth shooting touch and once you start biting on the shoot can get to the whole for smooth finishes at the rim, either with a clear lane or defender in the way, special is just a slight way of describing his future, must learn how to bring it on the defensive end also. Silky smooth game very crisp ball handle, play's with a patience beyond his years, never looks rattled, shoots the ball well and get get to the rim off the dribble, not super quick or blinding fast, but a great mix of both, that he really uses to surprise defenders, strength is something he will have to work on, seen to many times guards take him to the post and score easily. #3 Brandon is a tough playmaker that attacks the basket and can knock down shots
They have an ultra competitive #11, Anderson Estime who makes tons of plays for the young cougars, he might be short in stature but tough as an MMA fighter, he just brings it, is the best way to describe him, no respect of person, just comes out and will give you his best no matter what. #5 Marko Esteban is tough, agile player, offensively can overdue things but when under control, plays highly effectively especially when going to the rim, #22 Adrian, 8th grade, in the coming years will learn a lot especially under Coach Horace, but kid can really rebound and gives you that feel that something big is about to happen with him, in the coming years. Has to learn how to gain a motor competing on the Varsity level.
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