Posted On: 11/9/20 12:00 PM
Tavares, Fl. — The 2020 “Faces of the Future” camp narrowly escaped the path of Hurricane Eta, but in the process, plenty of talented prospects from across the state of Florida ascended onto a different kind of radar. The one-day event provided an excellent platform for players to showcase their abilities in front of a number of influential national grassroots basketball media. Here’s a look at some of the standouts in the Class of 2025…
Amari Davis | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Class of 2025
Davis has continued to improve at a steady rate since he emerged at the 2019 Faces of the Future camp. Now standing a shade over 6-foot-6, he moved across the lane with ease, and did an excellent job of competing rim-to-rim for the duration of the event. He’s productive as a finisher and rebounder in the paint and his all-around athleticism and explosiveness appear to be trending in the right direction. The more free-flowing structure of the camp environment allowed Davis to demonstrate a bit of shooting touch as well, as he knocked down a few perimeter jumpers in transition, and showed efficiency when working off the baseline offensively.
Kieran Granville-Britten | Cincinnati, OH | Class of 2025
An Ohio-native with family ties in Florida, Granville-Britten was the most physically imposing player at Faces of the Future camp. Surprisingly nimble-footed for his size, the 6-foot-8 post prospect was an immovable force on the block, establishing position with little resistance, and simply overpowering opponents on his way to easy conversions at the rim. Brimming with confidence after competing on the varsity roster for Princeton (OH) High School last year, Granville-Britten is expected to be a contributor at Hughes STEM (OH) High School in the upcoming season.
Jamier JonesJamierJones6'5" | WFFL | Bradenton, FL | Class of 2025
A high-flying, 6-foot-5 wing, Jones was the most electric athlete in attendance at Faces of the Future camp. At this stage, the Central Florida resident ranks as one of the most exciting above-the-rim players nationally in the Class of 2025. He terrorized defenders on offense, utilizing his advanced first-step to get downhill, then viciously exploding off the floor to hammer home a number of thunderous dunks. Jones was nearly impossible to keep out of the lane and is displayed additional promise based on the consistent development of his handle and jumper. His final season on the middle school circuit should be a memorable one.
Alexander Lloyd | Miami, FL | Class of 2025
A veteran of the travel circuit, Lloyd is well-versed when it comes to individual showcase environments. He’s continued to stretch out since my last evaluation, now standing 6-foot-3, and the wiry guard also exhibited improved wiggle and athleticism with his all-around game. At Faces of the Future camp, the talented backcourt prospect looked increasingly comfortable with the ball, creating offensive opportunities off the dribble at a steady rate. He’s a crafty and smooth finisher around the basket and his ability to facilitate should not be understated. Lloyd is cemented firmly among Florida’s top tier when it comes to Class of 2025 talent.
Jalen Reece | Orlando, FL | Class of 2025
The son of E1T1 and Faces of the Future camp director, Steven Reece, the complete game of Jalen Reece is not appreciated nearly enough. A cerebral floor general with a poised approach, he has a calming effect on tempo, even in a showcase setting. Reece looks most comfortable in a facilitating role, where he can serve as a playmaker for others, but also navigate ball screens to create open looks for himself. Already regarded as a reliable catch-and-shoot threat entering the event, Reece has progressed physically in the last year, and that maturation has clearly enhanced his overall game tremendously.
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