There were plenty of intriguing players at the 2019 Larry Hughes Elite Camp. Here are a few camp risers that will see an increase in their stock after strong performances.
2021 Dreshaun Doyne, 6’6”, Wing, AAU = Hoops Smart (AR):
Dreshaun was one of the most athletic wings at camp, long and bouncy wing that keeps defenders backing up due to his athleticism. One of the best defenders at camp… guarded 1-5 and did it well. Worked hard during camp and competed all weekend long. He’ll be on coach’s radar because of his natural abilities and athleticism, and having a college-build to him already is a major plus. Bringing a consistent jumper and learning more on how to expand his offensive arsenal will take his stock to the next level.
2022 Larry Hughes II, 6’3”, Guard, AAU = Bradley Beal Elite:
Having a father that played in the NBA might put pressure on most kids but Larry II looks to not let that bother him. He has a very high IQ and doesn’t force plays, takes whatever the defense gives him. Was one of the top shooters at camp… made some big threes in the scrimmage to either get his team back in the game or close it out. The intriguing young prospect that still has a lot of room for growth but a good foundation.
2020 Josh Wallace, 6’6”, Small Forward, AAU = Bradley Beal Elite:
Was the most physically gifted prospect in camp, strong as any big, quick as all the guards and can jump with anyone. Brought a lot of intensity to camp which raised the competitive level of everyone else, guarded all positions at camp and did it at a high level… was very hard for guys to get easy buckets on him. If Wallace develops a consistent jump shot from 18 feet and beyond, he will be very hard to guard because not many people can stay in front of him.
2021 Trinity Bell, 6’8”, Power Forward, AAU = Team Carroll Premier:
One of the top bigs at the camp… can play physical or with finesse down low depending on who his opponent is. Played on a team that had good guards, which helped him showcase his skills as they fed him in the post. We saw Bell at the Sunflower Showcase in July and he bullied his way around in the post, but his ability at camp to knock down the 15-18 foot jumper is why Power 5 schools are calling on him. His defensive IQ is quite impressive too… he guarded well both on the ball and help side deflecting shots or blocking them. If he can extend the range to three-point line, he becomes a more deadly offensive player.
2023 Jordan Pickett, 6’2”, Guard, AAU = SW IL Jets.
Jordan was the youngest player at the camp, but played beyond his years all weekend. Jordan could have very easily blended in and let the upperclassmen shine at camp, but Jordan isn’t that type of player. He was on the championship team and contributed in all facets of the game for his team. He has the leader mentality in him. He was consistent with his jump shot all weekend in drills and games. He makes the right read off pick-n-rolls — either gets an open shot or makes the right pass to the wing player. He definitely held his own at camp, but he picked up some valuable parts of his game to work on. As he improves on things like on the ball defense and staying in front of guys, his stock is only going to rise. He has all the tools to be the next good PG up in the SW IL Jets program.
2021 Ethyn Brown, 6’1”, Point Guard, AAU = SW IL Jets.
Ethyn was our RecruitLook Hoops MVP for the 16U division, and he continued his great play at camp. The young guard plays wise-beyond-his-years and doesn’t make too many mistakes. He can shoot the ball off the dribble and the catch as well as finishing at the rim. He is fearless as he attacks the basket on offense and can finish with either hand. Ethyn is a very good defender that causes turnovers, sometimes to a fault jumping passing lanes and getting back-doored. Looking forward to seeing how he develops over the next few months of his high school basketball season.
2021 Jamon Reed, 6’4”, Combo Guard, AAU = Alabama Celtics.
Strong combo guard that plays a controlled-physical style of basketball on both ends. Gets downhill at will… not many other guards were staying in front of him. He has a good sense of taking what the defense gives him… dropping the ball off to a big or cutting guard, or him finishing at the rim himself. Plays with a high intensity that not many others can match, one of the players that brought the energy the entire camp and brought the levels of others up, too. Jamon is another player that if he develops a consistent jump shot that he’ll be hard for others to stop because of his natural gifts.