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Super Sophomore Camp – Day 1 Recap

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Written by: Taylor Hicks (@nextuprecruits) & Glen Mayo (@G_Mayo850)

Super Soph Camp is always a great event to attend if you want a heads up on the talent of tomorrow. Clay Dade and his staff seem to always do a great job at bringing in young talent, as the #SSC2014 event is loaded with future stars. Here are some of the players that stood out in Day 1 of the camp.


Jarred Vanderbilt - 6’8 Small Forward – Houston, TX – Victory Prep

Long, athletic SF, that handles very well for his size. He is always attacking on offense and can score what seems to be whenever he wants. However, he is an unselfish player and creates for others on a consistent basis. This kid can do it all; rebound, defend, and score from all over. Vanderbilt is the total package and a terrific player.

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MJ Walker – 6’5 Small Forward – Atlanta, GA – Jonesboro HS

Strong, big body kid that can play the 1-3. MJ has a good handle and is at his best when he is attacking aggressively. Plays above the rim; has the ability to knock down the mid range and perimeter jump shot, and is definitely showing that he is a top prospect at this event.


Trae Young6’ Combo Guard – Norman, OK – Norman North HS

Trae is with out question one of the craftiest guards at this event, along with being the purest shooter. He has a very good-looking stroke that he gets to fall at a consistent rate. His handle is tight, which allows him to create his own shot. He dropped 32 points today in game session #1.


Matt Coleman - 6’ Point Guard – Norfolk, VA – Maury HS

Coleman is a fast explosive PG that can score at will. He has a high major handle and is always attacking north and south. He changes speeds at a high level, and is a capable shooter. Look for him to dominate this event as he had 25pts in his only action of the night.


Trevon Duvall - 6’2 Guard – New Jersey – St. Benedict’s HS

Athletic, explosive guard that can score in a variety of ways. Fun kid to watch, as he is always aggressive but never out of control. He has decent handle, and explosive first step. When he gets around the rim, watch out he is looking to put you on a poster. Had 20pts in his first game of this event.


Paul “PJ” Washington – 6’8 Forward – Memphis, TN – Lone Star HS

Skilled big man with great hands. Any pass he touches he does a good job of gathering it quickly and going up strong. Very good athlete and is dangerous in a pick and roll offense. We expect him to continue to develop his face up game and by the time he is ready for college he will be a sure High Major player.


Emmanuel Lambright - 6’4 Guard – Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Christian

High motor guard that is very active. Showed that he is a capable shooter, both off the bounce and spot up. Has a decent handle and puts pressure on the rim. Capable finisher around the rim, but he has room for improvement. High-energy high-level player.

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Malik Zachery - 6’1 Point Guard – Syracuse, NY – Nottingham HS

Malik is a fun PG to watch. He has the ball on a string and was showcasing his killer crossover. Not only a facilitating guard with tight handles, but he can score in a variety of ways. Zachery knocked down multiple 3’s and he has great range on his shot. What was most impressive was his ability to finish smoothly in traffic with floaters and lay ups with either hand.


Terrell Turner - 6’3 Shooting Guard – Miami, FL – McArthur HS

Smooth shooting guard that doesn’t get sped up and is always under control. He moves without the ball as good as anyone at this event. He gets his shot off quickly and has a smooth stroke. Turner showed good consistency today, and even put it on the floor to create for himself and his teammates.


Latravian Glover - 6’7 Small Forward – Miami, FL – South Miami HS

Strong kid with a nice frame. Very athletic forward that plays above the rim, has a high motor, and can play inside and out. Knocked down multiple 3’s tonight, all around the arc. Showcased a good looking pull up mid range game and had one of the best dunks of the night, when he caught and oop off the backboard and dunked on a defenders head.


Zach Brown – 7’1 Center – Miami, FL – Miami Beach HS

7’1 with a long wingspan that he uses to block, and alter shots on any possession that comes near his basket. Active on both ends and stays on the glass. Scores all of his points in the low post and had multiple dunks that he makes look easy with his size. If Brown can develop a mid range game to somewhat stretch the floor, then his stock will rise dramatically.


Chris Lykes – 5’6 Point Guard – Washington, D.C. – Gonzaga College HS

Lykes is small, but probably the quickest PG in the camp. Uses his quickness to create space and has great vision, dropping dimes on multiple possessions. He finishes well in with the bigs and he is a crafty finisher. Defensively he is a nuisance and has great instincts. His jump shot is good from mid range and from the perimeter.

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