NY2LA Sports Futures Camp recap

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Two days of action on the hardwood at the 2012 NY2LA Sports Futures Camp provided a host of talented prospects from the Midwest an opportunity to open some eyes and climb the radar in their respective classes. Here are a few of the talented prospects who shined this past weekend.

Standout Players

Kevon Looney (Milwaukee, Wis./Milwaukee Hamilton)

2014, SF, 6-8, 190

Looney was exceptional from start to finish as the versatile forward showed a dominant game that included several midrange jumpers, dribble drive attacks in traffic, some solid post footwork and finishing ability. Looney also handled the ball well and created in the half court sets in the open floor. Looney can contribute in a variety of ways with and without the ball and that was evident once again as he shined throughout the weekend. He earned MVP honors, joining a list that includes junior PF Cliff Alexander (Chicago, Ill./Curie) and 2010 camp MVP senior SF Semi Ojeleye (Ottawa, Kan./Ottawa), who’s verbally committed to Duke.

Lamonte Bearden (Germantown, Wis./Germantown)

2014, PG, 6-2, 160

This wiry lead guard delivered throughout the weekend in impressive fashion. Bearden can handle the ball, score off the bounce in traffic and has the ability to knock down the midrange shot. He can also bury 3-pointers when left alone. Equally solid is his vision and playmaking as he showed an ability to see the floor and create by delivering pinpoint passes for easy finishes to his teammates.

Evan Boudreaux (Lake Forest, Wis./Lake Forest)

2015, PF, 6-7, 210

This strong blue-collar interior prospect brought his usual effort and toughness to the court. While he struggled at times from the field, Boudreaux found ways to contribute on both ends with hustle plays and effort. He attacks the glass very well, has some solid moves around the basket and sees the floor well. Boudreaux can step away and knock down the 15-17 foot jumper or the occasional deep ball.

T.J. Schlundt (Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc)

2014, SG, 6-4, 180

The event’s perimeter shooting specialist delivered on the final day as he showed an ability to knock down the long range jumper while mixing in some midrange baskets off the bounce. Looking a bit stronger and showing range well beyond the arc, Schlundt spotted up in transition and came off screens in the half court sets to stand out on Sunday.

Tyrone Taylor II (Grandview, Mo./Grandview)

2014, PG, 6-2, 160

A long guard with handle, quickness and instincts, Taylor can score in traffic, hit the jumper from nearly every spot on the floor and create buckets for others. His defensive instincts are solid as he reads the passing lanes well and can apply solid ball pressure to create problems for opposing guards. At his best, Taylor utilizes his quickness and drives to create easy opportunities for himself or his teammates on the offensive end.

Lamous Brown (Hammond, Ind./Bishop Noll)

2014, F/C, 6-10, 210

A long, lean interior prospect with some nice instincts and a good feel around the basket, Brown showed a nice touch around the basket and an ability to run the floor. Brown has a knack for finding the bottom of the net in a variety of ways within 10 feet of the basket and he also showed that he could step away and hit perimeter shots on occasion. Still raw and unpolished, Brown has some good timing on the defensive end, and he made his presence felt in a number of ways.


Jerrelle Deberry (Milwaukee, Wis./Destiny) is a 6-4 scoring guard who constantly is in attack mode. Deberry has deep range and the ability to put the ball on the floor and score in transition. He can score and uses his size and length to collect rebounds on both ends. He was another of the talented 2014 prospects in attendance this past weekend.

Brett Prahl (East Troy, Wis./East Troy) is a strong 6-9 post, who has continued to develop since the summer and appears to be hitting his stride. He has no problem competing around the basket and he showed some improved athleticism combined with solid rebounding, decent footwork, and range out to 15 feet. In a 2013 Class short on bigs, Prahl is a bit of a sleeper who could garner some late attention by low- to mid-level Division I schools.

Kevin Puryear (Lee’s Summit, Mo./Blue Springs South) is an intriguing 6-7 forward with some nice skills. He looks the part of a potential double-double machine as he competes around the basket and has some nice athleticism that he pairs with a developing skill package and decent range. He’s strong, instinctive and a solid 2015 prospect to keep an eye on.

Nick Rutherford (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) is a powerful 6-2 guard with a solid motor who is constantly on the attack. A thief at times on defense, Rutherford excels in transition and has the ability to score off the dribble with consistency and deliver some nice passes in the open court. The 2015 prospect has some nice potential and he’s one to keep track of moving forward.

A few others who opened some eyes this weekend were 6-6 Jaylen Key (2015, F, Milwaukee, Wis./Homestead); 6-10 Chandler Fuzak (2015, PF, Naperville, Ill./Naperville); 6- 10 Kory Kuenstling (2014, F/C, Dunkerton, Iowa/Dunkerton); and 6-foot Danya Kingsby (2016, PG, Milwaukee, Wis./Milwaukee Hamilton).