Champions Crowned at 2013 Future All-Americans Camp

Super Soph Division Champions

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Team 1 71, Team 14 66

The Super Sophomore division championship game was a competitive matchup between the camp’s top two teams. In the end there could be only one, as Team 1 ousted Team 14 71-66. The contest was a nice conclusion to what was an entertaining week filled talented young players hoping to make their mark among some of the best up and coming preps in the country.

Versatile wing forward Joe Hampton (Dematha, Md. 2016) posted huge numbers in his team’s win, as he finished with 19 points and eight rebounds.

“I tried to be aggressive and attack the basket which allowed me to score a few points early. When the defense started to collapse I tried to kick it out to open shooters. Other times I would just stop and pop and pull-up with a man guarding me. I just tried to do whatever it took for my team to win,” Hampton said after the game.

His running mate Devonte Green (Our Savior New American N.Y. 2016) had a big second half as he erupted for 18 points after intermission.

“I was a little tight in the first half so I had to get loose. Once I started cutting more and getting more into the flow of the game I was able to get to the hole a lot and score.”

Green finished with a game-high 20 points while Anthony Moore (Greece Athen, N.Y. 2016) paced Team 14 with 15 points and five rebounds. @CabWashington

Fab Frosh Division Champions

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Team 20 62, Team 18 59
Team 20 was able to hold off a late onslaught by Team 18 in the Fab Frosh championship game, as Team 20 scored a 62-59 victory.

2017 guard Tyheem Bruno (Hudson Catholic, N.J.) was a big reason Team 20 came out with the win, scoring a game-high 15 points. Teammate and 2017 forward Darryl Morsell (Mount Saint Joseph Catholic, Md.) followed closely with 10 points.

Team 18 brought forth a collective effort, with three players scoring in double-digits. Both 2017 guard Keith DeLoatch (Providence Creek Academy, Del.) and 2018 guard Tre Wood (Sheridan School, D.C.) scored 12 points each, while 2017 guard Tyler Hammonds (Our Savior New American, N.Y.) scored 11, including two three-pointers with less than 30 seconds left in the game to give Team 18 a fighting chance. –@AndrewKoob

Jr. Elite Division Champions

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Team 29 65, Team 41 63
Darius Kinnel and Jaquay James traded big shots throughout the Jr. Elite Championship Game. But in the end it was Kinnel and Team 29 that topped James and Team 41 65-63 at the Hoop Group’s Future All-American Camp at Albright College in Reading, Pa.

“It was pretty good playing against these tough competitors,” said Kinnel (Charles Lewis (N.J.) MS/5-10/2018), “I’ve played against these guys during the AAU season so it was good to see them again.”

Kinnel finished with a team-high 18 points and was effective with his spot-up 3-pointers, knocking one down in the second quarter to stop a Team 41 run and another with 1:21 remaining in the game which put Team 29 in front 61-60. From that point they never trailed over the game’s closing minute.

While Kinnel, along with Jordan Hairston (Stonewall (Va.)/5-4/2019) and Ricardo Dominguez (St. Joseph’s (N.Y.)/5-1/2018), paced Team 29, Team 41 rode James (Englewood (N.J.) MS/5-9/2018) and his game-high 27 points during the final. Hairston finished with 15 points and Dominguez netted 14.

James netted 14 of those points during the second quarter, 12 coming off four 3-point shots, as Team 41 held a 42-36 halftime lead.

“It’s usually a strength of my game (hitting 3-point shots),” said James, “but I really wasn’t hitting a lot this week. I knew in this game I had to turn it up.”

But despite James’ best efforts, he nailed another 3-pointer with five seconds remaining to pull his squad to within two, it was Kinnel and Team 29 which came away as champions.

“It feels really good,” said Kinnel. “It is a big accomplishment to come together with a special group of guys. I think this week really helped my confidence as an overall player.” –@pfebbraro

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