Jerron Love, Isaiah Whitehead, Sonny Lorenzo & Yhanni Bartley
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Joe Keller is the man behind the Adidas Camp Phenomenon
It's happening real soon in San Diego California!!!
Dear Class of 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013,
Each Year the competition to win basketball scholarships at every level becomes more intense. Every legitimate means of gaining an edge toward securing an education and the opportunity to play at the college level is an investment in your future. Only a handful of players win D-I scholarships each year. It is a difficult jump from high school to college in any sport. Basketball is the most limited in terms of scholarships available.
Colleges now recruit not only nationally, but internationally, so the pool of athletes searching for scholarships continues to grow. Using NCAA figures from their own "participation rate", study and "probability of competing beyond high school", the NCAA estimates that 2.9% of HS seniors will compete at some level in college.If our student/athletes get the message sooner rather than later about the numbers, they can positively affect what they have some control over. The keys are academics, skills training and nutrition. Winning a college scholarship is not just about ability. The quality of effort expended can and will improve your odds of success.
CEO & President
Here's your chance to show your skills, compete against some of the best players in the country and gain national exposure! Hoop Scoop and many other scouting services will be there to see who's the top players. Stay tuned for reports on players attending the phenom camp for each high school graduating class.
Click On www.adidasjrcamp.com To Register Now or Call 951-247-9669
- Adidas Phenom 150 Camp 2014 & 2013 (Rising 9th & 10th grade) Date is June 24-27 2010
- Junior Phenom Camp 2015, 2016 & 2017 (Rising 6th, 7th & 8th grade) Date is August 5-8 2010
Spots are limited!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Westchester Hawks 14U headed to Columbus, Ohio to play against some of the best Junior High school teams and players in the region. Rob Taylor of Buckeye Prep Report was at the USA Sports Academy to cover age groups 15U & 17U. Unfortunately, the Hawks 15's fell short in the semi-finals and the 17's as Rob wrote "were without the services of their dynamic back court of...
However, the Hawks 14U made a 4-0 run only to lose in the championship, to a team they'd beat by 12 points during pool play. The Hawks had the player's which they needed in Jerron Love, Isaiah Whitehead and Yhanni Bartley.
Saturday, Hawks battled All-Ohio Red, Ohio Varsity & All-Ohio Black. They went 3-0. Sunday, Hawks defeated Lebron James Shooting Stars to play the championship game against All-Ohio Red.
Jerron Love (7th grade) played like the world was on his shoulders and with heart the size of the continent of Africa. Jerron ran the show and controlled the tempo each game. Love made no-look passes to assist his teammates with easy points. He penetrated the gaps and created plays in the lane. Love showed advanced ball handling skills and was too hard to guard. Jerron Love and Isaiah Whitehead 6'4 (8th grade) combined for an amazing backcourt and a 1-2 punch for the talented Hawks team. Whitehead scored every possible way, he even made a baseline shot from behind the backboard. He attacked the defense with vengeance and got his shot off using either hand in the paint. Isaiah's consistent from the 3 point line and has a good pull-up jumper. This weekend Whitehead was the best middle school player in the building . Yhanni Bartley (8th grade) a lefty forward caused damage in the red, he abused opponents on both offense and defense. Bartley worked the glass well, he got boards and put backs. Yhanni made strong drives to the rim and finished with defenders draped on him. When fouled on the way up, he made free throws to help give his team the advantage down the stretch. The starting five included Sonny Lorenzo (8th grade), who stepped it up on this level. On defense he slides his feet and doesn't reach for the rock. Lorenzo also has a good offensive skill-set.
