Next Up Freshman Camp: Top Wings

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Posted On: 10/10/18 6:00 AM

This past Saturday, 60 freshmen (and a handful of 8th graders) traveled to Taylor County for the annual Next Up Recruits camp. Here’s a break down of some of the top wing performers this past Saturday.

  • Boyle County’s Luke Imfield is only listed at 5’11 but looked much longer thanks to his impressive wingspan. Imfield was solid during drills but when the games started in the afternoon he flipped a switch and became a bucket getter. In the first two games of the afternoon he had 25 points or more in both. Boyle is going to be young this season and Imfield could see the floor early and often as a freshman.
  • North Laurel eighth grader Ryan Davidson shows a lot of potential. He’s 6’3, long and fairly athletic as he was dunking a lot in drills early in the day. Ryan is one to track for the future. He’s on the older side for an 8th grader but he physically resembles a young Peyton Broughton with his build and athleticism.
  • Ballard has a strong freshman group and Derrick Tilford II looks like he could be a nice player down the line. Tilford was a little bigger and stronger than most of the players at camp and flashed signs of potential all day long. If Derrick dedicates himself to becoming more athletic and a better defender, he could carve out a role for himself with the Bruins by the end of the season.
  • Another impressive 8th grader was Trey Skaggs of B.Michael Caudill in Richmond. Skaggs is super skilled at 6’4 and looks to be capable of growing 3-4 more inches. Trey showcased a high IQ during the games in the afternoon and has an ability to play inside and out already at his young age.
  • Greenwood high school’s Cade Stinnett was one of the hardest workers of the day. Cade was relentless in drills and played hard in every game of the day. Stinnett may never be a star player but he is the glue guy that every team needs to be successful. 
  • Another Boyle County freshman showed out on Saturday too. Freshman Hagan Webb had a good day from start to finish. Webb was consistent in all the drills and played well in every game, consistently scoring in double figures and making high IQ plays, especially in the open floor. 
  • Spencer County has a good young core this season and Gage Mabry should be able to contribute this season for the Bears. Mabry showed shooting ability and a high IQ throughout the day. His length makes me think he still has several inches to grow before he tops out and he should end up being a very nice player for Spencer this year and beyond.
  • Frederick Douglass has perhaps the brightest future of any team in the city of Lexington and freshman Tyson Barrett showed the type of potential that coach Kurt Young should be excited for.Barrett is long and athletic at 6’3. He’s listed as a shooting guard but didn’t shoot the ball especially well on Saturday. Regardless, Barrett has an extremely high ceiling and is certainly one to keep an eye on for the future.
  • Nelson County freshman Bryce Riley showed himself very well on Saturday, only about 12 hours after playing in a varsity football game. Riley has great size and build for the wing position right now. Riley had a stretch in one game where he knocked down multiple outside shots in a row. Bryce will be a varsity contributor right away at Nelson this season and could be a great college basketball prospect if he grows 3 inches or so.
  • Fern Creek sent a group of four to camp on Saturday and of the bunch, Andru Markham was the most impressive over the course of the day. Markham has the look of a kid who may be 6’6 in two years. Andru shot the ball very well in the games after showing some inconsistent effort in the morning drills. Fern Creek is always full of young talent and you can add Markham’s name to the list of young Tigers to watch.