Tavares, Fl. — Coverage of the second annual “Faces of the Future” camp continues with a breakdown of another group of impressive sixth-grade participants from the Class of 2027. These standout performers were selected from a pool of more than…
Tavares, Fl. — Coverage of the second annual “Faces of the Future” camp continues with a breakdown of another group of impressive sixth-grade participants from the Class of 2027. These standout performers were selected from a pool of more than 150 campers that descended upon The Big House USA in the greater Orlando area…
Neomar Flores | Tampa, FL | Class of 2027
Flores was one of the more balanced guards among the sixth-graders in attendance at Faces of the Future camp. A reliable scorer, he took advantage of his scoring opportunities, displaying perimeter range, a consistent touch with his midrange game, and the ability to finish in the lane. He also proved to be a steady ball-handler, as he was unbothered by pressure, and contact in the open floor did not impact his ability to make plays. A willing passer, Flores advanced the ball in transition and had a few nice dishes in the halfcourt, which set up open teammates for easy scores.
Carter Florient | Miami, FL | Class of 2027
Florient was perhaps the most dominant player among the Class of 2027 attendees. Standing 6-foot-3, he towered over his peers, and tremendously impacted play at both ends. An excellent athlete, Florient has impressive leaping ability for a young forward prospect, and ran the court with ease. Offensively, he’s most impactful on the block, snatching rebounds and elevating for easy baskets at the rim. As a defender, his size and explosiveness were unmatched in this setting. He blocked and altered nearly every shot attempt in the lane, and jumped into passing lanes, converting steals into coast-to-coast finishes.
Quaise Hafid | Orlando, FL | Class of 2027
Hafid is a versatile backcourt prospect and had a slight size advantage over the typical-sized guards in the sixth-grade group at Faces of the Future camp. He competed on the glass and remained involved in the action and flow of the game, despite the ball “sticking” in other players’ hands at times, which is not atypical for a camp environment. Hafid appeared comfortable attacking the lane off the bounce and exhibited some craftiness as a finisher. His demeanor and all-around production on the day earned him acknowledgment as a standout in the Class of 2027 division.
Jeremy Jenkins | Miami, FL | Class of 2027
Jenkins overpowered his peers on his way to a very productive outing at Faces of the Future camp. The six-foot post prospect displayed astoundingly nimble footwork and routinely utilized his strong frame to outmatch opponents on the block. While not overly athletic, Jenkins knows how to maneuver into position for rebounds, and flashed superb hand-eye coordination when catching entry passes. He also showed notable passing touch in locating open teammates when he was double-teamed. Jenkins, along with the aforementioned Carter Florient, will form an intimidating sixth-grade frontline for Florida-based Nightrydas Elite in the upcoming season.
Mathias Johnson | Tampa, FL | Class of 2027
Johnson competes with SCE (Skills Center Elite) on the travel circuit and is certainly a pillar on their roster. A giant among his peers in the Class of 2027, he was a commanding presence in the sixth-grade division at Faces of the Future camp. Standing nearly 6-foot-4, the young post prospect ran the floor with surprising ease and played within himself, not venturing far from the paint throughout the event. At this juncture, Johnson’s size and length allow him to easily disrupt the action in the lane, and he does an excellent job of getting vertical, forcing opponents to alter their shots without committing fouls.
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