Under the direction of Hoop Group Elite Camp Directors Matt Pooley and Josh King, Future All American Camp brings some of the most ridiculous young, potential HIGH major, talent together August 3rd at Albright College in Reading, PA. The camp will have amazing scouting services, great facilities, college coaches coaching the teams, and most importantly a tremendous crop of young talent from all over the east coast and beyond. Recently the directors and people surrounding the camp have been tweeting out 100 reasons why you NEED to be at the camp.
These reasons are in no particular order of importance.
1)Tre Wood, Class of 2018, Upper Marlboro Maryland
Wait until you see this young guard. Standing at a generous 5’10 Tre possesses a rare ability to see the floor, while creating for himself with his lighting quickness. Tre had a great season for Team Takeover, and he should be one of the most exciting guards in the country as he continues to learn and work. Playing for a top 10 AAU program, Tre’s stock will continue to sky rocket, and he should have an unbelievable week at FAA.
2)Cam Reddish, Class of 2018, Norristown, PA
Recently coming off a growth spurt of a few inches, now standing roughly 6’4, Cam Reddish is a jack of all trades. He handles the ball like Chris Paul but has the court vision of Jason Williams. Cam has as much upside as anyone at the camp with his versatility, and he is only now starting to realize all of that potential. One of the best rising Freshmen in the state of PA, Cam should be able to turn the heads of the fans, and if a defenders not careful, turn the ankles of the defender this week.
3)All Ohio will be in Attendance, with Jeremiah Francis, Jordan Mitchell, and Gerard Reynolds
Oh, you thought this was just an east coast thing?? Well think again, we 3 of the best 2019 players in the country at camp, and they are from the MIDWEST. Jeremiah Francis is a NYBL Top 100 PG who is a problem. A big strong bodied guard, he gets where he wants to be for himself and he also gets his All Ohio buddies involved quite a bit too. A sneaky good athlete, Jeremiah might have as good of first step as any young buck this week. Next, Jordan Mitchell, is a long, athletic stud. He had a few monster games this season, including an unreal performance against Team Rio National (NJ) in which he had 21 pts, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists in root to a major victory. Jordan has the skill set to play varsity basketball right now, despite only going into the 8th grade. Finally, Gerard Reynolds, Future 150’s number 1 ranked center for his age group, is an absolute beast. Also, begin recognized as an NYBL all star, it is no surprise why this team has had so much success over the last few years.
4)Gotham Hoops will be in Attendance
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5)Melo Eggleston, Class of 2017, Clinton Christian/Dc Premier
Standing at 6’7 as a rising Sophomore, you may be thinking, damn that’s a big center!! Well think again ladies and gentleman, he is a wing, and he can handle it, shoot it, and as you see in the video, even hit floaters. A bouncy, long wing, playing his AAU ball for DC Premier, he has a chance at being special. With his size and ability to get where he wants to go, he is a matchup nightmare!!
6)Naija Hunter, Class of 2017, Westtown/ Scan
Our first Scan siting, but for sure not our last. One of the premier AAU organizations in the country Scan brings us another prodigy in class of 2017, 6’5 wing Najja Hunter. We got a chance to see Najja at Hoop Group Elite session 1, and he did something that underclassman rarely do, became an all-star. Humble, but hungry Najja will play for a loaded high school team with a ton of D1 talent, and he will without a doubt find a way to shine this week at camp.
7)Eric Ayala, Class of 2017, We R 1
I hope your starting to get the picture and we are only on reason number 7. Playing for We R 1 Eric Ayala from Delaware is a phenom. Often ripping the ball from the rim on a rebound and going coast to coast for his varsity team last year as a Freshman, he is capable of doing it all. Tremendous size for a guard, and the court savvy style of a senior, Eric is going to be tremendous, and has been tremendous already in his young career
8)Alex Kline will be in attendace
Alex Kline needs no introduction. At a young age he has made him self one of the most credible, and influential media outlets on the East Coast and beyond. Also, the creator of the Mary Kline classic, a tremendous basketball event held in Philly, Alex is a staple wherever good basketball is being played. A member of Forbes 30 under 30 list, Alex continues to expand his brand and network of college coaches who request and listen to his insight on the game of basketball.
