27th Annual Rick Bolus’ High Potential® "Blue-Chip" Basketball Camp

2006 in Review

Georgetown, KY

2006 by Ron Harrison

Introduction

The 27th Annual Rick Bolus’ High Potential® "Blue-Chip" Basketball Camp was held in Georgetown, Kentucky at Georgetown College.

The camp director for this camp is Rick Bolus, who is entering his 34th season as a basketball scout and his 27th year as an exposure basketball camp director.  Rick Bolus started the Rick Bolus High Potential Basketball Recruiting Service in 1973.  He is also a consultant for several national basketball tournaments, shootouts, and All-Star games.  Numerous colleges representing all levels of play subscribe to his High Potential Basketball Recruiting Service.

Doug Huff will be a camp player analyst this year.  Mr. Huff has been a national high school contributing editor for Street & Smith Magazine since 1975.  Mr. Huff also serves on the board for several All-Star and All-America committees.  His stories or columns have appeared in several prominent sports publications.

There are two sessions this year:  June 25-29 and July 23-27.  The first session includes a Junior division.  Each session also features speakers on recruitment and academics.  All players also receive mini-clinics.  There are mini-clinics for guards, big men, and 3-point shooters.  There are also optional competition contests as well as a written evaluation from the camper’s league coach.

Some of the outstanding players who have attended Rick Bolus’ camps include Rex Chapman, Tim Couch, Richie Farmer, Travis Ford, Pat Graham, Darren Hancock, Allen Houston, Jack Ingram, Jimmy Jackson, Dan Langhi, Derek Lowe, A. J. Moye, Brad Miller, Larry O’Bannon, Jared Odle, Scott Padgett, John Pelphrey, Felton Spencer, Scott Sutton, Sean Sutton, Dejuan Wheat, and Albert White.

Each Senior division player plays a minimum of nine league games (not counting playoff games and All-Star contest).  All games are played full-court in Alumni Gym and the intramural complex.  All players receive equal playing time as substitutions are done by the clock.  All teams in both junior and senior divisions will compete in a single elimination tournament. Certified trainers are on duty at all times.

The High Potential® “Blue-Chip” Basketball Camp is not affiliated with any other basketball camp using the name “Blue-Chip”.

 

Session One ~ June 25-29, 2006

Junior “Blue-Chip” Camp Division

 

There were ten teams entered in the Junior Division.  They were designated South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  The standings reported for the week are as follows:  West Virginia (5-0), Vermont (4-1), Virginia (4-1), Washington (4-1), Tennessee (3-2), Texas (2-3), Utah (2-3), Wyoming (1-4), South Carolina (0-5), and Wisconsin (0-5).  The first round tournament winners were Virginia over Utah, Texas over Vermont, South Carolina over Wisconsin, Tennessee over Washington, and West Virginia over Wyoming.  The action continued with Virginia defeating Texas, Tennessee defeating South Carolina, and West Virginia defeating Tennessee.  Virginia captured the junior division championship by defeating West Virginia.  The Virginia tourney MVP was 6-0 Shane Neal from Elizabethtown John Hardin, KY.  The runner-up tourney MVP from West Virginia was 6-4 Timothy Knipp from Elliott County, KY.

The "Blue-Chip" Junior All-Star rosters are as follows:

White team    (White Jersey)  Coach Boo Brewer (Hodgenville, Larue County, KY)

Jordan Brewer

5'9

7th

Hodgenville LaRue County Middle, KY

Tyler Nall

6'1

9th

Hodgenville LaRue Co., KY

Antoine Chandler

5'4

9th

Windsor Herman High School, ON Canada

Brett Graven

5'3

9th

Auburn, IL

Blaine Green

6'2

9th

Middlesboro, KY

Quaysean Davis

5'7

8th

Glennville Middle, GA

Jonathan King

6'3

9th

Cadiz Trigg Co., KY

DaVaris Daniels

6'

8th

Vernon Hills Hawthorn Middle, IL

John McDaniel

6'1

9th

Newport, KY

Jordan Shelton

6'2

9th

Owenton Owen Co., KY

Gray team    (Gray Jersey)  Coach Phillip Barber (Ashland, Rose Hill Christian, KY)

Norris Beckley

5'8

9th

Shelbyville Shelby Co., KY

Bruce Bell

5'7

9th

Louisville DuPont Manual, KY

Scott Schuette

6'1

8th

Lexington Catholic, KY

Andrew Pulliam

5'8

9th

Rising Sun, IN

Charles Raglin

5'9

9th

Lexington Tates Creek, KY

Cameron McCluskey

5'8

8th

Detroit Univ of Detroit Jesuit, MI

Marcus Griffin

6'

