On Saturday we headed east on I-75 to Indianapolis in order to check at the action at Felix Rogers’ In The Gym Hoops Winter Exposure Camp. This year, the event was held at Factory D-I, and hosted approximately 214 players. Most of the kids we interviewed hailed from adjoining states such as Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky, although there were several kids from as far as Florida and Louisiana. The daylong event featured both skill and drills station work as well as 5-on-5 play, and concluded with all-star games in multiple divisions. Of note was the impressive amount of media present at the event. We were also really pleased with the amount of talent Rogers was able to assemble. In fact, by our count, there were at least 9 or 10 nationally ranked players in the gym according to Coast2Coast Preps’ rankings.
Hands down the best player we saw all day was #6th ranked Ben Tshaka (6’8”/C/2025/Louisville, KY), who already has high major college size and athleticism. Tshaka is an explosive athlete who handles the rock well for his size, protects the rim at a high level and tries to dunk everything! He had the camp crowd and assembled media in an absolute frenzy with his multiple rim rattling dunks. College coaches should be on this kid right now! We also liked Tshaka’s teammate, Kanyon Johnson (6’2”/CG/2025. Muhlen, KY), who also hails from the Bluegrass State and is pretty athletic in his own right. Johnson has good size and is already dunking the ball with ease. Moreover, we saw him make several quality moves to the cup and finish. While we’re talking about talented Kentucky kids, we have to mention Caleb Rimmer (6’0”/C/2027/Ashland, KY), who was a beast in the paint and refused to allow his man to get a clean look at the bucket. Also good were Jayden Johnson (6’3”/WF/2026/Louisville, KY); Jayden Logsdon (5’10”/PG/2025/Bowling Green, KY); and Trelin Edmonson (5’3”/PG/2029/Louisville, KY), all of whom traveled north to Indianapolis and proved that Kentucky is still a basketball state.
Number 49th ranked Peyton Kemp (5’7”/PG/2026/Clinton Twp, MI) arrived at the camp with a hefty national reputation and his play over the course of the day more than justified the hype. Kemp is highly skilled, has a great feel for the game and can go get buckets. He sees the floor well and is adept at making plays for teammates when he wants to. One of the best guards we saw on Saturday was #4 ranked Devin Colbert (4’10”/PG/2027/Indianapolis, IN), who impressed us with his skill set, aggressiveness and elite feel for the game. We understand that he has a national reputation and we understand why. Colbert gets to any spot he wants, has an explosive first step, he excels at paint touches, and he can go get a bucket any time he wants it. With his performance, Colbert made a case for the top PG in the building regardless of class! In terms of upside potential, Tristian Breland (5’2”/PG/2029/Indianapolis, IN) already projects as a D-I guard. We’ve seen him on multiple occasions and he has balled out each time. He has good size for his position, he clearly understands the game at a high level, and he should be real good going forward. We also understand his dad is 6’5″, so there’s a good chance he will continue to grow. Chicago is well know for point guard play, and John Starks (4’10″/PG/2029/Chicago, IL) could be one of the next elite guards to come out of Chi Town. This kid was very productive offensivley, and was knocking down treys off the bounce and euro-stepping to cup. We liked his ability drive and dish game, and his ability to change speed and direction was advanced. Nino Nesbit (5’10”/PG/2025/Columbus, OH) had a good day in Indy and showed the evaluators that he can really shoot that rock. We’ve seen Nesbit perform on numerous occasions at our Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases, and his play on Saturday confirmed for us that he is still growing and developing. We look for Nesbit to be an early contributor to a high school program next year, and we expect him to be playing college basketball at some level in a few years.