In the final quarter of the championship game score was tied with 2.8 seconds remaining on clock. All-Ohio Red had possession and the Hawks players locked down their man, hoping to bring the game into over time. In a strike of luck, Justice Cornley (8th grade) of All-Ohio Red received the inbound pass and shot a Hail Mary 3 pointer to win the game.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
60 of the top 7th and 8th grade players
John Lucas, played in the NBA for 14 years. In 1976, John was first pick to the Houston Rockets. Thereafter, he coached 3 NBA teams. John's son, John Jr. also played in the NBA for 4 years. The 3rd annual John Lucas (international middle school combine) Nike Camp in Houston Texas was a blast and had to be the best in the Midwest for 2010. Some of the top athletes traveled near and far from states such as DC, GA, OK, LA, OH, NC, KY, TN, WI, MD, NY, TX & IN. A player even came from the Bahamas! Kelly Oubre (TX) 6'2 the guard picks his spots well and has a nice stroke of the ball. Joe Burton (TX) 6'3 has a power game. He's able to put the rock on the floor which makes him "scary good". Burton also has a 28.8 vertical. Tyler Ulis (OH) 5'5 point guard has good ability to run a team, he wasted no time beating his man with quick crossovers. Also, Tyler used his shoulders to prevent defenders from cutting his lane. Jalen Lindsey (TN) 6'1 runs the floor and is fluid in his movement. He makes it look easy. Lindsey runs the floor well and is improving his back to the basket game. Alonzo Trier (TX) 5'10, has good offensive skills and scores the ball very well. He grew a few inches and toned up. Trier played 2 guard and went to work whenever he got the rock. He goes to the basket with either hand and uses a combination of dribbles before releasing a wet jump shot. One of the top performers was Kejuan Johnson (GA), he's just too big. This ATL 6'5 kid is 13 years old and a human dunking machine. It's virtually impossible to stop him on this level. He's a 7th grader who's used to playing several grades up. Kejuan thrives off playing aggressive especially on his way to the rim. Nicholas Thomas (TX) 5'11 is a 2 guard who can shoot the open shot and used his wide frame to get easy points in the paint. He won MVP at the Dallas Texas Phenom camp. Thomas plays tight defense and he can lock down his man. Christian Sanders (TX) 6'2 was a high flying athlete who occasionally slam dunked in traffic. I call it self- distinction or player- separation. How many 8th graders do you know dunk in traffic? Sanders is a pure scorer that doesn't mind playing team basketball. James Blackmon (IN) 5'10 isn't just good, he's a great decision maker. James played calm under pressure and displayed consistent 3 point shooting ability. Blackmond oozes with confidence, you can see it in his demeanor. Dakari Johnson (KY) 6'8 and 240 lbs was a beast in the paint and feels comfortable playing in his big shoes. Dakari is a major prospect with the NYC Gauchos program. Johnson got the job done, when he dribbled through defenders and made difficult finishes. Austin Grandstaff 6'3 (TX) made efforts to prove he has the goods. Austin made tough shots in the paint and made defenders pay for sleeping on him. Against all odds there was no turning back for Grandstaff. Jerron, Austin, Mavin and Christian on the same team was too much. Davis Jackson (KY) 6'7 is an energetic big man, he upset defenders battling to get , put backs and rebounds. Davis made several vertical dunks with defenders standing right in front of him. When Jackson gets his defender up in the air, he'll usually finish with an up-and- under hand lay up. Mavin Saunders (Bahamas) 6'5 intimidated defenders with his deisal physique. He posed a threat for opponents hoping to deter him with their court presence. Mavin's muscle mass allowed him to create mismatches. Saunders constantly exercised his strength by sacraficing himself to get buckets. The clash between Saunders and KeJuan was verocious. Imagine a close cage fight; the real test of heart. Jonathan Carson (WI) 6'3 has soft hands around the basket and a nice feel for the game. 'Jon Jon' plays light on his feet for a big man, he moves with finesse. Carson's very familiar with the camp life. James Cunningham (KY) 5'10 ran the show for his squad with shovel passes. James was able to protect the ball from defenders in the final seconds of 4th quarter to win the game. Trey Dilworth (TX) 6'4 has a good body and is a shooting guard on the rise. He made several dunks. Dilworth has a mid-range game as well as perimeter shot. Jerron Love 7th grade (NY) 5'6 was very impressive on both ends of the floor. Clark Francis (Hoop scoop) once wrote in 2008 "We have high praise for Jerron Love because his defense was one of the best at Jr. All-American Camp". Well, at John Lucas's camp Jerron was considered the best ball handler! The talented floor general called pick-n-roll plays to get his teammates involve and used screens to go on shooting sprees. He drained a long 3 pointer that made the gym erupt. Justice Winslow (TX) 6'4 is a talented player with a great upside. He's good around the glass and gets rebounds. Winslow has nice size and is very athletic. Justice plays unselfish and displayed good court vision.