READING, Pa. -- The July evaluation period may be over but that doesn’t mean the Hoop Group has stopped running first-class events with premier talent. Their last event of the summer returned to Albright College for the Future All-American Camp, which showcased some of the top rising freshmen and sophomores the Northeast has to offer.
(Union, N.J./St. Benedict’s)
2015, G, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds
A power guard with a college-ready body, Briscoe has become accustomed to playing against players two and three years his senior. While his game is typically best suited for the structure of team play, he brought a good approach to this camp setting. He consistently got into the lane, continued to create space for his pull-up jumpers and passed very well off the dribble with both hands.
Lamar Kimble (Philadelphia/Neumann-Goretti)
2015, PG, 5-11, 180 pounds
Three weeks ago, Kimble was one of the best point guards in this same gym as he started the evaluation period with a tremendous showing during the second session of the Hoop Group Elite Camp. His encore performance included many of the same themes as his feel for the game, court vision and passing skills are all absolutely off the charts.
Donovan Mitchell (New York/Canterbury School)
2015, G/F, 6-3, 170 pounds
He’s the type of player who will capture your attention with some highlight reel finishes and then once he’s got you watching, will impress you with all the different ways he can impact a basketball game. He’ll handle, rebound, defend and mix in a couple of high-level plays that scream of his upside all while playing an especially efficient brand of basketball that shows a feel for the game beyond his years.
Alani Moore (Germantown, Md./DeMatha Catholic)
2016, PG, 5-8, 150 pounds
The future of DeMatha Catholic looks to be a promising prospect at the point guard position. What Moore might lack in size, he compensates for with versatility and poise. He’s very heady with the ball in his hands and equally instinctive stringing defenses out off the ball screen as well as holding his dribble going through the lane. He made shots out to the arc and was extremely dependable with his decision making.