9)Albright College features 7 Air Conditioned Courts, and 6 outdoor courts
A BEAUTIFUL facility, there will be very little sitting around at this camp. With the ability to play on 15 different courts that will all be utilized, the facilities at Albright College are second to none. This is the type of camp that people come to, to get exposure, and with the ability to play 15 games at the same time the players who are at the camp will 100 percent be seen by SOMEONE when they are playing. If you have the game, at FAA, you will get a name.
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10)Miles Cale, Class of 2017, South Jersey Jazz/ Appoquinimink
People tell me not to overhype young players because you don’t want all the attention to go to their head. I have seen Miles Cale, 50 times this Spring, and I know that won’t happen. Let me describe this future High Major recruit in one word, Motor. Players can learn something from him because all he does is shut his mouth, compete, and make plays. Playing for Tim Leglar on the AAU scene he will continue to get the guidance and teaching of a former Pro, and he will 100 percent tear it up this week at camp. Along with fellow FAA member Eric Ayala, he is a top 5 Rising Sophomore in the State of Delaware, and after this camp YOU WILL REMEMBER HIS NAME.
11)Sidney Wilson, Class of 2017, St Ray’s/New Heights
Get ready for some video game dunks. The kind of dunks that make you say, “did that REALLY just happen?” I have been watching basketball for a very long time, and some of the dunks that this 6’7 wing has are just silly. Oh yeah, he’s also really, really, skilled and playing for a great AAU program that wins a lot, most recently finishing 2nd playing up 2 age divisions at the Buzzer Beater Classic. Get your popcorn ready because Sydney brings the show.
12)Jaime Boyer will be in attendance
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13)Leondre Washington, Class of 2017, Teaneck/NJ Playaz
He won’t wow you when you see him standing at a mere 5’9, but let that be the last time you are not wowed by this scoring machine. He shoots it from deep, and he makes it from deep. Leondre is a winner and a top 5 rising Sophomore in the loaded state of New Jersey. He is a developing facilitator, and finisher around the rim, but he will score 30 in at least one game at Future All American Camp because he is a killer. The Teaneck star will have the ball in his hands for the next three years at his high school, and then for 4 more at a high major program. Lethal.
14)Zach Kent, Class of 2017, St Andrews/We R 1
Lets add a little size to this discussion why don’t we? Enter Zach Kent, standing at a legitimate 6’9, with the ability to shoot and make 3’s. He has a great frame, that looks like he may have a few inches left, and he looks like a prototypical Wisconsin type big man with versatility, size, shooting and handling ability, and on top of everything brains. Look for Zach’s name to come across top 100 or even top 50 boards in the country the next couple years. Did I mention this thing is loaded??
15)Brian Antoine, Class of 2019, Team Rio National
It took us a bit, but you knew sooner or later we would have a Team Rio National sighting, and do we ever. Brian Antoine, is a 5’11 rising 8th grader who can flat out go. Anyone who has followed the success of the Team Rio Phenomenon knows this team rarely loses, and Brian has had the ball in his hands from day 1. Floaters, passes, leadership, made shots, good attitude, he seems to have it all.
16)Brent Petella will be here
Expanding further up the North East the owner and founder of Connecticut Hoops News will be in attendance and he is ready to spread your name all the way to the top of New England.
17)JaQuaye James, Class of 2018, Teaneck/NJ Playaz
Youtube sensation, JaQuaye James is ready to show you what everyone has been talking about in the social world live and in person. A Born leader, he is another true point guard who LOVES to vocalize and run the show. But don’t let his pass first mentality fool you, he can rise up and stick the shot or get to the basket when his team needs it. Kind of nice to have the brain of a veteran at such a young age. Tough, Gritty, Heady, Winner.
18)Aaron Thompson, Class of 2017, Paul the sixth/ Takeover
If you are the starting point guard for one of the best high school teams in the country and one of the best AAU teams in the country, you’re probably pretty good. Aaron Thompson is a Gym Rat who plays with a chip on his shoulder. Try to tell him he’s not going to take over Future All American Camp and see how long it takes him to blow by you to the basket.
19)Nazi Reid, Class of 2018, Roselle Catholic/Sports U
This 6’9 Freak of nature is by EVERYONE’s account a top 5 player in the NATION. When you see him you will wonder what NBA roster he plays on, and when you find out he is only a rising Freshman you will wonder what in the world his parents fed him when he was young. He is huge, he handles the ball, he rebounds, and he does it all with an effortless smoothness on the court. He has the ability to be truly special in the next few years, and he will fight for big minutes as a Freshmen on one of the best High School teams in the State of New Jersey.