There were numerous other guards that displayed elite skills such as Askia Holloway Jr. (4’8”/PG/2030/Dayton, OH), Kark Mullins (4’1”/PG/2027/West Palm Beach, FL), Shane Bacon (4’6”/PG/2029/Chicago, IL), Ian Edmond (4’11”/PG/2027/Baton Rouge, LA), Lucas Holder (4’9”/PG/2029/Greenwood, IN), Anthony Dunson Jr. (4’3”/PG/2030/Dayton, OH), Braylan Davis (4’9”/PG/2029/Detroit, MI), Larry Brown (5’6”/PG/2025/Chicago, IL) and Gavin Allen (5’2”/PG/2029/Indianapolis, IN). We’ve heard some good things about Jaden Shoults (5’5″/PG/2026/Columbus, OH) and we’ve watched some video, so we were excited when we found out he was heading to Nap Town for the camp. Based on what we observed of Shoults, we’ve already moved him up in our city and statewide rankings. We liked his length, skill set, athleticism and his ability to get to the cup. To be sure, nothing excites us more than finding and evaluating legitimate college prospects! One of the best prospects in the gym was James Turner Jr. (6’5″C/2026/Cincinnati, OH), who is long, athletic, runs the floor well and can handle the rock in transition. He defends the post and can score close to the basket. We currently have Turner ranked among the top 7th graders in Ohio, and his play in Indianapolis sealed the deal for us. In fact, in terms of potential D-I college basketball, book it!
Although it was our first time attending an In The Gym Hoops event, it won’t be the last, as we were impressed with the amount talent in the gym and how professional the event was run. Congratulations to Felix Rogers and his staff for executing on a quality event! Finally, all of the above players have been formally invited to attend our March 13th Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Let’s run this back! Also, follow us on IG @robt1.
Devin Colbert Jr.
James Turner Jr.
Askia Holloway Jr.
|Ben Tshaka||6’8″/C||2025||Louisville, KY||Huge, strong, athletic, explosive, handles ball well for size, runs the floor well, D-I body already, Super prospect|
|Devin Colbert||4’10″/PG||2027||Indianapolis, IN||Dynamic PG with excellent ball skills, has several combo moves, changes speed & direction well, gets to his spots, explosive first step|
|Peyton Kemp||5’6″/PG||2026||Clinton Twp, MI||Super skilled, high bball IQ, 3-level scorer, changes speed & direction well, good range on jump shot, D-I prospect|
|John Starks||4’10″/PG||2029||Chicago, IL||Productive offensively, hits treys off bounce, changes speed & direction, has drive & dish game, scrappy|
|Tristian Breland||5’2″/PG||2029||Indianapolis, IN||Good size for position, highly skilled, see floors well, scores at 3 levels, strong to cup, impacts game & defends|
|Dakari Nesbit||5’10″/WF||2029||Chicago, IL||Gets buckets! Finishes at high rate, strong, has great nose for the ball, rebounds well, physcal & makes plays|
|Askia Holloway Jr.||4’5″/PG||2030||Dayton, OH||Super skilled, super quick PG who is always in attack mode. Hits catch & shoot treys and gets to basket. Crafty|
|Calib Rimmer||6’0″/C||2027||Ashland, KY||Great size, rebounds @ high rate, elite shot blocker and rim protector, passes well, plays w/ intensity|
|Dooney Johnson||5’7″/CG||2027||Milwaukee, WI||Good size, finds open teammates, scorer & strong to the cup|
|James Turner Jr.||6’5″/C||2026||Cincinnati, OH||Great length, long arms, rim protector, runs the floor well, handles well for size, smart & Definite D-I prospect|
|Anthony Dunson Jr.||4’5″/PG||2030||Dayton, OH||Solid ball skills, plays hard, can shoot with range, confident, plays with swagger|
|Darrius Hawkins||5’0″/CG||2028||Chicago, IL||Volume shooter, solid ball skills, good court vision, plays w/pace, excels @ drive & dish game & uses body well|
|Kanyon Johnson||6’2″/CG||2025||Muhlenberk, KY||Solid skill set, good size, athletic, dunks & good in transition|
