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2017 Colorado All Star Camp Official Report

By Scott Martin , 11/05/17, 7:45PM PST

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6th Annual Colorado All Star Camp Report

High School Division

Cream of the Crop 

2018 Daylen Kountz (Denver East): The Colorado bound Kountz displayed the athleticism and skill that makes him Pac-12 bound. Finishing above the rim, elite level passing ability, ball handling skills, and consistent shooting ability made him standout. Kountz consistently created separation for his midrange and 3-point shooting game with quick combination dribbles. Defensively played in the passing lanes leading to transition dunks.

 

2018`s on the Rise

2018 Devon Jones II (George Washington): Quick guard who surveys and reads the floor at a high level. Sets up teammates to score in transition. Speed and first step to the rim create nonstop scoring opportunities.

 

2018 Jon`il Fugett (George Washington): Athletic combo guard who actively looks for teammates in the half and full court. Fundamental ball handler who creates and assists with ease. Lock down defender who steps up every possession on the defensive end. Consistent shooting ability is needed for a well-rounded game.

 

2018 Julian Johnson (Prep Academy): Johnson makes a living around the rim with put backs and post moves. Long, Athletic frame at 6`4 allows Johnson to protect the rim and get steals in the passing lanes. Active motor defensively makes him standout amongst others but needs to extend offensive game into the midrange.

 

2018 John Harge (Smoky Hill): This 6`8 forward has a long big body that allows him to rebound and protect the rim at a high level. Offensively he is a put back machine that is a threat around the basket. Adding size, strength and extending offensive acumen is necessary to take the next step.

 

2018 Malik Fofana (Far Northeast): Fearless athletic forward with a high motor who rebounds the ball in a furious manner, and finishes high above the rim on drives. Passes the ball at a high level in transition. Next step is to add a shooting threat from the outside.

 

2018 Willie Jones (Cheyenne Central): Jones is a sweet shooter from the midrange and outside. Moves without the basketball consistently to get open and shows the ability to pass the ball in transition. Defensively, Jones is an active defender who can guard multiple positions with his thick stocky frame.

 

2018 Mo Diallo (George Washington): Defensive specialist with a long frame consistently gets steals in the passing lane combined with a high motor, wing span, and athleticism makes him an elite level defender. Offensively has a quick first step to get to the rim. Diallo didn’t display any shooting ability.

2018 Shawn`Trell White (George Washington): 6`0 combo guard relentlessly plays the passing lanes to create extra possessions. White gets to the rime with ease in isolation situations and finishes well at the rim through contact. Quality help side defender when not on the ball. Fundamental passing skills in transition next step to improvement.

 

 

2019`s Making a Name

 

2019 Chase Hettinger (Castle View): 6`4 strong forward bulldozes through contact to get to the rim for the finish or foul. Outside shooting is consistent to make him an inside outside threat on offense. Strength and athleticism allows him to defend across positions. Developing a midrange stroke is the next step in his development.

 

2019 Jamil Safieddine (Regis Jesuit): Long athletic frame with ball handling skills allows him to get to the rim with relative ease in isolation situations. High level shooter from the outside creating a consistent overall offensive acumen. Defensively needs to improve his motor to become a complete player.

 

2019 Malik Patton (George Washington): 6’8 athletic forward with a long wing span that allows him to score at a high level on put backs and clean ups around the rim. Offensively not aggressive to shoot or when driving to score. Good decision maker when handling the ball in the half and full court. Defensively extremely active in 1 on 1 situations and in help side situations.

 

2020`s Putting their Name on the Map

 

2020 Ramy Marajan (George Washington): Athletic guard plays downhill consistently finishing with both the right and left hand. Finishes above the rim through contact and showcased a good motor throughout the day. Needs to improve 12-15 ft. shooting stroke.

 

2020 Devin Carter (George Washington): Athletic, bouncy guard that finishes through contact and above the rim. Aggressive in isolation finishing left or right at the rim. Carter needs to increase fluidity in his jump shot.

 

2020 Ty Foster (Lincoln): High upside 2020 with elite athleticism and vertical jumping ability. Pure point guard surveys the floor and has a high IQ offensively. Consistently takes good shots or looks to pass to an open teammate. Defends well in 1 on 1 situations but needs to work on help side reads.

 

2020 Darius Hornbuckle (Thomas Jefferson): Best shooter in the 2020 class at the West Coast Elite Colorado All Star Camp. Displayed a consistent midrange and 3-point shooting stroke. Hornbuckle needs to add size and improve ball handling to take his game to the next step.

 

Honorable Mention

2021 Kendale Johnson (George Washington): Big bodied small forward/power forward has high major potential. Gets to the rim with ease utilizing high level fundamentals, and finishing ability. Rebounds and defends across all five positions. Shooting ability needs improvement to reach potential. 

2017 Colorado All Star Camp Top Performers

Youth Division 

Best of the Best 

2022 Jackson Keil (Sterling): 5’11 crafty guard blossomed as the camp progressed showcasing tenacious on-ball defense, strong ball handling skills, and a motor on both sides of the ball. Excels in isolation situations with unique passing ability in the full court. An improvement in consistent motor and jump shooting ability will take his game to the next level.

 

2022 Sam Howery (Divine Redeemer): 5’7 guard was the most fundamentally sound in the camp. A high basketball IQ and consistent 12-15 jump shot paired with high level passing ability makes him a menace to guard. Consistent motor creates extra opportunities rebounding, and getting steals in the passing lanes. Adding size and strength is the next step. 

 

2022 Quinten Hupp (Scott Nebraska): Above average passing ability with the skill to hit the open man in the full or half court. Gets to the rim with ease against the smaller defender. Adding consistent shooting ability is the main focus.

Rising Stock 

2022 Vince May Jr (Dsst Stapleton): Vince with his athletic size and frame paired with a quick first step going right to rim was one of the toughest players to guard on the day. High IQ passing ability paired with the quick first step consistently puts defenders on their heels. Improvement in shooting ability is his next step. 

2022 Jaylen Johnson-Myles (DSST-GVR): While undersized at 5’1, his quick first step going left and consistency shooting from outside kept defenders guessing. Defensive ability is an area in need of improvement but his continued development as a scorer creates a high upside. 

2022 Lamarius Royston (Aurora Hills): 6’4 forward is a physical big body that communicates at a high level on the floor. Unstoppable around the rim at this event, Lamarius is in need of continued shooting development and increasing his IQ on the floor. Top rebounder of the West Coast Elite All-Star Camp Colorado Youth Division. 

2022 Aidan Carnevale (Prospect Ridge Academy): 6’4 long, lengthy player is a high-level finisher at the rim that easily finishes around the rim over competitors. While Aidan rebounds at a high level, an increase in his motor, coordination, and foot work will bode well for him in the future.