Isaiah Todd

Which 2019 and 2020 prospects stood out at USA Basketball?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Some of the top talent in the 2019 and 2020 classes were represented in Colorado Springs for the USA Basketball Junior National Team Minicamp. Scout takes a look at the top performers.

Arguably the most impressive 2020 prospect was Isaiah Todd, a 6-foot-9, 190-pound power forward prospect out of Virginia. Todd was effective on the offensive end and showed confidence as a scorer. Todd hunted mid-range jump shots, showing fine mechanics and consistency as a shot maker from that area. Todd has quality hands and very good touch. He also showed good mobility, running the floor with ease. He was also active as a shot blocker on the defensive end.

Recruiting: Todd holds offers from BaylorMiamiPenn StateSt. John'sUCFVirginia and Virginia Tech.

Our last viewing of James Wiseman came at the state championship game of freshman season. Since then Wiseman, who was measured at 6-foot-10 and with a 7-4 1/2 wingspan, has developed nicely as a prospect. Wiseman’s length was a factor at camp, as he was able to affect shot attempts. Wiseman also displayed good athleticism and mobility. Offensively, he’s still developing, but his ability to run the floor allowed him to get easy scoring opportunities. Wiseman hunted mid-range jump shots, and although he didn’t connect at a high clip, he does appear capable of making that shot.


Recruiting: Wiseman holds offers from AlabamaFloridaIllinoisIowaTennesseeTexas and Vanderbilt.

Arguably the biggest underclassmen stock riser of the weekend was Christian Brown, a 6-foot-6 tough, hard-playing wing prospect. Brown played with terrific energy and didn’t take plays off. Not only did he make plays in transition, finish through contact and get all over the glass, but Brown, who ran with the Georgia Stars 16’s this summer, also proved that he could make off the catch jump shots out to 22-feet. Brown proved himself as a high major wing prospect.

Recruiting: Brown holds offers from AuburnClemson, Florida, Florida StateGeorgiaGeorgia TechKansasOklahoma State, Tennessee, Wake Forest and Western Kentucky.

De'Vion Harmon rivaled Christian Brown as the hardest playing prospect at the event. Harmon, a 6-foot guard, made a good impression on evaluators in attendance because he played with energy on both ends of the floor. Harmon has an aggressive style and played and tough, physical brand of basketball. Harmon looked to drive the ball in the half court and did a good job of finishing through contact. Harmon did shoot mid and long-range jump shots, but at this stage didn’t show consistency as a shooter. With that said, Harmon is tracking as a high major recruit and had a strong showing over the weekend.

Recruiting: Harmon holds offers from LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCUTulsa, North Texas and Texas-Arlington.

Coming into the event not much was known about R.J. Hampton, but that quickly changed. The thin, but long guard was effective off the bounce and showed a quick first step. He showed confidence in floaters and consistently got by the first line of defense and into the painted area. Hampton also hit mid-range pull-ups, showed good vision and is a quality passer.


Recruiting: Hampton listed offers from Texas A&M and TCU.

Lewis is a terrific young prospect with good size and extremely long arms. He's a plus athlete who plays exceptionally hard and can defend multiple positions. His ball skills and vision allow him to be a playmaker on the ball, while he can get to the basket and score in transition. He has elite defensive upside with developing offensive skills. Lewis' upside is very high.

Recruiting: Lewis holds offers from Florida, Kansas, MarylandNotre DameRutgersSeton Hall, St. John's, Villanova and Washington

Green is a growing young wing with a very high ceiling. He's got pretty good size and long arms with plus athleticism. He's capable of scoring off the bounce with his jumper or attacking the basket and finishing above the rim. Green's handle, vision and unselfishness help him make his teammates better as well. As Green continues to grow and put on strength, he'll only keep improving as a player.

Recruiting: Green holds offers from Creighton, Florida State, Fresno State and UNLV.

Carey was one of the top performers of this camp, regardless of class. He's a post with good size, wide shoulders and long arms who can face up and shoot or take bigger defenders off the dribble and attack the basket. Carey is a good athlete for the position who will be a matchup nightmare due to his ability to score inside and out. He also has upside on defense due to his motor, athleticism and feel. 

Recruiting: Carey holds offers from Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Georgia State, Louisville, Miami, Saint Louis, Tennessee, UCF and USC.

Moore is a forward with very long arms who is an aggressive scorer. He's capable of putting up points with his jumper, taking opponents off the dribble and scoring at the rim and also on the offensive glass. He's a tough kid who battles inside and uses his length, strength and motor to rebound. Moore's aggressive mentality and skill set made him of the camp's most productive players.

Recruiting: Moore holds offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, NC StateNorth Carolina, Tennessee, Wake Forest and Charlotte.

Gary is an extremely versatile forward with good size and length who made plays all over the court this weekend. He had success with his jump shot, scoring around the basket, using his vision to create for others and rebounding on both ends. Gary has upside on defense due to his size and feel, and impacts the game in a number of ways on offense.

RecruitingJuwan Gary holds offers from Clemson, East Carolina, UNLV and Western Kentucky.

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