Rebel Elite Hoops Camp

The Men's Basketball program held, arguably, it's most star-studded Elite Camp under Coach Andy Kennedy's watch over the weekend.



Fifty-one players attended the Saturday-Sunday event and over two dozen emerged as legitimate SEC prospects in the next three-four years.

The camp consisted of rising high school seniors (Class of '09), juniors (Class of '10), sophomores (Class of '11) and freshmen (Class of '12).

Potentially, there were as many as eight young players who could vault to Top 100 in the country status during their prep careers and potentially as many as 40 who will eventually. receive Division I scholarships.



2009 Prospects In Attendance

Reginald Buckner The: 6-9, Manassas HS, Memphis, TN - Buckner is a highly-skilled player with an excellent wing span and high shoulders. He's quick off his feet and has a great feel for the game around the goal. Runs well for a big man too.

Anthony Borden
6-10, West Memphis, AR - Best big man in camp in regard to getting up and down the court. Excellent speed. Nice jump hook. A player with a big upside.

Wendell Lewis
6-9, Selma HS, Selma, AL - Possesses a very good face-up jump shot and showed good passing skills. Solid player with a good skill set for a big man.

Brandon West
6-10, Rapides, LA - Unbelievable wing span well over 7-feet. Excellent shot blocker. Super long player.

Eddie Ludwig
6-7 1/2, Country Day, Metairie, LA - Real tough kid. Good face-up four player. Good shooter.

Jontaveous Sulton
6-8, Yazoo City - Versatile player with good length and bounce. Explosive.



2010 Prospects In Attendance

Joe Jackson
5-11, White Station HS, Memphis, TN - Analysts declare Jackson will be an NBA point guard. Style of play is a mix between Tony Parker and Isiah Thomas. Motor runs full speed all the time. Extremely tough competitor. Virtually unstoppable driving to the rim.

Ralston Turner
6-4 1/2, Muscle Shoals, AL - Best long range shooter in the camp. Excellent size for a two guard. Tough, active defender on the perimeter. Good hops.

Tarik Black
6-7, Ridgeway HS, Memphis, TN - Like Jason Maxiell of Detroit Pistons in style of play. Tough, strong, great length and bounce. Outstanding upside.

Preston Purifoy
6-5, Conway, AR - Big, strong, tough wing player. Good spot up shooter.

Andre Stringer
5-8 1/2, Forest Hill HS, Jackson, MS - Likely to be best player in Mississippi when he's a senior. Strong and crafty with the ball. Good quicks. Very much reminds one of former Rebel star Jason Harrison. Made some magical passes at this camp.

Jalen Courtney
6-7, Provine HS, Jackson, MS - Terrific offensive rebounder - the best in camp, in fact. Very good athlete with good length.

DeMarco Cox
6-8, Yazoo City, MS - Most skilled big man in camp. Great hands. Working on conditioning. 280-pounder plus.

Matt Derenbecker
6-6, Country Day, Metairie, LA - Lefthander. Tough, skilled, versatile forward.



2011 Prospects In Attendance

LaQuinton Ross
6' 8", Murrah HS, Jackson, MS - One of the most dynamic young players in the country. Should be a Top 20 sophomore this year. Super long, great shooter, excellent athlete. Huge upside with NBA potential. Can shoot the three with ease or go to the rack with authority.

Deville Smith
6-0, Murrah HS, Jackson, MS - Super quick, fast point guard. Could be special. Very good penetrator and passer.

Joseph Northington
6-0, Manassas HS, Mephis, TN - Jump-shooting PG with a good understanding of the game. Very good quickness and length. Savvy player for someone still developing.

Tyler Adams
6-9, Brandon, MS - Toughed it out in Elite Camp after a long team camp the days prior. Huge kid who shows good post skills and is also a good passer. Another in camp with a wing span over 7-feet.

Davyon McKinney
6-2, Forest City, AR - Streak shooter who fills it up from long distance. Had a couple of games in camp with multiple 3s.



All the above were named to the Elite Camp All-Star team along with the following: 6-5 Twymond Howard, 6-4 Michael Harvey, 5-11 Corey Cox, 6-5 DeAundray Robinson, 6-3 1/2 Leantwan Luckett and 6-0 Keyon MeNeail.


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