Lexington’s Sports Center played host to the Next Up Recruits Prospect Camp on Saturday and some players really stood out over the course of the day. This list does not include any players who aren’t from Kentucky. These are in no particular order.
Malachi Ashford, Paris – The young floor general was impressive playing with some of the best in Kentucky.
, Ballard – He’s small but super quick and knows how to finish at the rim.
Amari Owens, Montgomery County – Shifty guard made a good first impression.
, Bowling Green – Very skilled and plays hard, even in a camp setting.
Terry Cayson, Frederick Douglass – Potential stud for Douglass. Knows how to create offense for himself and others.
, Taylor County – Very solid player who can score the ball all over.
Kayson Brown, Henry Clay – The next Brown at Henry Clay, Kayson could be better than both his older brothers.
, Frederick Douglass – One of the best 2025s in Kentucky, Boone has all the tools.
Jakobi McRoberts, DeSales – First time seeing him but he could be an X factor down the line for DeSales.
, Trinity – Johnson wasn’t at camp long but you can see why he’s getting D1 offers already.
, Butler County – Does a little bit of everything and plays super hard.
, Great Crossing – One of the best young prospects at camp. Skilled scorer all over the court.
, Great Crossing – Malachi shows flashes of what he can be down the line, especially if he gets a mean streak.
Julian Miles, South Oldham – Shot the ball very well over the course of the day.
, Douglass – Multi-sport athlete who plays with a great motor and makes athletic plays look easy.
, Pike Central – Fundamental player who got better over the course of the day.
, Western – Potential superstar had 30 points and a 360 dunk in the first game of the day.
Jordan Bender, TBD – Potential is very high. Likely to keep growing for the next few years.
Jace Wardlow, Bowling Green – Quick and skilled guard who has room to get a lot better in next year or so.
, Breathitt County – One of the best athletes at camp. Earned a spot in the top 20 game.
, Western – Already has a big body and looks like he could keep growing. Needs to get more aggressive.
, Lloyd Memorial – One of the best players at camp. You can see why multiple D1s have offered already.
, South Laurel – Never flashy but always solid, Jordan impacts winning. Even in a camp setting.
, Western Hills – One of the toughest matchups in camp because of his size and strength on the low block.
, Woodford County – He’s been mentioned as one of the top 2025s in America and continues to show why.