Stars of Tomorrow - Day 2 Standouts
The second day of Stars of Tomorrow Camp wrapped up earlier this evening after a furious day of skill-development and competition on the Brandeis University Campus. Here's a look at a dozen prospects from the Class of 2018 who caught our eye on Day #2 and we'll be right back at it in the morning as the playoffs will begin.
Class of 2017
Jermaine Samuels - Demonstrated on Sunday the talents that have him ranked as the 23rd player in the nation. Samuels threw down a handful of dunks in transition and off the vert. His hesitation move broke down defenders leading to an open lane to the hoop for a dunk or layup.
Azar Swain - was impressive with his smooth shooting stroke and some shrewd moves to the hoop. Has really improved as a defensive player and flat-out brings to the floor intangibles which translate to wins.
Jamari Venter - Built like a wrecking-ball, Venter got to the basket off the bounce with physicality and athleticism while making plays on both sides of the ball in the open-floor.
Parker Smith - Another physically strong guard/forward showed the ability to hit the three ball and finish through contact in the lane.
Elvis Bukenya - Efficient off-guard is skilled going both ways off the bounce and smooth getting to the rim and finishing in transition.
Xavier Rucker - Rucker caused havoc for ball handlers and in the passing lanes, creating on and off ball turnovers, which eventuated in points for himself and his team.
Nate Laszewski- Liszewski has a game similar to former Deerfield Academy graduate and current American University player Kyle Kager. His ability to hit jump shots off the dribble, catch and shoot, combined with a step back jumper that he finishes well from midrange and beyond were all on display.
Sondjy Estime- a very skilled guard that reads the game remarkably well. His ability to get in the lane and make correct reads on whether to shoot or pass to the open shooter was on point Sunday.
Matt Clark - Aggressive wing-forward swoops to the basket with a purpose to score the ball through contact at the rack. Fiery competitor gets after it on both ends and came up with a number of huge plays in the closing minutes of a game which his squad won.
Nate Freeman- The guard from Beaver Country Day was impressive again on Day 2. He showed the ability to hit the mid range jumper off the bounce, finish at the hoop, and convert threes.
Carter Scott - Skilled guard has nice play-making ability off the bounce and really competes out on the floor. Has nice court-vision and shoots the ball with good form both off the dribble and catch-and-shoot.
Justin Seideman - High-IQ wing-guard brings cohesion to the floor for his squad as he handles the ball with composure, distributes, rebounds, defends, hustles, and knocks down shots from multiple-levels.
James Trottier - Well-rounded guard has been impressive with his all-around back-court play on both sides of the ball. Good offensive player who provides a scoring punch.
Tyler Davern - Old-school forward plays a tough-fundamental game on the interior, using his wide-frame to create a barrier between ball and defender before scoring the ball with a soft tough. Also steps out and shoots it very well from the mid-range.
Tim O'Neil - Strong-compact point guard is solid all-around as he handles the basketball efficiently with both hands and makes good decisions with the basketball. Will also penetrate with the dribble to create offense for his squad.