Rock Hill, SC — This past weekend I attended the McDavid All-American Camp that played host to some of the top middle school prospects from across the United States. I mainly focused on the kids from 6th to 8th grade…
Rock Hill, SC — This past weekend I attended the McDavid All-American Camp that played host to some of the top middle school prospects from across the United States. I mainly focused on the kids from 6th to 8th grade and will be providing coverage from those three age groups. Below is a look at some of the top 8th graders from the camp.
Alexander Lloyd | Florida |Class of 2025
Lloyd was by far the most talented kid at the camp and I was glad I was able to finally see him with my eyes. Standing at 6’1 with tremendous length and athleticism, Lloyd showed the type of potential he will have at the next level. He can finish above the rim with ease and is scary when going out in transition. Lloyd is a very consistent shooter also and that was on full display this past weekend. Lloyds was simply doing whatever he wanted to when the ball was in his hands and was by far the best kid at the camp.
Jaylen Sturdivant | North Carolina | Class of 2025
Sturdivant was the second most dominating player this past weekend and will be an intriguing player to watch. Sturdivant is currently 6’2 with a lot of strength on him already that his peers simply can’t match. When he is not dominating the paint, he is shooting the ball at a high clip from deep. Sturdivant is one to watch from the 2025 class in the state of North Carolina especially with all of the dimensions he can bring on the court.
Tayshawn Mann | North Carolina | Class of 2025
Mann has the looks and making to be a true point guard at the division one level. He is smooth with the basketball and lets the game come to him. You can already tell he has been watching some of the top point guards at the next level because he is already moving and looking like a college point guard. He is always going to think team first as he is constantly trying to set up his teammates. Look for Mann to start making noise in the state of North Carolina as soon as he gets into high school.
Dylan Donner | Virginia | Class of 2025
The Virginia native went off for 18 points in my viewing of him and was a tremendous team player for his team throughout the day. Donner is a scrappy prospect that plays extremely hard on both ends of the floor and has a tenacity to do whatever it takes to win. It will be interesting to see how much he grows in the coming year because if he continues to add more length to his body, he will be one of the more versatile players in the state of Virginia from the 2025 class. Donner is a good guy to have on anyone’s team.
D’Andre Gardner | Canada | Class of 2025
Gardner brought his talents from Canada this weekend and literally went straight from his flight to the court and you never would have known. There is a lot of potential in Gardners game. He has good speed and attacks the basket well. He was in constant attack mode on Saturday and is always trying to make winning plays for his team. Gardner reminds me a little of Jalen Miller who is currently a senior at Bishop Walsh in Maryland and is committed to Rutgers.
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