Posted On: 08/15/18 5:00 PM
EAST STROUDSBURG, PA — The Hoop Group Future All-American Camp annually draws some of the country’s top rising freshman and sophomores, and this year was no different. Prep Hoops was in the gym for the duration of the four-day event, and now it’s time to take a look back at what we saw. Here we conclude our standouts series by looking at some of the top performing bigs from Maryland, DC, and Virginia.
6’11 C Efton Reid | Steward (VA) ’21
Efton Reid looked like the most polished big at the camp when considering his arsenal of post moves and just his patience in general while in possession. At 6-foot-11, he is difficult to challenge around the basket because he knows how to wall up and stay vertical without fouling. Reid is the top ranked big in VA, and he looked it throughout the week, earning a top-20 nod in the process.
6’6 PF Malik Bowman | Bishop Walsh (MD) ’22
Malik Bowman is an intriguing prospect because he has the size to play and defend posts, but the mobility and ball skills to play out on the perimeter. The southpaw rising freshman is certainly an intriguing prospect who showed signs of high level potential at camp.
6’8 PF Detwan Montague | St. Frances (MD) ’21
One of the scrappier bigs we saw at camp, Detwan Montague proved that he is not afraid to do the dirty work inside last week. The active lefty has nice touch around the basket, and you have to love how competitive he is regardless of the matchup.
6’7 PF Julian Reese | New Town (MD) ’21
Julian Reese is another intriguing southpaw that we came across, and he stood out because of his versatility as well as his touch and ball skills. At 6-foot-7, he has long arms and moves fluidly enough to switch onto a guard in a ball screen scenario. Reese is certainly one to watch for the future, but is already producing a ton right now.
6’11 C Roosevelt Wheeler | John Marshall (VA) ’21
Roosevelt Wheeler is another highly rated post prospect out of Virginia, and he showed why with his relentless motor, impressive footwork, mobility, and shot blocking instincts at camp. The rising sophomore out of John Marshall, who was named to the Top-20 All-Star Game, will likely soon emerge as a primary target for a bevy of high major programs.