9th

Seattle Todd Beamer, WA

Marcus Parker

6'1

8th

Wasilla Teeland Middle, AK

Ishmael Walker

5'10

9th

Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast, FL

C. J. Wolfenbarger

6'3

9th

Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central, MI

The “White” team defeated the “Gray” team by a score of 53-48.  The “White” team All-Star Game MVP was 6-2 Jordan Shelton.  The “Gray” team All-Star Game Runner-Up MVP was Andrew Pulliam

This camp gives out several awards over the week session.  The awards for the Junior Division are:

Free Throw Champ – Guard

Andrew Underwood

Christian Acad. of Lawrenceburg

KY

Free Throw Champ – Frontline

Robbie Barber

Ashland Rose Hill

KY

Hot Shot Champ: – Guard

Alex Semple

Louisville Kentucky Country Day

KY

Hot Shot Champ: – Frontline

Tyler Nall

Hodgenville LaRue County

KY

3-Pt. Shooting Champ – Guard

Isaiah Gray

Milwaukee Lincoln Ctr. Of Arts

WI

3-Pt. Shooting Champ – Frontline

Timothy Knipp

Sandy Hook Elliott Co.

KY

Top Sleeper

Austin Malone

Shorewood Lake Bluff

WI

Most Improved

Trey Ballard

Shepherdsville Bullitt Lick Middle

KY

Best Ballhandler

Justin Stevens

Marietta Simpson Middle

GA

Best Passer

Alan Gorman

Atlanta Southwest Atlanta Christian Acad.

GA

Best Defensive Player

Riley Hall

Morganfield Union County

KY

Best Rebounder

Luke Cartozzo

Metairie Archbishop Rummel

LA

Best Hustler

Cody Nickell

Sandy Hook Elliott Co.

KY

Best Station Worker

Skyler Witges

Waltonville

IL

Camp MVP

Blaine Green

Middlesboro

KY

Camp Runner-Up MVP

Marcus Griffin

Seattle Todd Beamer

WA

Tournament MVP

Shane Neal

Elizabethtown John Hardin

KY

Tournament Runner-Up MVP

Timothy Knipp

Sandy Hook Elliott Co.

KY

All-Star Game MVP

Jordan Shelton

Owenton Owen Co.

KY

All-Star Game Runner-Up MVP

Andrew Pulliam

Rising Sun

IN

Junior Division Summary

There were several talented players in the Junior Division and many of these players seem destined for future stardom.  6-2 Fr. Blaine Green (Middlesboro, KY) was named Camp MVP and was impressive both as a great scorer and for his work on the boards.  6-0 Fr. Marcus Griffin (Seattle Todd Beamer, WA) impressed with his excellent all-around game.  5-8 Fr. Andrew Pulliam (Rising Sun, IN) impressed and should have a bright future.  Several players in this division impressed with their ability, court savvy and work ethic.

Session One Senior “Blue-Chip” Camp Divisions

There were ten teams entered in the High Potential/Blue-Chip North Division.  They were designated Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, and Indiana.  The standings for the week were as follows:  Alabama (8-1), Colorado (7-2), Florida (7-2), Arizona (6-3), Indiana (6-3), California (3-6), Connecticut (3-6), Illinois (3-6), Arkansas (1-8), and Georgia (0-9).  The first round tournament winners were Alabama over California, Arkansas over Arizona, Colorado over Georgia, Connecticut over Indiana, and Florida over Illinois.  The action continued with Alabama defeating Arkansas, Colorado defeating Connecticut, and Florida defeating Colorado.  Alabama captured the North division championship by defeating Florida.  The Alabama tourney MVP was 6-4 Cameron Hundley from Scott County, KY.  The runner-up tourney MVP from Florida was 5-11 B. J. Browning from Farragut, TN.

There were ten teams entered in the High Potential/Blue-Chip Central Division.  They were designated Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Missouri.  The standings for the week were as follows:  Massachusetts (7-2), Kansas (6-3), Louisiana (6-3), Mississippi (6-3), Kentucky (5-4), Iowa (4-5), Maryland (4-5), Minnesota (3-6), Missouri (3-6), and Michigan (1-8).  The first round tournament winners were Iowa over Louisiana, Kentucky over Kansas, Maryland over Minnesota, Massachusetts over Missouri, and Mississippi over Michigan.  The action continued with Kentucky defeating Iowa, Massachusetts defeating Maryland, and Mississippi defeating Massachusetts.  Mississippi captured the Central division championship by defeating Kentucky.  The Mississippi tourney MVP was 5-11 Chris Oakes from Xenia, OH.  The runner-up tourney MVP from Kentucky was 6-2 Nick Huber from Leopold Perry Central, IN.

