Junior Future All-American Day 3 Standouts

Day three of Junior Future All-American brought about a whole new group of standouts to the surface. Whether it’s dominant big men, shifty point guards, or athletic wings, the talent on display is unmistakable.

 

Here are some of our Day 3 standouts:

Matthew Wellener | 2021 PG | Phoenixville, PA

Wellener, who displayed a variety of skills during Tuesday’s games, possesses a consistent jumper with impressive range. He not only shot the ball well and found many ways to score, but also can drive to the hole and create for his teammates. Wellener’s combination of speed and handles helps him play the point guard position well, as a solid floor general at a young age.

Favorite Player: Anthony Davis

Jayden Brown | 2021 G | 

Brown proved himself to be one of the top all-around players at the camp thanks to his versatility. The 5’10” combo guard scored from both inside and out, and facilitated for teammates many on the break, displaying his solid court vision. A capable ball handler and shooter, Brown truly can play both point and shooting guard well, and he is definitely one to watch for the future as he develops his scoring game.

Favorite Player: Kyrie Irving

Jaylen Blakes | 2021 SF | Princeton, NJ

Blakes showed out during the afternoon session, finishing through contact in the paint for 3-point plays and knocking down outside shots from long range. Even when defenses began to key in on him, the rising 8th grader was unselfish, always finding the open man and racking up assists. The 5’11” wing has a high motor and a lot of potential.

Favorite Player: Paul George

Travis Roberts | 2022 SF | Westfield, NJ

Roberts showed a wealth of athleticism during his games on Tuesday, getting to the hole with ease and making his presence felt on defense. He was involved in many hustle plays and handles the ball with finesse. In an overall sense, Roberts’ motor is his best trait, as he continued to fight for rebounds and loose balls throughout the day, helping out his team in the process.

Favorite Player: Russell Westbrook

Nigel Garcia | 2021 G | Maplewood, NJ

In a strong and bulky frame, Garcia showed that he can do it all, scoring at will in the lane and defending it just as well on the other end. Garcia has consistent handles and can knock down the occasional mid-range jumper, but his best facet of his game lies in the low post, where he can snatch rebounds with ease, affect numerous shot attempts, and muscle his way into easy post baskets.

Favorite Player: Kyrie Irving

Demilade Alao | 2021 G/F | Somerset, NJ

Every time you looked up at his court, Demilade Alao was at the free throw line. Alao used his strong, athletic frame to impose his will on defenders, drawing foul after foul as he tried to finish on the inside. Alao also used his length to his advantage in the open court, forcing turnovers and leading the breakaway for his team on multiple occasions. As Alao continues to develop his outside game, it’s clear that the 5’9” wing has a ton of talent.

Demilade Alao

Favorite Player: Kevin Durant

(Contributors: Jeff Griffith and Anthony Dabbundo)

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