Tilmon puts on a show
The top overall performer at the NY2LA Futures Camp was recent transfer to La Lumiere, Jeremiah Tilmon. The 6-foot-10 center was absolutely dominant from start to finish at the event. While it is true that there were very prospects in attendance that could match his size and athleticism, it is also accurate to say Tilmon did everything possible to make himself a standout.
One thing that is standing out about Tilmon is the way he is improving on the offensive end. In the past he has been mostly a rebounder and shot blocker, but now Tilmon is continuing to show improved footwork as well as a better touch around the rim.
Also as usual Tilmon was excellent on the glass leading the camp in rebounding, and then also showed his ability to block shots and run the floor. With his combination of size and athleticism there is a chance for Tilmon to be a dominant defender.
The school that Tilmon has spent the most time with so far is Illinois, though he noted Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas as schools definitely picking up the interest in him.
Other 2017 standouts
Along with Tilmon, his La Lumiere teammate @Brian Bowe was also tremendous. Bowen, who has taken his game up a notch this fall, showed off his improved athleticism and his ability to be a threat from all areas on the floor. He was excellent all day long and showed why he is one of the best wing prospects in the class.
King, who is a Wisconsin commitment, showed his smooth and efficient game. He had his outside jumper working and then was also able to get into the mid-range and make plays off the dribble. King is also a sneaky athlete who finishes better around the rim than people give him credit for.
Lewis is simply a do it all wing who brings energy, effort, and big time athleticism to the floor at all times. He did that in a big way all day long at the camp, and even showed signs of an improved jumper.
Mar is a player known for his ability to shoot the basketball, but he did more than that here. He was attacking some off the dribble, and also showed a commitment to try and defend. As he continues to get stronger he could really improve going forward.
At the guard position McKinley Wright really stood out. The point guard from Minnesota had a good day. He used his quickness to get into the lane and create, and then also was decent at getting his own shot. Sometimes guards can thrive beyond their skillset in a camp setting, but Wright looks to be the real thing as he plays under control and has major ability.
Younger prospects standout
When it comes to the underclass prospects clearly the guy leading the way was Nobal Days. Just a 2019 prospect Days stands at 6-foot-8 with long arms, is a good rebounder, and an extraordinary passer. He needs to continue to get stronger, and as that happens his entire offensive game will make him tough to match.
Also 2018 prospects Tyler Herro and Devonire Glass had good days. Herro is a scoring guard who can create his own shot and knock in deep jumpers while Glass is a long and athletic wing who has a ton of upside.
Three other 2019’s that stood out were Owen Coburn, Tyger Campbell, and Bryant Brown. Coburn is a big body on the interior who will emerge from the state of Iowa. Campbell is a playmaking point guard with fantastic feel for the game, and Brown is an athletic two guard who showed good upside.