Future All-Americans Shine.

Our Future All-American Camp feature some of the Nation’s top Freshman and Sophomore talent. These top players exhibit the raw talent needed to dominate at the next level.

Cam Reddish: SF-  Westtown

 

Cam Reddish came onto the scene at our Future All-American camp and absolutely blew up the college and recruiting world. He is currently ranked as the 4th best player on ESPN in the class of 2018 and he’s only getting better. The mid-range assassin’s ability to create space and run the pick and roll game as a 6’6 SF is absurd. Reddish holds offers from Duke, Arizona, Kentucky and others as he heads into his senior year.

Cole Anthony-PG- Archbishop Molloy

Standing at 6’2, the bouncy rising Junior’s ceiling is sky high and only increasing. Anthony came onto the scene at our Future All-American Camp with all eyes on him, and he hasn’t disappointed. The 5-Star recruit stunned the world this past season with his stellar defense and basketball IQ. Defense wins games and the Nike EYBL recognized Cole as the Defensive Player of the Year for the regular season. His teammate and former Hoop Group All-American participant Quade Green states “Cole is the best two  way player in the country, don’t matter the class.” Anthony currently has offers from Kansas, Georgetown, and Oregon. 

Contact info:

Too receive more information call 732-502-2255 or email HGElite@hoopgroup.com.

 

 

Future All-American Junior Day 1 Standouts

Day 1 of Future All American Junior Elite was all about talent evaluation. After registration, the campers broke out into their tryout teams, allowing coaches to evaluate the talent on display and fairly assemble teams for the rest of the week’s play.

Here are some of the standouts from Day 1:

Trey Patterson (Rutgers Prep ’21) At 6-foot-6, Patterson is a force to be reckoned with. A versatile wing that can also play in the low post, the rising 8th grader is certainly one to watch for the future as he has elite length and athleticism. He scored at will for most of the tryouts on day one and there are few campers who can guard him when he drives the lane. His game is really fluid at this stage of development and his potential is off the charts.

Tariq Eubanks (’21) Eubanks has one thing that coaches cannot teach: speed. A blur in the open court, this point guard can do it all. He can catch and shoot from long range, facilitate for teammates, and lead the offense in transition with his lightning speed. Eubanks was gliding past defenders in the paint and finishing, and he was always able to find the open man when the paint was too congested for him to drive.

Kam Rodriguez- (’22) Rodriguez showed his ability to knock down threes, and even more impressively, get past defenders in the tryouts. The rising 7th grader is extremely quick with the ball in his hands and skated by defenders for most of day one. Whether it was leading his team on the fast break, crossing up defenders, or finishing smoothly around the rim, Rodriguez showed why he is one of the top point guards at the camp.

Travis Roberts- (St. Columba ’22) dominated the paint on day one during the tryouts, thanks to his 6-foot frame. Roberts showed why he’s a top talent with his finishing around the rim, dominating of the glass at both ends of the floor, and generating turnovers on the defensive end. Roberts used his length very well to finish over smaller defenders, and he used his reach to steal the ball in the open floor to start the breakaways at the other end of the floor.

Tyler Seward (Haverford ’21) Seward is a very physical athlete who impressed many with his strength in the paint. He finished strong on the inside and was impossible to move off his spot once established in the paint. Along with his strength and athleticism on the inside, Seward showed that he is a capable shooter with a silky smooth stroke from beyond the arc. The rising 8th grader is one for the future as he continues to grow and develop his scoring abilities.

Future All American Camp All Star Rosters

Elite Camp Director Jared Czech coaches one of the Top 20 All Star teams at FAA Camp

Elite Camp Director Jared Czech coaches one of the Top 20 All Star teams at FAA Camp

Hoop Group Elite Camp ended the summer with a bang. Future All American Camp was arguably the best camp of the summer. As always, camp ended with awards and all-star games. Below are the rosters for the 5 games from this week.

