HOOP SCOOP COVERAGE OF JUNE 24 – 28 2012 SESSION
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Rick Bolus'Blue Chip Camp at Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY always has it's share of surprises and under the radar screen type guys and last night was no exception as 6'7 Jr Xavion Dillion from Tylertown (H.S.) MS, 6'5 Soph Hunter Shelton from Owensboro (Apollo) KY, 6'6 Frosh Dikembe Dixson from Ashland (Paul Blazer) KY, 6'6 Soph Blake Simpson from Cincinnati (La Salle) OH, 6'3 Jr Wade Logan from Louisville (Christian) KY, 6'7 Soph Michael Parker from Thomasville (Scholars) GA all played well in the Top 20 All-Star Game. Dillion surprised us with his ability to step out and hit the mid-range and long range jump shot. But what he does best is use his incredible athleticism to rebound, block shots, and electrify the crowd with his powerful moves to the basket and ability to dunk over anybody who gets in the way. Shelton is a long lanky athletic white kid who surprises you with his deceptive speed and quickness, surprising coordination and agility, and ability to run the court, create his own shot, and score off the dribble. He does need to get bigger and stronger physically, but he finished with nine points and appears to be well on his way towards becoming the best player that his high school has produced since Rex Chapman. Dixson is more of a slasher than a shooter, but nobody in camp was better and/or more athletic in transition than this guy. He also was the second leading scorer in the Top 20 All-Star Game and, although right now he's like a deer learning how to run, his upside and potential that are off the chart. Simpson impressed us with his athleticism and soft turnaround jump shot en route to 16 points and all-star game MVP honors. Logan clearly was one of the best pure shooters in camp and Parker impressed with how active and athletic he was around the basket. Also on the list of players named to play in the Top 20-Star Game were 6'6 Jr Roland Newsome from Yellow Springs (H.S.) OH, 6'4 Jr Drew Thomas from Chicago (C.I.C.S.) IL, 6'4 Jr Logan O'Bryan from Owensboro (Daviess County) KY, 6'2 Jr Kyle Brown from West Carter (Olive Hill) KY, 6'2 Jr C.J. Cotton from Hopkinsville (Christian County) KY, 6'1 Jr Jarred Wilkins from Cincinnati (Shroder) OH, 6'1 Jr Tanner Clark from Franklin (Franklin-Simpson) KY, 6'0 Jr Taywan Taylor from Louisville (Pleasure Ridge Park) KY, 6'5 Jr Dominique Harding from Elizabethtown (H.S.) KY, 6'7 Jr Wesley Moultrie from Huntington (H.S.) WV. 6'7 Soph Justin Johnson from Inez (Sheldon Clark) KY, 5'11 Soph Jeff Larkin from Cincinnati (La Salle) OH, 6'1 Soph Jack Chaykowsky from Morganfield (Union County) KY, and 6'6 Frosh Zane Najdawi from Elizabethtown (H.S.) KY. The best player in the Second 20 All-Star Game clearly was 6'3 Jr Andrew Tillman from Louisville (Manual) KY. We're talking about a multi-dimensional athlete wing who was explosive in transition and good at creating his shot en route to 11 points, which made him the leading scorer in the game. We also liked the point guard skills, quick hands and feet, good ball handling and passing skills, and unselfishness displayed by 5'10 Soph Cedric Daniels from Louisville (Central) KY. And what about the excellent outside shooting and ability of 5'9 11th Grader Keith Richardson from Northmont (Clayton) OH to play either guard spot, as he knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 14 points en route to all-star game MVP honors. On the other hand, we didn't think too much of 6'1 Soph Cameron Taylor from Northmont (Clayton) OH even though he had eight points and was clearly one of the most talented players in the Second 20 All-Star Game. The problem is that he's so selfish that his next pass might be his first. And his shot selection isn't much better. Also named to play in the Second 20-Star Game were 6'7 Jr Charlie Oswald from Memphis (Christian Brothers) TN, 5'11 Jr Blake Sanders from London (South Laurel) KY, 5'10 Jr Seth Dorsett from Louisville (Christian Academy) KY, 6'0 Jr Donald Overstreet from Paducah (Tilghman) KY, 6'2 Jr Kody Johnson from Somerset (Pulaski County) KY, 6'2 Jr Brock Widders from Alma (H.S.) AR, 6'0 Jr Rueben Gosa from North Hardin (Radcliff) KY, 6'2 Jr Brodie Crowe from Jasonville (Shakamak) IN, 6'6 Jr Christopher Chrzan from Ida (H.S.) KY, 6'6 Jr Robert Sawyer from Louisville (Pleasure Ridge Park) KY, 6'4 Jr Cody Grabuzinski from Memphis (Christian Brothers) TN, 6'5 Soph Daniel Hilton from Walton (Verona) KY, 6'4 Soph Anfernee Kemp from Bolivar (Central) TN, 6'2 Soph Blake Odgers from Logansville (Christian Academy) GA, 6'1 Soph Justin Kornegay from Milton (H.S.) GA, 6'6 Jr B.J. Morse from Hartford (Ohio County) KY, 6'1 Soph Patrick Hubert from Paducah (St. Mary's) KY, 6'0 Frosh Doriane Dawson from Dayton (Dunbar) OH, and 6'8 Frosh Trenton Thompson from Cynthiana (Harrison County) KY. There were two players who stood out in the Junior Blue Chip All-Star and they were 5'10 8th Grader Josh Jones from Cleveland (Walker Valley) TN and 5'8 7th Grader Jackson Wine from Goshen (North Hardin) KY. The former also was the leading scorer in the game with 10 points and he did most his damage on the boards and in the low post. The latter was a sharpshooting wing with good ball handling skills and a knack for being able to get the basket. We also think it is interesting to point out that 5'8 8th Grader Kamari Jackson from Pike (Brundidge) AL, who was the MVP of the camp's Junior Division, only scored two points and was pretty much a none factor in the all-star game. Also on the list of players that played in this game were 5'10 8th Grader Caleb Houge from Baxter (Harlan County) KY, 5'10 8th Grader Brock Jenkins from Cynthiana (Harrison County) KY, 5'5 8th Grader Noah Cunningham from Madisonville (James Madison) KY, 6'3 8th Grader Zachary Pulliam from Cynthiana (Harrison County) KY, 6'2 8th Grader Collett Peyton from Pineville (Bell County) KY, 5'5 8th Grader Alec Meunier from Lincoln City (Heritage Hills) KY, 5'9 8th Grader Tanner Kidwell from Berea (Madison Southern) KY, 5'8 7th Grader Jake Smith from Somerset (Northern Pulaski) KY, 6'2 7th Grader Ethan Eitutis from Elizabethtown (T.K. Stone) KY, 5'6 7th Joseph Gilbert from Lexington (Catholic.) KY, 5'6 7th Grader Cameron Carmical from Harlan (H.S.) KY, 5'6 7th Grader Dylan Gaines from Bowling Green (Warren East) KY, 5'8 7th Grader Ezra Oliver from Lebanon (St. Augustine) KY, 5'11 7th Grader Victor Morris from Pineville (Right Fork School Ctr.) KY, 5'10 7th Grader Austin Combs from Hazard (Cordia) KY, 5'10 7th Grader Kendrick Green from Grand Blac (East) MI, and 5'7 6th Grader Glenn Quenn from Louisville (Ramsey) KY.
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