Day II at the NEO Youth Elite Camp offered us another opportunity to watch and evaluate young talent from across the country. One of the best players we saw on Sunday was Kingston Hunt (4’10”/PG/2028/Detroit, MI), who excited the crowd with his skill set, quickness and the ability to both defend and score. Hunt’s killer crossover caused problems for his defenders and his floater was money. We saw him a couple of years ago at our Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases, but Ty Hairston’s (5’1”/PG/2027/Cleveland, OH) play this past weekend confirms that his game has continued to develop. Hairstion is electric and his skill level is significant. He’s not only a scorer, he’s an excellent playmaker. From what we saw this weekend, Hairston needs to move up on our top player list. When you’re bold enough to matchup with one of the top players in the country and you hold your own, attention is bound to come your way. Such was the case with Ke’mari Pointer (5’7”/PG/2026/Clinton, MD), who he went toe-to-toe with national phenom, Peyton Kemp. Of course, Kemp did what he does, gets buckets, but Pointer made him work a little harder than usual. Pointer is supper quick and explosive to the cup. He also has elite ball skills and defends 94 feet. That matchup was exciting to watch.
When we talk about future prospects, we have to mention Antionio Munoz (6’4”/WF/2025/Chicago, IL). Munoz already has good size; coupled with a nice skill set, makes him a solid prospect going forward. For his efforts, Munoz was selected as one of two Camp MVPS. Keep an eye on this kid; he could be good! Shawn Foster (5’7”/CG/2027/Lima, OH) has clearly continued to develop, and has stretched out a bit since we saw him last. He’s a fluid athele with excellent ball skills and the ability to score at 3 levels. He plays with good pace, will not be sped up, and is always looking to find cutting teammates. Austin Brown (4’5”/PG/2027/Youngstown) had a great weekend, and had a lot of fans in the stands commenting positively on his game. Super quick and skilled is what we saw. There were several other players who caught our eye on Sunday, and we have listed them below. Congratulations to Sonny Johnson and his staff for putting on an excellent event. Next up for us is our own Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, where the best of the best will assemble, and we will do our best to give them maximum exposure. As always, follow us @robt1.