There were ten teams entered in the High Potential/Blue-Chip South Division.  They were designated Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.  The standings for the week were as follows:  New York (7-2), Ohio (7-2), Oklahoma (7-2), North Carolina (6-3), New Mexico (5-4), Oregon (5-4), New Jersey (4-5), Nebraska (2-7), Nevada (2-7), and Pennsylvania (0-9).  The first round tournament winners were New Mexico over Nebraska, Nevada over New Jersey, Oklahoma over New York, Pennsylvania over North Carolina, and Ohio over Oregon.  The action continued with New Mexico defeating Nevada, Oklahoma defeating Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma defeating Ohio.  New Mexico captured the South division championship by defeating Oklahoma.  The New Mexico tourney MVP was 6-5 Nick Brumback from Jackson County, KY.  The runner-up tourney MVP from Oklahoma was 5-9 Tyler Barksdale from Bowling Green, KY.

The "Blue-Chip" High School Division All-Star Game rosters are as follows:

White team    (White Jersey)   Coach Matthew Yates (Union College)

Joe Latas

6'11

Sr

Bedford St. Peter Chanel, OH

Jeffrey Brooks

6'8

Sr

Louisville Doss, KY

Glenn Dalcourt

6'2

Sr

Franklin Franklin-Simpson, KY

Vince Barnes

6'5

Sr

Memphis FACS, TN

James David Strange

5'11

Soph

Pineville, KY

Chris Duncan

6'8

Sr

Louisville Fern Creek Trad., KY

Tyler Portwood

6'6

Jr

Georgetown Scott Co. KY

Cameron Hundley

6'4

Jr

Georgetown Scott Co. KY

Nicholas Duncheon

6'7

Sr

Montgomery Barr-Reeve, IN

Nicholas Luttrell

6'8

Sr

Franklin Independence, TN

Justin Hicks

6'

Sr

Hazard, KY

Deon Garrett

6'5

Jr

Chicago Fenger, IL

Jordan Smart

6'6

Jr

Lexington Catholic, KY

Trent Calhoun

5'10

Sr

Stanford Lincoln Co., KY

Jonathan VanHoose

6'4

Sr

Russell, KY

Alternate

 

 

 

Nick Tolisano

6'3

Sr

Bosier City Parkway, LA

Gray team    (Gray Jersey)   Coach D. G. Sherrill (Bowling Green, KY)

Brandon Harris

6'9

Sr

Akron St. Vincent St. Mary, OH

Nick Brumback

6'5

Jr

McKee Jackson Co., KY

Donte Walker

6'4

Sr

Lake Charles St. Louis Catholic, LA

Zach Hayes

6'2

Sr

Hopkinsville University Hts. Academy, KY

Chase Overstreet

6'2

Sr

Stanford Lincoln Co., KY

Geoff Gaylor

6'7

Sr

Roscommon, MI

Matthew Sauey

6'5

Jr

Ocala Trinity Catholic, FL

James Johnson III

6'6

Sr

Lexington Tates Creek, KY

Ethan Faulkner

6'0

Soph

Sandy Hook Elliott Co., KY

Terrence Johnson

5'10

Soph

South Holland Seton Academy, IL

Tommy Klempin

6'10

Jr

Pickerington Central, OH

Norris Cole II

6'

Sr

Dayton Dunbar, OH

Don Richardson

6'

Jr

Louisville Jeffersontown, KY

Keith Price

6'8

Sr

Liberty Casey Co.. KY

Tyler Crisman

5'11

Jr

Frankfort Lincoln-Way East, IL

Alternate

 

 

 

Jonathan Ferguson

6'2

Soph

Sandy Hook Elliott Co., KY

The “White” team defeated the “Gray” team by a score of 122-105.  The victors were led by All-Star Game MVP Jeffrey Brooks with 17 points.  Chris Duncan, Deon Garrett, Vince Barnes, Cameron Hundley, and Nicholas Luttrell added 14, 13, 12, 12, and 12 points respectively.  The All-Star Game Runner-Up MVP for the “Gray” team James Johnson III led his squad with 17 points.  Donte Walker, Zach Hayes, and Norris Cole II added 13, 11, and 11 points respectively.

This camp gives out several awards over the week session.  The awards for this division are: 

Free Throw Champ – 6-0 & Under

James David Strange

Pineville

KY

Free Throw Champ – 6-1 to 6-3

Devin Bradshaw

Gallatin College Hts. Christian Acad.