20)Over 50 of the top D2, D3, and Prep School Coaches will be Coaching the Players
The Hoop group is not, and never will be a roll the ball out and play organization. We pride ourselves on finding some of the best talent who will teach the kids and make sure that they leave the camp better than when they got there. We make sure everyone on our staff is going to push each player to the limit and we hire the best coaches from around the country to do just that.
21)David Beatty, class of 2017, Philly Pride
A Little Philly Action in the building as we welcome David Beatty a 6’3 bonafied superstar from one of the best AAU teams in the country Philly Pride. A TOP 20 All Star from Hoop Group Elite Session 1, this young bull is a smooth operator. Every time I see him he is improving another area in his game, and as of a few weeks ago at camp, he was beginning to show why people are tagging him a high major prospect. Look out for the headband because likely it will be going by you when you are attempting to D up this Philly assassin.
22)Brandon Slater, Class of 2018, Paul the Sixth/ Team Takeover
Yet another, Paul the Sixth and Team Takeover product this rising Freshman is incredibly talented. He is long and has a lightning fast crossover. Already finishing at the rim, he has the potential and the size a true 6’3 to be finishing with authority over the next few years. He should be a fun one to watch this weekend making the drive from the DMV
23)Twins Parker and Ryan Omslaer, Class of 2017, Sports U
Relatively unknown, these two bigs are looking to make a name for themselves this week. Playing for Ed Bright and Sports U you know these big guys have some skill, and I am excited to see them show it against some of the best players in the country.
24)Another set of Twins, Mahkel and Mahki Mitchell, Class of 2019, DC Premier
Coming up from Damon Hamdon’s DC Premier group, these two look poised to be the next two big studs for this program formerly DC Assault. Basketball spotlight has them as 2 of the best prospects in the area. A real treat to have these young guys making the trip!!
25)Coach Mike Rice will be the guest speaker on Sunday
Not too many camps out there, have someone come speak with as much knowledge or pedigree as Mike Rice, former Head Coach of Rutgers and Robert Morris. Not only will you play against the best, you will learn from the best at all Hoop Group events especially this one! Coach Rice is fired up and he is ready to teach tomorrows stars, today!!
26)Danillo Djuricic, Class of 2018, CIA Bounce
This not only isn’t just an East Coast thing, its not even just an American thing!! Coming all the way from Canada this 6’5 shot blocking, dunking machine is going to test the rims we have. Don’t worry we’ve done this before and we are bringing back up rims and backboards. Coach Pooley sets the total number of dunks and blocks at 25 for this young star, and I will take the over on that one!!
27)Josh Verlin will be in attendance
We have New York, We have New England, lets add a little Philly. The creator and owner of the scouting service Hoop Love covering all basketball in Philly and beyond will be attendance. With almost 5,000 twitter followers, and a rapidly growing college following, he is sure to blow you up if you deserve it. Look out though, you better play well when you play in front of the big time media guys!!
28)Jose Alvvarado (Christ the King), and Marco Morency (Mt. Vernan), class of 2018, The Rens
Fresh off victories at Adidas 64 and Rumble at the Bronx, these two New York City studs are ready to continue to show their stuff. Jose, a cool handed six foot guard who was MVP out in Vegas last week, is a tough as they come, while Marco can shoot it from deep and tell you about it after ward. Many people don’t realize how good The Rens really are in this group, but these two superstars will let them know this week.
29)Quade Green, Class of 2017, We R 1/Neumann-Goretti
Playing up all AAU season for We R 1, Quade has a motor, and he can flat out GOO!! I talked to one High Major Coach recently who loves him, and he thinks he will end up at the highest level. Another Hoop Group Elite Session 1 All Star Quade, continues to fill out the loaded field. Future 150 has him as the number 1 player in his state, and the number 45 player in the country. Pretty decent, but I know he wants more.
