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2016 INTERNTIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL COMBINE (I.M.S.C.) ALL CAMP TEAM (By: Jim Hicks @RcsSports)
Be honest with yourself for a second... Do you really believe that one person can get a proper evaluation of over 200 campers playing 8 games at the same time, with only 4 hours to do so? Well that's about how much court time it took for the sixteen teams to play four games during the two day span of the International Middle School Combine (directed by John Lucas), held this past weekend at the Legends Sports Complex located at the border of Spring and The Woodlands.
Yes it is very well possible to accumulate a few evaluations of the players, but for all 218 campers... not hardly. This is why I established the most accurate overall system which can help get the most respectable list of top performers from IMSC. Simple... I approached the 16 camp coaches and requested their team's 3 best performers (skill stations and games combined) throughout the two days. The camp coaches are must closer to the campers than any of us in attendance. Besides, they know which players were responsive to their instructions, which players executed the drill stations properly, and which players simply "balled out" during the games.
These players were selected by the camp coaches who picked 3 per team for a total of 48! There are 22 states represented on the All Camp Team. Texas produced a remarkable 13 names, followed by California, Illinois, Maryland and Tennessee with 3 each. Also note that 12 of the 48 names are from the Class of 2021 (7th graders). This means, the future is bright and next year's camp could be one of the best in history.
|TEAM||UNI #||CAMPER||HT||HOMETOWN||CLASS OF|
|5||141||Adam Miller||6'1||Peoria, IL||2020|
|6||133||Allen Adenadu||6'9||Nashville, TN||2020|
|1||212||Anthony Hoggard||6'2||Coatesville, PA||2020|
|4||143||Austin Andrews||6'4||Monticello, MN||2020|
|7||130||Cameron Byers||6'6||Baltimore, MD||2020|
|14||154||Cameron Oliver||5'11||Richmond, TX||2021|
|8||85||Cameron Thomas||6'0||Chesapeke, VA||2020|
|7||43||Chance Felix||5'6||San Antonio, TX||2021|
|14||52||Charles Wilson||5'11||Pearland, TX||2021|
|12||185||Christopher Harris||5'6||Rosenburg, TX||2020|
|9||125||Colby Tanner||5'1||Abiline, TX||2020|
|9||126||Corey Smooth||6'0||Slidell, LA||2020|
|11||215||Dareyon Davis||5'10||Moreno Valley, CA||2020|
|11||209||DJ Stewart||5'10||Sugar Land, TX||2020|
|16||177||Drake Muller||5'11||Cedar Hill, TX||2020|
|5||88||Ethan Morton||6'3||Butler, PA||2020|
|16||41||Frank Gilliam||5'9||St. Petersburg, FL||2020|
|6||68||Gary Grant||6'4||Queens, NY||2020|
|3||50||Greg Brown||6'6||Austin, TX||2020|
|8||94||Hunter Dickinson||6'11||Bethesda, MD||2020|
|15||110||Isaac Henry||5'4||West Plains, MO||2021|
|9||178||Isaiah Kennedy||5'11||Beavercreek, OH||2020|
|1||78||Jabri Abdur - Rahim||6'6||Granite Bay, CA||2020|
|12||19||Javonte Platt||5'10||Smyrna, TN||2020|
|6||22 / 0||Joe Bamisile||6'1||Richmond, VA||2020|
|5||113||Jonathan Jackson||6'3||Lawrence, KS||2020|
|4||33||Jordan Burch||6'5||Florence, SC||2020|
|10||165||Joshua Joiner||5'9||Chicago, IL||2020|
|10||34||Juan Reyna||6'0||San Antonio, TX||2020|
|16||1||Kareem Swan||5'8||Hamilton, OH||2021|
|2||169||Keon Henderson||5'7||Detroit, MI||2021|
|3||190||LJ Cryer||5'11||Katy, TX||2020|
|2||114||Luke Murphy||5'10||Westport, CT||2021|
|7||15||Lynn Greer||6'0||Marlton, NJ||2020|
|10||76||Maddox Kopp||5'9||Houston, TX||2021|
|14||95||Marquez Lewis||6'1||Mauldin, SC||2020|
|4||202||Micah Peavy||6'4||Houston, TX||2020|
|1||162||Myles Stute||6'5||Washington, DC||2020|
|11||28||Nicholaus Council||5'9||Vicksburg, MS||2020|
|15||109||Paolo Banchero||6'2||Seattle, WA||2021|
|13||25||Phillip Edwards||6'2||Springfield, IL||2020|
|13||23||Robby Beasley||6'1||Dublin, CA||2020|
|2||211||Terrance Williams||6'5||Oxon Hill, MD||2020|
|3||167||Trey Hall||6'7||Glastonbury, CT||2020|
|12||96||Tyler Webb||6'0||Waco, TX||2021|
|13||63||Tyrese Johnson||5'11||New Orleans, LA||2021|
|15||71||Zen Glenn||6'0||Atlanta, GA||2020|
|8||70||Zion Harmon||5'8||Nashville, TN||2021|
International Middle School Combine: DAY ONE RECAP! (By: Alex Pugh, Rcs Sports)
The John Lucas has done it again! This weekend he is hosting the annual International Middle School Combine. A two day went, taking place in The Woodlands, at Legends Sports Complex. Obviously, a large percentage of the young men participating are from Texas, but the combine also includes players from just about everywhere. Plus, with this combine being a John Lucas Enterprises event... the parents, players, evaluators, and just about everyone in the building are expecting high level of input from the campers.
Some of the Evaluators in the building included…
BJ Johnson, USA Basketball
Van Coleman, an NBA Top 100 and McDonald’s voter.
Clark Francis, representing “Hoop Scoop” and also a McDonald’s voter.
Dain Ervin, BI report and Nike Grassroots Basketball.
Chad Babel, Nike Grassroots Basketball
Tate Johnson, NBA Top 100 voter
Nick Milosevic Top 100 Talent
The first day is long as players go through a variety of different learning stations and game scenarios. There is a lot of teaching taking place, so players must receive and learn on the fly, but those who listening in great detail, receive the answer to HOW, as well as an understanding for WHY, but it all can’t be so easy. The stations increase in both difficulty and competitiveness, so the campers must apply and “figure out” WHEN (to use these teachings in a most effective manner).
No doubt about it, I was in there to see exactly what “high level” middle school aged players look like, and indeed I was surprised. A few Greater Houston standouts from Saturday include:
L.J. Cryer (Morton Ranch Junior High) - speed and scoring instincts, on display
Micah Peavy (St. George Episcopal) - guard abilities, and versatility to contribute in a variety of ways, on display.
Christopher Harris Jr. (Dulles MS) - speed, handle, and play making abilities, on display.
Miles Goodman (Fort Settlement MS) - understanding of the game and, shooting ability, on display.
EJ Jones (Know Jr High) - length, mobility, and potential as rim protector, on display.
Camdron Clardy (Thornton MS) - tenacity defensively, and competitiveness, on display
*Greg Brown III(Brentwood Christian School) –arguably the best player in the entire event. Length, athleticism, and wing scoring abilities, on FULL display.
With Sunday being a special day within itself (Mother’s Day) the action should definitely be epic. Primarily, the last few hours for players to showcase abilities and compete in front of evaluators should be very telling; I look forward to seeing more of what the city has to offer in the 2020 and 2021 class.
Be sure to follow Alex Pugh on twitter @MoneyBall_AP