TN

Free Throw Champ – 6-1 to 6-3

Jimmy Moceri

Macomb Dakota Macomb Dakota

MI

Free Throw Champ – 6-4 & Up

Cameron Hundley

Georgetown Scott Co.

KY

Hot Shot Champ – 6-0 & Under

Noah Keeton

Stanford Lincoln Co.

KY

Hot Shot Champ – 6-1 to 6-3

Jimmy Moceri

Macomb Dakota Macomb Dakota

MI

Hot Shot Champ – 6-4 & Up

Cameron Hundley

Georgetown Scott Co.

KY

3-Pt. Shooting Champ – 6-0 & Under

Brandon Denley

Baton Rouge Parkview Baptist

LA

3-Pt. Shooting Champ – 6-0 & Under

Josh Proffitt

Whitesburg Letcher Co. Central

KY

3-Pt. Shooting Champ – 6-1 to 6-3

Nick Huber

Leopold Perry Central

IN

3-Pt. Shooting Champ – 6-4 & Up

Jordan Smart

Lexington Catholic

KY

Top Sleeper

Daniel Neeley

Booneville Owsley Co.

KY

Top Sleeper

Jimmy Kennedy

Indianapolis Bishop Chatard

IN

Slam Dunk Champ

Jeffrey Brooks

Louisville Doss

KY

Most Improved

Dustin Day

Pineville

KY

Best Ballhandler

Chris Oakes

Xenia

OH

Best Passer

Brian Scott

Dayton Chaminade Julienne

OH

Best Defensive Player

Melvin Carter

Washington McKinley Tech.

DC

Best Rebounder

James Melloan

Louisville DeSales

KY

Best Hustler

Nick Molz

Fairmont Kettering

OH

Best Station Worker

John Anstett

Frankfort Lincoln-Way East

IL

Best Underclassman

Nick Brumback

McKee Jackson Co.

KY

Camp MVP

Jeffrey Brooks

Louisville Doss

KY

Camp Runner-Up MVP

Donte Walker

Lake Charles St. Louis Catholic

LA

North Div. MVP

Donte Walker

Lake Charles St. Louis Catholic

LA

North Div. Runner-Up MVP

Vince Barnes

Memphis FACS

TN

Central Div. MVP

James Johnson III

Lexington Tates Creek

KY

Central Div. Runner-Up MVP

Geoff Gaylor

Roscommon

MI

South Div. MVP

Jeffrey Brooks

Louisville Doss

KY

South Div. Runner-Up MVP

Glenn Dalcourt

Franklin Franklin-Simpson

KY

North Div. Tourney MVP

Cameron Hundley

Georgetown Scott Co.

KY

North Div. Tourney Runner-Up MVP

B. J. Browning

Knoxville Farragut

TN

Central Div. Tourney MVP

Chris Oakes

Xenia

OH

Central Div. Tourney Runner-Up MVP

Nick Huber

Leopold Perry Central

IN

South Div. Tourney MVP

Nick Brumback

McKee Jackson Co.

KY

South Div. Tourney Runner-Up MVP

Tyler Barksdale

Bowling Green

KY

All-Star Game MVP

Jeffrey Brooks

Louisville Doss

KY

All-Star Game Runner-Up MVP

James Johnson III

Lexington Tates Creek

KY

Session One Senior Division Summary

There was a lot of talent in this division with several players making good impressions this week.  6-8 Sr. Jeffrey Brooks (Louisville Doss, KY) claimed a lot of hardware this week as he was named the Camp MVP, All-Star Game MVP, South Division MVP, and won the Slam Dunk competition.  6-4 Sr. Donte Walker (Lake Charles St. Louis Catholic, LA) displayed excellent all-around skills and was named the Camp Runner-Up MVP.  6-4 Sr. Jonathan VanHoose (Russell, KY) continues to impress with his overall skills and ability to nail the jump shot.

Several players performed well at this camp with several likely to receive college scholarshops.  There was also a lot of young talent in camp that could develop into excellent players.  I was also impressed with the effort expended by players regardless of the score or their team record.

