Posted On: 08/13/18 5:00 AM
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 begin our standouts series by looking at some of the top guards from Maryland, DC, and Virginia.
6’1 PG Carlos Alexander | Team Thrill/St. Frances (MD) ’22
He’s still yet to step foot on a high school court in an organized game, but Carlos Alexander showed he has the potential to be a star in the very near future. The tough lefty is super quick, and plays with an edge that you can’t teach. Division one program’s looking for a point guard of the future should probably keep Alexander firmly on their radar.
6’1 PG Ryan Conway | Team Melo/Dulaney (MD) ’21
Ryan Conway was one of the best shooting point guards in the camp, regardless of area. The super skilled and crafty lead guard has a quick release and deep range on his jumper. Conway’s ability to consistently put up efficient scoring numbers regardless of his matchup is one of his most impressive attributes.
6’0 PG Brayon Freeman | Team Loaded VA/Bishop O’Connell (VA) ’21
Brayon Freeman is one of the best paint getters we saw at the camp. He’s a crafty ball-handler who gets downhill and applies constant pressure on opposing defenses. Freeman shot it exceptionally well from the perimeter at camp, an indication that he’s been putting in work on that area of his game.
6’0 PG Zion Russell | DC Premier/Georgetown Prep (MD) ’21
Dunk contestant Zion Russell played a relentless brand of basketball on both ends, and showed that he can play above the rim. He used his ball skills and quickness to attack the basket, and even hit a game winner. Russell should find a way to make an immediate impact in his first year at Georgetown Prep.
— Zion Russell????♂️ (@zdotrussell) August 11, 2018
6’1 PG AJ Williams | Team Loaded VA/Varina (VA) ’21
He didn’t shoot in high volumes, but whenever AJ Williams let it fly, it went in more often than not. A winner at all levels, he also showed a great feel for the game, and played unselfishly showing that he can keep his teammates involved.