Saturday, June 2, 2012

2012 Super Sophomore All-American Basketball Camp!!!

2012 Super Sophomore All-American Camp

Written by: Gymratinsider & Prospect-Central

The Super Sophomore All-American Camp kicked off yesterday from Atlanta, Georgia and Prospect-Central's colleague Gymratinsider was on hand to witness all of the spectacular action.  The 2012 Super Soph. Camp features some of the Top players from the Class of 2015 and provides an opportunity for rising prospects to make a name for themselves on a national level.  Here are the Top 5 players from Day1.

(1) D.J. Williams sf / 6’6’’ 185 / Simeon Career Academy / Chicago, IL
Don’t tell anyone, but D.J. Williams just might be the best kept secret from the Class of 2015.  Since freshmen usually don’t play on Simeon’s varsity team (Jabari Parker was an exception), D.J. flew under the radar this past season.  I can assure you by the time he graduates high school however, D.J. Williams will be a well known name.  Extremely athletic, D.J. was unstoppable in transition, throwing down a number of monster jams.  Solid defender as well, who’s capable of guarding nearly every position on the floor.  Reminds me of NBA star Rudy Gay.  Simeon’s head coach Robert Smith says D.J. could be the next big thing to come out of the historic program. Wow!!!

(2) Mickey Mitchell sf / 6’7’’ 210 / Prestonwood Christian Academy / Plano, TX
If you know Mickey Mitchell’s game, then you already know how he performed today, fantastic!  Currently rated as the 2nd best prospect from the Class of 2015 by ESPN, Mickey's vision and passing skills were on full display.  He was dropping ridiculous dimes that made you think he had eyes in the back of his head.  While his outside shot was slightly off, Mickey’s more than capable of lighting it up from downtown.  Over the next 3 years, If Mickey concentrates on basketball as opposed to football (excellent QB), he will probably remain in the discussion as one of the best players in his Class.
(3) Jaylen Brown sf / 6’5’’ 180 / Wheeler High School / Alpharetta, GA
No question Jaylen Brown’s a man on a mission.  Even though he’s ranked #19 in ESPN’s new rankings for the Class of 2015, Jaylen feels his game is still underrated.  After watching him perform against some of the best high school sophomores in the country, he may be right.  Jaylen’s an athletic wing who can score inside or out.  Had about 4 highlight dunks that literally took your breath away.  Tough defender as was evident by his lockdown D on Top 25 player from the Class of 2015 King McClure.  High-major D1 prospect.

(4a) Skal Labissiere pf-c / 6’9’’ 200 / Evangelical Christian School / Memphis, TN
(4b) Daniel Giddens pf-c / 6’8’’ 210 / Wheeler High School / Marietta, GA
Both players are ranked in the Top 25 for the Class of 2015 by ESPN and today they battled each other to a stalemate.  Neither player had a decisive advantage over the other and they ultimately ended  the day dead even as far as how they performed. Skal is more of a finesse player with a high offensive skill set, while Daniel is much more physical who’s a monster on the defensive side of the ball.  As of right now Skal Labissere may have more upside, but Daniel Giddens is certainly an excellent basketball player in his own right.  From the looks of it, both players should be coveted prospects from the Class of 2015.

(5) King McClure sg / 6’2’’ 190 / Triple A Academy / Ovilla, TX
Possibly the strongest player in his class pound-for-pound, King McClure’s an extremely physical guard who bullies his way to the rim.  McClure showed he’s an excellent athlete who has no trouble finishing through contact.  Displayed a nice stroke, but needs to become more consistent from 3-point range if he wants to take his game to another level.  A Top 25 player from the Class of 2015 by ESPN, King McClure is definitely a sophomore on the rise.

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