 

Session Two ~ July 23-27, 2006

Senior “Blue-Chip” Camp Divisions

There were twenty teams entered in the High Potential/Blue-Chip North Division.  They were designated Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Missouri.  The standings for the week were as follows:  Georgia (9-0), Michigan (7-2), Kansas (7-2), Massachusetts (7-2), Indiana (7-2), Connecticut (6-3), Iowa (6-3), Illinois (5-4), Louisiana (5-4), Florida (5-4), Maryland (4-5), Colorado (4-5), Missouri (4-5), Minnesota (3-6), Arkansas (3-6), California (3-6), Alabama (3-6), Arizona (2-7), Kentucky (1-8), and Mississippi (0-9).  The first round tournament winners were Missouri over Alabama, Mississippi over Arizona, Arkansas over Minnesota, Michigan over California, Louisiana over Colorado, Massachusetts over Florida, Georgia over Maryland, Kansas over Illinois, Kentucky over Connecticut, and Indiana over Iowa.  The action continued with Missouri defeating Mississippi, Michigan defeating Arkansas, Michigan defeating Louisiana, Georgia defeating Massachusetts, Kansas defeating Kentucky, and Kansas defeating Indiana.  Michigan defeated Missouri and Georgia defeated Kansas in semifinal action.  Georgia defeated Michigan 76-75 in an overtime thriller to capture the North division title.  The Georgia tourney MVP was 6-2 Sr. Nate Cassidy from Oregon Cardinal Stritch, OH.  The runner-up tourney MVP from Michigan was 5-11 Jr. Jeremy Pflederer from Tremont, IL.

There were twenty teams entered in the High Potential/Blue-Chip South Division.  They were designated Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  The standings for the week were as follows:  New York (9-0), Texas (8-1), Nevada (7-2), South Carolina (7-2), Wisconsin (6-3), North Carolina (6-3), New Mexico (6-3), Nebraska (5-4), Ohio (5-4), Wyoming (4-5), Washington (4-5), West Virginia (4-5), Oklahoma (3-6), Oregon (3-6), New Jersey (3-6), Utah (2-7), Vermont (2-7), Virginia (2-7), Pennsylvania (2-7), and Tennessee (1-8).  The first round tournament winners were Nebraska over Wyoming, Wisconsin over Nevada, West Virginia over New Jersey, New Mexico over Washington, New York over Utah, Virginia over Ohio, Vermont over Oklahoma, Oregon over Tennessee, Texas over North Carolina, and South Carolina over Pennsylvania.  The action continued with Wisconsin defeating Nebraska, New Mexico defeating West Virginia, New York defeating New Mexico, Virginia defeating Vermont, Texas defeating Oregon, and South Carolina defeating Texas.  New York defeated Wisconsin and Virginia defeated South Carolina in semifinal action.  Virginia defeated New York 69-68 to capture the South division title.  The Virginia tourney MVP was 6-5 Soph. Josh Caldwell from Harlan Cawood, KY.  The runner-up tourney MVP from New York was 5-11 Jr. Dustin Warren from Pikeville, KY.

The "Blue-Chip" High School Division Second Top 30 All-Star Game rosters are as follows:

White team    (White Jersey)   Coach Shawn Huffman (Bennett Co., SD)

Dustin Day

6'6

Jr

Pineville, KY

Ross Williams

5'11

Sr

New Orleans McMain, LA

Jonathon Hood

6'5

Soph

Madisonville North Hopkins, KY

Brian Swan

6'5

Sr

Shepherdsville North Bullitt, KY

Aaron Robison

6'7

Sr

Louisville St. Xavier, KY

Ethan Roulhac

6'3

Soph

Lynn Haven Mosley, FL

Seth Litt

6'3

Sr

Indianapolis Franklin Central, IN

Jarred LaFont

6'1

Sr

Houma Houma Christian, LA

Leland Michael LeDay

5'10

Jr

Kinder, LA

Brandon Johnston

6'3

Sr

Hamlet Oregon-Davis, IN

Quintin T. Aden

6'1

Jr

Canal Winchester Harvest Prep., OH

Kannon Burrage

6'1

Soph

East Moline United Township, IL

Clay Lampl

6'7

Jr

Covington Catholic, KY

Kyle Gibbons

6'

Sr

Atlanta Cross Keys, GA

J. D. Van Hoose

6'1

Jr

Paintsville, KY

Heather team    (Heather Jersey)   Coach Gabriel Van Guse (Joseph City, AZ)

Chase Melton

6'9

Sr

Hartford Ohio County, KY

John Bowers

5'9

Soph

Sarasota Riverview, FL

Dusty Simcox

6'5

Sr

Tallmadge, OH

Evan Betts

6'5

Soph

Pickerington Central, OH

Aaron Jones

6'5

Jr

Zeigler-Royalton, IL

Corey Sorrell

6'3

Jr

Covington Holy Cross, KY

Deopolis Ellis

6'3

Jr

Winter Garden West Orange, FL

Bradley Utterback

6'2

Sr

Mt. Sterling Montgomery County, KY

Max McConnell

6'8

Sr

West Paducah Heath, KY

Dan Palombizio

6'5

Sr

New Buffalo, MI

Almani Cyllah

5'10

Sr

Oneida Baptist Institute, KY

Seth Hart

6'5

Sr

West Paducah Heath, KY

Brett Williams

6'

