Hoop Group Future All-American Recap

READING, Penn. – The Hoop Group Future All-American Camp featured some of the best young talent on the East Coast and beyond. Many of the top players stepped up and a few new names emerged. Leading the way all event long was Isaiah Whitehead.

Isaiah Whitehead, SG, Abraham Lincoln – Whitehead more than lived up to the hype with his performance at the camp. Always known as a big time scorer, Whitehead showed that he is a very advanced passer. He sees the floor in transition and in the half court very well. With his combination of floor vision, strength, and athleticism he is nearly impossible to stop when playing against his age level. The next step is to get more consistent with his outside jumper.

Jaquan Newton, SG, Neumann-Goretti – A big time athlete who really gets to the rim, Newton was impossible to keep out of the paint all event long. He scored as well as anyone at the event, also showed some ability to see the floor as well as rebound for his position. Newton is a consistent jumper away from being a ridiculously tough player to guard.

Doudmy Saint Hilaire, SG, South Shore – Hailing from Brooklyn, Saint Hilaire might have been the breakout star of the entire weekend. He has great athleticism and an ability to slice through the defense, and also showed off a very nice looking outside shot. Saint Hilaire has all the tools, and could be someone who really explodes in the class.

Allante Holston, SF, St. John's College Prep – Holston is an intriguing player with his combination of size at 6-foot-6 with his ability to handle the ball. He will get stronger as he gets older, which will help him as a rebounder, but right now he can really slash to the rim, and with his length it is tough to challenge him. All event long Holston proved to be a major problem for defenders with his play.

Terry Harris, SF, Half Hallows West – The younger brother of Tobias and Tyler Harris, Terry has some game himself. Right now is about 6-foot-4, but showed a nice jumper and a pretty good skill level. How his body develops will determine what level he becomes as a prospect, but showed some nice things at the event.

Isaiah Washington, SG, Williamsport Area – This is a player who was almost completely under the radar, but Washington has some definite skills. Right now he is at his best off the bounce shooting mid-range jumpers, but also he can get to the rim. A well above average athlete who looks like he will grow so more, Washington could be a sleeper out of Central Pennsylvania.

Eric Long, PF, Cheshire Academy – Long was one of the bigger players at camp, and showed a great set hands, and a nose for offensive rebounding. He was very impressive with his play rebounding, and showed a nice touch around the rim. Now Long will need to grow and get stronger, but time is on his side as he showed some definite potential.

Isaiah Briscoe, PG, St. Benedict's – Briscoe played up with the New Jersey Playaz 15-and under squad during the summer, and proved he fits in against older players. A very savvy floor general, Briscoe has an advanced feel for how to play. Also he can be deceptively athletic. Not the most explosive kid, that could come, but Briscoe already has people in the New York area excited about his potential.

Lamarr Kimble, SG/PG, Neumann-Goretti – Kimble should team with Newton to form a dynamic backcourt for years to come. He has an uncanny ability to score both going to the rim and from deep. Right now he is showing some signs of being a point guard, but his first instinct is to put the ball in the basket.

Isaiah Whitehead has offers from Rutgers, St. John's Syracuse. Also interest is coming in from UCLA, Miami, Florida, Kentucky, and North Carolina.

Doudmy Saint Hilaire is hearing from South Carolina, West Virginia, Syracuse, and Cincinnati.

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