NY2LA Futures Camp Top Performers
PrepHoopsIllinois was in attendance at the NY2LA Sports Futures Camp on Saturday to take a look at some of the top players from Illinois and the Midwest in the classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019. Here are a few of…
PrepHoopsIllinois was in attendance at the NY2LA Sports Futures Camp on Saturday to take a look at some of the top players from Illinois and the Midwest in the classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019. Here are a few of the top performers. Check back throughout the week for an extensive look at the top performers from Illinois and nationally by class.
C Jeremiah Tilmon (La Lumiere, IN _ 2017)
Tilmon was about as dominant as you could possibly be in a camp setting. The 6’11” post looks physically stronger that when we saw him just even a few months ago. He didn’t lose any of his athleticism either. What impressed most was how hard he played consistently. On several occasions he grabbed the rebound on defense, gave a crisp outlet pass, ran the floor hard, and caught a pass for dunk. Around the hoop he finished with both skill and power. Showed well in the pick and roll game. He rebounded tremendously well too. Was a man among boys on the floor and looked like a future lottery pick.
PG McKinley Wright (Champlin Park, MN _ 2017)
Wright grabbed co-MVP honors with Tilmon. The point guard played the best we have seen him. The 6’0” lead guard worked great in the pick and roll with Tilmon getting him the ball in the perfect spot time after time. He is quick with the rock and pushes the tempo in transition. Wasn’t afraid to stick his nose on the interior grabbing several rebounds and used his strength to finish inside.
SF Brian Bowen (La Lumiere, IN _ 2017)
Bowen would have been the third MVP if there was one. The 6’7” small forward did a great job using his length and lateral quickness to cause havoc on the defensive end. Offensively Bowen is a skilled wing that knows how to attack a defense. He has deep range on his jumper with great arc. The junior was most effective attacking the hoop and being assertive slashing in transition with explosive moves.
SG Tyler Chisom (Proviso East _ 2017)
Chisom is a 6’3” tough defensive minded prospect. Even in a camp setting the Proviso East junior used his quickness and strength to make life tough on his opponent. Offensively he was in attack mode slashing to the hoop in both the half court and getting to the rim in transition. Chisom’s most impressive move was when he crossed his man and finished with a banking runner off the glass.
SF Devonire Glass (Simeon _ 2018)
Glass was one of the breakout players of the day. The long and rangy 6’7” small forward has the look of a D1 prospect. He proved he can put it on the deck with ease handling it through traffic and splitting defenders. Smooth looking shot that he knocked down from mid-range with consistency and stretched it to three on occasion. Great feel for the game and even displayed some passing instincts. Defensively has a chance to be very good. One of the better upside 2018 prospects in the state.
SF Caleb Strohmeier (Edwardsville _ 2018)
The Edwardsville 6’6” small forward impressed with his combination of length and strength on both ends of the floor. He handles it well for a wing and looked very crisp in the drills. The sophomore has a quality skill level with his ability to both handle it and stretch the floor with a jumper. Also displayed nice bounce around the hoop where he fought hard on the glass and finished strong. If he keeps growing could develop into a stretch four, but already is worth being on the college radar with his physical tools and game.