Devante Jones, a 5-9 senior sleeper out of Chicago Orr (IL), was named the MVP at the recent 32 annual High Potential/Blue-Chip Camp’s first session (June 26-30) last week at Georgetown College (KY)- Jones was also the Camp’s Slam-Dunk Champion. Another Illinois player, 6-7 banging senior Mike Marietti out of New Lenox Providence Catholic, was selected the camp’s Runner-Up MVP. Two players shared the Top Underclassman Award-6-3 junior Darryl Hicks (Louisville Trinity, KY) and 6-9 junior Xzavier Taylor (Chicago Morgan Park, IL). Both Hicks and Taylor are considered among the top 100 rising juniors in America for their class. Another impressive senior who lit up the scoreboard was Chad Clemons, a 6-4 senior out of Louisville PRP (KY). The top sleepers at camp were 6-9 junior Zachariah Garber (Vanlue, OH) and 6-7 senior Brian Stone (Shelbyville Shelby Co., KY). Mike Smith, a 5-9 junior playmaker out of Lexington Sayre (KY) was by far the camp’s top point guard. An impressive athlete was 6-1 senior Dayvohn Braxton (Indianapolis Lawrence North, IN) and the camp’s top shooter was 6-2 junior David Levitch (Goshen North Oldham, KY). 300 players nationwide attended the June 26-30 session. The final session for the High Potential/Blue-Chip Camp will be held July 17-21 at Georgetown College (KY).
On the girls side of the camp which was held July 1-2 at Georgetown College (KY), 6-3 senior Shelbi Chandler out of Indianapolis Pike, IN was tabbed the MVP for the High Potential Basketball Showcase Mini Camp. Chandler recently committed to the University of Cincinnati. Two players shared the camp’s Runner-Up MVP-5-11 junior Aareon Smith (Louisville Butler, KY) and 5-9 junior Makayla Williams (Raleigh Wakefield, NC). Smith was also selected the camp’s Top Underclassman. Other impressive upper class players were:
Ivy Brown 6-0/So Hodgenville LaRue Co., KY
Nakhyla Powell 5-8/Sr Dubuque Senior, IA
Caroline Smith 5-8/Sr Cleveland Bradley Central, TN
Jazmine Smith 5-6/Sr Indianapolis Pike, IN
Katelyn Smith 5-9/Sr Hazard Perry Co. Central, KY
Three rising stars who stood out were 6-0 eighth grader Justus Martin (Shelbyville Shelby Co., KY), 6-1 freshman Morgan Turner (Brandenburg Meade Co., KY) and 5-9 seventh grader Myah Pace (Shelbyville Shelby West Middle School, KY). 150 players were in attendance from over a dozen states for this camp.