Next Up Recruits Elite Exposure Camp

Kentucky Basketball Commission

Lexington, KY

June 30th, 2019

©2019 Ron Harrison



The Next Up Recruits staff brought some of the best talent in the Midwest to Kentucky for the 5th year in a row.  According to their staff they had 250 players from 13 states and included players from the Class of 2020-2023.  I had previous knowledge of most of the Kentucky players but they evaluated and discovered some hidden talent and did an excellent job of evaluating and based on what I have seen they were spot-on on their observations.  They are very positive in their evaluations but will note areas needed to improve to take the next step up.  They also do an excellent job on out-of-state talent and once again from the players I have seen either in person or on tape they are very accurate with their observations.


I will mention some of the players I have observed but please check out the report from the staff at Next Up Recruits for a very comprehensive report on many players from Kentucky and also from other states.




6-3 Sr. Marques Warrick (Henry Clay Lexington KY) – Warrick has come on strong this summer and is a versatile scorer with good range on his jump shot.


6-7 So. James Jewell (Eastern Louisville KY) – A long athletic player that runs the floor, catches the ball in traffic and scores inside against all competition.


5-11 Sr. Tyren Moore (Male Louisville KY) – Powerful guard always makes his presence felt and can shoot the ball.


5-10 Sr. Anthony Tabor (Woodford County Versailles KY) – Tabor has played well this summer, finishes at the rim, scores when needed, and passes the ball.


6-0 Jr. DaShawn Jackson (Frederick Douglass Lexington KY) – Versatile scorer with a good basketball IQ.


6-0 So. Jaxon Smith (Lincoln County Stanford KY) – Smith is an excellent midrange shooter, finishes at rim, and establishes tempo on offense.


6-10 Jr. Trey James (Martin County Inez KY) – James is a rapidly improving big man who is a strong defender and “windex” man on the glass.  James is rapidly adding to his offensive arsenal and the sky appears to be the limit.


6-9 Sr. Ksuan Casey (Madisonville North Hopkins KY) – Casey has a strong body that makes him a force in the paint and continues to work on conditioning to become even more effective-has all the tools.


6-3 So. Jerone Morton (George Rogers Clark Winchester KY) – Morton can be a dominant player with his skills and can be as good as he wants to be-excellent potential.


6-7 Sr. Kenny White (Madisonville North Hopkins KY) – White has all the tools to be a “human highlight film” and when fully engaged he makes the game look easy-watch this season.


6-6 Sr. Jackson Sivills (McCracken County Paducah KY) – Can score from anywhere on the floor and is a very solid all around player.


6-2 Sr. Dayvion McKnight (Collins Shelbyville KY) – Ultra athletic point guard has an excellent skill package.


6-2 Sr. Marcellus Vail (Collins Shelbyville KY) – When Marcellus gets in a zone he is virtually unstoppable.


6-0 Sr. Amirion Joyce (Bourbon County Paris KY) – Athletic point guard has all the skills and always gives maximum effort.


6-8 Sr. JJ Traynor (Bardstown Bardstown KY) – Wing forward with all the tools and a versatile scorer with quickness and athleticism.


6-6 Jr. Darrius Washington (Fern Creek Louisville KY) – Athlete with improving offensive skills and potentially an elite defender.


6-4 Sr. Howard Fleming (Male Louisville KY) – Injury plagued in the past Fleming handles and gets to the rim at will, could explode this season now that he appears to be healthy.


6-5 Sr. Taylor Spurlock (Harlan County Baxter KY) – A versatile scorer that puts up big numbers.


6-5 Sr. Noah Courtney (Male Louisville KY) – High revving motor attacks the glass and rapidly improving on offense.


6-7 Jr. CeArius Warren (Southern Louisville KY) – Explosive athlete and a highlight film in the open court and improving perimeter skills.


6-5 Fr. Kaleb Glenn (Male Louisville KY) – Excellent athlete with skills, top prospect now could explode through the roof with added inches. 


6-9 Sr. Joe Meador (Franklin County Frankfort KY) – Great size, good skills, and will only improve.


6-5 Sr. Jamison Epps (Marion County Lebanon KY) – Epps is an excellent scorer in the paint and rebounds well.




6-8 So. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (IMG Academy FL) – Dominating player, versatile scorer, and aggressive rebounder.


6-4 Sr. David Early (Logan WV) – Strong (240 pound) guard handles the ball, good touch and range on shot.


6-3 Jr. Isaac Spears (Athens Prep TN) – Athletic guard dishes the ball and can shoot the ball with range.  Spears also has the ability to get to the rim at will.


6-9 So. Michael Moore (Kennedy Catholic PA) – Moore runs the floor, finishes above the rim, and defends.


6-4 Jr. Randy Brady (Brentwood Academy TN) – Brady has size, handles the ball, and is a versatile scorer.


This is just a small group of players mentioned here but please check the Next Up Recruits staff report on this event as they covered many more players both Kentucky and other states.  They do an excellent job with their evaluations and discover and publicize new or undiscovered talent as well as mention the better known players.