NGS Elite 60 Middle School Camp – Names to Know Pt 2
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Always among the best ways to get a look at the next wave of potential stars coming through the Georgia basketball ranks, NGS held their Elite 60 camp for 2028 and 2029 prospects at Discovery HS.
In 2 parts, here were 10 guys who caught my eye as names to know before they hit the high school hardwoods in the coming years.
Part 2 of 2:
By: Keith Agran
AJ Williams | G | 2028 (pictured at top)
Among the top 2 or 3 high school-ready guys on hand and an easy choice as a first-team talent from the camp, advanced game both as a finisher and passer, crafty around the basket with finesse or power, good size for 8th grade as a PG made him nearly unguardable in spots, big-time name to track.
Trace Adcock | G | 2029
Distinguished himself in a bunch of ways outside of scoring even though he was efficient taking care of his scoring chances, good in the open floor finding the open man and finding his own way to open space, heady and clearly well drilled and could be another guy who challenges for PT as a fresh in 2 years.
Laron Mack | F | 2028
Agile big man who had some impressive moments above the rim as well as facing the basket, that combo posed problems for other less mobile young bigs trying to guard him on the perimeter and he was quick off the deck after the catch, his matchup vs Erick Dampier Jr (below) was one of the highlights of the day for me, a ton of intriguing upside as a small forward who can shoot and sky.
Erick Dampier Jr | F | 2028
Major noticeable improvement from when I saw him at the same NGS camp a year ago, leaner and quicker his footwork has come a long way and already around 6-8 or so that kind of size as an 8th-grader was obviously devastating, better off the deck as well with several rim-rattling dunks and just the overall movement and offensive awareness took a huge leap, son of the former NBA player Erick Dampier Sr clearly has a bright future.
Bryson Jatta | G/F | 2028
One of the day’s top workers as his motor was at a high pitch all afternoon at both ends, guarded the whole floor it seemed like but took his good frame down low most notably finishingthrough contact and hitting the glass with abandon and toughness, intrigued about what his offensive development could look like with the kind of effort level he showed all day.
Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019, and also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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