Future All-American Camp Day 1 Top Performers


Reading, PA– Wow. That was the feeling from most people after just one day of FAA Camp. It did not take long at all for people to see how much talent is in the building this week. This camp gives us a preview as to what the future holds, and based on day one, the future is BRIGHT. Check out some of the top players.

Silvio De Sousa | Montverde Academy| 2018
The 6-foot-7 Angolan native took the camp by storm as soon as he first stepped on the court. Sousa has a freakishly athletic build that allows him to explode to the basket with strength. Sousa’s post play thus far at FAA camp has been exceptional, however it’s his high-flying jams after impressive drives that have stolen the show.

Jonathan Kabongo | Huntington Prep | 2018
Kabongo, holding early offers from Indiana, Virginia Tech and most recently Washington State, is quite possibly the best point guard here. The 6-foot-2 guard is on Sousa’s team and has been a bit overshadowed by his athleticism. Kabongo is a fantastic spot-up shooter that can also create for anyone around him.

Evan Buckley | Stonebridge | 2019
Buckley was a bright spot of Day 1 at Future All-American camp, splashing a few triples while displaying some nifty moves. Buckley’s ball handling allows him to be a pure point guard that can get to the basket at will. At 5-foot-10, the rising freshman has time to grow and become quite the dynamic court general.

Jake Betlow | Gill St. Bernard | 2019
Betlow is known as a deadly shooter, and boy, he has shown that on full display thus far at Future All-American. The 5-foot-10 guard has a high ceiling due to his shooting ability, however Betlow is capable of strong ball-handling and stifling defense. He is definitely a name to watch out for, and a player to guard around the perimeter.

Jalen Smith |Mt Saint Joseph | 2018
Jalen was active on the offensive end today. He has length and good leaping ability which allowed him to keep plays alive on the boards all day. Inside, Jalen seals well and does not rush when the ball comes in to him. He’s a high major prospect who will put on a show this week.

Ja’quaye James | St Anthony | 2018
Ja’quaye doesn’t have much size at 5’10, but what he lacks in size he makes up for in quickness. He has a quick first step and is shifty in the lane. He seemed most comfortable today shooting from the outside, squaring up and knocking down a few threes from deep.

Paul Person | Abraham Lincoln | 2018
Paul showed a few traits today that you do not see from him everyday. As a six foot guard, he was mildly effective on the boards, showing aggression and attacking the glass hard on both ends. Another strength to his game is his vision. He’s always looking for the best play, and is smart in his decision making.

Mikeal Jones | Roman Catholic | 2019
The Philly Native stood out with his play in the lane and strong finishing ability. He is a force at a very young age and it’s scary to think of how good he can be in a couple years. He is definitely someone to keep an eye on the next couple of years.

Jahvon Quinerly | Hudson Catholic | 2018
The steady Sports U/Hudson Catholic point guard stood out yesterday against some talented competition. He displayed his great playmaking ability and feel for the game. He really made it look easy and will be someone to look out for as camp progresses.

Luther Muhammad | Hudson Catholic | 2018
The strong and tough New Jersey guard proved once again why he is so highly regarded. He displayed his ability to get in the lane and finish multiple times. Muhammad also showed off his versatility by playing multiple positions during his games. He’s a very fun player to watch and we are more than happy to have him here at FAA.

Isaiah Mucius | Saint James | 2018

Mucius got off to a hot start offensively by showing off his athleticism and versatility. The PSA Cardinals forward rose to the occasion and raised some eyebrows. He has a lot of potential and we all should hearing his name for quite some time.

Justin Winston | Montclair Immaculate Conception | 2018
Winston came in with the reputation of being able to knockdown shots consistently. He definitely lived up to that yesterday in Day One of FAA. He stayed within himself and showcased a great basketball I.Q.

Jake Forrester | Kiski Prep | 2018
Jake first came onto the Hoop Group scene at Academic Elite Camp, where he was named an all-star. Now playing the role of “upperclassmen” at FAA Camp, he’s continuing to impress. He showed off his athleticism on multiple occasions today while also showing a fluidity to his game. He’s definitely a prospect to keep an eye on.

@JN_Albano, @GiveNGobball and @TheTeddyBailey contributed to this article.

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