Soph

Oviedo Hagerty, FL

Jim Kuban

5'10

Sr

Tremont, IL

Patrick Carroll

6'1

Sr

Orchard Lake St. Mary's, MI

The “Heather” team defeated the “White” team by a score of 108-103.  The “Heather” team All-Star Game MVP was 5-10 Sr. Jim Kuban from Tremont, IL.  The All-Star Game Runner-Up MVP for the “White” team was 6-6 Jr. Dustin Day from Pineville, KY.

The "Blue-Chip" High School Division Top 30 All-Star Game rosters are as follows:

White team    (White Jersey)   Coach Kirby Overman (Woodbridge Forest Park, VA)

Kolby Williamson

6'8

Sr

Oakland City Wood Memorial, IN

Robert Troutman

6'5

Sr

Mt. Washington Bullitt East, KY

Kendall Burrage

6'

Sr

East Moline United Township, IL

Landon Slone

6'3

Jr

Paintsville, KY

James David Strange

5'11

Soph

Pineville, KY

Jerry Gibbons

6'2

CF

Clinton Twp. Clintondale, MI

Darnell Moore

6'5

Jr

Madisonville North Hopkins, KY

Zayd Abukar

6'3

Sr

Louisville St. Francis, KY

Marcus O'Key

6'4

Sr

Kinder, LA

Caleb Brown

6'4

Sr

Woodbridge Forest Park , VA

Dalone Epton

6'5

Jr

Las Vegas Chaparral, NV

Michael Ameling

6'3

Sr

Oregon Cardinal Stritch, OH

Jeffrey Kirksey

5'11

Sr

Louisville Trinity, KY

Ronald Bracey

6'4

Jr

Cincinnati Withrow, OH

Derrick Johnson

6'4

Sr

Manassas Stonewall Jackson, VA

Heather team    (Heather Jersey)   Coach Howard Slaughter (Frankfort, KY)

Tanner Jacobs

6'7

Sr

Louisville Trinity, KY

Andre Miller

6'6

Sr

Cecilia Central Hardin, KY

Jordan Scholl

6'4

Sr

Clearwater, FL

Rashano McRae

6'7

Sr

Davie Western, FL

Kris Toles

6'6

Sr

Frankfort Western Hills, KY

Isaiah Kirk

6'5

Sr

Antioch Lighthouse Christian, TN

Avery Driver

6'5

Sr

Bowling Green Warren Central, KY

Jonathan Thomas

5'10

Soph

Dallas Bishop Dunne, TX

Kari Coleman

5'9

CF

Decatur MacArthur, IL

Jordan Stephens

6'7

Jr

Mt. Sterling Montgomery County, KY

David Rawlinson

5'10

Jr

Las Vagas Palo Verde, NV

Reggie Shipp

6'2

Sr

Aurora West Aurora, IL

Joshua Nelson

6'4

Jr

Covington Holmes, KY

Will Eifert

6'6

Sr

Covington Holy Cross, KY

Kit Brunner

6'5

Sr

Cincinnati Seven Hills, OH

The “White” team defeated the “Heather” team by a score of 130-101.  Landon Slone led six players on the victorious team in double figures with 15 points.  6-0 Kendall Burrage from East Moline United Township, IL was named All-Star Game MVP and added 14 points.  Ronald Bracey, Jerry Gibbons, Caleb Brown, and Derrick Johnson also reached double digits with 14, 11, 11, and 10 points respectively.  The All-Star Game Runner-Up MVP for the “Heather” team, 5-9 CF Kari Coleman from Decatur MacArthur, IL led his team with 12 points.  Avery Driver and Kris Toles added 11 and 10 points respectively.

