Live Blog: Future All-American Camp Day 1

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Hoop Group will be providing daily online coverage of Elite camps in the form of “live blogs,” recognizing outstanding achievements at camp, and keeping you informed of all the latest Hoop Group Elite happenings.

In these live blogs, Hoop Group staff will note camp standouts, spectacular plays, daily schedules, and more. While the bulk of updates will be text entries from writers, keep an eye out for video highlights and interviews, quotes from players, exclusive photos, and Twitter updates.

9:31 PM – With the players warmed up from their scrimmages, they will now get some personal coaching during their individual team practices. This allows the teams to work on things in detail that their experienced coach feels is important specifically to their style and future success. Players are encouraged to ask questions and be a student of the game here. — @CraigManfra

8:10 PM – Looking for a true point guard with court vision beyond his years? Enter rising sophomore Marcus Floyd (Moyer Academy / Wilmington, DE). The speedy guard has been running the show for his team, pushing the tempo and facilitating the ball with pinpoint accuracy. He’s certainly possessed the attention and respect from opposing teams. — @CraigManfra

7:47 PM- Maryland basketball is making its presence known as evening scrimmages progress. Taron Oliver (Montrose Christian, MD/ 6-9 F/ 2015), Sylvester Ogbonda (National Christian Academy, MD/ 6-10 F/ 2015) and Trevor Brown (Good Counsel, MD/ 6-3 G-F/ 2015) have all performed well to this point. —@pfebbraro

7:32 PM- One player in the younger group who has showed off some skill is rising 7th grader Ian Lee (Trinity Public / Toronto, Canada). Lee is a quick point guard with a tight handle and a high motor. He’s scored a few buckets in transition and showed tremendous poise on the defensive side of the ball, where he is very vocal. @Edgar_Walker

6:45 PM- The talent pool at this camp session is deep. Headliners include Marcus Derrickson (2015, Paul VI, Va.), Isaiah Briscoe (2015, St. Benedict’s, N.J.), Jamar Ergas (2015, Montverde Academy, Fla.), Joe Hampton (2016, Dematha, Md.), Bryce Aiken (2016, Pope John XXIII, N.J.), and more. @Edgar_Walker

6:10 PM- the six o’clock scrimmages have tipped off at the Bollman Center. Through the early action, rising sophomore guard Sam Foreman (Haverford / Haverford, Pa.) has displayed a nice drive to the hole and excellent skills at throwing the outlet pass to start the fast break. —@pfebbraro

5:21 PM- Unsurprisingly, the DMV (Washington D.C. metro area) is very well-represented here at Future All-American. Rising sophomore forward Marcus Derrickson (Paul VI / Fairfax, VA) leads the charge of players from the area. Derrickson has been one of the top performers this summer at Hoop Group camps, showing out at Elite II and Elite Team Camp (Marcus Derrickson Team Camp mixtape). @Edgar_Walker

4:30 PM- Tryout scrimmages have tipped off now in Bollman Center on the campus of Albright College. To give an idea of how camp is set up, players are assigned tryout teams when they arrive at camp. For the rest of the evening, players will play with their tryout teams and will be evaluated by our coaching staff (made up of experienced, passionate coaches at the high school, Division II and Division III levels).

After the staff makes their evaluations, a draft will be held tonight where teams are selected in an attempt to create an even playing field and competitive balance in each age group. @Edgar_Walker

4:19 PM- Hoop Group president Rob Kennedy says that Future All-American Camp is one of his favorite events of the summer. Here’s a recent tweet from the boss:


3:34 PM- Station work is continuing, and one early standout has been rising 7th grader Montez Mathis (Magnolia MS / Joppatowne, Md.). At about 6-1, Mathis is much taller than many of his peers, but is also very athletic with a quick first step. @Edgar_Walker

2:43 PM- Station work has begun, with the youngest group (6th-7th graders) downstairs in Bollman Center, and the older groups (8th-10th graders) either upstairs or on Albright College’s top-notch outdoor courts. The outdoor court area is exceptional, as all courts have smooth finishes, high-powered lights, and high quality backboards and rims. @Edgar_Walker

2:15 PM- Registration is over at Future All-American Camp and players are starting to warm up and stretch out. This camp session plays host to high-caliber rising 6th-10th graders and will run August 5-8th. @Edgar_Walker

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