Team Camp Standouts: Great Quickness


Posted On: 06/6/18 6:00 PM

June is for growth.  This is the time coaches get to mold their program and players get to develop skills in earnest.  Watching team camp is a very relaxed, but informative experience.  Below you will learn about some of the top performers from one middle Tennessee team camp.

The teams observed included: Christian Brothers, White House, Columbia Academy, Lebanon, Brentwood Academy, Beech, Franklin Centennial, Columbia, East Robertson.

Reese McMullen (Christian Brothers) has one of the best first steps in the state.

McMullen’s Christian Brothers High School teammate Eli Federman bursts up the floor ahead of almost all other players.  Eli is also a very strong outside shooter.  The problem he will face after high school is scoring in traffic.  Federman is listed 5-foot-10, but he looks closer to 5-foot-8.

Brentwood Academy is forced to re-invent their basketball program.  Darius Garland, Gavin Schoenwald, Cameron Johnson, and the senior class have moved on.  The roster is not entirely new, but the roles are completely different. One Eagle expected to ascend skyward is Konata Werts.  The jet-quick point guard saw very small minutes a year ago, though he dressed varsity.  His impact will extend throughout the season as Werts can dribble circles around defenders.

Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. (Brentwood Academy) also flies up the floor with the ball attached.  Fitzgerald Jr. dressed late in the playoffs.  With he, B.J. Davis, and Konata the team concept will be a little different.  The squad might be even quicker than last year, with less outside shooting prowess.