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ESPN Super Soph Camp Standouts

Posted on 11. Jul, 2010 by Nolan Shulman in Canada Spotlight, High School, Tournaments

 

The ESPN Super Soph camp was an outstanding opportunity to evaluate the next crop of future stars. The camp put us on to floor generals, snipers, athletes, and guys who do work on the low block. It was run at the same time as Nike’s King City Classic which allowed us to kill two bird with one stone.
 

 

Here’s a look at who stood out from the action we were able to take in !!!

 

Jordan Swopshire, Fort Zumwalt South (6-6, 175, St. Louis Eagles)

Younger brother of IMG product and current Louisville Cardinal Jared Swopshire, Jordan is a wing with a very developed skill set. The first thing that stood out to me was his range. In the two games I saw, Jordan connected on seven three’s. He also has good size for the position, is adequate going to the rim, and lets the game come to him. He has a swagger to his game which exudes confidence, and from what I have heard he’s come a long way in a short period of time . If he can continues to develop his ball handling and passing he could become an elite level three. As it stands now, he’s way ahead of the curve.

Leo Svete, Penn (6-3, 165, MBA Select)

While Leo wasn’t the fastest or most athletic point guard in camp, he certainly made up for it with his ability to run a team. He plays with poise, is a solid ball handler, and has terrific court vision. He understood when to push tempo and when to slow down and feed the post, didn’t turn it over, and got the ball to his teammates in a position to succeed. No one I saw had a better feel for the game than Leo.
 

 

 

RJ Curington, Oak Hill Academy (6-5, 186, Mac Irvin Fire)

RJ had a big time reputation coming into this camp and he certainly didn’t disappoint. For a guard, he’s an elite level defensive rebounder who’s then capable of taking it end to end. RJ is a jack of all trades who can score, rebound, and pass. He’s got excellent size for a two guard and is developing into a stat stuffer. A very impressive camp for the Oak Hill Academy product.

 

 

Marquis McKelvy, Marion (6-7, 200)

If you like explosive athletes than Marquis is your guy. He’s long, aggressive, and has tremendous bounce. He also looked to have good lateral speed and showed the ability to guard multiple positions. He has a long way to go as a low block scorer if he wants to become a full time four, and needs to develop as a shooter and ball handler if he want to settle in to the wing. While he may not have a position locked in yet, he’s certainly a player and athlete worth tracking. His aggressiveness and athletic ability are certainly high level.

Tevin Findlay (6-3, 165, Team Takeover Canada)

Tevin got to the rim anytime he wanted and was superb finishing at the rim. He has outstanding body control and the ability to finish with both hands. What I liked most about Tevin’s performance was the way he demanded the basketball. He knew he could get what he wanted, when he wanted, and had the presence of mind to make sure everyone in the gym knew it. The only thing I’d say with Tevin going to the tin is that sometimes he has tunnel vision. If he learned to hand it off to the bigs at times when he draws the defense, he’d be unstoppable. While Tevin can make shots from deep the consistency isn’t there yet. If he becomes a more reliable three point shooter and learns to make plays for others in the paint, he’d be a no brainer top 50 guy in his class.

Tyler Ennis, Henry Carr (6-2, 165, Team Takeover Canada)

Tyler is a steady lead guard and very capable outside shooter. He’s a willing passer, outstanding (yet streaky) shooter, and did a great job feeding the post. The thing I like about Tyler is that he can be effective in any type of game. If it’s an up tempo game he can push, if it’s a slug fest, he can do that too. The one thing Tyler needs to do to take the next step is become more explosive off the bounce and spend more time in the paint. If he can take the ball into the heart of the defense more often, he could become special. 

 

Kennedy Meeks (6-8, 240, Team United)

The big boy from Charlotte has an extremely soft pair of hands. He can catch almost anything thrown at him and has great touch around the basket. He made floaters, shots, and used the glass to score in the paint. He clearly needs to shed some baby fat, but his skill set is off the charts. He’s a good rebounder and tremendous outlet passer. We’re really excited to track his development over the next few years.

Monte Morris (6-0, 135, Team Detroit)

He lacks size and strength for the position, but makes up for it with toughness and changing speeds. He had the best overall performance that we saw. Monte is a one man fast break who makes excellent decisions going full speed. He finished at the rim, made shots from mid range, and even connected on a couple three’s. His ball handling is superb, and he’s a shot maker in the lane. He’s more of an undersized combo than a true lead guard and the game we took in had a very Monte Ellis type look to it.

 

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