Class of 2018
A five-star prospect, Joey Hauser is the new age combo forward. During the spring he has shown the ability to play as more of an interior player, and this weekend he showed his ability to play on the wing. Hauser shot the ball very well and also was solid on the boards. While he isn’t the longest or most athletic kid in camp, Hauser is productive and has tremendous versatility.
Recruiting: Hauser recently made visits to Marquette and Wisconsin with a trip to Michigan State coming up. Also schools such as Gonzaga, Iowa, Minnesota, and Ohio State are in the mix.
There is no doubt that Brandon Slater has some of the most impressive potential on the wing in the class. Slater measured in at 6-foot-5 with a 6-foot-11 wingspan, and his athleticism complements that well. Right now Slater is mostly someone who attacks the rim, and can also be a good defender. His scoring numbers aren’t through the roof, but Slater shows the potential to be a big time player down the road.
Recruiting: Schools such as Louisville, Maryland, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Temple, Syracuse, and USC are all involved with Slater.
One of the most consistent and productive kids all weekend was Keldon Johnson. The Virginia native was solid all around. He is still at his best attacking the rim and finishing from the mid-range and in, but his jumper was also working. Johnson will also rebound well for a wing, and he continues to show off his ability against the best in the country. While he isn’t the best athlete, very few wings are more productive than him.
Recruiting: Johnson has offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, NC State, Georgetown, Texas, Wake Forest, Providence, Penn State, and Florida
At 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds with a major wingspan, Aundre Hyatt showed why he has been a factor for the New York Lightning in the EYBL. Hyatt shot the ball very well, and also proved to be a good rebounder from the wing. Beyond that he is a solid athlete who showed some ability off the dribble. Hyatt was one of his team’s top scorers, and proved to be one of the more versatile wings at camp.
Maybe the biggest surprise from the camp was Jeenathan Williams. At 6-foot-4 with a 6-foot-11 wingspan, Williams is one of the toughest kids in the class. He doesn’t have a great defined skillset, but he uses his length, athleticism, toughness, and motor to simply compete and produce. Williams hasn’t been on the radar as much as some of the other kids at this camp, but he more than proved that he belongs.
Recruiting: Williams says that his most recent offer is from Saint Louis.
Class of 2019
There aren’t many players with more athleticism or that play with a higher motor than Christian Brown. He simply gives it 100 percent every time he steps on the floor and that leads to significant production. Brown is 6-foot-5 with a 6-foot-9 wing span, and he is more than capable of playing above the rim. He was one of the best producers at camp, and his skill set continues to improve his skill set.
Recruiting: Brown has offers from Clemson, Oklahoma State, Georgia, Auburn, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and Florida State
The younger brother of former Indiana star Christian Watford, Trendon Watford is more than making a name for himself. In fact the 6-foot-8 Watford was one of the best scorers at the entire camp. Despite not being an elite athlete he finishes well in the lane and through contact. Then Watford is also a good shooter and someone who can push the ball in transition once he gets the rebound.
Recruiting: It is early but Watford has heard a lot from Alabama, Auburn, Indiana, Florida, and Mississippi State.
He is just now scratching the surface, but Isaac Okoro could develop into one of the best long term prospects in this class. Okoro showed elite athleticism and a quickly developing skill game. He made some shots off the catch, and also his handle looked improved. At 6-foot-4 with long arms, look for Okoro to continue to be someone coaches take a long look at.
Recruiting: Okoro has one offer from Rutgers. Also interest is coming in from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Stanford, and Virginia.
There aren’t many better athletes in the country than Marcedus Leech. Leech is a slimly built 6-foot-4, but when he gets out in transition he is a nightmare to deal with. In a camp setting Leech really shines as it allows him to put his athleticism on display. Also Leech is someone who can hit a shot when left open, and he continues to improve in that area.
Recruiting: Leech has offers from Missouri and Kansas to go along with interest from Illinois, North Carolina, and Texas.