All-Academic Camp Recap II
WALTHAM, MA - Hoop Mountain’s All-Academic Camp came to a end Friday at around noon, but that was not before a number of up-and-coming prospects helped their stock over the last few days. While there were many talented players at camp this week, here are the ones that impressed the most:
Tyler Colon – Probably the best athlete at camp, and most highly touted recruit, Colon is long, explosive, and a very effective player from 15 feet in. He runs the floor well, and makes special plays in transition on a somewhat regular basis. With further skill development and strength training, Colon could be a very promising player at the next level.
Everett Dayton – The 6’3” California native has great vision and was fantastic off of the bounce at camp. Not many were able to stay in front of him because he is always in attack mode and finds ways to get to the rim. Dayton is fiery competitor too, which makes him a very valuable player to any team he is on because he just flat out hates to lose.
Michael Shroback, Ryan Warnet, & Joe Sherwood - The three New Jersey natives came to Brandeis and all impressed with their ability to play hard, communicate on defense, and do a number of other intangibles that help teams win games. Not to mention, all three are talented offensive players with high skillsets.
Nathan Krill – Really impressed with his high motor and energy he brought to the court. At 6’7”, Krill did a great job of running rim-to-rim, rolling or slipping hard off of ball screens, and rebounding in high volume. On top of all of that, he is just a tough kid who is going to give it all he has every time he is on the court.
Jared Harper – He has a very good feel for the game, and has a good understanding of how to play fast without playing out of control. He hit shots in bunches, and looked like he is the type of kid who enjoys playing defense.
Lionel Owana – One of the more dominant presences at camp this week, Owana continued to impose his will on the games with his incredibly high motor and athletic ability. He completely controlled the glass on both ends of the floor, and finished almost everything inside in every game his team played.
Mike McDevitt – Continued to play solid throughout the rest of Thursday and into Friday. The most intriguing part of McDevitt’s game is his ability to score inside, but then also step out and make shots from behind the arc consistently as well.
Greg Devlin – The Phillips Andover Academy sharpshooter was hitting shots from all over the floor in the two games I saw him play. More than just that though, Devlin is a smart basketball player who makes winning plays and has a demeanor that doesn’t change no matter what the situation.
Jeb Helmers – The incoming Phillips Exeter post-graduate shot the ball well and did a good job of playing within himself throughout camp. Helmers plays hard and more often than not makes the right basketball play.
Quentin Bullen – The New Hampshire native who will be repeating his junior year at Worcester Academy has a knack for making shots, and also is a tough defender. Shot it very well Friday morning.
Ben Kizel – The younger brother of Middlebury College standout Joey Kizel, Ben is cut from the same cloth as his brother in the sense that he is a very efficient basketball player who does a job of running the show and setting his teammates up for easy shots.
Max Silveira – The point guard is heading to Kimball Union for a post-graduate year and should give Coach Mike Olson another guy who plays hard and has the ability to make plays off of the bounce which he was doing with great effectiveness at all-academic camp.