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Posted On: 08/15/18 12:13 PM
Irvine, Ca. — Saturday’s Hoops By Ugland Skills Summit at Beckman high school featured 90-plus players from the classes of 2019 to 2022.
The event featured two hours worth of intense skill work, guest speakers with deep roots in the basketball community and camp games to close out the day.
Here is the second set of top guard performers from the 2020 class.
Brandon Porter, Eastvale Roosevelt
Porter’s combination of speed, strength and body control made him an extremely tough cover in the two games he played. The 5-foot-9 point guard dislodged defenders when lowering his shoulder, creating space to get to the basket and finish through contact. One of the things that stood out most about Porter’s performance was his competitiveness on the defensive end.
Joshua Camper, St. John Bosco
There’s something about Camper that draws teammates to him. He brings positive energy to the floor and plays the point guard position the way it’s supposed to be played. The 5-foot-10 St. John Bosco-product has vastly improved his pace and court vision, but still has that quick first step that makes him difficult to guard.
Justin Gladney, Fairfax
Gladney may have been the guy who raised his stock the most at this camp. The 6-foot-1 lefty has an old-school feel to his game with his stop-and-go, change of pace ability on the break. Gladney made some pretty passes to teammates for buckets, but also scored consistently from 3-point range and in the paint with a creative layup package.
Drew Yezbak, Crean Lutheran
Yezbak earned the crown as best mid-range shooter in the gym. The 5-foot-11 shooting guard had a knack for finding the weak spots in the defense by moving without the ball, and capitalized on those opportunities by hitting the 13-17 foot jumper with consistency.
Rudy Suarez, Covina
Suarez was one of the guards who came in to the camp without a big reputation, but his play proved that he deserves some more lower level college looks. The 6-footer is both quick and strong with his first step and has a low center of gravity on his drives that allows him to stay on balance through contact. Suarez is best when attacking the paint and finishing around the basket.