6’10” Justus Shelton
Mountain Heritage HS (Mars Hill, NC)
We have been watching Shelton since he was in middle school and every viewing we have had he continues to get better. Shelton was an excellent rebounder here, showcasing the ability to rebound out of his area, especially on the offensive end. Shelton has great hands and also showed the ability to consistently knock down a jump hook over his right shoulder. A true low post guy, he is a high academic player whose best basketball is ahead of him. With a mother who played in the WNBA and a pair of parents who are coaches, with his current size/skill set and obvious upward trajectory he is a player D1s bet on.
6’5” Tyler Strong
Northwood HS (Saltville, TN)
This was our first viewing of Strong and he walked away from the camp with multiple MVP votes. Strong has great size and is a good athlete. Not only did he finish with a few monster dunks, but he also had quite a few weak side blocks and pins against the back board. Strong has a good wing handle and the ability to knock down the 3-ball. As he continues to add strength watch closely, with two years left of high school, he is one scholarship schools need to be on immediately.
6’3” Tyler McKinney
Asheville Christian (Swannanoa, NC)
McKinney is so productive. He ended up winning the MVP of the camp, but also received votes for Mr. Defense, Mr. Hustle and Mr. Station. A true stat stuffer across the board with toughness, athleticism and skill. McKinney was a natural leader as he took over that role for his team in the first quarter of the first game. He shot the ball well, showed a great secondary handle and rebounded/defended well. He has all the tools of a guy scholarship schools should be all over. This year he will be asked to take over for Houston signee Caleb Mills, which he should have no problem with. His game is nothing fancy, just game in and game out uber-production.
6’7” Benjamin Knight
Lakeway Christian (Seymour, TN)
Knight walked on the court opening eyes with a length and strong frame. It took him about a half to get adjusted and when he did he showcased great stretch-4 abilities. Knight finished with athleticism at the rim, with multiple put back dunks, and he also stepped out and consistently knocked down the 3-ball off the catch. A solid rebounder and a good post defender, Knight is someone D1s should be watching over the next two years. A lot to like with his game and as he becomes more and more comfortable, he will get better and better.
6’4” Kendrick Robinson
Trinity Episcopal (Richmond, VA)
Robinson was the best athlete in the camp. In every sense of the word he was explosive and strong. He showcased a nice and controlled handle as a secondary ball handler and when he attacked, he showed a fearlessness in getting downhill to the rim. He is still figuring out his skill set as a strong athlete who can initiate offense and be a lock down defender. He is transferring into Trinity Episcopal this year and is one college coaches should start watching now.