Top 20 Game

Super Sophomore Game

Fab Freshman Game

NBA West Game

NCAA Game

Nate Roberts is ready to breakout

Nate Roberts 2Class of 2018 Baltimore Supreme (MD) forward Nate Roberts has had top notch performances throughout FAA camp. He has taken away a great deal from it all.

“It’s been a very fun experience because of how I can just play the game of basketball and do the things I love,” said Roberts. “From a competing standpoint I just want to play against the best players around and from a social standpoint I get the chance to meet people I’ve never met before. Other than that it’s been great to get some exposure here.”

He understands what he brings to every team he plays for and what he needs to improve on.

“My coaches think I play the three and four well, but I would describe my game as someone that is versatile and plays inside and outside,” he said. “I can take bigger guys from the perimeter and smaller guys down low. I just need to improve my ball handling and get stronger.”

His recruitment hasn’t been as active as some would expect, but he is starting to gain some big interest.

“I hold two offers so far and those are from Delaware and James Madison,” said the 2018 forward. “I picked up interest from Cincinnati today and I also have received interest from Miami, NC State, Virginia, Providence and a couple more schools.”

He hasn’t landed a high major offer yet, but that hasn’t discouraged him one bit.

“It just makes want to go out there and work hard,” he said. “I have a good work ethic so I just have to keep that up and strive to be the best I can be.”

Ayala caps eventful summer with FAA camp

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The season of summer is notorious for sleeping in late, taking trips to the shore and simply enjoying the beauty of free time.

Eric Ayala hasn’t been able to partake in many of those aforementioned experiences this summer.

The AAU circuit with WE-R 1’s 16U and 17U teams, combined with playing in the U16 FIBA Americas Championship, has caused for nonstop basketball in what has been an eventful few months for Ayala.

“It’s been pretty crazy,” Ayala said. “I haven’t been able to get much rest [this summer] so every time I have the opportunity to rest, I take advantage of it. Everything went well, we played good basketball for Team USA, lost in the 17U final in Vegas.”

Ayala is about to experience a good amount of change in the coming months. The 6-foot-2 guard has not only reclassified to the Class of 2018, but he announced his transfer from Sanford (De.) to Putnam Science (Ct.) over the summer as well. Ayala and fellow Division-1 guard Mikey Dixon were both expected to chase the Delaware state championship next season.

“I’m going to miss it, man,” Ayala said of Sanford.”We were a family, it was a brotherhood. Sanford did a lot for me. It’s [Putnam Science] going to be interesting, that’s for sure. It’ll be pretty fun. It was a family decision, that’s basically what it was.”

Ayala had played two seasons at the Sanford School before deciding to change the destination for his high school career. Ayala will join fellow WE-R 1 high-major Sedee Keita (2016), along with 2016 UConn commit Mamadou Diarra and 2017 wing Hamadou Diallo at Putnam Science next season.

The now-2018 guard is a smooth court general that sees the game better than most guards – his offensive upside is mostly done in the form of transition buckets, dribble-drives and creating for his team. Another year of high school basketball will allow Ayala to discover his full potential in terms of jump-shooting and explosiveness.

“I was focused this summer on just picking up the pace,”he said. “I wanted to play a little bit faster as a point guard. I’ve been playing more efficient this summer, which is extremely important for my position.”

Ayala is a high-major prospect that has seen his recruiting stock rise over this past calendar year. The rising sophomore holds high-major offers from Cincinnati, St. John’s, Southern Cal, South Carolina and most recently, VCU (8/4). Locally, Ayala has been offered by Temple, Saint Joseph’s and La Salle.

As far as Hoop Group’s Future All-American camp goes, Ayala’s legs are still churning and his court vision is still making his point guard play a force to be reckoned with. If the exhaustion and restlessness is there, he’s not showing it. Ayala is considered as one of the better point guards at FAA camp this week, but he isn’t taking his competition very lightly.

“There’s a few players here that are pretty darn good,” Ayala said. “I find it fun to play against them and see how it goes.”