Hoop Group Skills Camp 1 – Top Performers

We just completed the first of four Hoop Group Skills Camps of the summer here in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Throughout the week campers worked hard and developed their skills in stations, games and lectures which gave them one of the most complete basketball experiences of the summer.

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SKILLS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

TAVIAN ALFORD
A solid playmaker off the dribble, Alford was almost automatic from the free throw line and also displayed a good outside shot from 3-pt range during camp. He seemed to become more confident handling the ball this week and by the end of camp started to attack the rim more.

CORY BORK
One of his team’s best shooter this week, he was deadly from the outside when left open. His range made him a constant threat when on the floor and he also had the ability to pump fake and finish at the rim. Was a member of Xavier’s Big East Division Championship team along with Shaijzhan Franklin and Cobe Toure who are mentioned further down this list.

ANDREW BOSCO
A great passer, he is very skilled and likes to see his team excel. His attitude is great and will take him very far.


JUSTIN BRYANT
Very quick at getting up and down the court, Bryant was very difficult to defend not only because of his ability to score from anywhere on the floor, but because of his ability to find the open man when his opportunity to score the basketball wasn’t there.

NICK CARELLE
His outside shooting was a must see during camp. He demonstrated it early camp when he knocked down four 3-pointers in one game on the first day and never looked back.

TRE CARTER
A hard- nosed defender he attacked the paint ferociously and without fear. Few players in camp were as dangerous as he was with his one-dribble pull-up jumper.

RHAMAINE CLINE
A talented guard who was aggressive on both sides of the floor, offensively he keeps his head up when pushing the ball so he can see the whole floor and on defense he averaged five steals a game on his way to winning the ACC Division’s MVP Award.

TARAJAE DAVIS
A fine defensive point guard who can play the passing lanes. Davis was a vocal team leader throughout the week.

KEVIN DEVINS
A big guard that knows how to run the offense, He can shoot lights out of the gym if you leave him open. Was the ACC Division’s Free Throw Champion.

RAYMOND DIXON
Led his team in points and assists and was always responsible for guarding the opponents best player. Dixon copped the ACC Division’s Mr. Hustle Award.

RAEFF DICELLO
Despite his smaller size he backed down to nobody and was his team’s top rebounder this past week all the while going back-and-forth between camp and his baseball team’s All-Star playoff games.

ISAAC ENGELS
Came in as a sky kid who waiting to be told where to go and what to do, to being one of the most reliable players defensively and offensively. Has a great shot on the baseline which won his team a couple of games. His great attitude and determination to get better everyday played a huge role in his winning the ACC Division’s Most Improved Player Award.

ZYHKI ESTACIO
By far the best rebounder in the ACC Division this week, he was nicknamed “Baby Shaq” by his coach Rafiq Williams. Easily pulled down eight rebounds a quarter in all of his games.

MOUHAMADOU FALL
His success this week highlights what you can accomplish if you are willing to put in the effort. Fall’s efforts earned him the NBA Division’s Most Improved Player Award.

SHAIJZHAN FRANKLIN
Had a great week of camp. He got to the rim really well and was a key part in the success his team enjoyed in the Big East Division.

CHASE FREELAND
His above-average ball handling and shooting in addition to the effort he gave on the floor all week is what earned Freeland a spot on this list.

SEAN GOOD
Among the tallest players in camp, Good used his size to hold down the paint on both ends of the floor with his shot blocking, rebounding and scoring.

CHARLIE GORDINIER
A young player that felt very comfortable playing in the older Big East division. He was a versatile inside out player who rebounded consistently and exhibited a great mid-range jumper.

JACKSON HALL
A very smart player, Hall was always in the right place at the right time which allowed him to showcase his excellent shooting.

MARQUISE HARRIS
Very skilled and emotional when it comes to the game of basketball. He played with an advanced skill level and work ethic and was tough on himself when he made mistakes and was serious about correcting them.

ANDREW HECK
Another solid week at camp while playing the point. Heck is a complete player on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.


ANDRE JACKSON
The most decorated player at camp this week, Jackson took home the NBA Division’s MVP, All-Star Game MVP, Free Throw Award, one-on-one championship and was vital in his Thunder team winning the NBA Division Championship.


LIAM KENNEDY
He demonstrated an above-average handle and his high motor led to several fast break opportunities for his team. Was also very strong at finishing around the basket with both hands this week.

ALEX KIM
A heady player who was among the top players at camp. He was clearly his team’s Mr. Hustle and appears to be a true student of the game.

ZACHARY KOPP
Completed his teammate Sean Good, mentioned earlier on this list, with his solid play in the post.

ROBERT KRALICEK
Coming all the way from Prague, Czech Republic, Kralicek exhibited a high basketball I.Q. and a solid offensive skill set.

JAHMIR LATTIMORE
Clearly in the conversation as one of the best players in camp, Lattimore showcased a complete skill set that culminated in his winning the Big East Division’s All-Star MVP Award.

JUSTIN LIN
Ran the floor well all week and was a strong rebounder and finisher.

JOSH NELSON
A high motor and a great work ethic helped set Nelson apart on his team at camp. One of the top defenders in the NBA Division, Nelson led his team in steals and deflections on his way to earning the division’s Mr. Hustle Award.

ANTHONY PINKNEY
Has a great desire to want to win and lead his team at all cost. Can handle the basketball in traffic and make the right decision to best benefit his team. Defensively can cause problems on and off the ball. Those skills allowed Pinkney to win both the ACC Division 1-on-1 Championship and the All-Star Game MVP Award.

Big East Division  1-on-1 Champ - JAYSHAUN RAMSEY
JAYSHAUN RAMSEY
Very strong player with a mean streak on the court. Can score the ball in a number of ways and is a monster rebounder. He was by far the best player in the Big East Division as he left camp with the MVP Award and the 1-on-1 Championship.

NICK RAMSEY
Found guys on the skip and always was looking to feed it inside for easy layups. Was clearly his team’s leader throughout the week and the way he ran the point led to his being named the NBA Division’s Floor General Award winner.

DEREK SANDOWICK
Great player and a great competitor. Always encouraged teammates to do the right thing and never worried about being an individual. He was a great leader and his commitment to getting better showed in his selection as the ACC Division’s Early Bird Workout Star.

JOSEPH SHOULARS
A young and talented rising sophomore who led his team in rebounds and blocks this week. His play in the post also accounted for several second-chance points for his team and he was always one of the first guys on the floor in pursuit of loose balls.

MIKE TOBIN
An aggressive guard that plays both sides of the floor. He uses a pump fake to get his defenders in the air then blows by them. Always gave 110% on the court whether in games, practice or drills.

COBE TOURE
Possessing a nice floater that he uses when he gets in the lane, he can also shoot it from outside when he gets an open look.


CAMERON VARNEY
Has the ability to get the rebound and take it the length of the court and score on the other end. Defensively will take any assignment, guarding anyone from the point guard to the center. Has a passion to want to be a winner and lead his team.

JACOB WEISS
Arguably the most coachable kid in camp, Wise demonstrated his work ethic by never taking a second off.

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