This is not an evaluation. I leave evaluating to more qualified people; who are committed to their craft. This past summer, I was fortunate to see some of the best 8th-grade talent in America.
Tournament directors and camp organizers make it possible for many; to sit and observe some of the rising stars of tomorrow.
Camps & Tournaments like CP3, Pangos All Fr/So camp, Crossroads Elite Invitational, West Coast Elite, OTR, and Made-Hoops. Are just a few that are valuable to the world of youth basketball.
The transition from middle school to high school can be overwhelming. Keep in mind these are young men; who are developing mentally and physically for the next level. Growth is a process that every individual has to endure in order to maximize their full potential.
Here are five players, I enjoyed seeing this past summer: 6’2 Guard Meleek Thomas of Pittsburgh, Pa. He will get you a bucket!
6’6 wing Jamier Jones of Florida is crazy Athletic
6’10 center Francis Chukwdebelu of Texas, He’s young and active
6’4 Guard Darryn Peterson of Ohio, a lot of upsides! “Big Guard”
6’8 Forward Koa Peat of Arizona is special!!
I must reiterate these are players I have seen personally. There are more players in America that are just as talented. I look forward to seeing 6’4 Guard Elzie Harrington of California & 6’4 Guard Jerry Easter of Ohio.