26 July 2014|
Yesterday I spent the day at the National Boys AAU Tournament held in Louisville, KY. Over 3,000 players and 294 teams participated in front of a multitude of college coaches. The event was held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center where games were played on16 courts held under one roof. I focused on mostly the Class of 2015 and players who I normally would not see during the regular season. Below were my top 20+ picks:
The tournament continues today and will end on Monday.
Congratulations to Dayton, OH's Asante Patterson for winning the Blue Chip dunk contest. See highlights at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaaarRq2XgM&feature=youtu.be
Check out video highlights of Monday's games at Blue Chip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFor3ay5FxU&feature=youtu.be …
Check out more highlights of the 2nd Session of the Blue Chip Camp at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7NHWvu_6IA …
Video highlights presented by Rick and Josh Bolus
Blue-Chip’s Top Campers Summer 2014
These are players from both sessions at Georgetown as well as the mini-camp in Florida. Only 12 are listed here but all 50 will be listed on my website at a later date including some very deserving freshmen and one eighth grader.
Isaiah Johnson 6-3 Sr. 2G Scott County Georgetown, KY
Asante’ Patterson 6-4 Sr. 2G Thurgood Marshall Dayton, OH
Trey McBride 6-0 Jr. PG Moeller Cincinnati, OH
Will Parker 6-7 Sr. PF Male Louisville, KY
Trey Moses 6-9 Sr. C Eastern Louisville, KY
Tyler Yearwood 6-6 Sr. PF Fairview Cullman, AL
Albert Luke 6-5 Jr. PF Ramsay Birmingham, AL
Elijah Pughsley 6-0 Sr. 2G Lima Lima, OH
Zach McDaniel 6-7 Sr. WF Hargrave Military Chatham, VA
Jalen Hunter 6-1 CF CG TBA Madison, TN
Lester Gates 6-4 Jr. WF Palm Beach Lakes W Palm Beach, FL
Conner Hall 6-4 2G Jackson County Gainesboro, TN
Rick Bolus ranks all the above players as D-1 caliber.
Also, the top sleeper is
Daiquan Wyatt 6-4 So. WF Palm Beach Lakes W Palm Beach, FL
Wyatt is also considered D-1 caliber
Senior Division Summary
There were several talented performers in this division with several players making good impressions this week. 6-4 Sr. Asante’ Patterson Thurgood Marshall Dayton, OH was named Camp MVP for this division and was also the slam dunk champ. Patterson is an athletic, prolific scorer with a bright future. 6-6 Sr. Tyler Yearwood Fairview Cullman, AL was one of the Camp Runner-Up MVPs and is a strong forward who has plenty of “game”. The other Camp Runner-Up MVP was 6-5 Sr. Caleb Coomes Apollo Owensboro, KY who is relentless attacking the basket. 6-0 Jr. Trey McBride Moeller Cincinnati, OH was named Top Underclassman and finishes strong at the rim and an excellent defender. 6-9 CF Rijn Hartman Pretoria Boys Pretoria, SA has excellent hands and footwork and has a big upside. 5-7 Sr. Tariq Muhammad North Chicago North Chicago, IL is a jet-quick guard and an excellent scorer. 6-4 Jr. Cameron Pruett Bradford Bradford, TN is an athletic player who can operate both inside and outside. 6-1 Sr. Jordan Buchanan South Warren Bowling Green, KY is a gifted performer who finishes at the rim. 6-2 Sr. Dirk Jordan Thornton Fractional N Calumet City, IL is a strong player and a hard worker, plays “big”. This is just a partial list with several other players making good impressions this week.
Junior Division Summary
There were many talented players in the Junior Division and several of these players seem destined for future stardom. 6-3 Fr. Brian Gibson Pickett County Byrdstown, TN was named Camp MVP for the Junior Division and is an athletic player with much potential. 6-3 Fr. Eli Ramsey Wilson Central Lebanon, TN was named one of the Junior Division Camp Runner-Up MVPs and is a versatile performer, solid in all phases of the game. 6-3 Fr. Mickey Pearson John Hardin Elizabethtown, KY was named the other Junior Division Runner-Up MVP and is a versatile scorer who creates havoc on defense and attacks the boards. 5-10 Fr. Deonte Douglas Owensboro Owensboro, KY is an athletic slasher who can also hit the long jump shot. 6-1 8th Grade Chase Sanders South Laurel London, KY is an outstanding wing shooter. Several players in this division impressed with their ability, court savvy, work ethic, and talent.
Rick Bolus’ 35th High Potential Blue Chip Basketball Camp Session 2
Junior Division Selected Awards
Most Versatile Zachary Smiley 5-11 Fr. Tates Creek Lexington, KY
Top Shooter Caden Coomes 5-9 Fr. Daviess County Owensboro, KY
Camp Runner-Up MVP Mickey Pearson 6-3 Fr. John Hardin Elizabethtown, KY
Camp Runner-Up MVP Eli Ramsey 6-3 Fr. Wilson Central Lebanon, TN
Camp MVP Brian Gibson 6-3 Fr. Pickett County Byrdstown, TN
All-Star Game Runner-Up MVP Deonte Douglas 5-10 Fr. Owensboro Owensboro, KY
All-Star Game MVP Seth Thomas 5-10 8th Grade Mayfield Middle Mayfield, KY
Tournament Runner-Up MVP Reid Staggs 5-4 8th Grade Martinsville Martinsville, IN
Tournament MVP Colby Niece-Hall 5-6 Fr. South Floyd Hi Hat, KY
Prephoops Note: All Junior Division award winners will be included in my camp write-up at a later date.
Rick Bolus’ 35th High Potential Blue chip Basketball Camp Session 2
High School Division Selected Awards
Slam Dunk Champ Asante’ Patterson 6-4 Sr. Thurgood Marshall Dayton, OH
Top Underclassman Trey McBride 6-0 Jr. Moeller Cincinnati, OH
Camp Runner-Up MVP Tyler Yearwood 6-6 Sr. Fairview Cullman, AL
Camp Runner-Up MVP Caleb Coomes 6-5 Sr. Apollo Owensboro, KY
Camp MVP Asante’ Patterson 6-4 Sr. Thurgood Marshall Dayton, OH
2nd All-Star Game Runner-Up MVP Fritz Schwendler 6-6 Sr. Hoban Akron, OH
2nd All-Star Game MVP Nick Wells 6-5 Sr. Apollo Owensboro, KY
Top All-Star Game Runner-Up MVP David Nelson 6-5 CF TBA Chicago, IL
Top All-Star Game MVP JC Kinnaird 5-10 Sr. Floyd Central Floyds Knobs, IN
Tournament Runner-Up MVP Stephen Sanders 6-3 Jr. Greenwood Bowling Green, KY
Tournament MVP Caleb Coomes 6-5 Sr. Apollo Owensboro, KY
Prephoops Note: All the award winners will be included in my camp write-up at a later date.
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