Posted On: 09/15/16 1:56 PM
The Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo held by Vantage Hoops at Randolph Macon last Sunday was a huge success with over 200 prospects and 35 college coaches in attendance. Over the next week, we will be breaking down the standouts and stock boosters throughout the camp. With so much talent from throughout the state in attendance, it was hard to see, let alone mention, every player that made an impact at the event, however we wanted to list a few prospects that caught our eyes. Here’s part two of the 2017 stock boosters from last Sunday.
Imrie Worley | 6’2” WG | Woodbridge HS
Worley was often forgot about in Woodbridge’s talented lineup last season, but he’s the definition of a glue guy that consistently makes plays that help his team. At the camp on Sunday, he was an impact player on both ends of the floor and quietly was one of the more efficient wings on the offensive end. He filled lanes correctly on the break, showed a soft touch from all three levels and was a willing and effective passer that seemed to make the right play at the right time. With a revamped Woodbridge team that lost three of their top offensive threats to graduation, Worley will be looked at for more of a punch offensively and could see his recruitment pick up as a result of it.
Jordan Hamlette | 6’2” PG | Heritage HS (Lynchburg)
One of the most overlooked prospects in the state despite being named Second Team All State in the VHSL 4A Classification, Hamlette came in with something to prove and did just that as he went smack at the bigger names in the state and not only held his own but played very well in a number of ways. He’s sprouted about four inches since the beginning of his junior season, and he showed Sunday that he can and guard either backcourt position. He showed deep range off the catch, the ability to get in the lane and kick to shooters and deceptive quickness on both ends. He also has great intangibles that include toughness and leadership, and his high IQ on and off the court make him very recruitable. He’s seen interest from a number of programs at different levels, and that should continue with a big senior season.
Cam Henry | 6’4” WG | LC Bird HS
After being the glue guy for an LC Bird team that was the 5A State runner-up last year, Henry had a great summer that showed he’s more than just an energy guy and defender. At 6’4”, he’s a combo guard with good size that can stroke it from deep, rebound well and showed good athleticism as he finished around the basket over bigger players. Perhaps the most encouraging thing he showed is that he’s able to handle it with poise against pressure, and he showed good vision for a player that’s not a true point guard. He’s still pretty under the radar, but with his size, motor and overall skill set Henry showed that he may be a late bloomer at the scholarship level.
Jyles Webster | 6’6” PF | LC Bird HS
A self described “meat and potatoes” type of player, Webster’s physicality and strength were simply too much for many of the bigs to handle at the Top 250 Expo. He has a very strong upper body, that he isn’t afraid to throw around in the paint or use to box out on the defensive end. He gets off his feet well to finish in the lane, and he showed a soft touch with both hands in the lane. One of the best parts of his game is his tenacity and willingness to be the physical presence, never giving up on plays and playing until the whistle blows. Despite being a little on the short side for a post at the next level, he’s received interest from a handful of schools from all levels.
Liam Harrington | 6’3” PG | Herndon HS
Harrington has steadily improved over the past two seasons, and has emerged as one of the most underrated guards in the DMV area. He has great size for a lead guard, has good leaping ability and hang time to finish at the basket and has an “all-out” mentality when he plays that becomes infectious to his teammates. He has a quick first step off the bounce and is able to make plays using his athleticism that many guards simply can’t do. He excels in camp like settings where he can push tempo in transition, where all defenders get caught looking and he’s able to make easy passes for lay ups. He’s going to be one of the most sought after point guards in the NOVA area with a good senior season.
Dionavan Ramseur | 6’0” WG | Highland Springs HS
Another pleasant surprise, Ramseur wasn’t on one of the more talented teams at the expo, but he did his thing none-the-less. A point guard’s best friend, he read defensive help well and made the right cut time-and-time again to get open threes or layups when his defender lost track of him in the half court. He showed tremendous confidence in his ability to shoot it from deep, played hard on both ends and was always the one who came up with a play to end a run when his team needed it. He’ll have a good chance to start for a rebuilding Highland Springs team, and when he teams up with fellow senior and pass first point guard Chuck Hill there’s a good chance he’ll have a lot of opportunities to let it fly this year.