|Larry Brown III||5’6″/PG||2025||Chicago, IL||Solid handle, Wiry, good at drive and dish game, plays w/good Pace and poise, defends 94 feet & has floater|
|Braylan Davis||4’9″/PG||2029||Detroit, MI||Active, scorer, poised, gets open, gritty, rebounds & flashed nice baseline floater|
|Cody Bush||5’0″/SG||2029||Detroit, MI||Good length, gets to cup & finishes @ a high rate, good feel for game, communicates well, physical & confident|
|Jayden Johnson||6’3″/WF||2026||Louisville, KY||Goos size, athletic, gets to rim|
|DeZhon Hall||6’0″/PG||2025||Indianapolis, IN||Athletic, solid frame & willing passer|
|Kark Mullins||4’1″/PG||2027||W Palm FL||Small, scrappy PG. Finishes in traffic, gets to cup w/ease, aggressive & defends well|
|Adam Daniels||5’11″/C||2027||Indianapolis, IN||Big, strong, physical, athletic, rebonds, outlets ball well & nationally ranked (#34)|
|Shane Bacon||4’6″/PG||2029||Chicago, IL||Highly skilled PG, quick, crafty & fun to watch|
|Elijah Jenkins||5″10″/SG||2026||Lansing, MI||Knocks down catch & shoot treys, athletic, finishes with both left & right hands|
|Jamar Thomas||5’11″/WF||2026||Indianapolis, IN||Long, athletic, strong, and finishes well at the rim|
|Nino Nesbit||5’9″/PG||2025||Columbus, OH||Highly skilled, 3-level scorer, shoots with range, high basketball IQ & good prospect|
|Jaden Shoults||5’5″/PG||2026||Columbus, OH||Good size for position, excellent ball skills, athletic, gets to his spots, nice combo moves & has setback jumper|
|Justin Curry II||5’9″/WF||2026||Noblesville, IN||Skilled, shoots well|
|Tayden Logsdon||5’10″/PG||2025||Clarkson, KY||Has NBA range on jump shot, knows how to use body to draw fouls & gets to the cup well|
|Brendon Rogers||5’10″/PG||2025||Indianapolis, IN||Strong to cup, physical & finishes through contact|
|Ian Edmond||4’11″/PG||2027||Baton Rouge, LA||Caught our eye with his defense, quick & nice mid-range game|
|Lucas Holder||4’9″/PG||2029||Greenwood, IN||Scrappy, tough, highly skilled, high bball IQ, hits treys off bounce, has nice spin move to cup & good in transition|
|Trelin Edmondson||5’3″/PG||2029||Louisville, KY||Good length, finishes with both left & right hands & solid ball skills|
|Tyler Harris||4’9″/PG||2029||Chicago, IL||Great court vision and drops dimes|
|Chayse Hunter||5’3″/WF||2028||Indianapolis, IN||Big & strong|
|Jayden Williams||6’0″/PG||2026||Chicago, IL||Smooth, athletic, shoots and gets to rack well|
|Colt Hout||6’1″/WF||2026||Vincennes, IN||Showed flashes|
|Jaquan Stennis||6’4″/WF||2026||Detroit, MI||Good length, long arms, solid frame, defends well & nationally ranked (#63)|
|Ian Parham||6’3″/SG||2025||Orlando, FL||Good length, athletic and showed flashes|
|Randy Livingston||5’11″/PG||2026||W Plam, FL||Skilled, smooth, active shoots it off the bounce & nationally ranked (#30)|
|Terry Holt III||4’8″/PG||2031||Dayton, OH||Played up 2-3 grades and competed. Had flashes & Nationally ranked|
|Thomas Clark||5’3″/PG||2026||Indianapolis, IN||Dropped 15 points in a game|
|Cody Rader||4’8″/PG||2029||Chicago, IL||Showed flashes & displayed a nifty spin move and finish|
|David Perry||4’9″/PG||2032||Trotwood, OH||Played up 2-3 grades and competed. Had flashes|
|Eron McDuffy||5’2″/PG||?||Indianapolis, IN||Had flashes and nationally ranked (#48)|
|Gaven Allen||5’2″/PG||2029||Indianapolis, IN||Excellent ball skills, scrappy, shoots it well, plays w/ poise & pace & aggressive to cup|
|Tyler Michalak||5’9″/WF||2026||Unknown||Productive and solid 3-point shooter|
|Derrell Jackson||4’10’/PG||2029||Unknown||Showed flashes|
|Ronald Johnson||4’9″/PG||2029||Unknown||Showed flashes|
|Kentrell king II||4’8″/PG||2028||Unknown||Got to the cup well|
|Jaylohn Allen||5’8″/PG||2026||Unknown||Solid handle, shoots it well off the bounce & plays with confidence|