This camp gives out several awards over the week session.  The awards for this division are: 

Free Throw Champ – 6-0 & Under

Dan Witmer

Green Green Local, OH

Free Throw Champ – 6-1 to 6-3

Jonathan Edwards

Somerset Southwestern KY

Free Throw Champ – 6-1 to 6-3

Joshua Graybiel

Harbor Springs, MI

Free Throw Champ – 6-4 & Up

Zack Fain

Nicholasville West Jessamine, KY

Hot Shot Champ – 6-0 & Under

John Bowers

Sarasota Riverview, FL

Hot Shot Champ – 6-1 to 6-3

Brett Williams

Oviedo Hagerty, FL

Hot Shot Champ – 6-4 & Up

Zack Fain

Nicholasville West Jessamine, KY

3-Pt. Shooting Champ – 6-0 & Under

Casey Sorrell

Covington Holy Cross, KY

3-Pt. Shooting Champ – 6-1 to 6-3

Aaron Morris

Greenville Muhlenberg North, KY

3-Pt. Shooting Champ – 6-4 & Up

Zack Fain

Nicholasville West Jessamine, KY

Top Sleeper

Corey Shaw

Selma Dallas County, AL

Slam Dunk Champ

Deopolis Ellis

Winter Garden West Orange, FL

Most Improved

John Budervic

Pompano Beach Highlands Christian Acad., FL

Best Ballhandler

James Gerrald

Woodbridge Garfield, VA

Best Passer

Blaine Randolph

Fairbanks Monroe Catholic, AK

Best Defensive Player

Nate Cassidy

Oregon Cardinal Stritch, OH

Best Rebounder

Anthony Kay

Manilius Bureau Valley, IL

Best Hustler

Blake Bundy

Paintsville, KY

Best Station Worker

Timothy Hirz

Lexington Lafayette, KY

Best Underclassman

Darnell Moore

Madisonville North Hopkins, KY

Camp MVP

Reggie Shipp

Aurora West Aurora, IL

Camp Runner-up MVP

Darnell Moore

Madisonville North Hopkins, KY

North Div. MVP

Darnell Moore

Madisonville North Hopkins, KY

North Div. Runner-Up MVP

Jonathan Thomas

Dallas Bishop Dunne, TX

South Div. MVP

Reggie Shipp

Aurora West Aurora, IL

South Div. Runner-Up MVP

Jordan Scholl

Clearwater, FL

North Div. Tourney MVP

Nate Cassidy

Oregon Cardinal Stritch, OH

North Div. Tourney Runner-Up MVP

Jeremy Pflederer

Tremont, IL

South Div. Tourney MVP

Josh Caldwell

Harlan Cawood, KY

South Div. Tourney Runner-Up MVP

Dustin Warren

Pineville, KY

Top 30 All-Star Game MVP

Kendall Burrage

East Moline United Township, IL

Top 30 All-Star Game Runner-Up MVP

Kari Coleman

Decatur MacArthur, IL

Second 30 All-Star Game MVP

Jim Kuban

Tremont, IL

Second 30 All-Star Game Runner-Up MVP

Dustin Day

Pineville, KY

Session Two Senior Division Summary

There was some good talent on display this week with several players making good impressions.  6-2 Sr. Reggie Shipp (West Aurora, IL) was named Camp MVP, South Division MVP, and participated in the Top 30 All-Star game.  6-5 Jr. Darnell Moore (Madisonville North Hopkins, KY) was named Best Underclassman, Camp Runner-Up MVP, North Division MVP, and participated in the Top 30 All-Star game.  6-4 Sr. Zack Fain (Nicholasville West Jessamine, KY) put on a shooting demonstration as he captured the 6-4 & Up division in all three shooting contests: Free Throw, Hot Shot, and from three point range.  6-3 Jr. Landon Slone (Paintsville, KY) was very impressive this week .  6-5 Sr. Robert Troutman (Bullitt East, KY) displayed excellent all-around skills during camp.  Several other players, both from the state of Kentucky and other states, impressed and are likely to play at some college level in the future.

There were also many good young players in attendance that are likely to have “break-out” years at the varsity level.  5-10 Soph. Jonathan Thomas, a quick young floor general from Dallas Bishop Dunne, TX, appears to have a bright future.  There were several other players from outside the state that appear to be on track for future stardom.  Many of the young Kentucky players I have seen come up on the AAU circuit as well as school ball and their future appears bright.

On a personal note, I often read and watch stories on television about the antics of today’s spoiled athletes.  However, this summer I have witnessed good young ballplayers but also, and most importantly, quality young people.