30)Bob Hurley will be Speaking
One of the few High School coaches who are in the Naismith Hall of Fame, The BIGGEST name in coaching basketball, and the most successful coach in the history of basketball, will be speaking to the campers. Both of his sons are Division 1 coaches and he has over 25 state championships at St. Anthony’s High School. Crazy the level of player he has seen in his day, and he will help you take your game to the next level!!!
31)There are more than just games, there are drills too!
Don’t think your going to come out here and get away from the Hoop Group without getting better. We specialize in station work to help you improve your game. Game play and AAU are important, but without working on your craft you will never improve, and all this potential will stay potential and never come to fruition.
32)Jake Betlow, Class of 2019, Hoop Heaven/Gill St. Bernard
I have seen this young Steve Nash play enough times now in AAU for Hoop Heaven Elite, or as many call them the Young Spurs, to know that he is a stud. He can get anywhere he wants to go on the floor, and shoots it from very deep, and oh yea he is playing AAU UP a year. He is a cool customer too, which he gets from his dad who was a former college basketball player. This is the exact setting where a playmaking guard like Jake will for sure shine.
33)Nickeil Alexander, Class of 2017, Canada Elite
Fresh off their Hoop Group Buzzer Beater Championship, arguabley the best shooter at camp will be 6’3 Nickeil Alexander. He is a flamethrower who will light it up if he is open or if someone is right in his face. He had multiple games this spring and summer where he hit 4 or 5 threes to help his Canada Elite AAU team win games. He is a star in the making playing for a very good and underrated AAU program.
34)Gavin Thompson, Class of 2019
Pistol Peat type passing skills, and Allen Iverson ball handling skills, leads me to believe Gavin Thompson will be a household name in a few years. Going to Ransford in the fall, Gavin is starting to build a huge reputation, and by the way he played at the John Lucas Camp and I anticipate him playing here at Future All American, the SKY is the limit for this young baller.
35)Jared Harrison and Amir Speares, Class of 2019, New York Lightning
Dana Dingle’s New York Lightning crew have joined the party with their two studs. Jared Harrison is a long athletic 6’3 wing who can beat you in a variety of ways, while Amir Speares is a jitter bug guard who plays like a true New Yorker. Amir goes by the nickname “Primo” nd he earns the nickname on a daily basis. You can see in this video he’s not afraid to break a few ankles on the way to the basket either.
36)Camp Director, Josh King is a commissioner
At the Hoop Group we only hire the best. Josh has been an Assistant Coach at the D1, D2, and D3 levels. Coming off an assistant stint at D1 Marshall, Josh knows talent when he sees it. Don’t let his pretty boy looks fool you either, he was a bad dude in High School too, earning the Mr. Basketball Award in North Carolina his Senior Year. When you see him in the gym, see if you can out shoot him. I doubt it.
37)Chris Lykes, Class of 2017, Gonzaga/Team Takeover
Another stud from the Washington Catholic League, this one is a little more special than some of the others. This is the first time in the history of this prestigious camp that we will have a guard who was first team all league in arguably the best High School Basketball Conference in the country. Chris is a star, and there is nobody that rightfully can say other wise. At only 5’8 he completely controls the game, and he really helps Keith Steven’s Team Takeover team dominate at the guard position. If you are trying to guard him, get ready to say, “Where in the heck did you go?”
38)Mohammed Bamba, Class of 2017, Westtown/Scan
Another Scan showing, this time with a legitimate big man. This Anthony Davis type big man will dunk anything around the basket, and he will do it while barely having to jump (sports a 7 foot 2 wingspan). He is developing strength, but another Top 20 All Star at Elite Camp Session 1. If you are around the rim when Bamba is there, BETTER WATCH YOUR HEAD!!
39)Donald Cannon-Flores, Class of 2017, St Rays/Juice All Stars
Move over Jesus Shuttlesworth there is a new king in Coney Island, and his name is Donald Cannon-Flores. A little under the radar now, this pure athlete wont be after this week. A Gym Rat who plays for a great coach, Donald has all the tools to be a great High School player and potentially a D1 College player.
40)Jordan Mcallister, Class of 2018, New York, New York
A consensius top 50 player in his class, Jordan is a crafty finisher around the rim with great touch. Always playing at a good pace this 6’2 guard has the size to over power smaller quicker guards, but the speed to go by bigger slower defenders. Like some of the other New York City Guards on this list, he plays hard and tough. He’s the type of player you want coming with you in a dog fight.
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