Prep Hoops Next was in the gym at DME Academy in Daytona, Florida for the Talent Over Hype All-American Camp and it was an action packed day in the gym. After going through intense drills for the first three hours…
Prep Hoops Next was in the gym at DME Academy in Daytona, Florida for the Talent Over Hype All-American Camp and it was an action packed day in the gym. After going through intense drills for the first three hours of the day, gameplay took place all afternoon with a number of prospects showing out. Below are five takeaways from the first day of the event…
Hype Is Real For Felipe Quinones
The hype is real when it comes to 2026 Felipe Quinones and I was able to see it first hand on Saturday at the Talent Over Hype All-American Camp. The 6’2 rising 8th grader was the most dominant player on Saturday regardless of age group and it wasn’t really a close debate. Quinones was getting to the rim at will and scoring on everybody as he had a 23 point performance in front of me for one of his games. Quinones has a ton of upside because of his size and is going to be a fun prospect to watch develop in the coming years.
William Montanez Dominates The Paint
Montanez sits at the top of the list when it comes to the most dominating post player from Saturday at the Talent Over Hype All-American Camp. Already standing at 6’3 with tremendous strength, Montanez was ripping down rebounds on both ends of the floor from the opening tip Saturday to the final whistle. Montanez can probably out muscle everyone in his age group at the camp which makes him a force to reckon with in the paint. Montanez even showed his versatility by finishing with a few dunks in multiple games.
Juan Hernandez Shoots Lights Out
It was not until the last game of the day until I got my eyes on Hernandez and the 6’1 wing from the 2025 class did not disappoint. Finishing with six triples in front of me, Hernandez already has deep range and is at the top of the list for best shooters at the Talent Over Hype All-American Camp. Hernandez has an advanced level set of handles that he uses to his advantage and was one of the toughest players to defend on Saturday.
Enzo Lee Has An Elite Handle
When discussing the best ball handlers from the Talent Over Hype All-American Camp, Enzo Lee is a must for that category. Lee can dribble the ball at a high level and is super crafty with the ball in his hands. He uses his handle to separate from defenders at a high level which makes him super difficult to guard. Lee has been one of the top prospects from the 2028 class that I have seen so far.
Deep Talent Pool In The State Of Florida
As always, the talent pool from the state of Florida is looking deep again for the respective middle school classes. The state has been known for having a lot of talent the previous years and that does not look like that is going to be stopping anytime soon. I expect a lot of prospects from the Talent Over Hype All-American Camp to have successful high school careers before going off to play at the collegiate level.
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