Top Prospects at the 27th Annual Rick Bolus’ High Potential® "Blue-Chip" Basketball Camp (2006)

per Camp Director Rick Bolus bolus@insightbb.com
(All sessions at Georgetown, KY)

NAME HT/CLASS  POS   TOWN-SCHOOL-STATE
TOP 12
Jeffrey Brooks 6-8/Sr CF Louisville Doss, KY
Reggie Shipp 6-2/Sr 2G Aurora West, IL
Jonathan Thomas 5-10/So 2G Dallas Bishop Dunne, TX
Rashano McRae 6-7/Sr PF Davie Western, FL
Nicholas Luttell 6-8/Sr C Franklin Independence, TN
Chris Duncan 6-8/Sr CF Louisville Fern Creek, KY
Darnell Moore 6-5/Jr CF Madisonville North Hopkins, KY
Donte Walker 6-4/Sr WF Lake Charles St.Louis Catholic, LA
Jonathan VanHoose 6-4/Sr 2G Russell, KY
Joe Latas 6-11/Sr C Bedford St. Peter Chanel, OH
Andre Miller 6-6/Sr WF Cecilia Central Hardin, KY
Vince Barnes 6-5/Sr SM Memphis FACS, TN
TOP SLEEPER
Dalone Epton 6-5/Jr WF Las Vegas Chaparral, NV
SECOND 12
Jordan Scholl 6-4/Sr SM Clearwater, FL
Ethan Faulkner 6-0/So 2G Sandy Hook Elliott Co., KY
Marcus O'Key 6-4/Sr WF Kinder, LA
Nicholas Duncheon 6-7/Sr CF Montgomery Barr Reeve, IN
Glenn Dalcourt 6-2/Sr 2G Franklin Franklin-Simpson, KY
Brandon Harris 6-9/Sr C Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, OH
Robert Troutman 6-5/Sr SM Mt. Washington Bullitt East, KY
Isaiah Kirk 6-5/Sr PF Antioch Lighthouse Christian, TN
Jordan Stephens 6-7/Jr C-F Mt. Sterling Montgomery CO., KY
Kendall Burrage 6-0/Sr CG East Moline United Township, IL
Derrick Johnson 6-4/Sr WF Manassas Stonewall Jackson, VA
Zayd Abukar 6-3/Sr WF Louisville St. Francis, KY
THE NEXT 25 BEST
(Listed alphabetically)
Evan Betts 6-5/So WF Pickerington Central, OH
Ronald Bracey 6-4/Jr CF Cincinnati Withrow, OH
Caleb Brown 6-4/Sr WF Woodbridge Forest Park, VA
Nick Brumback 6-5/Jr PF McKee Jackson Co., KY
Avery Driver 6-5/Sr PF Bowling Green Warren Central, KY
Deopolis Ellis 6-3/Jr SM Winter Garden West Orange, FL
Deon Garrett 6-5/Jr CF Chicago Fenger, IL
Geoff Gaylor 6-7/Sr C Roscommon, MI
Kyle Gibbons 6-0/Sr CG Atlanta Cross Keys, GA
Zach Hayes 6-2/Sr 2G Hopkinsville University Heights, KY
Justin Hicks 6-0/Sr 2G Hazard, KY
Cameron Hundley 6-4/Jr SM Georgetown Scott County, KY
Tanner Jacobs 6-7/Sr C-F Louisville Trinity, KY
James Johnson 6-6/Sr CF Lexington Tates Creek, KY
Terrence Johnson 5-10/So PG South Holland Seton Academy, IL
Tommy Klempin 6-10/Jr C Pickerington Central, OH
Leland LeDay 5-10/Jr PG Kinder, LA
Joshua Nelson 6-4/Jr CF Covington Holmes, KY
Chase Overstreet 6-2/Sr SM Stanford Lincoln Co., KY
Dan Palombizio 6-5/Sr CG New Buffalo, MI
Keith Price 6-8/Sr C Liberty Casey Co., KY
Ethan Roulhac 6-3/So SM LynnHaven Mosley, FL
Landon Slone 6-3/Jr WF Paintsville, KY
James D. Strange 5-11/So PG Pineville, KY
Kolby Williamson 6-8/Sr CF Oakland City Wood Memorial, IN

Conclusion

This was my eighth year attending the camp and I continue to be impressed with the involvement and work ethics of the camp director.  He has a very “hands-on” approach and observes each player’s performance at least once daily.  While talent levels may vary slightly from camp to camp, the players have ample opportunity to display their abilities, and there are always some previously undiscovered gems.
 

The strengths of this camp should start with the aforementioned work ethics of the camp director.  He makes everyone feel welcome and provides the official camp programs, all-star game rosters, and the list of award winners.  Another, and I believe, very important, strength of this camp is the presence of certified trainers.  Injures are evaluated and treated immediately with doctors being on call at all times.  This camp also has a tremendous up-side for players who have either not had the exposure or are late bloomers.

For a complete report on each camp session, click on the links below:

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning this event, teams, or players to Ron Harrison at  prephoops@yahoo.com .

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.kyprephoops.com.