Hoop Group Future All American Camp Recap

READING, Pa. - The Hoop Group Future All-American Camp was an event that featured many of the top 2015 and 2016 prospects on the East Coast. While there were many standouts, Franklin Howard and Isaiah Briscoe definitely stood out with their play.

Isaiah Briscoe, PG/SG – Probably the top overall performer from the event, Briscoe was excellent. He scored in transition, was making shots, but more impressively was passing the ball and setting up teammates. Always someone who has been a gifted scorer, Briscoe is now becoming more of a point guard, and especially in the open floor showed excellent court vision. He doesn't get to play too much on the ball during the high school season, but Briscoe showed he is more than capable of doing that as well as scoring.

Thomas Bryant, PF – At 6-foot-9 he is able to do things that young interior prospects shouldn't be able to do. Bryant is adept at rebounding, pushing the fast break, and then making a good decision on the break on whether to pass or go to the rim. Also he is a good athlete who showed off his ability to finish in traffic as well as block shots. The upside is simply through the roof with Bryant.

Franklin Howard, SG – An athletically gifted wing, Howard had it working all camp long. He was one of the best scorers at the event, and did so from the mid-range and the outside. Howard has good size and can play a multitude of positions. After a slow start to his high school career look for him to really burst onto the scene this year.

Carlton Bragg, PF – An Ohio native, Bragg was one of the breakout performers of the event. He is every bit of 6-foot-8 with great length, the ability to block shots, and a nice touch inside. He needs to continue to get stronger, and will need to be more assertive on the offensive end, but Bragg runs the floor very well and can really make plays on the defensive end.

Lamarr Kimble, PG – The man known as "Fresh", Kimble proved to be a point guard and someone who really sees the floor well. In the past he has looked for his shot much more, but the Philadelphia native was on top of his game distributing the ball to teammates and making nice passes in the half court. Also as usual he did a good job of shooting the ball from deep.

Sylvester Ogbonda, C – A young kid who hasn't yet been over from Nigeria for a year, Ogbonda showed off a world of ability. Ogbonda can block shots, runs the floor great, has good hands, and has the frame to be a very physical and tough interior player. Add in that he communicates on defense, and there is a ton to like about this raw, but talented young post prospect.

Levi Cook, C – The West Virginia native is a big body down low, and someone who has a great touch. At 6-foot-9 and 280 pounds, Cook was easily the biggest player at camp, and he used it to score around the rim with nimble feet. Also he is an excellent free throw shooter and someone who steps out easily for the mid-range jumper. Cook will have to work his way into better shape, but he is an impressive prospect for sure with his excellent feet, hands, and touch.

Donovan Mitchell, SG – He was the most impressive player for The City on the AAU circuit as they won the 15-and under nationals, and he didn't slow down at all here. Mitchell showed his athleticism with some highlight dunks, and then showed his skill by hitting jumpers and scoring off the bounce. He is already on the high-major radar, and Mitchell did nothing to hurt his stock with a strong showing here.

Levan Alston, SG/SF – Just a tough kid from Philadelphia with a lot of athleticism and intelligence, Alston was making plays. He has good length on the wing, and finishes very well in transition. Add in that he will run through a wall for a rebound and also understands the game, and Alston is someone who could see his stock soar in the next year.

Connor Jack, PF – Jack's older brother is headed to Penn State, and he could be following the same track. Though slightly undersized, Jack is supremely skilled. Jack can score around the rim with his intelligence and understanding of how to set up defenders, and then can step out and hit shots from the mid-range. Add in the ability to turn and face, and while not an elite athlete, Jack is just very effective and efficient on the basketball floor.

Josh Ayeni, PF – A physically developed forward, Ayeni is a bull in a China shop down low. He plays very, is extremely strong, and has a high motor. The refined skill isn't there yet, but he has only been in the country for less than a year. With the way he runs the floor, his motor, and athleticism at 6-foot-8, Ayeni could be a prospect who opens a lot of eyes here in the near future.

Camp All-stars

Marcus Floyd, 2015 - Wilmington (DE) Moyer Academy

Ahmad Harrison, 2015 - Newark (NJ) Eastside

Levan Alston, 2015 - Philadelphia (PA) Haverford

Josh Ayeni, 2015 - Washington (DC) National Christian

Taron Oliver, 2015 - Rockville (MD) Montrose Christian

Kevin Dorsey, 2015 - Fairfax (VA) Paul VI

Isaiah Briscoe, 2015 - Newark (NJ) St. Benedict's

Joshua Reaves, 2015 - Fairfax (VA) Paul VI

Joe Hampton, 2016 - Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic

Thomas Bryant, 2015 - Rochester (NY) Bishop Kearney

Sam Foreman, 2015 - Philadelphia (PA) Haverford

Alani Moore, 2016 - Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic

Jaquan McKennon, 2015 - Bronx (NY) St. Raymond's

Gemil Holbrook, 2015 - Ladsdown (PA) Pennwood

Conner Jack, 2015 - Reading (PA) Berks Catholic

Levi Cook, 2015 - Clarksburg (WV) Liberty

Lamarr Kimble, 2015 - Phildelphia (PA) Neumann-Goretti

Franklin Howard, 2015 - Fairfax (VA) Paul VI

Donovan Mitchell, 2015 - New Milford (CT) Canterbury Prep

Carlton Bragg, 2015 - Cleveland (OH) Villa Angela- St. Joe's

Sylvester Ogbonda, 2015 - Washington (DC) National Christian

Jagan Mosley, 2016 - Jersey City (NJ) St. Anthony's


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